AFRIMMA 2019: Seven Cameroonian Artists shortlisted

Seven Cameroonian artists have been shortlisted for the Africa Muzik Magazine Award (AFRIMMA), to take place in Texas, the United States of America at the Dallas Bomb Factory on October 26 to 27.

AFRIMMA is a yearly award which began in 2014. Last year, nine Cameroonian artists were shortlisted, but, this year, the number has dropped by two.

The annual music festival will this year comprise of a welcome party, fashion show and many others.

Voting is done online, through AFRIMMA’s website,

It is the only award ceremony in the diaspora that caters for all musical genres like; Afrobeats, Coupe Decale,Hip-hop, Assiko, Bongo, Funana, Genge, Highlife, Kwaito, Lingala and Soukous.

Stanley Enow, Award-wining Cameroonian Artist.

Cameroon’s Stanley Enow alias Bayangi Boy (pictured) has been nominated for Best Male Central Africa.

The hip-hop rapper and co-owner of the record label, Motherland Empire was the first Cameroonian to win in the best new act category at the 2014 MTV Africa Music Awards.

Stanely rose to music fame in his 2013 single song “Hein Pere”.


Another Cameroonian contender for Best Male Central Africa in this year’s AFRIMMA is Salatiel aka High Man General (pictured).

He is founder and CEO of Alpha Better Records based in Buea. The Afropop singer and producer of Fap Kolo.

He is currently making waves after featuring in a song titled; “Water” with Beyonce in her new album.

He is also nominated for Music Producer of the Year and Best Artist in the AFRIMMA Francophone category.

Dr Nkeng Stephens, Video Director and Producer.

Nominated for Best Video Director is award-winning Video Director, Dr Nkeng Stephens (pictured).

He is the founder of the HoldHand Movement Initiative and CEO of Stephens Records. He was nominated last year for the same category.

Blanche Bailley

Blanche Bailly, aka Queen Mimba (picture), is nominated in the category of Best Female Central Africa.

She was nominated in the same category in last year’s edition but did not win.

Her debut single “Kam We Stay” reached 3.1 million views on YouTube. Since then, it has been hit after hits.

Charlotte Dipanda

Charlotte Dipanda won Best Female Artist in Central Africa in AFRIMMA 2015, has been nominated in the same category this year.


Daphne, is also a nominee in the category of Best Female Central Africa this year.

She was crowned Best Female Artist in the Central African region in 2016. She is also nominated in Best Francophone, alongside Ya Levis.

Though the list of nominees is jam-packed with big African names like Davido, Wizkid, Sauti Sol and Yemi Alade; the Cameroon contingent of artists nominated are urging their fans to vote for them.

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Watch the major nominees from Cameroon


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