Tuesday, 7 September 2010
NAMELESS AND SAUTI SOL GET AMA NODS
Three Kenyan artistes have been nominated for the UK based African Music Awards (AMA) that will be held Friday October 15th 2010 at the Wembley Arena, London. Nameless, Sauti Sol and Amani have all placed in highly competitive categories against other African acts. Amani got one nod in the Best Female Artist a category Wahu won last year.
Sauti Sol has been nominated for Best New Artist/Group and Best Group where as Nameless is up for the African Song Of The Year, Sunshine which features Habida and East African Artiste Of The Year.
The AMAs is Europe’s premier annual awards ceremony for African musicians and music makers. The main aim is to achieve mainstream recognition for big selling African artists who have sold millions of records in the African market, yet remain under-exposed to the Western world.
Eric McKaiser, CEO and founder, said “The AMAs are changing the perception surrounding African music. We aim to bridge the gap between the West and African musicians. Congratulations to all the 2010 nominees, and in my eyes you are all winners”.
The hosts for the awards are Nollywood's favorite actress Genevieve Nnaji and English singer-songwriter and actor Simon Webbe.
Voting on your favorite artists can be done between the September 6 and October 10 on AMA`s site.