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KORA Awards 2012: Nigeria Gets 8 Nominations [FULL-LIST]

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Arguably the most prestigious entertainment award in Africa, KORA Awards – 2012, is here, bigger and better. It will be held later this month in the West African country, Cote d’Ivoire and will feature the biggest entertainers on the continent and International R n B star Chris Brown. Nigeria got 8 nominations, with D’banj for Best Male West Africa with Oliver Twist; Davido for Best Male Newcomer with Dami Duro; Clarence Peters for Best Director, for Chidinma’s Kedike Video; and Omowunmi for Best Female West Africa, with If you ask me. See the full list below:

BEST MALE WEST AFRICA
Fuse ODG Feat Itz Tiffany, Donae – Azonto, Ghana
Molare – Coupé Decalé, Côte D’ivoire
Dj Arafat – Kpankaka, Côte d’Ivoire
D’banj – Oliver Twist, Nigeria
Sekouba Bambino – Sinontena, Guinée
Flavour – Adamma, Nigeria

BEST FEMALE WEST AFRICA
Omawumi- If You Ask Me, Nigeria
Viviane Ndour – Kumu Nexxul, Senegal
Chindima – Kedike, Nigeria
Fafa Ruffino Feat Rockin Squat – Ilé, Benin
Claire Bahi Feat. Dj Arafat – Comme Ceci Comme Cela, Côte D’ivoire
Suzanna Lubrano – Pensa Na Mi, Cape Verde

BEST MALE EAST AFRICA
Jimmie Gait Feat Dk – Furi Furi Dance, Kenya
Kidum Feat Sana – Mulika Mwizi, Burundi
Ali Kiba Feat Lady Jay Dee – Single Boy, Tanzanie
Redsan – Ila Wewe, Kenya
Chris D – Aisha, Burundi
Mulatu Astatke – Ethiopie, Ethiopie

BEST FEMALE EAST AFRICA
Juliana Kanyomozi – I Am Ugandan, Ouganda
Marya – Shiki Simu, Kenya
Helen Berhe – Lebe, Ethiopie
Asther Aweke – Lu Mili, Ethiopie
Saida Karoli – Sakina, Tanzanie
Ikraan Caraale – Gaarsiiya, Somalie

BEST MALE CENTRAL AFRICA
Lokoua Kanza – Nakonzonga, Rdc
JB M’piana – La Danse Du Cheval, Rdc
Lord Ekomy Ndong – Bi Se Fe Nale, Gabon
Freddy Massamba – Lobelanga, Congo Brazza
Totoi Bolabote – Botaka, Guinée Equatoriale
Ferre Gola – Tchekele Pete,Congo D.R.

BEST FEMALE CENTRAL AFRICA
Princess Leoni Kangala Feat Pili Pili Magale – Nzara, Centrafrique
Barbara Kanam – Djarabi, Rdc
Charlotte Dipanda – Coucou, Cameroun
Lady Ponce – Secouer Secouer, Cameroun
Meje 30 – Fimbu Ya Bakanda, Rdc
Mounira Mitchala – Independence, Tchad

BEST MALE SOUTHERN AFRICA
Madruga Yoyo – Vamos La, Angola
Maya Cool – Faz Um Milagre Em Mim, Angola
The Dogg – The Deception, Namibie
Alain Ramanisum – Sega Sexy, Ile Maurice
Richard – Vou Cuidar De Ti, Mozambique
Mbongeni Ngema – My Baby, Afrique Du Sud

BEST FEMALE SOUTHERN AFRICA
Zahara – Loliwe, Afrique Du Sud
Lizha James Feat. Perola – Leva Boy, Mozambique
Yola Araujo Feat. Jacob Desvarieux – E Hoje Ou Nunca, Angola
Toya Delazy – Pump It On, Afrique Du Sud
Titica Feat Ary – Olha O Boneco, Angola
Shelby – Damata, Angola

BEST MALE NORTH AFRICA
Cheb Khaled – C’est La Vie, Algerie
Kader Japonais – Gachitili Ma Vie, Algerie
Yassine Rammi Feat. Hammid B – Ya, Maroc
Madou Mc – La Tête Haute, Tunisie
Hossam Habibi – Bafkar Feek, Egypte
Dizzy Dros – Casafonia, Maroc

BEST FEMALE NORTH AFRICA
Kadidja Yama – Samhay, Maroc
Zina Daoudia – Saken Aisha, Maroc
Hasna El Becharia – Djazair Johara, Algerie
Nadia Laarousi – Lil Ya Lil, Algerie

BEST AFRICAN GROUP
Magic System – La Danse Des Magician, Cote D’ivoire
Toofan – C Magik, Togo
X Maleya – Tchokolo, Cameroun
Malaika – Never Change My Mind, Afrique Du Sud
Camp Mulla – Party Don’t Stop, Kenya
Gal Level – Ohole, Namibie

