The African Union Commission, AUC, and the 13-man Jury of the All Africa Music Awards, AFRIMMA, have released the highly anticipated 2016 Nominees List for the Continental Categories of Africa’s leading awards project.

The 22 continental nomination categories include different music genres, as well as coveted categories of “Artiste of the Year in Africa”, “Best Video in Africa”, “Best Producer in Africa”, “Best Songwriter in Africa” and “Revelation of the Year in Africa”

The full list sees the likes of E.L, Stonebwoy, Dark Suburb, VVIP, Bisa Kdei and Nuru joining the already announced Sarkodie and Okyeame Kwame.

The grand awards ceremony will be held on Sunday, November 6 with over 6,000 guests expected in Lagos, Nigeria for the various events.

See full list below

Best African Collaboration
Artiste Country Track
Ahmed Soultan Ft. Femi Kuti, Fred Wesley, Pee Wee Ellis, Mehdi Nassouli Morocco Afrobian
Amine Aub & Masta Flow Morocco Feel the Same
Amine Aub Ft Papa Wemba and DJ Youcef Morocco Kanya Ma Kan
Eddy Kenzo Ft. Niniola Uganda Mbilo Mbilo remix
Flavour Ft Selebobo Nigeria Mmege Mmege
Francois Van Coke Ft. Arno Carstens South Africa Ek Weet Nie
*Okyeame Kwame Ft Mzvee Ghana Small Small
*Sarkodie ft Pat Thomas Ghana Bra
Tiwa Savage Ft Dr. Sid Nigeria If I Start to Talk

 

Best Artiste/Duo/Group In African Electro
Artiste Country Track
Black Coffee South Africa Come with me
DJ Maphorisa South Africa Soweto Baby
Djeff Afrozila Angola So Blessed
Hatim Ammor Morocco Alawal
Mi Casa South Africa Barman
Renato Xtrova Angola Love Affair
Such Zimbabwe You

 

Best African Jazz
Artiste Country Track
Bokani Dyer South Africa Vuvu zela
Carmen Souza Cabo Verde Cape Verdean blues
Jimmy Dludlu South Africa Ha Deva
Kunle Ayo Nigeria Happy to Know You
Moreira Chonguica Mozambique Ngoma
Oum Morocco Ah Wah
Ray Lema Quintet Democratic Republic of Congo Head bug

 

Best Artiste/Duo/Group In African Reggae, Ragga & Dancehall
Artiste Country Track
Agende Uganda Ziza Bafana
Anteneh Minalu Ethiopia  Wayo
Cindy Sanyu Uganda Still Standing
Dufla Diligon ft Cindy Sanyu Kenya Tempo
Montess Cameroon In Love With A Gun
Patoranking Nigeria No Kissing
Stonebwoy Ghana Go Higher
T-Smallz Gambia Guewel

 

Best Artiste/Duo/Group In African Hip-Hop
Artist Country Track
AKA South Africa Composure
CiCi Bala Botswana Lebanta
E.L Ghana King Without a Crown
H-Name Morocco Wach Rak Nachet?
Jizzle Gambia Man of the Year
Jovi Cameroon Zélé
*Sarkodie Ghana Hand to Mouth
Stanley Enow Cameroon Work Hard
YCEE Nigeria Omo Alhaji
Zona 5 Angola Pablo

 

Best Artiste/Duo/Group In African RnB & Soul
Artiste Country Track
Aramide Nigeria I Don’t Care
Butera Knowless Rwanda Konashize
Henok & Mehari Brothers Ethiopia Ewèdi Shalèhu
Iyanya Nigeria Type of Woman
Kiss Daniel Nigeria Mama
Korede Bello Ft Tiwa Savage Nigeria Romantic
Lira South Africa Let There Be Light
Niniola Nigeria J’ètè
Ric Hassani Nigeria Gentlemen
Sidikiba Diabaté Mali Fais Moi Confiance
Tjan Nigeria Aduke
Zonke South Africa Reach It

 

