R2 Bees and others for AFRIMMA awards

Award-winning gospel music group, No Tribe, has earned a nomination at the upcoming African Muzik Magazine Awards, AFRIMMA, scheduled for October at the Black Academy of Arts and Letters, Dallas, USA.
The group, which recently won the Gospel Artiste Award at this year’s Ghana Music Awards is contending for the Best Gospel Artiste award. They will come up against the likes of Sammy Okposo (Nigeria), Nikki Laoye (Nigeria), Soweto Gospel Choir (South Africa), Uche Agu (Nigeria), Icha Kavons (Congo), Ntokozo Mbambo (South Africa) and  Kenya’s Willy Paul.
Apart from No Tribe, other Ghanaian artistes who made the nomination list are Sarkodie, Stonebwoy, Wiyaala, Becca, Efya and Fuse ODG. The others are Shatta Wale, Pappy Kojo, MzVee and Kwabena Kwabena.
Joy FM’s DJ Black was nominated in the Best DJ Africa category while music producers, DJ Breezy and Kill Beatz, earned spots in the Best Music Producer category.
Sarkodie is competing for the Best Male West Africa award with Stonebwoy. Becca, Wiyaala and Efya are also in contention for the Best Female West Africa award.
The Ghanaian female trio will face off Nigeria’s Yemi Alade and Mavin Crew’s first lady, Tiwa Savage, Viviane Chidid (Senegal), Teeyah (Ivory Coast) and Almok from Togo.
Shatta Wale seems to have ended his “drought” in international nominations this year with a spot in the Best Dancehall Artiste category. Hiphop artiste, Pappy Kojo, and Mzvee are in contention for the Best Newcomer Award.
This year has no doubt been a good one for rapper, Sarkodie, and dancehall artiste, Stonebwoy. The two earned enviable nominations at the recently held Black Entertainment Awards which the latter went on to win the Best International Act Africa award but luck eluded them at the just ended MTV Africa Music Awards (MAMAs) when Ghana came home empty handed.
That notwithstanding, many Ghanaians are confident our artistes will shine at the upcoming AFFRIMAs, where Ghana has nominations in 13 categories.
In all, 28 awards will be presented at the AFRIMMA ceremony which was instituted in 2014 to celebrate the beauty of African music and its artistry. Ghanaian actress Juliet Ibrahim and Nigerian comedian Basketmouth were the hosts at last year’s event.

Source: Graphic Online

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