Suzanna Lubrano wins at Cabo Verde Music Awards

Best African Artist in the Diaspora at the Museke Online Africa Music Awards winner Suzanna Lubrano recently added to her honours as she won the awards for Best Cabo Zouk and Best Music Video of the years 2009 and 2010 at the first Cabo Verde Music Awards, held in Praia, Cabo Verde last weekend.

Both awards were given for Suzanna Lubrano’s song Festa Mascarado, produced by Marcus Allen and Melvin Sparkman of the Heavy Weights, part of Ne-Yo’s production team.

In April, Suzanna Lubrano will have four shows in Mozambique.

April 6: Beira

April 8: Quelimane

April 9: Maputo

April 10: Tete

If you’re in Mozambique, be there !

Suzanna Lubrano also released a new compilation albumin Portugal earlier this year. The album is entitled: “The best of Suzanna Lubrano – Volume 1 – 15 years of hits” and includes some of her major hits in the Lusophone market between 1996 and 2011.

This first volume includes success songs such as Tudo Pa Bo, Recorda Passado, Fofo, Nha Sonho, Quel Amor, and many more. A total number of 17 tracks is inlcuded, with a remix of Nunca Mas as a bonus track. Volume 2 is scheduled for release at the end of this year, and will include tracks that could not make it on Volume 1.

MOAMAs 2011 Award Show

ACCRA – JOHANNESBURG – NAIROBI – NEW YORK

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Afrotainment to Produce and Broadcast the 2011 Afrotainment-Museke Online Africa Music Awards Show on September 24 in New York

 

As part of its ongoing efforts to showcase African Music in North America, Afrotainment and Museke Inc are pleased to announce a partnership  whereby Afrotainment will be the exclusive broadcast and media partner for Museke’s second annual online African music awards, which will now be known as the Afrotainment Museke Online Africa Music Awards.

 

Eric Noue from Afrotainment said: “This collaboration reiterates Afrotainment’s commitment to the North American market with an African music awards show being broadcasted for the first time Live on National TV in North America and via web streaming worldwide, reflecting yet another facet of our growth strategy”

 

Awards Show

In an evidence of growth for the online awards, the Afrotainment Museke Online Africa Music Awards – which are currently in the nominees’ submission phase, will culminate on September 24 in Afrotainment New York City’s studios, where the cream of the African music industry will gather at an Afro-glam red carpet event to recognise African talent as award winners are announced and celebrated.

The Afrotainment Museke Online Africa Music Awards will be multicasted Live on the Afrotainment family of channels nationwide in the US and will also be viewable online via Live Streaming on the awards website, moamas.com and awards.afrotainment.us.

Museke representative Tumi Diseko commented: “We are thoroughly excited to have concluded this agreement with Afrotainment, an entity which shares our passion for African entertainment.

Hosting and screening the awards will help to bring the African music fan closer to their favourite artists, rightfully so, as Museke.com is The Home of the African Music Fan”.

The evening will feature performances by some of the best in African music as well as some artists who are well on their way to the top of the African music scene.

About Afrotainment

The AFROTAINMENT Family of channels is the FIRST and ONLY network of television channels in North America dedicated to broadcast the best African Movies, Series, Realities, Comedies, Music and coming soon Sports for the highly coveted African Diaspora in the USA.

The AFROTAINMENT Family of channels includes: Afrotainment available on channel 751 on DISH Network and Afrotainment Music available on channel 667 on DISH Network. Afrotainment will soon be available on Cablevision’s Optimum and is currently under review by Comcast.

To learn more about The AFROTAINMENT Family of channels visit: www.afrotainment.us

 

About Museke

Museke.com was established in 2006 by a group of African music fans from across the continent with the vision of becoming a one-stop-shop for everything related to every African music genre across the continent.

The website has since grown from strength to strength, featuring lyrics, interviews, biographies, new music and videos of thousands of artists on the continent and in the Diaspora.

Museke Inc aims to harness African youths’ growing access and use of internet and digital devices to create and develop a knowledge network for African talent and music.

MOAMAs 2011: Call For Submissions

MUSEKE ONLINE AFRICA MUSIC AWARDS 2011

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

Museke, Inc. is proud to formally announce the upcoming second annual Museke Online Africa Music Awards (MOAMAs), which are set to culminate in September 2011.

