AFRIMA 2021: Stars Battle For ‘Artiste of The Year’


It is less than one month to the seventh edition of the much-anticipated All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA) 2021, and votes have long been stacking up for all 38 categories created to celebrate the best of African music. 

The ‘Artiste of the Year’ category is one juicy nomination that, like the Midas Touch, if wielded by any artiste has the power to turn almost every situation into gold. This year is quite interesting as it is not just a battle of the greats, but a battle that infuses some of the most prominent voices ever in Africa’s music scene. 

Past winners in the ‘Artiste of the Year’ category are Davido (Nigeria – 2014); Diamond Platnum (Tanzania – 2015); Wizkid (Nigeria – 2016); Wizkid (Nigeria -2017); Davido (Nigeria – 2018); and Burna Boy (Nigeria- 2019). 

Here’s the list of some of your faves in the ‘Artiste of the Year’ category, this year:

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• Focalistic (South Africa) 
• Burna Boy (Nigeria) 
• Aya Nakamura (MALI) 
• Davido (Nigeria) 
• Fally Ipupa (Congo) 
• Wizkid (Nigeria) 
• Makhadzi (South Africa) 
• MHD (Guinea) 
• Omah Lay (Nigeria) 
• Diamond Platnumz (Tanzania) 
• Blaq Diamond (South Africa)

AFRIMA 2021 holds at Eko Hotel and Suites, Lagos, Nigeria from November 19-21, 2021 with live broadcast to 84 television stations in 109 countries. Public voting is ongoing and ends on Saturday, November 20, 2021 on AFRIMA’s website

Tickets to the Music Fest coming up on Friday, November 19, 2021 at 6pm, and the award on Sunday, November 21, 2021 will be on sale on AFRIMA website ( from Sunday, October 31 at 18:00 (EAT).