2016 AFRIMA: Nigeria, South Africa on close marking as Tiwa Savage records highest nominations

Sequel to the recently released full list of nominees for the continental categories of the 2016 All African Music Awards  (AFRIMA) by the international jury and the commencement of voting on Monday, artistes and music enthusiasts across Africa have been on the edge to make every vote count.

The second and full nominees’ list was released on the AFRIMA website last week, weeks after the first list of the nominees for the regional categories was unveiled to the media.

Nigeria had an impressive outing on the nomination table, recording about 40 nominations out of the 184 nominees in the second list and 10 nominations in the first list making a total of 50 nominations in 249 nominations, while South Africa comes second on the table of the country with the highest nominations as it records a total of 39 nominations.  Other countries such as Morocco and Ghana had a total of 24, 11 nominations respectively.

On individual presence, Mavin Records first lady, Tiwa Savage, had the most understanding presence on the table as the R.E.D hit single, ‘If I Start to Talk” earned her six nominations including  Album of the Year, Song of the Year and Artiste of the Year. The epocal song also put Mavin boss, Don Jazzy on the Best Producer of the Year table and her label mate, Dr Sid, on the Best African Collaboration.

Also, Simi and Falz have been the nominated on the same category. The Solider singers will have to tussle to clench the Revelation of the Year award. Simi’s Love Don’t Care and Falz’s Bad Baddo Baddest put them on the same ring.

Meanwhile, alongside DB record’s boss Dbanj (Emergency), Phyno’s Fada Fada has been chosen for African Fans Favourite.