Nigerian singers, Burna Boy, Kizz Daniel, Fireboy, Tiwa Savage and others have been nominated for the 2022 edition of the All Africa Music Awards.
Fighting out with Burna Boy for Best Male Artist in West Africa, Song of the Year, Artist of the Year are Fireboy and Kizz Daniel, who were both nominated in the Best African Collaboration category.
Burna Boy was also nominated in the Song of the Year category.
Tiwa Savage, who was nominated for Best Female Artiste in West Africa and Best Artiste, Duo or Group in African RnB/Soul, was also nominated in the Artiste of the Year and Best African Collaboration categories.
Ckay and Ruger, who were recognized in the AFRIMA last year, also received nominations.
South African recording artist Costa Titch led with six nominations for his big hit Big Flexa in 2021.
He was nominated in the categories Song of the Year, Breakout Artiste of the Year, Best African Collaboration, Best Artiste, Duo of Group in African Electro and Best Artiste, Duo of Group in Use of African Dance/Choreography.
Also with six nominations, Congolese maestro, Dadju, is nominated in the Best Male in Central Africa, Song of the Year, Album of the Year, Artiste of the Year, Best African Act in the Diaspora and Best Soundtrack in a Movie, Series, or Documentary categories.
West Africa led the nominations on a regional basis, with 134 nominations, representing 35 percent, while the East African region followed closely with 69 nominations, representing 18 percent.
The South African region performed well with 68 nominations, accounting for 17.8 percent; while Central Africa clinched its weight with 52 nominations, which amounts to 13.6 percent. The North African region followed closely with 49 nominations, accounting for 12.8 percent.