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The voting portal for the 2022 edition of the All-Africa Music Awards (AFFIRM) opened today, Sunday, September 25, 2022, to the public, to nominate winners in each of the 39 categories.

All African music lovers are invited to vote intensively through the live voting portal at, from today until the portal closes on December 10, 2022, the day before the awards ceremony .

According to Mike Dada, Executive Producer/Chairman of the All-Africa Music Awards:

“AFRIMA’s FACE IT core values ​​- Justice, Authenticity, Creativity, Excellence, Integrity and Transparency remain at the heart of our operations.”

The list of nominees has a total of 382 entries in a total of 39 categories. The nominations, which have been enthusiastically received around the world, are the result of a rigorous 10-day selection by the 13-member jury of the All-Africa Music Awards in July.

The All Africa Music Awards 2022

According to the Executive Producer/Chairman of the All-Africa Music Awards, Mr. Mike Dada, the organization of the awards continues to be the ultimate recognition of African music around the world, while serving as a muse for other awards bodies. across the continent. According to him:

“We are aware of the fact that there are other awards bodies that copy our nominations every year.”

“As the ultimate recognition of African music, globally, we are an inspiration to music curators and music lovers across the industry.”

AFRIMA continues to lead the way in celebrating African talent and growing our creative ecosystem, and this year’s edition is a step forward in that direction.

For her part, the Culture Officer of the African Union Commission, Mrs. Angela Martins encouraged music lovers to vote decisively and objectively. She says:

“We have done our part. It’s up to you the fans now to decide your winners.”

Remember that these categories are highly competitive and merit-based.

“Let your votes help the best person(s) become champions.”

The All Africa Music Awards 2022 will be held from December 8 to 11, 2022. A special announcement will be made about the host country and the awards venue on September 30, 2022.

The All-Africa Music Awards ceremony will feature a 4-day party of music, glitz and glamor designed to celebrate Africa, recognize talent and expand the economic frontiers of culture and the creative industry on the continent.

The event is set to begin with the Welcome Party, followed by the AFRIMA Music Village, Host City Tour, Africa Music Business Summit and Exclusive Nominees Party, ending with a Final Gala broadcast live in more from 84 countries around the world.

In partnership with the African Union Commission, the All-Africa Music Awards is a youth-focused music platform that recognizes and rewards the work and talents of African artists across generations.

The All-Africa Music Awards mainly stimulate conversations between Africans, but also the rest of the world, in particular on the potential of the creative arts to promote real human entrepreneurship, as well as to contribute significantly to social cohesion and development. sustainability in Africa.

The program of events is aligned with the AU Agenda 2063, which defines Aspiration 05 as the development of the arts and culture sector, including its cultural and creative industries, to stimulate the development of the economy African.

the nominees

This year, the West Africa region has the most nominations for the All-Africa Music Awards with 134, the East Africa region comes second with 69 nominations, the Southern Africa is close behind with 68 nominations, Central Africa has 52 nominations and the North Africa region follows closely with 49 nominations.

Costa Titch, the South African pioneer, tops the list this year with six nominations for his 2021 hit ‘Big Flexa’ in ‘Song of the Year’, ‘Breakthrough Artist of the Year’, ‘Best African Collaboration’, “Best Artist, Duo or Group in African Electro” and “Best Artist, Duo or Group in the Use of African Dance/Choreography”.

Burna Boy, Fireboy DML, Kizz Daniel and Tiwa Savage picked up four nominations, including Artist of the Year.

The list of nominees includes 29 continental award categories and 10 regional award categories for public voting. The remaining category for the “Legend Award” will be announced at the gala.

This year, the category “Best Soundtrack for a Motion Picture, Series or Documentary” was again included, due to the availability of quality entries. The category was dropped last year due to lack of entries.

You can check the list HEREto know all the nominees in detail.

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