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Afrotainment Museke Online Music Award Nominees Announced

Following a month of exhaustive deliberation with an esteemed Voters’ Academy made up of African DJ’s, bloggers, VJs and entertainment industry figures, the Afrotainment Museke Online African Music Awards are happy to announce the nominees for the second annual groundbreaking awards. The awards are aimed at giving fans across the continent and in the Diaspora a voice and a chance to contribute to the acknowledgement of some of the finest in African musical talent.

Top Nominees
Submissions were received from fans, artists, record labels and management representing the best and a lot of up-and-coming artists from around the continent and the Diaspora. Artists dominating nominations include South Africa’s Freshlyground, Nigeria’s 2Face Idibia, DRC’s Fally Ipupa and Senegal’s Viviane N’dour both all 5 nominations each. As with the inaugural Awards, the submission and nomination process was open to all artists representing the numerous music genres across the continent. See www.moamas.com/nominees2011 for the list of nominees.

Exciting Categories
The second annual Afrotainment Museke Online African Music Awards have come with the introduction of new categories which acknowledge the numerous genres that make up the African music scene. As previously announced, the Voters’ Choice category has been included in order to further engage with the African music fan in acknowledging artists who may not have enjoyed a lot of television airplay due to video submission restrictions, but went on to have an impact on the ground nonetheless. Dance is an integral part of African culture on various levels. The Tribal House category shows love to African-influenced dance genres including Kwaito, Kuduro and Coupe Decale.

The Afrotainment Museke Online African Music Awards are built on the belief in bringing together Africans through music exchange, and as such, the African Collaboration category is aimed at recognising efforts made by artists to collaborate with other artists outside of their own country borders. Now more than ever, African artists are making more and more efforts to collaborate cross-borders and cross-genres, with amazing and increasingly popular results, and Afrotainment Museke Online African Music Awards strongly believe in being proactive about acknowledging and rewarding such efforts.

With the Record of the Year, the Afrotainment Museke Online African Music Awards have taken the lead in paying homage to artists who include in their music themes and lyrics that portray a positive picture of the African continent and exude African pride. Finally, Afrotainment Museke Online African Music Awards know that DJs are an integral part in promoting, dispersing, fusing and creating music. The DJ of the Year category shows respect to DJs across the continent that have played a part in developing their respective genres and also command respect locally and cross-borders.

Voting Process and Awards Show
Fans of African music are invited to take part in the Afrotainment Museke Online African Music Awards by voting for their favourite and artists they feel are most deserving of honours in the various categories from 10 August 2011 until 18 September 2011, when voting will close. Voting will take place on the awards’ website, www.moamas.com. The awards’ show will be hosted and broadcast from Afrotainment’s New York studios on September 24 2011, where African music fans will gather and get down to the beats of some of the most popular African artists as they provide the soundtrack to the celebration of the finest talent that the African continent has to offer.

General Categories

Artiste of the year -
2Face Idibia -Nigeria
Fally Ipupa - DRC
Asa - Nigeria
Maurice Kirya - Uganda
Viviane Ndour - Senegal
Kidumu - Burundi
Professor - South Africa

Record of the year -
Only Me - 2Face - Nigeria
One day - Eldee - Nigeria
Ayamaah - Morale - South Africa
Dans mon reve - Didier Awadi - Senegal
I will sing - Maurice Kirya - Uganda
7 wonders - Bkay & Kazz - Zimbabwe
Bayi yoon - Daara J Family - Senegal

Male artiste of the year -
2Face Idibia -Nigeria
Fally Ipupa - DRC
Maurice Kirya - Uganda
D’Banj - Nigeria
Professor - South Africa
DJ Arafat - Cote d’Ivoire
Kidumu - Burundi

Female artiste of the year -
Nneka - Nigeria
Asa - Nigeria
Viviane Ndour - Senegal
Juliana Kanyomozi - Uganda
Patience Dabany - Gabon
Angelique Kidjo - Benin
Neyma - Mozambique

Group of the year
Liquideep - South Africa
Freshlyground - South Africa
P-Square - Nigeria
Goodlyfe - Uganda
TearGas - South Africa
Toofan - Togo
P-Unit - Kenya

New Artiste
Cabo Snoop - Angola
Diamond - Tanzania
Ice Prince - Nigeria
Jay Ghartey - Ghana
Mo’Cheddah - Nigeria
L-Tido - South Africa
Wizkid - Nigeria

Best album -
Fabrics of the heart - Liquideep - South Africa
Beautiful Imperfection - Asa - Nigeria
Radio Africa - Freshlyground - South Africa
Progress - VIP - Ghana
African Revolution - Tiken Jah Fakoly - Cote d’Ivoire
MI2 - MI - Nigeria
Presidents d’Afrique - Didier Awadi - Senegal

