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Kizz Daniel, Burna Boy, and Other Top Nominees for AFRIMA 2022

Singers from Nigeria, such as Burna Boy, Kizz Daniel, Fireboy, Tiwa Savage, and others, have been nominated for the 2022 All Africa Music Awards. 

Burna Boy is up against Fireboy and Kizz Daniel for Best Male Artiste in Western Africa, Song of the Year, and Artiste of the Year. Both artists were nominated in the Best African Collaboration category.

Additionally nominated in the Song of the Year category was Burna Boy. Tiwa Savage was nominated in the categories of Artiste of the Year and Best African Collaboration in addition to Best Artiste, Duo, or Group in African RnB/Soul and Best Female Artiste in Western Africa. 

Additionally, Ckay and Ruger, who were honored at the AFRIMA last year, received nominations. With six nominations for his 2021 big hit, Big Flexa, South African musician Costa Titch took the top spot.

He received nominations for Best African Collaboration, Song of the Year, Breakout Artist of the Year, Best Artiste, Duo or Group in African Electro, and Best Artiste, Duo or Group in Use of African Dance/Choreography.

The Congolese master musician Dadju has received six nominations in all, including those for Best Male in Central Africa, Song of the Year, Album of the Year, Artiste of the Year, Best African Act in the Diaspora, and Best Soundtrack in a Movie, Series, or Documentary.

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Nigerian artists that avoid local shows have colonial mentality issues – Dj Jimmy Jatt

The veteran Dj who was speaking at an event on saturday, believes Nigerian artists that avoided the 2021 AFRIMA are suffering from colonial mentality.

Dj Jimmy Jatt doesn’t believes if it was an international award they will be there days before but they are quick to ignore the local shows in their own countries.

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“I think it is the colonial mentality that is still worrying a lot of our people. When it is western world inviting you, even if it is an award in a smallest room, they are always quick to go and would probably arrive four days before the award.

“But when it is being held here, even the biggest one here. From records, all the awards or the recognition platforms here had the issues.

“Once it is us, for us, it is not as big for them. All that needs to change. Once it is other people for us, we even beg to be there,” he said.