Since its inception, the KORA Awards has been staged twelve times on the African Continent.
For the first ten years, the ceremony has taken place in South Africa. It has since moved to Burkina Faso and Côte d’Ivoire.
This year, the KORA All-Africa Music Awards will be returning to Namibia for the 2016 edition of the event.
Thanks to CFI (Canal France International, the French Government broadcaster) African TV’s will carry the live KORA signal to an estimated CNN audience of over 700 millions viewers around the world.
The KORA-All Africa Music Awards has now become one of the most watched television event on the African continent after the FIFA World Cup and the Olympic Games.
BET’s “Best International Act” Sarkodie returns from the Headies to a new slot for “Best Hip Hop” category in the upcoming KORA awards, following closely was Bisa Kdei and Atumpan who both were also seen in the “Best Male West Africa” category.
Female songstress, mutiple award winning artiste and the four-time VGMA “Best Female Vocal Performance” winner Efya has also been nominated in the “Best Female” category. “Tiptoe” hitmaker, MzVee was nominated in the “Best Urban Artiste” category as well as dancehall empress Kaakie had a slot in the “Most Promising Female Artist” category.
The ceremony will take place at the Windhoek Country Club in Namibia on 20 March 2016.
See below an updated list of the nominees:
1. Davido -Nigeria
2. Serge Beynaud -Côte d’Ivoire
3. Atumpan -Ghana
4. Bisa Kdei -Ghana
5. Nelson Freitas -Cap-Vert
6. Flavour -Nigeria
KORA AWARDS: Best Hip HOP West Africa NOMINEES:
1. Stanley Enow -Cameroon
2. Sarkodie -Ghana
3. Wakazi -Tanzania
4. Hamzaoui Med Amine -Tunisia
5. Kiff No Beat -Côte d’Ivoire
6. K.O. -South Africa
KORA AWARDS: Best Female West Africa NOMINEES:
1. Sessimé -Benin
2. Suzanna Lubrano -Cape Verde
3. Tiwa Savage -Nigeria
4. Adiouza -Senegal
5. Sissao -Burkina Faso
6. Efya -Ghana
KORA AWARDS: Best Urban Music Artist West Africa NOMINEES:
1. Micasa -South Africa)
2. MzVee -Ghana)
3. Dj Arafat -Cote d’ivoire)
4. Dama Do Bling -Mozambique)
5. Fanicko -Benin)
6. Sally Boss Madam -Namibia)
KORA AWARDS: Most Promising Female Artist West Africa NOMINEES:
1. Audrey Bading M -Gabon
2. Yemi-Alade -Nigeria
3. Nelida Karr -Guinée Equatoriale
4. Daphne -Cameroon
5. Naima Kay -South Africa
6. Kaakie -Ghana
For the full list of nominee visit KORA AWARDS
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