Coke Studio Africa representatives, Bebe Cool and BET Award Winner Eddy Kenzo, are among the Africa’s top celebrated stars nominated for the 2017 edition of the annual All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA), set to take place this November.
The two musicians along with 16 other Coke Studio Africa stars were unveiled this August at Renaissance Hotel in Lagos, Nigeria.
Coke Studio Africa is Coca-Colas flagship African music show and Eddy Kenzo, who is in the studio for the second consecutive year and just released his new album ‘Biology’, is among the AFRIMA nominees in the category of Best Male Artiste in Eastern Africa together with Coke Studio king from Tanzania: Alikiba. Eddy Kenzo has also been nominated in a number of other categories, including; Video of the Year, Album of the Year in Africa, Artiste of the Year in Africa and Song of the Year.
Uganda’s self-proclaimed King of dancehall, Bebe Cool, is among the nominees for Best Artiste or Group in African Reggae, Ragga and Dancehall.
It is a non-competitive music show that brings together diverse African music talent for world-class showcases, while giving upcoming artists the opportunity to work with some of the best local and international music and production talent. It brings together artists from different genres, eras and regions to create a modern and authentic African sound through music fusion.
The production now includes artists from South Africa, Rwanda, Angola, Zimbabwe, Togo, Madagascar, Mauritius, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Nigeria, Ghana, Mozambique, DRC, Ethiopia and Cameroon. The last edition featured Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Nigeria, Ghana, Mozambique, DRC, Ethiopia, Cameroon, Cote dIvoire and Togo whilst South Africa had its own production. This season will broadcast in more than 30 countries across Africa.