It is the second AFRIMMA nomination for Mpho Sebina who just bagged the Mosadi in
In recognition of their significant contributions to the vibrant African music scene, the upcoming 10th edition of the African Muzik Magazine Awards (AFRIMMA) last week announced songbirds, Hanceford “Han C” Magapatona and Mpho Sebina as this year’s nominees from Botswana.
This comes hot on the wheels of Mpho Sebina being announced the winner of the Mosadi in Africa award by the annual Basadi in Music Awards in South Africa over the weekend.
The two have been dishing out hits and making successful music crossovers consistently.
Han C has been nominated alongside renowned music giants such as Costa Titch, AKA, Sjava, DJ Maphorisa, Musa Keys of South Africa, DJ Tarico of Mozambique, Macky2 of Zambia and Winky D of Zimbabwe under the Best Male Southern Africa category.
Second nomination for Mpho Sebina
The visibly elated “Maloba” hitmaker has been rallying his supporters to vote for him to bring the award home. “I am asking for your votes,” he said. “It’s a tough category but I believe we can win the award.”
For Mpho Sebina, it is a case becoming a serial winner, this being the sultry singer’s second AFRIMMA nomination under the Best Female Southern African category after her nomination in the same category in 2022. The songbird was in Dallas, Texas last year to honour her nomination and performed her single “Tsela Tshweu” live on the AFRIMMA stage during the awards ceremony.
She has been nominated alongside Ami Faku, DJ Zinhle, Makhadzi, Tyla, Nadia Nakai of South Africa, Tamy Moyo and Sha Sha of Zimbabwe as well as Towela of Zambia this year.
Mosadi in Music
In addition to the AFRIMMA nomination, the songbird – who has been consistently making waves on the international music scene – was announced this year’s winner of Mosadi in Africa Award by the annual Basadi in Music Awards over the weekend.
The South African Awards are aimed at celebrating female talent in the music industry with nominees selected and voted for by the public. Said Sebina during her acceptance speech at the awards ceremony: “This award is dedicated to all Batswana artists and female artists who have been told that they can’t achieve greatness.”
The highly-anticipated AFRIMMAs are scheduled for the vibrant city of Dallas, Texas on 17 September 2023 at Meyerson Symphony Centre. With a lineup of talented nominees and their fans across the African continent agog about the milestone edition, AFRIMMA 2023 is poised to be a truly unforgettable affair.
In a media statement, the awards organisers say fans and artists alike are eagerly preparing for an extraordinary evening featuring outstanding performances, heartfelt acknowledgments, and well-deserved recognition for the gifted musicians who have contributed to the vibrant African music scene.
“With the event just weeks away, anticipation is building up for the momentous 10th AFRIMMA Awards,” they noted in a statement. “This unforgettable night promises to make a lasting impact on both the industry and a worldwide audience.”