Hey people!!! NexDim brings to you all a once in a lifetime exposure into the Afrotainment Museke Online Music Awards,Moamas calling on all Cameroonian artists both at home and abroad to be part and parcel of this wonderful African event.
Afrotainment Museke which aims at bringing together Africans through music exchange is currently in its second year and features more than 30 categories covering Africa and the Diaspora and also joins the two other major pan-African music awards on the continent the MTV Music Awards,Mamas which is in its third year now and the Channel O Music Video Awards. And just like these two, the Afrotainment Museke Online African Music Awards is publicly voted. Its categories include
Artist of the Year – Male Artist of the year, Female Artist of the year.
Group of the Year and New Artist alongside the
Regional categories of West Africa, North Africa, Central Africa, East Africa, Southern Africa and Diaspora.
Afrotainment Moamas also includes several genre categories unique to the African continent including Zouk/Kizomba Song which originated in Angola but has become a worldwide genre of music, not leaving out the Tribal House and Afro-pop too.
The awards ceremony actually took place in the Afrotainment New York City studios in the U S A and present in the occasion full of cheers and celebrations was the Cameroon duo sisters Les Nubians, Congolese sexy dance star Fally Ipupa, Senegal’s Viviane Ndour and Didier Awadi. Benin’s very own Angelique Kidjo who is being singing all her life ever since I was a kid , received Afrotainment MOAMA 2011’s Lifetime Achievement Award, her very first given by Africans. Greased very passionately, Kidjo offered an impromptu acapella performance.Evening performances were so collaborative by award winners Viviane Ndour and Fally Ipupa; Rwanda’s Iyadede joined Fally on stage as he sang his hit “Chaise Electrique”, then by Washington D.C. based Les Belles d’Afrique as he performed his club banger,” Sexy Dance”.
Senegal dominated the award winners with the gorgeous Viviane Ndour who grapped three awards in categories of Female Artist of the Year, Best Music Video for “Sama Champion“ and Afro- rhythms song of the Year Fima Tollu.
Fally Ipupa emerged as Artist of the year, as well as sharing the Best African Collaboration Award with Nigeria’s J. Martins for the popular banger remix “Jukpa” by J.Martins. He also grapped the award for Popular Song of the Year for his dance floor special, “Sexy Dance”.
Nigeria also had a lot of winners, including 2Face Idibia for Male Artist of the year and P-Square as Group of the year. There were winners from every African sub-region as well as the diaspora, which fully celebrates African music.
South Africa’s Cabo Snoop whose “Windeck” hit hammers with his ababababa atumpa sounds took the Southern African Song of the Year while the two male uprising superstars Toofan won the Western Africa Song of the Year with their “Ce Magik“.
The show hosted by Afrotainment presenters, Zimbabwe’s Farai Gundan and Zambia’s Tivo Shikapwashya and by Sophy Aiida had interviews from various African musicians and other dignitaries, sponsors and guests. It was aired live on Afrotainment Channels 667 and 751 on Dish Network in North America and also streamed live on awards.afrotainment.us, and museke.com.
Where are Cameroon’s musicians in Africa and the diaspora? What are they doing? Besides Les Nubians who would have represented us out there. It’s time to wake up y’all right now, invade Africa, Europe, America and the world at large.
View the full list of all Afrotainment MOAMAS 2011 winners moamas.com