Songwriter of the Year In Africa
Songwriter Country Track & (Artist)
Bulelwa Mkutukana South Africa Imali  (Zahara)
Eddy Kenzo & Niniola Uganda Mbilo Mbilo (Eddy Kenzo & Niniola)
Hatim Ammor Morocco Alawal (Hatim Ammor)
*Kwame Nsiah Apau Ghana Small Small (Kwame Okyeame Ft Mzvee)
Lerato Molapo South Africa Let There Be Light (Lira)
Naseeb Abdul Juma Tanzania Utanipenda (Diamond Platnumz)
Olawale Ashimi Nigeria In the City (Brymo)
Sidikiba Diabaté Mali Fais Moi Confiance (Sidikiba Diabate)
Theo Kgosinkwe and Nhlanhla Nciza South Africa Colours of Africa (Mafikizolo, Diamond, DJ Maphorisa)
Unique Uganda Njogereza (Navio)

 

Producer of the Year
Producer Country Track (Artiste)
DJ Coublon Nigeria Duro (Tekno)
DJ Maphorisa South Africa Soweto Baby (DJ Maphorisa Ft Wizkid & DJ Buckz)
DJ Van Morocco #Woman (DJ Van & Tyrane)
Don Jazzy Nigeria If I Start To Talk (Tiwa Savage)
*Fortune Dane Ghana Hand To Mouth  (Sarkodie)
Kuseim Uganda Mbilo Mbilo remix (Eddy Kenzo Ft Niniola)
Masterkraft Nigeria Finally (Masterkraft Ft Flavour & Sarkodie)
Sidikiba Diabaté Mali Fais Moi Confiance (Sidikiba Diabaté)
Yung John Nigeria Baba Nla (Wizkid)

 

Revelation of the Year
Artiste Country Track
Amine Aminux Morocco Makayen Ma
*E.L Ghana King Without a Crown
Emtee South Africa Roll Up
Falz Nigeria Bad Baddo Baddest
Simi Nigeria Love Don’t Care
Yamato Band Tanzania Cheza Kwa Madoido
Zani Challe ft. Patoranking Malawi Single Tonight

 

Song of the Year In Africa
Track Artist Country
Alawal Hatim Ammor Morocco
Duro Tekno Nigeria
Fais Moi Confiance Sidikiba Diabaté Mali
Final (Baba Nla) Wizkid Nigeria
If I Start to Talk Tiwa Savage Nigeria
Imali Zahara South Africa
Mbilo Mbilo remix Eddy Kenzo Uganda
Njogereza Navio Uganda
*Small Small Okyeame Kwame Ft Mzvee Ghana
Soweto Baby DJ Maphorisa Ft Wizkid & DJ Buckz South Africa
Utanipenda Diamond Platnumz Tanzania

 

Album of the Year
Artiste Country Track Album
Ahmed Soultan Morocco Afrobian Music Has No Boundaries
C4 Pedro Cameroon Spectxa One King C.K.W.A
Mi Casa South Africa Barman Home Sweet Home
Sauti Sol Kenya Live and Die in Afrika Live and Die in Afrika
Sidikiba Diabaté Mali Fais Moi Confiance Diabateba Music Vol. 1
Tiwa Savage Nigeria If I Start To talk R.E.D (Deluxe Edition)
Yemi Alade Nigeria Na Gode Mama Africa (Diary of An African Woman)
Zahara South Africa Imali Country Girl
Zonke South Africa Reach it Work of Heart

  

Artiste of the Year
Artiste Country Track
Black Coffee South Africa Come With Me
Diamond Platnumz Tanzania Utanipenda
Eddy Kenzo Uganda Mbilombilo Remix
Hatim Ammor Morocco Alawal
Navio Uganda Njogereza
* Sarkodie Ghana Hand To Mouth
Sidikiba Diabaté Mali Fais Moi Confiance
Tekno Nigeria Duro
Tiwa Savage Nigeria If I Start To Talk
Wizkid Nigeria Final (Baba Nla)
Zahara South Africa Imali

 

Video of the Year
Video Director Artiste Country
Come With Me Stacey Lee Black Coffee Ft Mque South Africa
*Dogo Yaro Pascal Aka VVIP Ft Samini Ghana
Ek Weet Nie Hunter Kennedy Francois Van Coke Ft Arno Carstens South Africa
Gentleman Mex Ric Hassani Nigeria
*King Without a Crown (KWAC) Phamousphilms E.L. Ghana
Mbilo Mbilo remix Mex Eddy Kenzo Ft Niniola Uganda
Mmege Mmege Clarence Peters Flavour Ft Selebobo Nigeria
School Your Face Damola Adelaja Temi Dollface Nigeria

