On September 14, the African Union Commission (AUC) and the International Executive Committee of the All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA) jointly unveiled the official list of contenders for the 2022 edition.
The only Ghanaian musicians nominated in this year’s competition were Black Sherif, Gyakie, Kidi, Camidoh, Nektunez, and JAE5.
From a total of 9,067 submissions submitted, the most ever for the awards since they began, the AFRIMA jury selected 382 nominations across 39 categories to represent all five regions of Africa as well as the diaspora.
Only submissions made between August 20, 2021 and August 5, 2022 were eligible for this year’s award nominations.
With 134 nominations, or 35% of the total, the Western African region tops the regional nominations this year. The Eastern African region comes closely behind with 69 nominations, or 18%. With 68 nominations, the Southern African area comes in second place (17.8%), followed closely by Central Africa with 52 nominations (13.6%) and the Northern African region with 49 nominations.