Artists, record labels, producers and their respective representatives are invited to submit entries for the various categories in order to be eligible. Music that was released and received airplay beginning anytime from January 1 2010 to January 1 2011 is eligible for consideration and entry.

Once again, the voter’s academy will comprise of influential and respected industry figureheads, including DJs. All MOAMAs categories are open to African artists based on the continent as well as those in the diaspora.

Artists may be nominated through the “nominate” link on http://awards.museke.com. “The Museke Online Africa Music Awards is a chance for the African artist to shine beyond borders, a chance to win more fans.

This initiative acknowledges both the fans’ and the artists’ roles in ensuring the continued evolution of the African music industry”, says Tumi Diseko, Museke’s Chief Marketing Officer.

As the Museke.com brand continues to grow and gain popularity, new opportunities sprout: Museke.com is currently in talks for a long-term exciting and dynamic partnership with another entity, to be announced at a later date.

Voter’s Choice

In the end, the winners of the awards are judged from votes – the fans are the true judges in the Museke Online Africa Music Awards.

To further empower the African music fan, Museke has decided to introduce the Voter’s Choice Award, a category which is dedicated to acknowledging the work of lesser known artists that are discovered during the MOAMAs nomination and subsequent voting period.

Diseko goes on to say, “Museke.com was started by and continues to be run by fans of African music who are dedicated to discovering new and emerging genres as well as rediscovering older genres.

We are proud that the work we do at Museke has inspired so many fans to look beyond their own borders and traditional tastes, and the introduction of the Voter’s Choice Award is an acknowledgement of the African music fan.”

About Museke.com

Museke.com was started in 2006 by a group of African music fans from across the continent with the vision of becoming a one-stop-shop for everything related to African music in every genre found on the continent.

The website has since grown from strength to strength, featuring lyrics, interviews, biographies, new music and videos of thousands of artists on the continent and in the diaspora.

With the annual MOAMA’s, Museke.com has taken the initiative to create the continent’s first completely online awards franchise and by so doing, it has acknowledged the growth in internet and mobile users on the continent.

2010 MOAMAs Winners

Lizha James, Dama do Bling, Amr Diab, Ralph Anselmo and Perola emerged multiple winners of the inaugural Museke Online Africa Music Awards (MOAMAs).

The MOAMAs sought to award best of African music over the last year and put the winners in the spotlight as Africa prepares to host the globe at the World Cup in South Africa.

The awards were organized by Museke.com, an African music site which seeks to unify Africa through its music and its partners. The winners would be awarded packages where their music will be promoted through various media while their online presence will also be enhanced.
The winners were selected based on African music fan votes. Voting took place from April 6 to May 29, 2010 on http://awards.museke.com (http://moamas.com). Users were allowed to vote once everyday.

The nominees were selected over a 3 month period by an academy made up of African music enthusiasts and fans.

The organizing team encourages music fans to learn about all the other nominees, since they are amongst the top African musicians of today.

Below is the full list of winners (arranged by song/album, name & country):

African song of the year: Yori yori – Bracket – Nigeria

Artiste of the Year: Lizha James – Mozambique

Best Male Artist: Ralph Anselmo – Angola

Best Female Artist: Dama do Bling – Mozambique

Best Group (tie): P-Square – Nigeria & Sauti Sol – Kenya

Best Album: O Cupido – Ralph Anselmo – Angola

Best African Collaboration: Put it down – Sasha P/Dama do Bling – Nigeria/Mozambique

Best New Artist/Group: Sarkodie – Ghana

Best Music Video: Estilo Xaxhale – Lizha James – Mozambique

Best Video producer: DJ Marcell – Mozambique

Best Beat maker: Bue d beats – Angola

Record of the year: Usinibore – Just A Band – Kenya

West Africa song of the year: Simple – Bradez – Ghana

North Africa song of the year: Wayah – Amr Diab – Egypt

Central Africa song of the year: C’est pas complique – Awilo Longomba – DR Congo

East Africa song of the year: Leo – A-Y – Tanzania

Southern Africa song of the year: Presta Atencao – Perola – Angola

Best Artist based in Diaspora: Suzanna Lubrano – Cape Verde

Best Reggae song: Africans – Nneka – Nigeria

Best Hip-hop song: Casamento – Dama do Bling – Mozamabique

Best R&B/Soul song: Presta Atencao – Perola – Angola

Best Gospel/Religious song: Igwe – Midnight Crew – Nigeria

Best Pop song: Wayah – Amr Diab – Egypt

Best Afro-pop song: Gologolo – Echo – Ghana

Best Dancehall song: Where my baby dey – Samini – Ghana

Best Alternative/Fusion/Rock song: Tukuraka remix – Stewart Sukuma – Mozambique

Best Dance song: Omo 2 Sexy – Justine – Nigeria

Best Contemporary African song: Kuma kwa kie – Yuri da Cunha – Angola

Congrats to all the winners!

