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TOP NIGERIAN AND AFRICAN MUSIC STARS SAY THEY WILL BE AT AFRIMA

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In celebration of African music and culture, the All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA) in league with the Africa Union Commission (AUC) has announced 

AFRIMA 2015 nominees and the multiple award-winning male choral group 

from South Africa, Ladysmith Black Mambazo to lead the invasion of over 

one hundred and sixty two (162) African superstars who have confirm 

attendance to the 2015 AFRIMA Awards slated for Sunday, November 15 at 

Eko Convention Centre, Eko Hotel and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos.
Ladysmith is arguably the most decorated male group in Africa, having 

won multiple awards including four Grammys in 1988, 2004, 2009 and 2013 

respectively. Formed by Joseph Shabalala in 1960, the group had been

singing together since the early 1950s. However, it was Ladysmith Black 

Mambazo’s collaboration with Paul Simon in 1986 for the Graceland album 

that brought it the much needed international acclaim.
Confirming their performance at AFRIMA Awards, band’s manager, Majozi 

Christopher Zolisile, stated: “AFRIMA 2015 will be staged in November 

which coincidentally is the month for Ladysmith Black Mambazo’s 55th 

anniversary. It will be amazing and electrifying to perform on a big 

stage like All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA) 2015 in Nigeria. We are 

looking forward to it.”
Other artistes billed to perform at the award ceremony include Yemi 

Alade from Nigeria, who broke records with her hit single, ‘Johnny’ in 

2013. Her counterpart from Cameroon, Charlotte Dipanda, an Afro pop 

singer, who has worked with Congolese singer, Papa Wemba and provided 

background vocals for Manu Dibango, Rokia Traore and Axelle Red will 

also grace the AFRIMA stage. The duo of Diamond Platnumz, a Bongo Flava 

recording artist and dancer from Tanzania and Olamide from Nigeria will 

set the stage on fire at the AFRIMA 2015. Both have won numerous awards.
Other artistes and nominees that that have confirmed attendance from 

Eastern Africa include Vanessa Mdee, Bebe Cool, Tsedenia, Alikiba, H_Art 

the Band, Dr. Jose Chameleone, Danny Kalima, Makadem, Lilian Mbabazi, 

Sauti Sol, Cindy, Lulu & the Zakaleo Band, Liron, Suzanna Owiyo, Ben 

Pol, THT, and Teddy Afro.
From Southern Africa are top acts like AKA, Busiswa, Amantle, Cindy 

Munyavi, Gazza, Blade Deep/Delura, The Soil, Kunle Ayo, Cassper Nyovest, 

and KO while representing Central Africa are Awilo Logomba, Stanley 

Enow, Charlotte Dipanda, NG Bling, Jovi, Daphne, M’vula, Betty Akna, 

Mani Bella, Featurist, Vumomse, Missy BK, and DJ Malvado.
Confirming attendance from West Africa region are Sarkodie, Stoneboy,

Toofan, Kiff No Beat, Dark Suburb “The Skeleton”, DJ Arafat, Wiyaala, 

Sekou Kouyate, Gangbe Brass Band etc. Representing the host, Nigeria 

include Davido, Wizkid, P-Square, Timaya, Nneka, Flavour, Darey, Brymo, 

Seyi Shay, Wande Coal, Praiz, Niyola, Patoranking, Adekunle Gold, Kiss 

Daniel, Aramide, Timi Dakolo, and J. Martins among others.
The Central and Northern Africa regions’ delegates will be led by Awilo 

Logomba, Stanley Enow, Charlotte Dipanda, NG Bling, Jovi, Daphne, 

M’vula, Betty Akna, Mani Bella, Featurist, Vumomse, Missy BK, and DJ 

Malvado, and Manal, Don Bigg, Monsif Jilali and Ahmed Soultan, Cheba 

Sabrine, Alsarah, Souad Massi, Samira Said, Gabacho Maroconnection among 

others.
The 2015 AFRIMA Awards will be broadcast live to 84 countries on 109

television stations across the world with the support of AFRIMA media 

partners.

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