2018 NOMINATIONS

BEST RAP ARTIST

 

African

 

Casper Nyovest

Falz

MI Abaga

Sarkodie

Nasty C

 

American

 

2 Chainz

Cardi B

Childish Gambino

Kendrick Lamar

Pasha T

Drake

Remy Ma

 

BEST INDEPENDENT RAP ARTIST

 

Universal

 

Ami Miller

Ana Lou

Jsbproductionz

Lagosh

Plato Artist feat. De Frantz

 

FRANCOPHONE ARTIST

 

Universal

 

Bofola Mboyo Heritier

Fally Ipupa

Guy Moller

Kabwabwa LUKANU

MHD

Montana Kamenga

Robinio Mundibu

Sacre Kangu Ngiama

Toofan

 

BEST INDEPENDENT NEW ARTIST

 

Universal

 

Ana Lou

Masta E

STL

 

BEST TRADITIONAL SONG

 

Universal

 

Casper Nyovest

Falz

MI Abaga

Sarkodie

Nasty C

 

BEST DANCE/GROUP/ COLLABORATION / DUO SONG

 

African

 

Nasty C & Runtown (Said)

Semah G. Weifur feat. Flavour (Most High)

Tiwa Savage & Wizkid (Malo)

 

American

 

Andra Day feat. Common (Stand Up for Something)

Charlie Wilson feat. T.I. (I’m Blessed)

Kendrick Lamar feat. Rhianna (Loyality)

Mary J. Blige feat. Kanye West (Love Yourself)

SZA feat. Travis Scott (Love Galore)

 

BEST ARTIST MALE

 

African

 

Anatii

Casper Nyovest

Davido

Shattawale

Diamond Platinum

Fabregas

Fally Pupa

Nasty C

Shetta

Teckno

Wizkid

 

American

 

Brian McKnight

Bruno Mars

Charlie Wilson

Jay Z

Kendrick Lamar

 

BEST ARTIST FEMALE

 

African

 

MzVee

Nandy African Princess

Niniola

Nsoki

Tiwa Savage

Vanessa Mdee

Yemi Alade

 

American

 

Andra Day

Beyonce

Ledisi

Mary J Blige

SZA

 

BEST INDEPENDENT GOSPEL / INSPIRATIONAL

 

Universal

 

Benjamin Mulamba

Dave Shirley

Eguono Emuraishe

Filon Jay

Francis Nsela Adosi

Kasolo Matem Bele Ali

 

BEST SONG OF THE YEAR

 

Universal

 

African Beauty- Diamond Platinumz

Come closer- Wizkid

If- Davido

Jogodo- Teckno

Ksazobalit- Casper Nyovest

Maradona- Niniola

Said- Nasty C and Runtown

Yeba- Kiss Daniel

 

BEST INDEPENDENT SONG OF THE YEAR

 

Universal

 

Eddy Remedy

Filon Jay

Indo BaBa

Jean Goubald Kalala Midibu

Master E

Stevenson Ducinvil

 

BEST OLDIES BUT GOODIES

 

Universal

 

Anita Baker  

Charles Wright

Diana Ross   

Stevie Wonder  

The 5th Dimension  

 

MUSIC VIDEO OF THE YEAR

 

Africa

 

“African Sunrise” Nsoki

“All Over” Tiwa Savage  

“Iskaba” Wande Coal x Dj Tunez  

“Ksazobalit” Casper Nyovest

“Particular” Major Lazer x DJ Maphorisa “Like Dat” Davido  

“Ronika” Jah Prayza

 

America

 

“4.44” Jay Z

“Gods” Maxwell

“Strength of a Woman” Mary J Blige “High” Ledisi

“That What I Like” Bruno Mars

 

