It’s AFRIMA season again, with the International Executive Committee of the All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA), in conjunction with the African Union Commission (AUC), unveiling the official list of nominees for the 2022 edition of the awards on Wednesday September 14.
As usual, entries were collected from all of Africa and summed to 9,067 during a validity period starting from August 20, 2021 to August 5, 2022 for both regional, continental and global categories.
West Africa (Nigeria, Ghana etc) tops this year’s regional nominations with 134, followed by East Africa (69).
There’s also recognition for artists in diaspora who contribute to developing African Music– 10 nominations to be precise.
The most nominated artist is South Africa’s Costa Titch (6) and he is tied with revered Congolese singer Dadju, while Ivorian rapper Didi B is third with 5 nominations.
Burna Boy, Fire Boy DML Kizz Daniel, and Tiwa Savage all bagged 4 nominations each.
Check out the 2022 AFRIMA Awards nominations list for both regional and continental honours below.