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Khaligraph, Nyashiki, Eliud Kipchoge, Diamond Platnumz, Vanessa Mdee, Vinka & Fik Fameica among nominees for Them Rockstars’ – most influential global African personalities awards (2020)

The Rockstars’ nominations 2020 are in following a Pan African announcement tour seeing several African countries each reveal a set or part of the nominees for this year’s historic 1st ever African influencer awards.

From East Africa, Tanzania’s Diamond Platnumz takes the lead with a total of 9 nominations alongside fellow artist Vanessa Mdee who landed 8 nods, followed by renowned Tanzanian media personality Millard Ayo, who received 6 nominations. US-based Kenyan actress Lupita Nyong’o received 7 nominations with both Kenyan world record holder Eliud Kipchoge receiving 6, with Khaligraph and Nyashinki featuring in the Hip Hop category. Ugandan singer Vinka and Tanzanian hitmaker Alikiba are nominated in 5 categories with Halima Aden (Kenya/Somalia) and Ommy Dimpoz (Tanzania) receiving 4 nominations. Kenya’s Wanuri Kahiu, Tanzania’s Wema Sepetu and Uganda’s Zari also received 3 nominations.

Global voting opened to the public online from Monday, 17th February at www.TheRockstarAwards.com

Among ‘The Rockstars’ 2020 nominees, Maître Gims from the Democratic Republic of Congo and France, had the most nominations at 16, including nominations in the two big categories of the major overall global African ‘Rockstar’ category, the ‘StarBoy’ category. Nigerian superstar Wizkid received 15 nods, with fellow Nigerian superstars Davido and Burna Boy each receiving 14 nominations. South African sensation Sho Madjozi who’s just had a massive year with her global viral smash hit ‘John Cena’ got 13 nods.

East Africa’s total nods are at an impressive 150. The countries with the most personalities nominated across individual categories, in order of most nominations is as follows: Nigeria 159, South Africa 146, Tanzania 62, Kenya 47, Uganda 32, Ethiopia 6, Rwanda 3, Angola 37, Senegal 27, Ghana 25, Democratic Republic of Congo 22, Namibia 18, Mali 14, Eritrea 13, Zimbabwe 11, Egypt 9, Cape Verde 8, Benin 7, Morocco 6, Somalia 6, Cote d’Ivoire 5 and Cameroon 3, with the rest of the nominee pool spread across the other African countries of origin.

‘The Rockstars’ aka The Rockstar Awards is the 1st Africa Continental awards in history for recognizing the most powerful, highly acclaimed and most influential personalities from the African continent. The award ceremony also recognizes personalities from across the rest of the world, with influence on and relevant to audiences on the African continent.

‘The Rockstars’ recognize the most influential personalities of African origin on the planet across music, entertainment, gaming, film, content, social, media, sport, environment and conservation, sustainable fashion, beauty, arts, business and innovation.

Global voting opens to the public online from Monday, 17th February at www.TheRockstarAwards.com

‘The Rockstars’ will broadcast and livestream LIVE in September 2020 and will reach audiences in more than 180 countries and territories across the African continent and worldwide. You can see the full Rockstars’ nominations 2020 announcement list below, and online at www.TheRockstarAwards.com and www.RockstarTelevision.com

Please see below pictures from the launch events in Angola & Namibia

Angola: https://drive.google.com/drive/u/0/folders/1gYnp9yD6qYs78Gjv7YbIRnwD-wKL_mnf

Namibia: https://drive.google.com/drive/u/0/folders/1g7rRVZ9iBcyxKxnjNzIAwyJfLpgFERq6

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