INDEPENDENT MUSIC VIDEO OF THE YEAR

Universal

Aminu Idris- Love You

Ange Dragon– Spectacle Ange Dragon

Cappuccino –Intemporel Rumba

Celeo Scrams –Wenze Ya Minzenba

Eddie Remedy – Guess Who’s Back / Shakomo

Eto'o Tsana -Désir D'Amour

Fabregas – Pincage

Heph B- One in a Million / L.A.M.N. feat. Masterkraft

Lagosh- TMZ

Leon Bassene - Dotti

Master E- Legit

MZ Menneh G. Smith – Tumoh-Cuddle Boy / Zomoh  Sacre Kangu Ngiama – Djenda ou Chida de Sacre Cool

Romeo Mputu – Show Me Your Love

Soul Fresh feat. Casimoney – Don’t Put Me There


 

INDEPENDENT MALE ARTIST

 

African

 

2 Switt

Andrew Barsay

Cappuccino

Celeo Scrams

Den G

Eddie Remedy

Elechi Wordu

Filon Jay

Heph B

Jus d’été Mulopwe

Milton Farley

Nwachukwu Nonso Kingsley

Stevenson Ducinvil

Tata Nkufi

 

American

 

Elechi Wordu

Jemell Moore

Lawrence P

Rotimi

 

INDEPENDENT FEMALE ARTIST

 

African

 

Aureole Tixis Vambi

Ayanbinrin Motherdrum

Eguono Emuraishe

Eto'o Tsana

Kala

Mercy Collazo

MZ Metnneh G. Smith  

Rebecca R10

Re-Belle Rebo

Yemo Ifefo

 

American

 

Ami Miller

Amina

Ana Lou

Ari Safarii

Mercy Collazo

Rosa Veleno

 

INDEPENDENT DANCE / GROUP/ COLLABORATION/ DUO SONG

 

Universal

 

Elechi Wordu feat. Twissa

Heph B feat. Morientez

Juliana Musical Drama  

Mboyo Bofenda Eddy

PCK & L’Frankie

Soul Fresh

STL feat. Ajala

The Wave

 

BEST FASHION DESIGNER

 

African

 

Adeyinka Lipede (ObaWear)

Betty Fashion

Ma Winny Casey (Nitindonite Fashion)

Parker XL

 

American

 

Elie Saab

Giambattista Valli

Irene Neuwirth

Rosie Assoulin


 

BEST CHILD ACTOR

 

Universal

 

Abigael Dikita “Matshozi”

Bamidele Ajayi “Love Conquers”

Malachi Okonkwo “Love Conquers”

Marsai Martin “Black ish”

Prince Chima “Busted Life”

 

SOCIAL MEDIA INFLUENCER

 

Universal

 

Akinbamiro Akinniyi

Ana Montana

Bernice Burgos

Bria Myles

Draya Michelle

Jena Frumes

Lira Galore

Miracle Watts

Nikki Baby

 

BEST SHORT FILM

 

African

 

“Blood Secrets (My State)” Kester Ezuma

“La présentation des oeuvres de Carine Pala”

Carine Pala

“Love Conquers” Obidike Caz Chidiebere

 

American

 

“Darkness” Joseph H. Stephens Jr.

“For Love or Money” Keoka Johnson

“Horse” Reginald Gaskins

“Rich Africans” Iver William Jallah

 

BEST INDEPENDENT FILM

 

African

 

Amazing Grace (Goodnews Enrcio)

Deepest Cut (Matilda GoGo Lambert)

Fikren Ladin (Kalkiden Behanu)

Lebana Police (Samson Tadesse)

Mon Coeur Saiggne (Doutshe Kapanga)

Pain of Sorrow (Prince Bubacarr Aminata Sankanu)

Silent Screams (Mamela Aisha Makoti)

How To Marry A Billionaire (Namia Roberts)

 

American

 

“Not Another Black Movie” (Jay Davis)

“Soul Ties” (Amvic Entertainment)

“The Condo” (James Cullen Bressack)

“The Lying Truth” (Reginald Gaskin)

“True to the Game” (Preston A. Whitmore II)