BEST MALE DIASPORA (USA)
Chris Brown Feat. Lil’wayne & Busta Rhymes – Look At Me Now, Usa
Jay-Z Feat Kanye West – Niggaz In Paris, USA
Chris Brown – Yeah, USA
P Diddy – I’m Coming Home, USA
Florida – I Got A Feeling, USA
Wiz Khalifa – Roll Up, USA

BEST FEMALE DIASPORA (USA)
Rihanna – We Found Love, USA
Rammy – G For Gentlemen, Côte D’ivoire
Beyonce – Run The World, USA
Nikki Minaj – Superbass, USA
Keri Hilson Feat. Nelly – Lose Control, USA
Tolumide – For Me, USA

BEST MALE DIASPORA (EUROPE AND CARRIBEAN)
Sexion D’assaut – Avant Qu’elle Ne Parte, France
Stromae – Alors On Danse, Belgique
Logobi Gt Feat Sisi K Et Bb Model- Elle Danse Sexy, France
Victor O – Vini Dou, France
Jim Rama Feat Alan Cavé – Mon Seul Regret, France
Slaï – Ça Ne Te Convient Pas, France

BEST FEMALE DIASPORA (EUROPE AND CARRIBBEAN)
Njie – Marzouk Ethnie, France
Michelle Henderson – Pani Pawol, Dominique
Tanya St Val – N’oublie Pas, France
Stevy Mahi – Yenki Pou Vou, France
Jocelyne Labylle – Quelqu’un De Bien, France
Sega El – Jaloux, France

BEST MALE GOSPEL
Landry Foua Bi – La Clé De Ma Liberté, Côte D’ivoire
Yvan – Ton Amour Me Suffit, Benin
Thocco Katimba – Ambuye Ndiribe Nanu Mau, Malawi
Carlam – Prospérité, Gabon
Skuulfo – Adandesie, Ghana
Mesach Semakula Feat Dj Michael – Nina Omukwano, Ouganda

BEST FEMALE GOSPEL
Soeur Lydie Nseya – Bolamu, Rdc
Bernice Blackie – Crucifixion, Liberia
Tonzi – Shima Imana, Rwanda
Rebecca – I Need You More, Nigeria
N’lauretta – Hommage À Jésus, Cameroun
L’or Mbongo – Yeshua, Angola

BEST GOSPEL GROUP
Joyous Celebration – Wangilwela, Afrique Du Sud
Seraphim Song’s – Impundu, Burundi
Infinity – Press On, Nigeria
Soweto Gospel Choir – Avulekile Amasango, Afrique Du Sud
Dmk – Don’t Worry, Zambia
Gael – Amour Eternel, Rdc

BEST MALE TRADITIONAL
Kiflay Issak – Mekseb, Erythrée
Stanlux – Africavio, Togo
Nasser – Moustapha, Mauritanie
King Ayisoba – Awudome, Ghana
Koo Nimo – Sounds From Ghana, Ghana

BEST FEMALE TRADITIONAL
Hamsou Garba – Magana Zoutchi, Niger
Aida Sam – Saraaba, Senegal
Myriam Fares – Tlah, Maroc
Queen Koumb – Sissa Na Bu Ngussu, Gabon
Affou Keita – Commandant, Côte D’Ivoire

BEST GROUP TRADITIONAL
Les Reines Mères – Tos, Côte D’ivoire
Ni Malagasy Orchestra – Salegy, Madagascar
Tinariwen – Tenere Taqqim Tossam, Mali
Les Frères Guedehoungue – Feu De Brousse, Benin
Sotheca – Goly, Côte D’ivoire
The Dizu Plaatjies Ibuyambo Ensemble – Izindiba, Afrique Du Sud

BEST MALE NEWCOMER
Aslay – Niwenawe, Kenya
Floby – Saanida, Burkina Faso
Loyiso – Wrong To You, Afrique Du Sud
Aziz Azion – My Oxygen, Ouganda
Davido – Dami Duro, Nigeria
John Chiti – Wapusuku, Zambie

BEST FEMALE NEWCOMER
Djelika Diawara – An Mi Woula, Mali
Amira Fathy – Ou’bal El Banat, Egypt
Keko Feat Madtraxxx- Make You Dance, Kenya
Nuella – Wakoulezi, Cote D’Ivoire
Sessimã – Mayavio, Benin
Sacha Feat Bably- Nsobanurira, Rwanda

BEST DIRECTOR
Clarence Peters For Capital Dreams – Kedike Of Chindima, Nigeria
Dj Marcell- Leva Boy Of Lizha James, Mozambique
Ash Dibben – Loliwe Of Zahara, Afrique Du Sud
Gelongal – Kumu Nexxul Of Viviane Ndour, Senegal
Grand Poucet – Coupé-Décallé Of Molare, Côte D’ivoire
Jessy Nottola – Oh Amadou Of Amadou Et Maryam, Tanzanie.

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