Best Female Artiste. Southern Africa

Empress of Southern Africa

Female music damsels from South have been nominated for the 2017 All Africa Music Awards. These artistes for the Southern African category have splendid voices, crisp videos and sounds that blend with the Southern Africa flair. Having made the list, who will win the votes of music lovers from the continent to own the 23.9 Karat gold award in this category.

The world class event will be held on the 10th -12 November with the Africa Music Business Roundtable (November 10, 9:30 AM) at the Ballroom, Eko Hotel and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos, The AFRIMA Music Village (November 10, 6PM), at the Waterfront, Bar Beach, Victoria Island, Lagos by 4PM and the Main Awards Ceremony (November 12, 4PM) at the Convention Centre, Eko Hotel and Suites, Lagos

The Nominees for the Best Female Artiste in Southern Africa are:

Amanda Black

From South Africa we have Amanda Black a South African Afro-soul/RnB Singer/ songwriter and recording artist, Amanda Black is no ordinary artiste, her first official single titled “Amazulu” gained nationwide airplay and was downloaded 53,000 times soon after its release. The debut Album titled “Amzulu” to which the song belongs was released in November 2016 and under a month of its release sold over 31,000 copies. It was certified platinum by the recording industry of South Africa. The song “Amazulu” is a song that projects hope and has earned Amanda a place in the AFRIMA2017 Best Female Artiste in Southern Africa category.

Babes Wodumo

Amongst the nominees for the AFRIMA2017 Best Female Artiste in Southern Africa category is the South African Kwaito singer, Babes Wodumo, for her song “Family” featuring Cassper Nyovest and Memphintsha. The singer, model and dancer who is famous for her 2016 hit song “Wololo” which was the fourth most played song on South African radio, comes back with this song “Family.”

Busiswa

The South African Dance/electronic singer and poet, Busiswa is also nominated for the AFRIMA2017 Best Female Artiste in Southern Africa category for her song “Ingqondo”. The Spoken-word artist and poet has been practicing and participating in the art of poetry since her 11th grade and had her first recording “Syaphambana” released in 2011 on Kalawa Jazmee’s 1st dance compilation. Soon after Busiswa was featured on DJ Zinhle’s “My Name Is” which exposed Busiswa to the music spotlight.  Since then Busiswa has released a series of dance/electronic hits and has kept at it. Her AFRIMA 2O17 nominated song “Ingqondo” is a fresh track with a unique make in beat and rhythm.

Lebo Sekgoela

Lebo Sekgoela, the South African Christian/gospel singer is also nominated for the AFRIMA2017 Best Female Artiste in Southern Africa category for her song “The Lion of Judah.” The gospel minister had her God given skills for music developed while working with popular South African Evangelist Rev. Ralekholela. She uses her music to publicize the gospel of Christ to the world. She has ministered in London, New York, and Chicago, among others. Lebo Sekgoela is a powerful singer and her AFRIMA2017 nominated song “Lion of Judah” is a great song.

Sally Boss Madam

The Namibian Afro Fusion Artist, Sally Boss Madam is amongst the nominees for the AFRIMA2017 Best Female Artiste in Southern Africa category for her song “BimBim” featuring the dance/electronic singer Busiswa. Sally Boss began her path to music in a choir and was driven to a supercharged life in music. AFRIMA2017 nominated song “BimBim” is an interesting make by the producer DJ Maphorisa.

 Thandiswa

The music artist and legend; Thandiswa, was raised by journalist parents which made her childhood inspiration full of African stories from Chinua Achebe, Steve Biko and Kwame Nkrumah. Thandiswa’s first Solo project titled “Zabalaza” in 2004 reached double platinum status, and her second “Ibokwe”  in  2009  reached gold status in its first few weeks of release. Thandiswa has performed all over the world at venues such as The Apollo in New York, Africa Brazil Festival and BBC Music Awards  and she’s shared the stage with music legends like Stevie Wonder, Sean Paul, Clark Khan,  Lady Smith etc. Thandiswa majors in Jazz, Traditional, Funk, and Afrosoul, and her Afrima2017 nominated song “Nontsokolo” is a jazz song with African wordings that sets in an 80’s/90’s feeling.

The 2017 AFRIMA will hold from November 10 to 12. The scheduled events are The Africa Music Business Roundtable on Friday, November 10 at the Ballroom, Eko Hotel and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos by 9:30AM; attendance is subject to registration on the AFRIMA website, www.afrima.org.

Other main events are the AFRIMA Music Village, an evening of a non-stop open music festival of live performances from the African stars and nominees, with an expected audience of 40,000 people, on Friday November 10, at the Waterfront, Bar Beach, Victoria Island, Lagos by 6PM. Attendance will be activated by the purchase of the AFRIMA 2017 Tee-Shirts on the AFRIMA website and at designated points.

The Main Awards Ceremony (November 12, 4PM Red Carpet, 7:30 Awards Live); a world-class event will happen at the Convention Centre, Eko Hotel and Suites, Lagos. There will be live performances from star-studded artistes and television broadcast to 84 countries on 109 television stations around the world. Tickets can be purchased on the AFRIMA website and on ariyatickets.com.

 

 

 

 

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