This year AFRIMA has got a whole lot of juice, when it comes to the lineup of rappers on the Nomination list. not only for Best Rap Act. It’s going to be a tough one to be honest.
For the “Best Rap Act” category, there are rappers from all parts of Africa. As usual, we have Mzansi’s Cassper Nyovest, Olamide and Phyno from Nigeria, Shane Eagle also from South Africa, MHD from Guinea, Sarkodie from Ghana. Fast-rising Igbo act, Zoro also got the call. Well deserved.
Apart from getting a “Best Rap Act” nomination, Nasty C also got a couple of other ones. Majorly for his single with Runtown “Said”. He was nominated for the both Best Southern Africa category and Best Collaboration.
One of the most respected African rappers, Khaligraph Jones wasn’t missing. The Kenyan rapper is listed on the “Best Rap Act” and “Best Male East Africa” category.
Kwesta’s “Spirit” featuring Wale is on the “Best Collaboration” category. Another South African rapper on the list is Emtee; whose “Thank You” video is currently trending.
In the biggest category, “Artist Of The Year,” we have Cassper Nyovest, Nasty C and Ghana’s Sarkodie. They’re going to battle it out with two of the hottest on the continent, Wizkid and Davido.
This year’s show will hold October 7, 2018, at The House of Blues, Dallas Texas. Voting is on now, you can visit the AFRIMA website to vote for your choice.
“Best Male West Africa” will see Sarkodie go in head-to-head with Wizkid and British-Gambian J Hus. And then the Video Of The Year has the viral “This Is Nigeria” by Falz. The video recently passed the 10M mark, becoming the most-watched rap Video in Nigeria. Other Videos nominated include Cassper’s “Ksazobalit” and Wizkid’s “Soco.”
As usual, Cassper bags nominations in every category a rapper can. Nasty C, Kwesta, Shane Eagle and Emtee’s appearance says a whole lot about where SA stands in 2018. However Nigeria brought the whole army, Phyno, Olamide, Zoro, Dice Ailes and others.
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