Most popular song -
Jukpa remix - J Martins/Fally Ipupa - Nigeria
Oleku - Ice Prince - Nigeria
Sexy Dance - Fally Ipupa - DRC
E no easy - P-Square - Nigeria
African Girls - Castro/Asamoah Gyan - Ghana
Ce magik - Toofan - Togo
Windeck - Cabo Snoop - Angola

Best music video
Bang it all - Paul G - Angola
Moza girl - Dama do Bling - Mozambique
Sama champion - Viviane Ndour - Senegal
Only Me - 2Face - Nigeria
Chicken to Change - Freshlyground - South Africa
My lady - Jay Ghartey - Ghana
Stars fall Down - Parlotones - South Africa

Best African Collabo
Jukpa remix - J Martins/Fally Ipupa - Nigeria/DRC
Toi et ta vie - Yvonne/Dama Do Bling - Kenya/Mozambique
12500 Volts - Dibi Dobo/DJ Arafat/Kamnouze - Benin/Cote d’Ivoire
Bang it all - Paul G/Akon - Angola/Senegal
Kiss your hand remix - R2Bees/Wande Coal - Ghana/Nigeria
Songa mbele - Alpha/AY - Rwanda/Tanzania
Nwa Baby remix - Flavour Nabania/Asem/Stone - Nigeria/Ghana

Voters' choice
Ma preferee - Omar B - Togo
Landale beat - Kibistone - DRC
So Pwaa - CPWaa - Tanzania
Dancehall Attitude - Lord Kemy - Guinea
Feel me - Rachel K - Uganda
In my head - Jon Germain - Ghana
So in Love - Moh Dediouf - Senegal

Audio producer -
Don Jazzy - Nigeria
Bebe Philip - Cote d’Ivoire
Hermy B - Tanzania
Ulopa - Kenya
RKay - Kenya
37mph - South Africa
Killbeatz - Ghana

Video director -
Clarence Peters - Nigeria
Adam Juma - Tanzania
Ogopa Video - Kenya
Gorilla Films - South Africa
Gelongal - Senegal
DJ Marcel - Mozambique
Jeff Attiogbe - Togo

DJ of the year -
DJ Edu - Nigeria
DJ Black - Ghana
DJ MixmasterBrown - Nigeria
DJ Fully Focus - Kenya
DJ Waxxy - Nigeria
Eric Soul - Rwanda
DJ Fresh - South Africa

West Africa song
Oleku - Ice Prince - Nigeria
Ce Magik - Toofan - Togo
Kiss your hand - R2Bees - Ghana
E no easy - P-Square - Nigeria
Fima tollu - Viviane Ndour - Senegal
Jukpa remix - J Martins - Nigeria
African girls - Castro - Ghana

North Africa
Ya Ana ya ya Mefish - Tamer Hosny - Egypt
Nzour Nabra - Jalal El Hamdaoui - Algeria
Jokko - Ahmed Soultan - Morocco
Be winner - Fnaire ft Samira Said - Morocco
Whowa - Oum - Morocco
Laayoune Ayniya - Douzi - Algeria
Sahbi - Cheb Bilal - Algeria

Central Africa -
Sexy dance - Fally Ipupa - DRC
Ca la - Lady Ponce - Cameroun
Six millions y’a ba souci - Papa Wemba - DRC
Zazou - Ferre Gola - DRC
On vous connais - Patience Dabany - Gabon
Sango - Idylle Mamba - Central African Republic
Nakozanga - Lokua Kanza - DRC

East Africa
Nitafanya - Kidumu - Burundi
Kare - P-Unit - Kenya
Songa mbele - Alpha - Rwanda
Mbagala - Diamond - Tanzania
Gaarsiiya - Ikraan Caraale - Somalia
Haturudi nyuma - Juliana K - Uganda
Kasepiki - Bebe Cool - Uganda

Southern Africa -
Windeck - Cabo Snoop - Angola
Kapiiripiiri - JK - Zambia
Fire is low - Freshlyground - South Africa
Mhlomo Wami - TearGas - South Africa
Jezebel - Professor - South Africa
Ilusao - Neyma - Mozambique
Happy song - Fisherman - South Africa

Diaspora song
Zambezi - Tinashe - Zimbabwe
Voce me da - Clarisse Albrecht - Cameroun
Rebound Chick - Nelson Freitas - Cape Verde
Bien plus fort que mes mots - Kaysha - DRC
Kilimanjaro - Shingai Shoniwa (Noisettes) - Zimbabwe
My love - Tolumide - Nigeria
Zamounda - La Selesao - DRC

Genre Categories

Hip hop song -
Oleku - Ice Prince - Nigeria
Show dem - Jr - South Africa
Ten over ten - Naeto C  - Nigeria
Get on the dancefloor - D-Black
Karaboss - GPro - Mozambique
Dans mon reve - Didier Awadi - Senegal
We rollin - L-Tido - South Africa

