Zani Challe the only Malawian artist nominated for 2017 Afrimmas

Zani Challe nominated for 'Best New Comer'. Photo Credit: Zani Challe

Female singer and rapper Zani Challe is the only Malawian artist to be nominated for the 2017 African Musik Magazine Awards & Music Festival (Afrimma) 2017.

The South Africa based artist has been nominated in the category of ‘Best New Comer.’

Afrimma announced the nominees this week for the awards slated to take place on 8th October at the House of Blues in Dallas, USA.

Born Michelle Chiumia, Zani will face competition from Nigerians Dremo, Maleek Berry and Niniola, Ghanaian Medikal and Julz, Ray Vanny from Tanzania, Preto Show from Angola, Mr Leo from Cameroon and South Africa’s Nathi.

Zani says she is excited to be nominated among Africa’s best music artists. She appeals for support from her fans to vote for her.

“It is with great pleasure that I let u all know I’ve been nominated in the *Best Newcomer * category in th AFRIMMA Awards. I need ur support. Kindly follow the link in my bio n vote 4 ur girl.N spread the word. U can vote *as many times as possible* Till the 8th October. Lets do this. Zikomo. Chiphadzuwa chanu. 💖🙏”, she posted on her Facebook page.

The Afrimmas’ sole purpose is to cross musical boundaries and celebrate the top African acts and the contributions they have made in relation to African culture and music.

The awards this year host an impressive calibre of potential winners, including Wizkid, Tekno, Mr Eazi, Davido, Runtown, Ray Vanny, Fally Ipupa, Flavour and other acts on the continent who have all earned the nomination gongs for the year in review.

The event is being organised by Big A Entertainment and has 27 categories with the inclusion of two new categories: Best Lusophone artist and Best Francophone artist.