All Africa Music Awards To Unveil Nominees Soon



The African Union Commission (AUC), in partnership with the international committee of the All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA), will unveil the nominees for this year’s edition of the awards on August 17, after which voting will be open on the AFRIMA website on August 24.

This was made known at a ceremony organised to unveil the calendar for the 2022 edition of the awards at the AU headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Organisers say stakeholders have from May 30 to August 5 to submit their entries, adding that to qualify; works must have been released between August 20, 2021 and August 5, 2022.

According to the organisers, the pre-screening of submissions will be done from August 5 to 8, with the main screening process taking place between August 9 and 16.

The voting process, which closes 24 hours before the awards ceremony, will be monitored by international auditing firm PricewaterhouseCoopers.

The awards will be held from November 3 to 6, with fringe activities including a welcome soiree, the AFRIMA Music Village, a host city tour, the African Music Business Summit, and a nominees’ party. The AFRIMA have not yet confirmed the host city.

“Africa remains resilient and progressive in everything, and this is why our entertainment sector continues to make such huge leaps globally,” AUC director for health, humanitarian affairs and social development Cisse Mariama Mohamed said.

“AFRIMA is committed to this mission, upholding this tradition of celebrating the scintillating musical culture of Africa by featuring exhilarating pan-African events throughout the year. We are looking forward to celebrating the richness of the African continent alongside AFRIMA in November,” Cisse Mariama Mohamed added.

At the 2021 AFRIMA in Lagos, Nigeria, Malian singer Iba One walked away with five awards –the most on the night. Nigeria’s Wizkid won the Artiste of the Year, Best Collaboration, and Song of the Year awards.