AFRIMA nomination excites Aramide

AfroSoul diva, Aramide, has been nominated in the forthcoming edition of the All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA) 2016.

With her new single, Funmilowo featuring Sir Dauda, receiving positive accolades, Aramide is gradually becoming a household name in the music industry but the singer said she wanted to make her mark and put her name on the lips of many music lovers.

Speaking on her nomination which was announced on Tuesday, the songwriter, who won an award for the Best Vocal Performance (Female) for her song “Iwo Nikan” at the Headies 2015, said she was yet to get to the point she had envisioned, adding that with God and hard work, she would soon hit the top.

“I feel honoured to be nominated. It shows that people are getting to love the Aramide brand  despite the fact that people said my brand of music was not popular and would not be acceptable. Last year, I won the Headies and this year, something big is coming from AFRIMA, and we are all excited,” she said.

On how she feels about the misconception about her music, the Baseline act said: “I feel it pays me more to stick to what I know. It is not as if I do not like trying new things out but I believe that in sticking to what you know, you can always try new things out. I have always been a soul singer from the outset and I feel I can do a fast song in that same genre. I don’t need to branch out into something I am not comfortable with or something that does not best describe my personality and my music.”