R&B/Soul -
Holla at ya boy - Wizkid - Nigeria
Kele Kele Love - Tiwa Savage - Nigeria
Haturudi Nyuma - Juliana K - Uganda
Mbagala - Diamond - Tanzania
Wrong for you - Loyiso - South Africa
Remember - Bracket - Nigeria
Je la veux - Singuila - Central African Republic

Zouk/Kizomba song -
Bien plus fort que mes mots - Kaysha - DRC
Ilusao - Neyma ft Grace Evora - Mozambique
Rebound Chick - Nelson Freitas - Cape Verde
Vai dar bum - Ary - Angola
Proibido - Djodje - Cape Verde
Injusta - Yola Semedo - Angola
Amour a 2, amour a vie - Sergeo Polo - Cameroun

Religious/Gospel song -
Kupe De Kalle - Daddy Owen - Kenya
Baba - Sonnie Badu - Ghana
Papa God Ooh - MOG - Kenya
A e phetehe thato ya hao - Kabelo Eric - Botswana
Kiatu Kivue - Rose Muhando/Anastasia Mukabwa  - Tanzania
Covenant song - Rebecca & Uche - Nigeria
Uyahalalela - Benjamin Dube - South Africa

Dancehall song -
Heart attack (Vuvuzela) - Goodlyfe - Uganda
Plantain boy - Timaya - Nigeria
Kasepiki - Bebe Cool - Uganda
Musarova Bigman - Winky D - Zimbabwe
Data - Proff - Kenya
Potential remix - General Ozzy - Zambia
Sweet mistake - Samini - Ghana

Reggae song -
African reggae fever - Rocky Dawuni - Ghana
Marley - Youssou Ndour - Senegal
Je dis non - Tiken Jah Fakoly - Ivory Coast
Jokko - Ahmed Soultan - Morocco
Clueless - Jah Seed - Zimbabwe
Sex message - Jay Arr - Sierra Leone
Viva Africa - Nneka - Nigeria

Alternative song -
Mikono kwenye hewa - Muthoni - Kenya
Something about you - Liquideep - South Africa
Zambezi - Tinashe - Zimbabwe
Ha- He (Makmende) - Just A Band - Kenya
Jezebel - Professor - South Africa
Let’s fall in love again - DJ Kent - South Africa
Black Girl White Boy - Ludik - Namibia

Afro-pop -
Songa mbele - Alpha - Rwanda
E no easy - P-Square - Nigeria
African girls - Castro - Ghana
Mr. Endowed - D’Banj - Nigeria
Implication - 2Face Idibia - Nigeria
Shoga - Shaa - Tanzania
Chokoza - Avril & Marya - Kenya

Afro hip-hop song -
Kare - P-Unit - Kenya
Aha ye de - Nana Boroo - Ghana
Mhlobo Wami - TearGas - South Africa
Independence Cha cha - Baloji - DRC
Kama si sisi - Juliani - Kenya
Mkono mmoja - Chege & Temba - Tanzania
Away - VIP - Ghana

Acoustic song -
Mnine da rua ma mim - Cordas do Sol - Cape Verde
Boda boda - Maurice Kirya - Uganda
Samahani - Dobet Gnahore - Cote d’Ivoire
Prayer to the Saint of the Broken Hearted - Somi - Rwanda
Nhi Ngugu Haladza - Tania Tome - Mozambique
Deeqa - Aar Maanta - Somalia
Nakozanga - Lokua Kanza - DRC

Afro-fusion -
Be my man - Asa - Nigeria
Move on up - Angelique Kidjo - Benin
Fire is low - Freshlyground - South Africa
Voce me da - Clarisse Albrecht - Cameroun
Ma Jolie - Abd Al Malik - DRC
Did I? - Lagbaja - Nigeria
Saka Manje - Audius - Zimbabwe

Afro-rhythms song -
Ta sair male - Puto Portugues - Angola
Sexy Dance - Fally Ipupa - DRC
Six Million ya ba souci - Papa Wemba - DRC
Ca la - Lady Ponce -  Cameroon
Fima Tollu - Viviane Ndour - Senegal
Magnaraha zah - Tence Mena - Madagascar
Xitchuketa Marrabenta - Stewart Sukuma - Mozambique

Tribal House song -
Windeck - Cabo Snoop - Angola
Ce Magik - Toofan - Togo
Djéssimidjéka - DJ Arafat - Ivory Coast
Zamounda - La Selesao - DRC
Kupe De Kalle - Daddy Owen - Kenya
Happy song - DJ Fisherman - South Africa
Zekete Zekete - Anges d’Afrik - DRC

Source | Copyright © 2011 AllAfrica Global Media.

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