Avril, Akothee, Nyashinski, Victroria Kimani Made The Cut – Full List of AFRIMMA 2017 Nominees


The awarding season is back and Kenyan artistes are giving East African artists a run for their money.

Kaka Empire’s songbird Avril, the high flying Akothee, king of comebacks Nyashinski, the sensational Sauti Sol and the queen herself Victroria Kimani made the cut in this years African Musik Magazine Awards.

Below is the full list of nominees.

Best Male West Africa
Best Female West Africa
Best Male East Africa
  • Diamond Platnumz – Tanzania
  • Ali Kiba – Tanzania
  • Darasa – Tanzania
Best Female East Africa
  • Vanessa Mdee – Tanzania
  • Lady Jaydee Tanzania
  • Dayna Nyange – Tanzania
Best Male Central Africa
Best Female Central Africa
Best Male Southern Africa
Best Female Southern Africa
Best Male North Africa
Best Female North Africa
Best African Group
  • Yamoto Band – Tanzania
Crossing Boundaries With Music Award
Best Gospel
Best Newcomer
  • Ray Vanny – Tanzania
Artist of The Year
  • Diamond Platnumz Tanzania
Dancehall Act of the Year
Best Video Director
Best Dj Africa
  • Dj D-Ommy – Tanzania
Best African Dj USA
AFRIMMA Video of The Year
  • Diamond Platnumz ft Ray Vanny – Salome (Tanzania)
Music Producer of The Year
  • Tud Thomas – Tanzania
Best African Dancer
  • Moses Iyobo – Tanzania
Best Rap Act
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Best Collaboration
  • Diamond Platnumz ft Ne-yo – Marry you (Tanzania/USA)
  • Darasa ft Ben Pol- muziki (Tanzania)
Song of The Year
  • Diamond Platnumz ft Rayvanny – Salome (Tanzania)
  • Darasa ft Ben Pol – Muziki (Tanzania)
Best Lusophone
Best Francophone
Best Sound Engineer
  • Tud Thomas- Tanzania