“When it Comes Around” (Dan Garcia)

"A Day of Trouble" (Marc Cayce)

 

BEST MAIN STREAM INDEPENDENT FILM

 

Universal

 

"Detroit" (Annapurna Pictures)

"Last Flag Flying" (Amazon

"Mudbound" (Netflix)

"Wind River" (Acacia Filmed Entertainment)

“Professor Marston and the Wonder Women" (Annapurna Pictures)

 

BEST INDEPENDENT FILM ACTOR

 

African

 

Caleb Tukebana “Ma Fille “Cynthia”

Dawit Abate “Lebanon Police”

Doutshe Kapanga “Mon Coeur Saiggne”

Endurci Vol 1”

Guelord Ingange Mbambo” Coeur

Ken Erics Ugo “Amazing Grace”

Majid Michelle “Deepest Cut”

Vatalis Ndubuisi “Love Conquers”

Austin Ogbuefi “3Some”

 

American

 

Brad James- When It Comes Around

Columbus Short “True to the Game”

Leon Robinson- Soul Ties

Marwan Grandville- A Day of Trouble

Rodney Perry “Not Another Black Movie”

 

BEST INDEPENDENT FILM DIRECTOR

 

African

 

Chris Eneng “3some” Robert Peters “Stolen”

Matilda Gogo Lambert “Deepest Cut”

Obidike Caz Chidiebere “Love Conquers”

Sami Ahmed Yahya “Lebanon Police”

 

American

 

A Day of Trouble “Marc Cayce”

Dan Garcia “When it Comes Around”

Donte Williams “Not Another Black Movie”

Reginald Gaskins “The Lying Truth”

Victor Hobson “Soul Ties”

 

BEST INDEPENDENT FILM ACTRESS

 

African

 

Denise Tshimpaka “Mobondo”

Erinmma-Mary Igwe “Amazing Grace”

Etomi Okoka “3Some”

Florence Kuyitilia “Ma Fille Cynthia 3-4 (FIN)”

Florence Okonkwo “Love Conquers”

Matilda Lambert “Deepest Cut”

Odia Anita Caroline

 

American

 

Denyce Lawton “When It Comes Around”

Janet Hubert “Not Another Black Movie”

Terri J Vaugh “Soul Ties”

Vivica Fox “True to The Game”

 

BEST INDEPENDENT FILM SUPPORTING ACTOR

 

African

 

Andy Koehler “Stolen”

Benz Lutumama “Matshozi”

Elechi Wordu “Stolen”

Frederick Leonard “Deepest Cut”

Mickey Odey “Deepest Cut”

King- Harry B. Anyanwu “Amazing Grace”

Shawn Faqua “3Some”

Tony Umez “Stolen”

 

 

American

 

Chico Benymon “Soul Ties”

Joe Torry “Soul Ties”

Nelsan Ellis “True to The Game”

Chico Benymon “When It Comes Around”

Dorian Gregory “When It Comes Around”

Simeon Henderson “Not Another Black Movie”

 

BEST INDEPENDENT FILM SUPPORTING ACTRESS

 

African

 

Chinwe Owoh “Love Conquers”

Etomi Okoka “3Some”

Kiki Omeili “3Some”

Nicole Banna “Deepest Cut”

Onuwaje Gbubemi Lizzy “Amazing Grace”

Patricia Menyei Odiatu “Love Conquers”

Queen - Ngozi Ezeonu “Amazing Grace”

Sana Kanu “Stolen”

Sudana Showalter “Stolen”

Soleil Diva “Stolen”

Odia Anita Caroline  "Beauty of the Mind"

 

 

American

 

Arianna Lexus “Not Another Black Movie”

Jackee’ Harry “When It Comes Around”

Katy Mixon “Soul Ties”

Rolanda Watts “Soul Ties”

Shanica Knowles “When It Comes Around”

 

BEST STAND-UP COMEDIAN MALE

 

