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NOMINEES FOR GLOBAL MUSIC AWARD AFRICA 2023 UNVEILED | FULL LIST

Smart Focus Media, organizers of Africa’s premier music awards, Global Music Award Africa (GMAAFRICA) has release the full list of nominees of the various categories for the 3rd edition of the award.

Organizers, Smart Focus Media says the categories released consist of huge acts who have been making great impact of making their crafts as the public’s favourites.

This years edition will be hosted in South Africa prior to previous editions which was held in Ghana and Nigeria. This years event has received entry from over 15 African countries with, Nigeria aquiring the most nominations followed by South Africa, Ghana, Tanzania among others.

The nominations were announced on June 3, with some big surprises and first -timers making it to some top spots.

The Ultimate Tittle, Global Artiste of the Year, has ten Nominees battling it out. They are BURNA BOY (NIGERIA), WIZKID (NIGERIA), ASAKE (NIGERIA), BLACK SHERIF (GHANA), DIAMOND PLATNUMZ (TANZANIA), MSAKI (SOUTH AFRICA), KIZZ DANIEL (NIGERIA), ZUCHU (TANZANIA), REMA (NIGERIA) and TEMS (NIGERIA).

 

Below is the full list of nominees:

ARTIST OF THE YEAR
BURNA BOY (NIGERIA)
WIZKID (NIGERIA)
ASAKE (NIGERIA)
BLACK SHERIF (GHANA)
DIAMOND PLATNUMZ (TANZANIA)
MSAKI (SOUTH AFRICA)
KIZZ DANIEL (NIGERIA)
ZUCHU (TANZANIA)
REMA (NIGERIA)
TEMS (NIGERIA)

BEST GOSPLE ACT
PIESIE ESTHER (GHANA)
PEREZ MUSIK (GHANA)
JANET MANYOWA (ZIMBABWE)
EVERTON MLALAZI (ZIMBABWE)
PROSPER OCHIMANA (NIGERIA)
MERCY MASIKA (KENYA)
DR WINNIE MASHABA (SOUTH AFRICA)
DR REBECCA MALOPE (SOUTH AFRICA)

DIGITAL ARTISTE
TEMS(NIGERIA)
BURNA BOY(NIGERIA)
WIZKID (NIGERIA)
HLE (SOUTH AFRICA)
SARKODIE (GHANA)
DAVIDO (NIGERIA)
DIAMOND PLATNUMZ (TANZANIA)
ZUCHU (TANZANIA)

VIDEO DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR
TOP SHOTTA (SOUTH AFRICA)
REX (GHANA)
COSTA TITCH (SOUTH AFRICA)
TG OMORI (NIGERIA)
DIRECTOR K (NIGERIA)
DARION 4K (SOUTH AFRICA)
IVAN (TANZANIA)

GROUP OR DUO
BLAQ DIAMOND (SOUTH AFRICA)
DOPE NATION (GHANA)
MELLOW & SLEEZY (SOUTH AFRICA)
THE CAVEMEN (NIGERIA)
MAJOR LEAGUE DJZ (SOUTH AFRICA)
AJEBO HUSTLERS (NIGERIA)

BEST PRODUCER
BLAISEBEATS (NIGERIA)
TEMPOE (NIGERIA)
MAGIC STICKS (NIGERIA)
MOG (GHANA)
ANDRE VIBEZ (NIGERIA)
S2KIZZY (TANZANIA)
DJ ZINHLE (SOUTH AFRICA)
MASTER KG (SOUTH AFRICA)

BEST MALE
BURNA BOY (NIGERIA)
REMA(NIGERIA)
OMAH LAY (NIGERIA)
ASAKE(NIGERIA)
FOCALISTIC (SOUTH AFRICA)
KING PROMISE (GHANA)
DIESEL GUCCI (REPUBLIC OF CONGO)
BLACK SHERIF (GHANA)
DAVIDO (NIGERIA)
DIAMOND PLATNUMZ (TANZANIA)

BEST FEMALE
TEMS (NIGERIA)
NKOSAZANA DAUGHTER (SOUTH AFRICA)
AYRA STAR (NIGERIA)
TYLA (SOUTH AFRICA)
ZUCHU (TANZANIA)
MSAKI (SOUTH AFRICA)
GYAKIE (GHANA)
HLE (SOUTH AFRICA)
GEMMA GRIFFITHS (ZIMBABWEAN)
SOUHILA (ALGERIA)
NINIOLA (NIGERIA)
FELI NANDI (ZIMBABWEAN)

