Malawi’s Zani Challe get All Africa Music Awards nomination

South Africa born Malawian artist, Zani Challe, will be representing Malawi at the 2016 All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA) after her nomination for the “Revelation of the Year”.

Zani Challe

Zani Challe

The only Malawian nominee, Zani earned the nomination for her 2016 song Single Tonight, which features Nigeria’s reggae-dancehall artist Patoranking.

According to the list of nominees released several days ago, Zani is facing competition from South Africa’s Emtee, Nigerians Falz and Simi, Ghanaian E.1, Moroccan Amine Aminux and Tanzania’s Yamato Band.

The 2016 AFRIMA Continental Nominees list was released two weeks after the nominees list for the Regional Categories of the awards were unveiled. 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” and “Best Songwriter in Africa”.

This year also saw the introduction of an innovative category by the International Jury of AFRIMA titled “African Fans Favourite”, to recognise African artistes who create chartbusting, anthemic songs that propel the artistes to great popularity within and outside their respective countries and regions.

The Regional Categories which featured Best Female Artistes and Best Male Artistes of the five regions, nominated 65 artistes while 184 nominees make up the newly released continental categories with online public voting expected to begin today, Monday, September 12 on the AFRIMA voting platform domiciled onwww.afrima.org. Voting will end on November 5.

To take place in Lagos, Nigeria, the AFRIMA 3.0. calendar of events for November 4-6, 2016 will include the Africa Music Business Summit on Friday, November 4, and the AFRIMA Music Village, an open concert-style festival featuring nominees and other top billed music stars. Over 6,000 guests are expected in Lagos for the various events.

AFRIMA 3.0 Continental Categories

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)
Legendury Beatz 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 Angola 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 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

AFRIMA 3.0 Regional Categories

Best Male Artiste  Central Africa
ARTISTE COUNTRY                              TRACK TITLE
 C4 Pedro Angola  Spetxa  one
 Ferre gola DRC  Tucheze
 Franko Cameroon  Coller La Petite
 Jovi Cameroon  Zele
 Nelson Freitas Angola  Miuda Linda
 Wax Dey Cameroon Saka Makossa
 Werasson DRC  Yo Te

 

Best Female Artiste, Central Africa
ARTISTE COUNTRY TRACK TITLE
 Bruna Tatiana Angola  Pometo Mudar
 Daphne Ndolo Cameroon  Ndolo
 Mani Bella Cameroon  Qui Cherche Tronve
 Naomi Achu Cameroon  Busy Body
 Reniss Cameroon  La Sauce
 Syssi Mananga DRC  Juste Un Peu

 

Best Male Artiste,  Eastern Africa
ARTISTE COUNTRY                             TRACK TITLE
Alikiba Tanzania Aje
Bebe Cool Uganda Kabulengane
Daimond Platinumz Tanzania Utanipenda
Eddy Kenzo Uganda Mbilo Mbilo Remix
Jose Chameleone Uganda Agatako
Navio Uganda Njogereza

 

Best Female Artiste, Eastern Africa
ARTISTE COUNTRY TRACK TITLE
Avril Kenya No Stress
Cindy Sanyu Uganda Still Standing
Fikeraddis Nekatebeb Ethiopia Misekir
Irene Ntale Uganda Omukwano Gw’ekilo
Juliana Kanyomozi Uganda Twalina Omukwano
Victoria Kimani Kenya Booty Bounce

 

Best Female Artiste, Northern Africa
ARTISTE COUNTRY TRACK TITLE
 Amal Maher Egypt  Ezay Fatetny
 Angham Egypt Wahda Kam La
 Latifa Tunisia Ya Hayati
 Samira Said Morroco Mahassalsh
 Sarah Ayoub Morocco Nachid Al Houb
Zina Daoudia Morocco La Waheed Wala Million

 

Best Male Artiste, Northern Africa
ARTISTE COUNTRY  TRACK TITLE
 Ahmed Soultan  Morroco  Afrobian
 Ahmed Chawki  Morocco Tsunami
 Amir Diab  Egypt  Al Qahira Cairo
Ayman Alatar Libya Fi Galbi Kalam
DJ Van FT  Tyrane Morocco #Woman
 Hatim Ammor Morocco  Alawal
 H-Name Morocco Wach Rak Nachet)

 

Best Female Artiste, Southern Africa
ARTISTE  COUNTRY  TRACK TITLE
Lira South Africa Let there be Light
Lizha James Mozambique Chocolate
Palu Chihera Zimbabwe Nemoyo
Sally Boss Madam Namibia Natural
Zahara South Africa Imali
Zonke South Africa Reach it

 

Best Male Artiste, Southern Africa
ARTISTE COUNTRY TRACK TITLE
AKA South Africa Composure
Anatii & Cassper Nyovest South Africa Jump
Black Coffee South Africa Come with me
Dizu Plaaties South Africa Inkomo
DJ Maphorisa South Africa Soweto Baby
Jay Prayzah Zimbabwe Hello

 

Best Female Artiste, Western Africa
ARTISTE COUNTRY TRACK TITLE
Adiouza Senegal Daddy
Aramide Nigeria I don’t care
Niniola Nigeria J’ete
 Josey Ivory Coast Diplome
 Seyi Shay Nigeria Right Now
 Temi Doll Face Nigeria School Your Face
Tiwa Savage Nigeria If I Start to Talk
Yemi Alade Nigeria Na Go De

 

Best Male Artiste, Western Africa
ARTISTE COUNTRY TRACK TITLE
 Brymo Nigeria  In The City
 Flavour Nigeria  Dance
 Okyeame Kwame Ghana  Small Small
 Sarkodie Ghana  Hand to Mouth
Sidikiba Diabate Fais Moi Mali Confiance
 Tekno Nigeria Duro
 Wizkid Nigeria Final Baba Nla
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