By Emmanuel Adeleke
Nigerian singers, Burna Boy, Kizz Daniel, Fireboy, Tiwa Savage among others have been shortlisted for the 2022 edition of the All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA).
Burna Boy was nominated for Best Male Artiste in West Africa, Song of the Year, Artiste of the Year, while Fireboy and Kizz Daniel were both nominated in the Best African Collaboration category.
Tiwa Savage was nominated for Best Female Artiste in West Africa, Artiste of the Year and Best African Collaboration categories.
Ckay and Ruger, who were recognised in last year’s AFRIMA, also made it to the nomination list.
South African artiste, Costa Titch, led with six nominations for his 2021 smash hit, Big Flexa.
He got nominated in the Song of the Year, Breakout Artiste of the Year, Best African Collaboration, Best Artiste, Duo or Group in African Electro and Best Artiste, Duo or Group in Use of African Dance/Choreography categories.
Also with six nominations is Congolese maestro, Dadju, nominated in the Best Male in Central Africa, Song of the Year, Album of the Year, Artiste of the Year, Best African Act in the Diaspora and Best Soundtrack in a Movie, Series, or Documentary categories.
West Africa led the nominations on regional basis, with 134 nominations, representing 35 per cent while East Africa followed closely with 69 nominations, representing 18 per cent.
The South Africa placed third with 68 nominations, representing 17.8 per cent; while Central Africa has 52 nominations, representing 13.6 per cent. North Africa has 49 nominations, representing 12.8 per cent.