The International Executive Committee of the All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA), in conjunction with the African Union Commission (AUC) recently released the official list of nominees for the 2022 edition.
Only entries within the validity period of 20 August 2021 – 5 August 2022 were considered for nomination for this year’s awards.
Leading the nominations on a regional basis this year is the Western African region, with 134 nominations, representing 35 percent; while the Eastern African region follows closely with 69 nominations, representing 18 percent; the Southern African region races closely with 68 nominations, representing 17.8 percent; while Central Africa pulls in its weight with 52 nominations, representing 13.6 percent; while the Northern African region follows closely with 49 nominations, representing 12.8 percent.
Also, the Global music region, which represents music from Non-Africans in the diaspora who still contribute to the growth of the African region, sums the list with 10 nominations, representing 2.6 percent.
The public voting portal for the 2022 AFRIMA edition officially opened on this past Sunday where African music lovers from around the world can visit the official website www.afrima.org to vote.
Voting closes at 12.00 (CAT), December 10, 2022, before the AFRIMA main awards ceremony.