 

 

2010 MOAMAs Award Nominees

Wande Coal, Lizha James, Barbara Kanam, AY, HHP, Bracket, Blu3, Radio & Weasel, Alikiba, Black Coffee, and Cheb Khaled lead the nominees for the Museke Online Africa Music Awards.

The MOAMAs award the best of African music for the past year and put the winners in the spotlight as Africa prepared to host the globe at the World Cup in South Africa. The awards were organized by Museke.com, home of the African music fan which seeks to unify Africa through its music.

The nominees were selected over a 3 month period by an academy made up of African music enthusiasts and fans. Nigeria has the most nominees with 31, followed by South Africa with 22, Kenya with 18, DR Congo with 15, Uganda with 14, Tanzania with 13 and Mozambique with 10. There were 28 categories in all with 7 nominees for each. The nominees came from all over Africa and with varied styles.

Below is the full list of nominees (arranged by song/album, name & country)

African song of the year

Bumper to bumper – Wande Coal – Nigeria

Juju – Black Coffee – South Africa

Meme pas fatigue – Magic System/Cheb Khaled – Cote d’Ivoire/Algeria

Show ce soir – Bisso na Bisso – Congo Brazzaville

Sunshine – Nameless – Kenya

Where you are – Blu3 – Uganda

Yori yori – Bracket – Nigeria

 

Artiste of the Year

A-Y – Tanzania

Barbara Kanam – DR Congo

Darey – Nigeria

Fally Ipupa – DR Congo

HHP – South Africa

Lizha James – Mozambique

Wande Coal – Nigeria

 

Best Male Artist

A-Y – Tanzania

Alikiba – Tanzania

Darey – Nigeria

Fally Ipupa – DR Congo

HHP – South Africa

Ralph Anselmo – Angola

Wande Coal – Nigeria

 

Best Female Artist

Adiouza – Senegal

Amani – Kenya

Barbara Kanam – DR Congo

Dama do Bling – Mozambique

Lira – South Africa

Lizha James – Mozambique

Suzanna Lubrano – Cape Verde

 

Best Group

Blu3 – Uganda

Bracket – Nigeria

Gal Level – Namibia

Jozi – South Africa

Mowzey Radio & Weasel – Uganda

P-Square – Nigeria

Sauti Sol – Kenya

 

Best Album

Ali K 4 Real – Alikiba – Tanzania

Be free – Blu3 – Uganda

Dagaati – Samini – Ghana

Karibu – Barbara Kanam – DR Congo

Mushin 2 Mohits – Wande Coal – Nigeria

Mwanzo- Sauti Sol – Kenya

O Cupido – Ralph Anselmo – Angola

 

Best African Collaboration

Ca ne connait pas – Yeleen/Magic System – Burkina Faso/Cote d’Ivoire

Leo remix – A-Y/Avril/Wahu – Tanzania/Kenya

Malembe – Mokobe/Fally Ipupa – Mali/DR Congo

Meme pas fatigue – Magic System/Cheb Khaled – Cote d’Ivoire/Algeria

My type of guy – Buffalo Souljah/TayGrin/Gal Level – Zimbabwe/Malawi/Namibia

Put it down – Sasha P/Dama do Bling – Nigeria/Mozambique

Voodoo – Lizha James/Mandoza – Mozambique/South Africa

 

Best New Artist/Group

Adiouza – Senegal

Blick Bassy – Cameroun

Mowzey Radio & Weasel – Uganda

M.I – Nigeria

Sarkodie – Ghana

Sauti Sol – Kenya

STL – Kenya

 

Best Music Video

Breathe – D-Black & KwakuT – Ghana

Estilo Xaxhale – Lizha James – Mozambique

I want you back – XOD – Uganda

Juju – Black Coffee – South Africa

Mpitse – HHP – South Africa

Not the girl – Darey – Nigeria

Safe – M.I. – Nigeria

 

