AFRIMA recognise Jah Prayzah, Pah Chihera
Zimbabwe’s contemporary musician – Jah Prayzah and Afro Jazz sensation – Pah Chihera have been nominated for the All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA).
The highly anticipated nominees list for the 2016 awards tagged AFRIMA 3.0 was officially announced on Monday, August 22, at the Protea Hotel, GRA, Ikeja, Lagos with live online broadcast.
The Best Female Artistes and Best Male Artistes of the five regions have been released while the nominees in the continental categories will follow suit on August 29.
For Jah Prayzah this development comes after his latest video ‘Watora Mari’ reached a stunning 200 000 views in 48 hours on YouTube, a first of its kind in Zimbabwe. The award winning artist made it on the category of Best Male Artist Southern Africa with his song ‘Hello’.
He has been nominated in the same category with outstanding artists like South Africa’s Aka, Casper Nyovest and Anatii, Black Coffee, Kwesta, Dizu Plaatijies and DJ Maphorisa.
Pah Chihera was nominated for Best Female Artist Southern Africa for her song ‘Nemoyo’. She has been nominated alongside songbirds Lira, Lizha James, Zahara, Zonke and Sally Boss Madam.
Her nomination comes after she was recently nominated for the African Muzik Magazine Awards (AFRIMMA) set for October 15 in Dallas‚ Texas‚ United States. The awards are different from the All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA)
All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA) is a combined effort to recognise, award, promote and preserve Africa’s rich music culture. In partnership with the African Union, AU, it is expected to be the biggest music event in Africa. It has five Regional Directors and 54 Country Directors as part of the decision making organs.
Public voting for the nominees in the different categories of the awards will open on August 30. In partnership with the AUC and the Official Host City, Lagos State, the AFRIMA 3.0 calendar of events will commence with the Africa Music Summit on Friday, November 4. It will be followed by the AFRIMA Music Village, an open concert-style festival featuring nominees and other top billed music stars.
The prestigious awards ceremony will be held on Sunday, November 6 in Lagos, Nigeria.
Article by Grant Moyo Twitter: @TotemGrant