The organisers of the All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA) have released the official checklist of nominees for the 2022 version along side

The checklist was released on Wednesday, September 14. Ghana secured 9 nominations throughout the 39 classes.

In Ghana, Black Sherif leads with 4 nominations. He was nominated for the Best Male Artiste in Western Africa category with stiff competitors from Burna Boy, Fireboy DML, Kizz Daniel, Rema and Wizkid.

His hit tune ‘Kwaku The Traveller‘ secured him a spot in the Song of The Year category. Also in the fight for the award is Burna Boy (Last Last), Kizz Daniel (Buga), Fireboy DML (Peru Remix) and Rema (Calm Down).

Black Sherif is also nominated for the Best Artist, Duo or Group in African Hip-Hop award. In the same category, he was nominated for featuring on UK-based Nigerian artiste Darkoo’s ‘Always’.

Musician Gyakie was nominated for the Best Female Artiste in Western Africa award. Others within the category embody Nigeria’s Asa, Simi, Tiwa Savage, Tems, Vivian Chidid (Senegal), Soraia Ramos (Cape Verde) and Oumou Sangare (Mali).

Singer/Songwriter Amaarae secured two nominations. 

Amaarae’s ‘A Body, A Coffin’ featured on the Black Panther: Wakanda Forever Prologue positioned her within the battle for the Best Soundtrack Movies, Series or Documentary award.

Also within the category is Nigeria’s Tems. She was additionally nominated for her ‘No Woman No Cry‘ cover on the Black Panther: Wakanda Forever Prologue.

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