Best Video producer

Andinos Visuals – Angola

Boss Playa – Cote D’Ivoire

Clarence Peters – Nigeria

DJ Marcell – Mozambique

Gorilla Films – South Africa

Ogopa Video – Kenya

Phamous People – Ghana

 

Best Beat maker

Bue d beats – Angola

Culoe de Song – South Africa

Don Jazzy – Nigeria

Hermy B – Tanzania

Ogopa DJs – Kenya

Richie – Ghana

Swangz Ave – Uganda

 

Record of the year

Breadwinners – ProVerb – South Africa

Engongole – Movaizhaleine – Gabon

Go down there – 2Face Idibia – Nigeria

Usinibore – Just A Band – Kenya

Waving Flag – K’Naan – Somalia

We are Africans – JJC – Nigeria

Yesterday Betteh Pass Tiday – Emmerson – Sierra Leone

 

West Africa song of the year

Bumper to bumper – Wande Coal – Nigeria

Maadou – Adiouza – Senegal

Sans guebe – DJ Lewis – Cote d’Ivoire

Simple – Bradez –Ghana

Suddenly – D’Banj – Nigeria

Tchoucou Tchoucou – DJ Kedjevara – Cote d’Ivoire

Yori Yori – Bracket – Nigeria

 

North Africa song of the year

C’est chelou – Zaho – Algeria

Fel kam youm elli fato – Latifa – Tunisia

Habbeit – Sherine – Egypt

Ma tfakarnish – Hoda Saad – Morocco

Meme pas fatigue – Cheb Khaled – Algeria

Wayah – Amr Diab – Egypt

Zabana – Cheb Khaled – Algeria

 

Central Africa song of the year

C’est pas complique – Awilo Longomba – DR Congo

Chaise Electrique – Fally Ipupa – DR Congo

Djarabi – Barbara Kanam – DR Congo

Tout ca pour toi – Nadege Mbadou – Gabon

Show ce soir – Bisso na bisso – Congo Brazzaville

Yelele – X Maleya – Cameroun

Zoomer – Jumo Selesao – DR Congo

 

East Africa song of the year

Bread & Butter – Radio & Weasel – Uganda

Leo – A-Y – Tanzania

Pii pii – Marlaw – Tanzania

Sunshine – Nameless – Kenya

Tonight – Amani – Kenya

Where you are – Blu3 – Uganda

Yule Pale – Redsan – Kenya

 

Southern Africa song of the year

Can you feel it – The Dogg – Namibia

Estilo Xaxhale – Lizha James – Mozambique

Ingoma – Thandiswa – South Africa

Juju – Black Coffee – South Africa

Na sou ninguem ti – Ralph Anselmo – Angola

Presta Atencao – Perola – Angola

Umlilo – Big Nuz – South Africa

 

Best Artist based in Diaspora

K’Naan – Somalia

Kaysha – DR Congo

May7ven – Nigeria

Mimitah – DR Congo

Mokobe – Mali

STL – Kenya

Suzanna Lubrano – Cape Verde

 

Best Reggae song

Afralehu – Teddy Afro – Ethiopia

Agenze – Bebe Cool – Uganda

Africans – Nneka – Nigeria

Burning Desire – Wutah – Ghana

Carolina – Bobi Wine – Uganda

L’africain – Tiken Jah Fakoly

Uprising – Wyre – Kenya

 

Best Hip-hop song

Baby – Sarkodie – Ghana

Casamento – Dama do Bling – Mozamabique

Dreamer – STL – Kenya

Mpitse – HHP – South Africa

Leo – A-Y – Tanzania

Nekoleera gyange – Navio – Uganda

Safe – M.I – Nigeria

 

Best R&B/Soul song

Not the girl – Darey – Nigeria

Pii pii – Marlaw – Tanzania

Presta atencao – Perola – Angola

Sunshine – Nameless – Kenya

Wa mpaleha – Lira – South Africa

Where you are – Blu3 – Uganda

Yori yori – Bracket – Nigeria

 

Best Gospel/Religious song

Be my Lord – Noelie – Togo

Igwe – Midnight Crew – Nigeria

Kani – Wilson Bugembe – Uganda

Kokoroko – Kefee – Nigeria

My God is good – Joyous Celebration – South Africa

Nibebe – Rose Muhando – Tanzania

Nzambe alingi yo – Makoma – DR Congo

 

