Saturday, July 5, 2008
KORA Awards Nominees
First of all, a big congratulations to all the Nigerian artistes nominated for the KORA awards for any category. If anything shows how much the Nigerian music industry has moved is the immense presence of Nigerian artistes in the best artistes group. There are a total of 12 Nigerian artistes nominated in the best artiste or Group - West Africa category. That is amazing and a big congratulations to all of them. Below is the list of the Nigerian nominees.
1) Infinity - Olori Oko
2)Asa - Fire On The Mountain
3)D'Banj - Why Me
4)Olu Maintain - Yahoozee*
5)Roof Top MC's - La Gi Mo
6)Sasha - Adara
7)Sammie Okposo and D-X Generation - Many Reasons (No More Drama)
8)T.Y Bello - Freedom
9)X Project - Lori Le
10)Yinka Ayefele & his Merry Maker Band - Odun Ikore
11)2face Idibia - If Love is a Crime
12) P Square - ...(There was actually no song listed there for them)*
*= Surprise nomination, did not see that coming.
The much-touted $1m prize for the Best African Artiste at the KORA All Africa Music Awards holding in Tinapa, Cross River State on Saturday, December 6, 2008 has been sponsored by First Bank Plc...First Bank is supporting KORA Awards to promote the African culture and contribute its quota in the development of African music. This is the reason we are sponsoring the $1m prize for the Best African Artiste or Group.” The President and Executive Producer of KORA Awards, Mr. Ernest Coovi Adjovi, however, stated that the winner of the Best African Artiste award will be determined from four regions including East Africa, Central Africa, Southern Africa and West Africa.