 

Most Promising Artiste
Artiste Country Track
Amine Aub Morocco Feel the Same
Antenehminalu Ethiopia Wayo
Bisa Kdei Ghana Mansa
Butera Knowless Rwanda Konashize
Elzo Jamdong Senegal Assiko Flow
*Nuru Ghana All in a Moment
Ric Hassani Nigeria Gentlemen
Sat B Burundi Nyampinga

 

Best Artiste/Duo/Group In African Pop
Artiste Country Track
Amine Aminux Morocco Makayen Ma
Amine Aub Morocco Feel the same
Diamond Platnumz Tanzania Utanipenda
Jose Chameleone Uganda Agatako
Tekno Nigeria Duro
Wizkid Nigeria Final (Baba Nla)

 

Best Artiste/Duo/Group In African Rock
Artiste Country Track
Amine Aub & Masta Flow Morocco Kanya Ma Kan
*Dark Suburb, Featuring Wiyaala Ghana Mama
Francois Van Coke, Ft Arno Carstens South Africa Ek Weet Nie
Jano Band Ethiopia Darigne
Kanyeki Kenya Murata
Lionel Loueke Trio Benin Wacko Loco
Loki Rothman South Africa Under the Stars
M’ Vula Angola Tristezas E Alegrias

 

Best African Group
Artiste Country Track
Jano Band Ethiopia Darigne
M’ Vula Angola Tristezas E Alegrias
Mafikizolo South Africa Colours of Africa
Mi Casa South Africa Barman
Sauti Sol Kenya Live and Die In Afrika
Toofan Togo Eledji
* VVIP Ghana Dogo Yaro
X-Maleya Cameroon Mon Mariage

 

Best Artiste/Duo/Group In African Traditional
Artiste Country Track
Alokè Benin Gbétoho
Binakoumaré & Madou Diabate Mali N’djaba
Bioma Nigeria Ovedje Ayonuwe
Dizu Plaatjies South Africa Inkomo
Mabiisi Ghana & Burkina Faso Awine
Stypak Samo Cameroon Woyo hoooo
Zeynab Benin Bolojo

  

Best Artiste/Duo/Group/Band In African Contemporary
Artiste Country Track
Adiouza Senegal Daddy
Ahmed Soultan Morocco Afrobian
Eddy Kenzo Uganda Mbilo Mbilo Remix
Flavour Nigeria Mmege Mmege
 * Okyeame Kwame Ft Mzvee Ghana Small Small
Reniss Cameroon La Sauce
Tiwa Savage Nigeria If I Start To Talk
Zahara South Africa Imali

 

Best Female Artiste in Inspirational
Artiste Country Track
Evelyn Wanjiru Kenya Nikufahamu
Mercy Masika Kenya Nikupendeze
Naomi Achu Cameroon Busy Body
Oum Morocco Ah Wah
Sinach Nigeria Way Maker
Yemi Alade Nigeria Na Go De

  

Best Male Artiste in African Inspirational
Artiste Country Track
Benjamin Dube South Africa I Know Only You
Denno Ft Bahati Kenya Story Yangu
Icha Kavons Democratic Republic of Congo Testimony
Kanyekiz Kenya Murata
Mike Abdul Nigeria Korede
Papa Dennis & Rigan Sarkozi Kenya Olalo

 

African Fans Favourite
 Artiste Country Track
D’Banj Nigeria Emergency
DJ Hamida Ft H Magnum Morocco

 

Pina Colada

 

H Magnum Ft Black M Cote d’Ivoire Aucun Mytho
Kiff No Beat Cote d’Ivoire La Vie De Louga
Maitre Gims Ft Nsika Democratic Republic of Congo Sapés Comme Jamais

 

Mr. Bow Mozambique Vida Boa
Nyashinki Kenya Now You Know
Phyno Ft Olamide Nigeria Fada Fada

 

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