ADDIS ABABA – Seven Ethiopian Artists are among the nominees for the 2022 All Africa Music Awards (Afrima).
The International Executive Committee of Afrima selected a total of 382 nominations across 39 categories, to represent all five regions in Africa, as well as in the diaspora.
Only entries within the validity period of 20 August 2021 to 5 August 2022, were considered for nomination for this year’s awards.
Addis Legesse, Betty G, Gutu Abera, Hewan Gebrewold, Jano Band, Lencho Gemechu, Maranata Tegegn, and Tedi Afro, are nominated in various categories.
Leading the nominations on a regional basis this year is the Western African region, with 134 nominations, representing 35%; while the Eastern African region follows closely with 69 nominations, representing 18%.
The Southern African region races closely with 68 nominations, representing 17.8%; Central Africa pulls in its weight with 52 nominations, representing 13.6%; while the Northern African region follows closely with 49 nominations, representing 12.8%.
The Global music region, which represents music from non-Africans in the diaspora who still contribute to the growth of the African region, sums the list with 10 nominations, representing 2.6%.
Dominating the list with the most nominations, this year, is the South African maverick, Costa Titch, with six nominations for his 2021 smash hit, Big Flexa, in Song of the Year; Breakout Artiste of the Year; Best African Collaboration: Best Artiste, Duo or Group in African Electro; and Best Artiste, Duo or Group in Use of African Dance/Choreography.
The public voting portal for the 2022 Afrima edition will be live on 25 September at 12pm CAT. African music lovers within the continent, and around the world, can visit the official website to vote.
The 2022 All Africa Music Awards will be held from 8-11 December 2022. It will feature a 4-day fiesta of music, glitz, and glamour aimed at celebrating Africa.
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