Local jazz songbird Kearoma Rantao and rapper Zeus have both been nominated in the Africa Muzik Magazine Awards (AFRIMMA) slated for the 26th of July 2014 at the Eisemann Center in Richardson, Texas. Kearoma has been nominated in the Best Female Southern Africa while Zeus was nominated in two categories including Best Male Southern Africa and Best Rap Act.
“This is definitely the greatest news I have received because this is the first time I have been nominated for awards outside Botswana. This is really big for me as a growing artist to be amongst Africa’s music heavyweights,” said Kearoma in an interview.
Kearoma has been nominated alongside SA’s Lira, Toya De Lazy, Zahara, Lizha James from Mozambique and Zambia’s Judy. In the category of Best Male Southern Africa Zeus has been nominated amongst SA’s Aka, Donald, Khuli Chana and Zambia’s Slap Dee, Zimbabwe’s Stunner and Namibia’s Tha Dogg.
Zeus, no stranger to international awards expressed his excitement, “this nomination is more exciting because this is the first installation of the awards. Being among highly recognised African artists shows we are good enough to compete globally. I have gone up against big names in the industry and managed to win so I am not intimidated.”
African Muzik Magazine is a leading international voice for the ever-evolving world of African music and AFRIMMA is the the sole ward ceremony in the Diaspora that caters for all musical genres and honours some of Africa’s top African musical artists, managers, producers, dj’s, and cultural influencers .
The awards are expected to attract guests from the United States and from over 17 African Countries and will be hosted by international celebrity comedian, Basket Mouth alongside Nollywood beauty sensation and actress, Juliet Ibrahim. “The weekend promises to be a ground breaking and revolutionary experience. It will be a night of celebrating Africa’s top artist who are influencing the music scene and culture of Africa for the better,” said African Muzik Magazine and Big A Entertainment Founder, Anderson Obiagwu in the AFFRIMA website.
Artists can be voted for via the awards website http://afrimma.com