DJ OF THE YEAR
DJ DIPS (NIGERIA)
DJ TUNEZ (NIGERIA)
DJ BIG N (NIGERIA)
DJ 4KERTY(NIGERIA)
DJ MAPHORISA (SOUTH AFRICA)
DJ VYRUSKY (GHANA)
DJ SLY (GHANA)
BLACK COFFEE (SOUTH AFRICA)
UNCLE WAFFLES (SOUTH AFRICA)

REGGAE / DANCEHALL
STONEBWOY (GHANA)
EPIXODE (GHANA)
ROCKY DAWUNI (GHANA)
PATORANKING (NIGERIA)
HEPH B (NIGERIA)
STAR ZEE ( SERRA LEONE)

BEST NEW AFRICAN ARTIST
LASMID (GHANA)
QUARME ZAGGY (GHANA)
COSTA TITCH (SOUTH AFRICA)
SEYI VYBEZ (NIGERIA)
YOUNG JONN (NIGERIA)
FAZE YA alimamy (serria leone)
HOTKID (NIGERIA)
LEO MAGOZZ (ZIMBABWE)

BEST HIP-HOP
BLACK SHERIF – KWAKU THE TRAVELLER (GHANA)
LADIPOE FT FIREBOY – RUNNING (NIGERIA)
NASTY C & AKA – LEMONS TO LEMONADES (SOUTH AFRICA)
KALIGRAPH OG JONES X DAX – HIROSHIMA (KENYA)
CHYN FT FXTUNE – HOSANNA (NIGERIA)
M.I – THE GUY (NIGERIA)

BEST AFRO POP
FIREBOY FT ED SHEERAN – PERU REMIX (NIGERIA)
REMA – CALM DOWN (NIGERIA)
RUGER – DIOR (NIGERIA)
OMAH LAY – WOMAN (NIGERIA)
AYRASTAR – RUSH (NIGERIA)
DIAMOND PLATNUMZ FT ZUCHU – MTAUBIRI (TANZANIA)
LASMID – FRIDAY NIGHT (GHANA)
KIDI X TYGA – TOUCH IT

BEST COLLABORATION
PHEELZ & BNXN FKA BUJU – FINESSE (NIGERIA)
FIREBOY & EDSHEERAN – PERU REMIX (NIGERIA)
BLACK SHERIF & BURNA BOY – SECOND SERMON (GHANA)
CAMIDOH FT MAYORKUN &KING PROMISE & DARKOO – SUGARCANE REMIX (GHANA)
KIZZ DANIEL & TEKNO – BUGA (NIGERIA)
ASAKE FT BURNA BOY -SUNGBA REMIX -(NIGERIA)
DALIWONGA FT MELLOW & SLEAZY -ABO MVELO (SOUTH AFRICA)
MAVIN ALL STARS – OVERDOSE (NIGERIA)
COSTA TITCH FT C’BUDA M, ALFA KAT, BANABA DES, SDIDA & MAN T – BIG FLEXA (SOUTHAFRIC)
MAYORKUN & VICTONY – HOLY FATHER (NIGERIA)

LISTENER’S CHOICE
BURNA BOY -LAST LAST (NIGERIA)
CAMIDOH FT MAYORKUN &KING PROMISE & DARKOO – SUGARCANE REMIX (GHANA)
MAVIN ALL STARS – OVERDOSE (NIGERIA)
KIZZ DANIEL & TEKNO – BUGA (NIGERIA)
DALIWONGA FT MELLOW & SLEAZY -ABO MVELO (SOUTH AFRICA)
REMA – CALM DOWN (NIGERIA)
OXLADE – KULO SA (NIGERIA)
BLACK SHERIF – KWAKU THE TRAVELLER (GHANA)
CH’CCO & MELLOW & SLEAZY – NKAO TEMELA (SOUTH AFRICA)
PATORANKING FT DIAMOND PLATNUMZ – KOLO KOLO (NIGERIA)

