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This is how you can vote for local artists at 'Africa's biggest music event'

2017-10-11 17:00
Lebo Sekgobela
Lebo Sekgobela

Cape Town – Some stellar local talent like Babes Wodumo, Busiswa, Thandiswa Mazwai and many others are nominated for an Afrima this year and this is how you can help them win.

For those who don’t know, Afrima stands for the All Africa Music Awards and is done in in partnership with The African Union (AU) ultimately promoting African music & culture.

The event bills itself as "Africa’s biggest music event" and will take place on from Friday, 10 November until Sunday, 12 November in Lagos, Nigeria. 

How you can vote:

Go to the official Afrima website and click on your favourite artist. As easy as that.

South Africans who are nominated:

#WhoRulesAfrica || #AfricaDecides The music artist and legend; @thandiswamazwai, 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. #Anticipate #AFRIMA2017 Africa's Biggest Music Event ...for hope, for celebration! November 10 - 12 Lagos, Nigeria.

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#WhoRulesAfrica || #AfricaDecides The South African Dance/electronic singer and poet, @busiswaah 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. #Anticipate #AFRIMA2017 Africa's Biggest Music Event ...for hope, for celebration! November 10 - 12 Lagos, Nigeria.

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#WhoRulesAfrica || #AfricaDecides via afrima.org From South Africa we have @amandablacksa 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. #Anticipate #AFRIMA2017 Africa's Biggest Music Event ...for hope, for celebration! November 10 - 12 Lagos, Nigeria.

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