5TH AFRIMA; BEST ARTISTE, DUO OR GROUP IN AFRICAN R ‘N’ B & SOUL

5TH AFRIMA; BEST ARTISTE, DUO OR GROUP IN AFRICAN R ‘N’ B & SOUL

The category for R ‘N’ B & SOUL for the 5th edition of AFRIMA is packed with talented African artiste who have evolved in their careers over the years. Making their marks in the popular genre spreading strong message of emotions to their listeners.

On the list are:

ASIKEY – Song title ‘Dark’
Nigerian singer-songwriter, Asikiya Albright George, known simply as Asikey. Her songs have been classified as belonging to the musical genres of alternative rock, pop and soul music. In 2017, she won the AFRIMA “best female artist in inspirational music”. She was listed by Daily Trust Newspaper as one of the ten best Nigerian artiste of 2017. She has now been nominated in the category of Best Artist, Dou or Group in African RnB & Soul for her song ‘Dark’.

LOCKO – Song title ‘Je Serai La’
Charles Arthur known as LOCKO, is a singer, songwriter and beat maker of RnB and Afropop from Cameroon. His genre of music is Rnb/Afrobeat. He came into limelight with covers of popular songs on his YouTube page. In 2017, Locko was awarded ‘RnB revelation of the year’ by the French magazine Paris Match in Cameroon. His song title ‘Je Serai La’ made it to category for 5th AFRIMA R ‘N’ B & SOUL.

BANY W – Song title ‘Love You Baby’
Olubankole Wellington known by the stage name Banky W, is a Nigerian RnB singer, rapper and actor. His breakthrough came with a debut release of ‘Ebute Metta’, a remix of Rihanna’s then popular ‘Umbrella’. Since then, he has been giving us some sleek music. Nominated in the category of Best Artist, Dou or Group in African RnB & Soul, with his song title ‘Love You Baby’.

BRUNA TATIANANA – Song title ‘Amo-te’
Bruna Tatiana is an Angolan singer and composer. She first came into limelight when she participated in the first edition of the big brother Africa for Gala TVC. Bruna released her first album in 1999 titled ‘my side zouk’, ‘Bruna’ in 2002. Another album ‘Butterfly’ in 2011 and ‘I AM’ in 2015. Her song titled ‘Amo-te’ has been nominated in the category of Best Artist, Dou or Group in African RnB & Soul for the 5th AFRIMA.

EMTEE – Song title  ‘Me And You’
Mthembeni Ndevu better known by his stage name Emtee, is a South African rapper. He is best known for his debut hit single, ‘Roll Up’. Emtee is currently signed to Ambitiouz Entertainment, a South African independent record label. His debut album ‘Avery’ was certified platinum by RISA on 1 July 2016. Emtee  is nominated in the category of Best Artist, Dou or Group in African RnB & Soul, with his song titled ‘Me And You’.

PRAIZ – Song title ‘Champagne and Flower’
Praise Ugbede Adejo better known by his stage name Praiz, is a Nigerian RnB songwriter, producer and singer. Praiz’s music career hit the limelight after he finished second runner-up at the maiden season of Project Fame West Africa. He is best known for releasing hit singles like ‘Rich and Famous’, ‘Sisi’ and ‘I Love You’. He contributed as guest vocals to Bez’s 2011 single ‘That Stupid Song’; the music video for the aforementioned song went on to be the first African video to make a world premier on BET’s 106 & Park. Nominated in the category of Best Artist, Dou or Group in African RnB & Soul, with his song titled ‘champagne and flower’.

PATTY MANROE – Song title ‘Reminiscing’
Carving a solid path for herself with her Hip Pop sound. Patty Monroe plans to take hip hop to the next level by disregarding what is in vogue. Through her new single ‘High Fashion’ the rapper who was born Megan Steenkamp is embarking on a total takeover. Patty Monroe was born and raised on the South side of Cape Town in a place called Southfields Retreat. Nominated in the category of Best Artist, Dou or Group in African RnB & Soul, with her song titled ‘Reminiscing’.

DJODJE – Song title ‘Be mine’
Djodje is a Portugal based, Cape Verdean singer.  The fast rising singer who has three albums to his name delivers a romantic ballad featuring the Nigerian Raggae dancehall artiste, Patoranking. His father was the guitar-player for famous Cape Verdean pop group: Os Tubarões, and his mother comes from a family of singers herself, so the vibrant music culture of the Cape Verde has always been part of his live.

SHEKHINAH – Song title ‘Please Mr’
Shekhinah Thandi Donnell better known mononymously as Shekhinah, is a singer-songwriter from Durban, South Africa. Shekhinah was among the Top 32 of M-Net’s Season 7 of SA Idols in 2011 and among the Top 6 of Season 8 of SA Idols in 2012. Her song ‘Please Mr’ made the category for Best Artist, Dou or Group in African RnB & Soul in 5th AFRIMA. Her debut album Rose Gold was certified platinum by RiSA on 31 August 2018. With featured tracks from top artiste including Black Coffee, DJ Sliqe, Rouge, Kyle Deutsch, Sketchy Bongo.

DADJU – Song title ‘Bob Marley’
Dadju Djuna Tsungula better known by as Dadju or at times Prince Dadju is a French singer of Congolese heritage. Former member of the musical formation Shin Sekaï alongside rapper Abou Tall from 2012 to 2016. Following a solo career, Dadju released his first album Gentleman 2.0 in 2017. He is nominated in the category of Best Artist, Dou or Group in African RnB & Soul, with his song ‘Bob Marley’.

To vote for any of these artiste, go to www.afrima.org/voting2018

Voting ends by 23:59 CAT on November 23, 2018.

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