After three (3) successful editions of the Annual African Musik Magazine Awards & Music Festival otherwise known as AFRIMMA, one would expect certain unpardonable errors are made.
Yes, nominees list for the 2017 AFRIMMAs are in and in a bid to inform my readers of which musicians across the continent secured nominations, my attention was drawn to the Best Female East Africa category where Male Ghanaian Gospel musician SP Kofi Sarpong had been nominated.
Shocked? Yes, I was!!
Well, I wondered what kind of error that was only to find out that Kenyan award winning Contemporary Christian Music artist and songwriter Willy Paul had also been nominated in the same category.
Interestingly, the two had again been nominated in the Best Gospel Category.
Not just that, award winning Ghanaian producer DJ Breezy who was nominated for the Music Producer of The Year had his nationality changed to Nigeria.
Perhaps, not too serious an error but some of these errors cast doubt among many as to the credibility of the many awards ceremonies that spring up almost every day.
Contending for the biggest honour on the night, African artist of the year are Mr. Eazi, Davido, Wizkid, Diamond Platnumz, Flavour, Eddy Kenzo, Tekno, C4 Pedro and Fally Ipupa.