Zimbabwean Artists Nominated At The AFRIMMA’s

These artists are representing Zimbabwe

By  | May 22, 2020, 02:36 PM

One of the most prestigious events known to Africa’s music calendar has shown support to Zimbabwean artists as more Zim artists are nominated. This year the African Music Magazine Awards and Music Festival (AFRIMMA) ceremony is in its 6th edition and recognises the biggest talents in our continent whilst putting African artists on the map.

Read next: Rhuveneko’s Layers Podcast Reactions

The ceremony will take place on the 2nd of November, in Dallas Bomb factory, Texas. The awards ceremony was created to celebrate music, talent and creativity that is in abundance amongst African artists. It celebrates the raw talent brewed on the African soil in hopes to single out the best of the best for that particular year. They do this by promoting the African culture and heritage since its beginning in 2014.

Here are 5 Zim artists nominated in this year’s AFRIMMA’s:

Dancehall king Winky D has received his nomination for Best Artist Duo Group in African Raggae for his song MuGarden featuring Gemma Griffiths. The music video for MuGarden broke the internet by reaching 2 million views on YouTube in two months, a first for Winky D. His controversial lyrics have made him one of the most recognised artists in the continent as well as his contribution to societal change. His energetic stage appearance has graced numerous countries across the world.

Singer/songwriter Ammara Brown is nominated for Best Female Southern Africa. Known as one of the most talented and best performers in the continent, Ammara’s much deserved nomination comes after a spectacular year of touring around the globe and releasing music accompanied by music videos. She hopes to win this one to reward what has been a sensational year for both musically and personally.

No stranger to the AFRIMMA nominations list, Jah Prayzah who was first nominated in the year 2016, and the years that follow after saw his songs namely ‘Nziyo Yerudo’, ‘Watoramari’ and ‘Hello’. The musician also became the first Zimbabwean to win an MTV African Music Award in 2016. His career boasts with collaborations from local and international artists.


RnB/Soul heartthrob Hilzy, earned his nominations for Best Artist in African RnB and Soul category and the Most Promising Artist in Africa. The artist who is fairly new to the game celebrated his first big nominations for this year’s awards. Stating that 2019 has been the toughest year but also the most rewarding year for his music. He wrote on his social media pages “I’m grateful for every decision that led us to this point for it was not by our accord and planning but purely GOD’S GRACE.”  He continues to thank his fans for the support and his ‘bro’ Garry Mapanzure. 

Her first nomination as Best Female Artist in Southern Africa comes as incredible news and a nod that she’s doing something right. The vocalist and guitarist is a woman of many talents. She will be sharing the stage in September with South Africa’s greatest artists for the Jazz On The Lake music festival. She is definitely going places and the recognition is well deserved.