Xenia Manasseh, Bensoul among Kenyan artistes nominated for AFRIMA 2021

By Alfayo Onyango | 1 month ago
Kenyan artistes nominated for AFRIMA 2021.

Having missed their seventh edition due to the pandemic travails, All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA) 2021 will return this year, with Kenyans vying for numerous awards among Africa’s most creative talents.

Kenyan acts have been listed in nine of the 30 categories in a selection that commanded 8,880 songs submitted for adjudication.

Check out Kenya’s nominees below:

Karun – I Know, Xenia Manasseh – Low Key, Nikita Kering – Ex, are Kenya’s front runners for the Best Female East Africa.   


Ethic Entertainment and Sauti Sol will go head-on for Best African Group or Duo.

Tetu Shani and RASH hold it down for Kenya in Best African Rock category.  

Elsa Majimbo will round up proceedings with Personality of the Year.

SA’s Blaq Diamond is most nominated with eight entries for the song Summer Yo Muthi, while Focalistic follows closely with hit single Ke Star remix featuring Vigro Deep. Essence by Wizkid and Tems bagged six nominations including Artist of the year in Africa, Best Male in Western Africa and Album of the Year.

Patoranking, Omah Lay, Davido from Nigeria, Fally Ipupa (DRC), MHD (Guinea), and Rayvanny are the third most nominated with four nominations.

“I cannot describe the honour that is to be listed amongst such talents. Thank you @afrimawards; voting begins soon! Let us bring this home!” Nikita Kering wrote on her social networks upon receiving the news.

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