African

 

Basket Mouth

Femi Lawson

I Go Die

Klint Da Drunk

Michael Blackson

Vue De Loin

 

American

 

Deon Cole

Earthquake

Shawn Morgan

Thomas Miles

 

BEST STAND-UP COMEDIAN FEMALE

 

African

 

Akeyla Bee Funny

Gina Yashire

Princess Damilola Adekoya

Yvonne Orji

 

American

 

Annie McKnight

Kim Wayans

Lunell

Sommore

 

BEST TELEVISION ENSEMBLE

 

Universal

 

Black-ish (ABC)

Claws (TNT)

Insecure (HBO)

My Curse My Pain

Orange is the New Black (Netflix)

River Hotel  

The Carmichael Show (NBC)

The Last O.G.

 

BEST FILM SUPPORTING ACTOR

 

African

 

Alexander Fernando “There’s No Such Thing as Zombies”

Benz Lutunadio “Matshozi”

Chet Anekwe “Busted Life”

Chuck Kendall “Busted Life”

Kassahun Fisseha “Lebana Police”

 

American

 

Hill Harper- “All Eyez on Me”

Idris Elba - "THOR: Ragnarok"

Keith Robinson.- “All Eyez on Me”

Laurence Fishburne - "Last Flag Flying"

Lil Rel Howery - "Get Out"

Nnamdi Asomugha - "Crown Heights"

 

BEST FILM SUPPORTING ACTRESS

 

African

 

Brunhilda Njua “Slave Dancer”

Mahder Shumet “Lebana Police”

Odita Anita Caroline, “Beauty of the Mind”

Rachel Brownstein “There’s No Such Thing as Zombies”

Sara Fasha “Busted Life”

 

American

 

Annie IIonzeh- “All Eyez On Me”

Kat Graham- “All Eyez On Me”

Keesha Sharp - "Marshall"

Regina Hall - "Girls Trip"

Tessa Thompson - "THOR: Ragnarok"

Tiffany Haddish - "Girls Trip”

 

BEST FILM ACTOR

 

African

 

Chigozi Atuanya “Chetanna

Mafinga Sese Sai Sai “Mobondo”

Ramsey Nouah “Busted Life”

Rudy Barrow “There’s No Such Thing as Zombies”

Walter Anga “Slave Dancer”

Yann Matanda “Matshozi”

 

American

 

Algee Smith - "Detroit"

Chadwick Boseman - "Marshall"

Daniel Kaluuya - "Get Out"

Demetrius Shipp Jr.- All Eyez on Me

Idris Elba - "The Mountain Between Us"


 

BEST FILM ACTRESS

 

African

 

Luana Ribeira “There’s No Such Thing as Zombies”

Queen Nwaokoye “Chetanna”

Woinshet Belachew “Lebana Police

 

American

 

Amandla Stenberg - "Everything, Everything"

Danai Gurira - "All Eyez on Me"

Halle Berry - "Kidnap"

Natalie Paul - "Crown Heights"

Octavia Spencer - "Gifted"

 

BEST FILM DIRECTOR

 

African

 

Bayo Akinfemi “Busted Life”

Eddie Bammeke “There’s No Such Thing as Zombies”

Emmanual Lupia “Matshozi”

Ikechukwu Onyeka “Chetanna

Wunda Kuyitila “Mobondo”

 

American

 

Benny Boom - All Eyez on Me

Dee Rees “Mudbound”

Director X “Super Fly”

Jordan Peele “Get Out”

Malcolm D Lee “Girls Trip”

Reginald Hudlin “Marshall”

Stella Meghie “Everything, Everything”


 

BEST FILM

 

African

 

Busted Life

Chetanna

How to Marry a Billionaire

There’s No Such Thing as Zombies

Virgins in The Forest

Yagazi

 

American

 

All Eyez on Me

Detroit

Get Out

Girls Trip

Marshall

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