Shasha Bags AFRIMMA Nomination!

As well as Ammara Brown and Gemma Griffits

By  | Sep 18, 2020, 04:03 PM  | Ammara Brown  | Top of The

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The nominees for the seventh edition of the annual African Muzik Magazine Awards and Music Festival (AFRIMMA)have been announced and three of Zimbabwe's top female artists have bagged nominations.

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Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year's awards will be held virtually, following in the path of numerous awards and events across Africa and the globe.  

"The AFRIMMA Virtual Awards 2020 is set to be the first of its kind in the African music world with performances coming from different artists around the world and audience catching the performances, speeches, and award presentations on multiple streaming devices," said organisers in a statement. 

Four of the country's top female artists Ammara Brown, Shashl, Gemma Griffiths and South African based Shasha have been nominated for the awards and Jah Prayzah has also been nominated for the prestigious awards. 

The ladies will be battling it out in the Best Female Southern Africa category and Jah Prayzah has been nominated in the best male Southern Africa category. 
Shasha has also been nominated in the Best Newcomer category.

Earlier this year the vocalist bagged her first international award at the 2020 BET awards, where she won the Viewer's Choice Best New International Act. 

The Zimbabwean vocalist is well known for her collaborations with South African producers, DJ Maphorisa, Kabza De Small, earning her the title of Amapiano queen. 

Ammara shared on Instagram a picture of her and Gemma Griffiths and shared the excitement of the achievement. 

"And the nominees are πŸ§œπŸ½β€β™€οΈπŸ§œπŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸ§œπŸΎβ€β™€οΈπŸ§œπŸ½β€β™€οΈ Me + 3 Zim Queens smashing the international scene 🌊 🌊 🌊 🌊 How beautiful is that?! I am so proud of us all," shared Ammara.
Gemma also shared the good news of her nomination and asked her followers to vote for her as "Zimbabwe needs to take this one home". 
Songstress Ammara recently dropped the visuals for her track Glow in the Dark which she dropped in August. 

Ammara released the song's video as an "inspirational gift of peace" she told her followers on Instagram. In her post, she explained that "In a time when we pass judgment based on our skin or status, it is of paramount importance that we not only remember our Ubuntu but LIVE it."  

The singer explaining the song to the Chronicle said, β€œI began to write this song while in a relationship. He was questioning me about rumours he’d heard about me and yet ironically, he was a celebrity himself, experiencing similar cyber abuse and such.  

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