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.
AFRICAN MUSICAL GENRES
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
2. Best African Group
3. Song of The Year
Sauti Sol ft Ali Kiba – Unconditional Bae
4. Artiste of The Year
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
9. Best Video Director
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