Best Pop song

Ce n’est pas la peine – La fuente – Gabon

Estilo Xaxhale – Lizha James – Mozambique

Heartbeat – Nneka – Nigeria

Preta Negra – Marllen – Mozambique

Leave me alone – Mimi – Ghana

Tonight – Amani – Kenya

Wayah – Amr Diab – Egypt

 

Best Afro-pop song

Bumper to bumper – Wande Coal – Nigeria

Gologolo – Echo – Ghana

In the music – Omawumi – Nigeria

Live my life – Winnie Khumalo – South Africa

Mmatswale – Malaika – South Africa

Msiniseme – Alikiba – Tanzania

Natamani kuwa malaika – Lady Jaydee – Tanzania

 

Best Dancehall song

Ayokyayokya – Cindy – Uganda

Bread & Butter – Radio & Weasel – Uganda

Free madness – Terry G – Nigeria

My type of guy – Buffalo Souljah – Zimbabwe

Shayo – Bigiano – Nigeria

Where my baby dey – Samini – Ghana

Yule pale – Redsan – Kenya

 

Best Alternative/Fusion/Rock song

Enter the Ninja – Die Antwoord – South Africa

Fairytales – 340ML – Mozambique

Fort Knox – Goldfish – South Africa

Rockstar – Jay N – Cameroun

Summerime – BLK JKS – South Africa

Tukuraka remix – Stewart Sukuma – Mozambique

Usinibore – Just A Band – Kenya

 

Best Dance song

Omo 2 Sexy – Justine – Nigeria

Juju – Black Coffee – South Africa

Solution – Abou Thioubalo – Senegal

Sans guebe – DJ Lewis – Cote D’Ivoire

Tchoucou Tchoucou – DJ Kedjevara – Cote d’Ivoire

Nka mo dira – Nutty Nys – South Africa

Zoomer – Jumo Selesao – DR Congo

 

Best Contemporary African song

Delestage – Meje 30 et Tshala Muana – DR Congo

Ingoma – Thandiswa – South Africa

Kuma kwa kie – Yuri da Cunha – Angola

Maria – Blick Bassy – Cameroun

Rebel woman – Chiwoniso – Zimbabwe

Seya – Oumou Sangare – Mali

Storia storia – Mayra Andrade – Cape Verde

About The MOAMAs

MUSEKE.COM LAUNCHES ANNUAL MUSEKE ONLINE AFRICA MUSIC AWARDS

Online African music bible to honour African artists

After three-and-a-half years developing the online portal for information on African music, in 2010 Museke.com launched of the annual Museke Online Music Awards (MOAMA’s).

Museke.com started out in 2006 with the aim of becoming a one-stop-shop for everything related to African music in every genre.

Since then, the website has grown from strength to strength, featuring lyrics, interviews, biographies, new music and videos of multitudes of African artists from the continent and the Diaspora across the board.

With the 2010 FIFA World Cup putting the entire African continent on the international map, it was only fitting that the continent’s deserving artists were put on a pedestal, and what better way to do that than with the first ever online music awards that caters to all music tastes on the continent?

The continent is alive with different sounds, voices and rhythms, and the MOAMA’s seek to further promote this music through various platforms online.

Through the annual MOAMA’s, Museke aims to encourage the unity of Africans through our music.

With a total of 130 nominations in 28 categories which covered different genres and regions, the MOAMA’s pride themselves in encompassing all African music, regardless of video submission, language, genre and country in recognition of excellence in music over the last year.

The winners of these prestigious online awards are rewarded through various avenues of online promotion, which will gain the artists global recognition on museke.com as well as various other media outlets.

The 2010 Museke Online Africa Music Awards (MOAMAs) were the inaugural awards held to celebrate African music and musicians achievement online.

The power of the internet has enabled African musicians to market their music outside their communities and countries, to other African countries as well as to people outside the continent.

Museke.com has become one of the biggest African music websites with content from over 30 African countries and major traffic from African countries.

It has helped musicians to be discovered by fans not from their home countries and has been a source of news, blogs for fans everywhere. Museke.com has been tagged the African music bible.

Museke is partnering with other African music fans and websites who are dedicated to seeing Africans learn about African music and promoting new and popular African music.

The first edition of the awards promotes as many African musicians from as many different countries and styles as it aims to unite African music fans everywhere.