Zimbabwean Acts Nominated in Online African Music Awards 2011

Afrotainment and Museke will be hosting the Online African Music Awards 2011 on 24 September 2011 in New York City.  This competition will be celebrating African musicians who have had an active online presence in the past year .Top Nominees dominating nominations include South Africa’s Freshlyground, Nigeria’s 2Face Idibia, DRC’s Fally Ipupa and Senegal’s Viviane N’dour both all 5 nominations each.

There is a lot of good Zimbabwean music being made but as long as it is not doing the rounds online the global market will never get to know of it. Furthermore, if the Zimbabwean audience does not support Zimbabwean musicians by ytubing, bogging and most importantly listening to it and giving the artists feedback it would be difficult for them to be competitive online.

As Zimbabweans we tend to be left out in many of the things happening online so it was a bit of a relief to see that Zimbabwean artist were nominated in the categories below.

Record of the year

7 wonders – Bkay & Kazz – Zimbabwe

Diaspora song

Zambezi – Tinashe – Zimbabwe

Kilimanjaro – Shingai Shoniwa (Noisettes) – Zimbabwe

Dancehall song

Musarova Bigman – Winky D – Zimbabwe

Reggae song

Clueless – Jah Seed – Zimbabwe

Alternative song

Zambezi – Tinashe – Zimbabwe

Afro-fusion

Saka Manje – Audius – Zimbabwe

A member of 3-mob was invited to attend this event and an update will be posted soon…