6 Zim artists nominated for African Musik Magazine Awards

BY Colette Musanyera

Six Zimbabwean artists have been nominated for the African Musik Magazine Awards (AFRIMMA) set for the 15th of November in Dallas, Texas.

The prestigious awards saw Zimbabwe’s Ammara Brown, Gemma Griffiths, and Shasha being nominated among other female powerhouses in the Best Female Musician Southern Africa category.

Afro-pop star Ammara Brown, who scooped an AFRIMMA award in 2018, is ecstatic after being nominated for the third year in a row.

”I remember the first year 2018, I didn’t even expect to win it. It’s amazing that every year they recognize me which means that I have been consistent. It means I have been able to connect with my colleagues and fans across the continent. I am excited that on the list, four of the artists are Zimbabweans which is so encouraging.”

Celebrated artist Jah Prayzah has also been nominated in the Best Male Musician Southern Africa category, alongside other heavyweights like Master KG and Casper Nyovest.

South African Based Shasha, who recently won a BET Award, has also been nominated in the Best New Comer category.

AFRIMMA is the sole award ceremony in the Diaspora that celebrates music of African origin.

Themed “Destination Africa” this year’s edition will be held virtually owing to the Covid-19 pandemic.