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Sauti Sol top Kenyan nominations for AFRIMMA

Kenya’s high flying boy band, Sauti Sol, are among Kenyan artistes nominated for the African Muzik Magazine Awards (AFRIMMA).

The group has been nominated in five categories out of the 15 that Kenyan artistes landed in the 3rd edition of the continent’s biggest music awards in the diaspora.

Songstress Akothee has been nominated in two categories with gospel artiste Willy Paul, Victoria Kimani, STL, Kaka Sungura and Octopizzo landing single nominations each.


Other than the performing artistes other Kenyans who have received nominations in different categories include, deejaays and producers.

AFRIMMA is the sole award ceremony in diaspora that caters to all African musical genres including, but not limited to, Afrobeats, Assiko, Bongo, Decale, Funana, Genge, Highlife, Kwaito, Lingala and Soukous.

Following the outstanding success of the 1st and 2nd editions, anticipation and expectations are high for this year’s edition set to be held in Dallas, US on October 15, 2016.

Here is a list of all the Kenyan nominations:

1. Best Male East Africa 

Sauti Sol

2. Best African Group

Sauti Sol

3. Song of The Year

Sauti Sol ft Ali Kiba – Unconditional Bae

4. Artiste of The Year

Sauti Sol

5. AFRIMMA Video of The Year

Sauti Sol ft Ali Kiba – Unconditional Bae and Akothee ft Diamond – My Sweet Love

6. Best Female East Africa

Victoria Kimani and Akothee

7. Kenya – Crossing Boundaries With Music Award


8. Kenya – Best Gospel

Willy Paul

9. Best Video Director

Enos Olik

10. Best DJ Africa

DJ Joe Mfalme

11. Kenya – Best African DJ USA

DJ Fully Focus

12. Music Producer of The Year


13. Kenya – Best Rap Act

King Kaka Sungura and Octopizzo