The aroma of the alluring widely broadcasted All African Music Awards (AFRIMA) of 2016 season is already escalating in the atmosphere both within and outside the African continent as the members of the jury on Monday released the lists of about 70 nominees for best male and female artiste category.
The 13- person international jury, while announcing names of the nominees in Lagos State, disclosed that the 2016 Award ceremony will involve about 200 deluxe singers from the four corners of Africa.
Voting for the nominees will at the Award, which was fashioned to create a night of glamour, glitz and grandeur for Africa in its crowning glory through a world-class live production event broadcast to over 80 countries around the world, will commence on Saturday August 27 and close a day to the D day, November 5, 2016.
The jury, which represents the five regions of Africa, the Diaspora and AUC, are: Kawesa Richard (Eastern Africa-Uganda), Delani Makhalima (Southern Africa-Zimbabwe), Christian Syren (Southern Africa-Southern Africa), Rita Ray (Diaspora-UK), Kiki Toure(Central Africa – Equatorial Guinea), Rab Bakari (Diaspora –USA), Oscar Kidjo (Western Africa-Benin Republic), Laolu Akintobi (Western Africa-Nigeria), Tabu Osusa (Eastern Africa-Kenya), Robert E. Ekukole (Central Africa-Cameroon), Angela Martins (African Union Rep.) promises to uphold the AFRIMA’s value of FACE.
Bellow is the list
Best Male Artistes Category