VIDEO OF THE YEAR
REMA – CALM DOWN (NIGERIA)
FIREBOY X ASAKE – BANDANA (NIGERIA)
COSTA TITCH FT C’BUDA M, ALFA KAT, BANABA DES, SDIDA & MAN T – BIG FLEXA (SOUTHAFRICA)
OMAH LAY – SOSO (NIGERIA)
ASAKE – PBUY (NIGERIA)
DIAMOND PLATNUMZ FT ZUCHU – MTAUBIRI (TANZANIA)
KIZZ DANIEL & TEKNO – BUGA (NIGERIA)
ZAKES BANTWINI X KASANGO – OSAMA (SOUTH AFRICA)
CAMIDOH FT MAYORKUN &KING PROMISE & DARKOO – SUGARCANE REMIX (GHANA)

SONG OF THE YEAR
OMAH LAY – I’M A MESS (NIGERIA)
OXLADE – KU LO SA (NIGERIA)
CAMIDOH FT MAYORKUN &KING PROMISE & DARKOO – SUGARCANE REMIX (GHANA)
KIZZ DANIEL & TEKNO – BUGA (NIGERIA)
MAYORKUN & VICTONY – HOLY FATHER (NIGERIA)
ASAKE – OGANISE (NIGERIA)
BURNA BOY – LAST LAST (NIGERIA)
ZAKES BANTWINI X KASANGO – OSAMA (SOUTHAFRICA)
BLACK SHERIF – KWAKU THE TRAVELLER (GHANA)
WANITWA MOS, MASTER KG & LOWSHEEN FT NKOSAZANA DAUGHTER – SOFA SILAHLANE (SOUTHAFRICA)

POPULAR SONG
COSTA TITCH FT C’BUDA M, ALFA KAT, BANABA DES, SDIDA & MAN T – BIG FLEXA (SOUTHAFRIC)
REMA – CALM DOWN (NIGERIA)
CAMIDOH FT MAYORKUN &KING PROMISE & DARKOO – SUGARCANE REMIX (GHANA)
BLACK SHERIF – KWAKU THE TRAVELLER (GHANA)
AYRA STAR – RUSH (NIGERIA)
BURNA BOY – LAST LAST (NIGERIA)
KIZZ DANIEL & TEKNO – BUGA (NIGERIA)
KIDI X TYGA – TOUCH IT (GHANA)
ASAKE – PBUY (NIGERIA)
TIMAYA FT BNXN FKA BUJU – COLD OUTSIDE (NIGERIA)

BEST NEW ARTIST
TsaQa
MR FANTASTIT
KOFI YACKI
BUGATTI BONSU
AYEL MUSIK
JOEY SARF
QTBG
PROPHET JOSEPH ATARAH
URSLA ESSEL
RUTH ADJEI

DISCOVERY ARTIST
PINKYPECKS
OCQUAYE PRAIZ
KING PHEMUS
DOVE NICOL
QUOPHI LEGACY
BANY GH
DE.VIZION
MEGASAW
MG1
ELISANTE

PROMISING ARTIST
C FRASS
TRUDY
EMMYGEE MUZIK
SILLLA
KIM MAUREEN
FRESH KEN
BELIEVE WADDLE
THE AFRIKAN SUPERSTAR
K DHOPE
BENNIE AYEMANG

UNSUNG ARTIST
MISHASHA
DJ AZONTO
NICKLE KAY
J A MUSIQ
EMMYGEE MUZIK
SLIMFLEX
AYISI
MAPHYA
JZYNO
URSLA ESSEL

YOUNG ACHIEVER ARTIST
KOFBLESS
KHAY PRO
MICKY JAY
FAKYE PONDIS
PRINS WYCLIFFE
BOI SHOTZ
TEDDY SKILLZ
KDT
PAPI SUWEIDE
NASTY BURNA

NEXT RATED ARTIST
NICKLE KAY
CHAYUTA
KWABENA AWUTEY
MYA SIMA
MYSTIKAL
BUGATTI BONSU
UGLY DRAY
REBBEL ASHES
KOJO APRIL
MINISTER IGWE

BEST INSTRUMENTALIST
ANSONGJNR (GHANA)
JEDDY KAY (GHANA)
GOVERNOR JOE (GHANA)
KELLY NUEL (GHANA)
JOSHUA MOSZI (GHANA)
JAY SAX (SOUTH AFRICA)
XOLANIGUITARS (SOUTH AFRICA)
SIPHO MAGUDULELA (SOUTH AFRICA)

BEST BAND
SANKOFA CREW
NSENKUFIE BAND
SIKAKORDIE
VILLAGE JUNTION
ARK BAND

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