Etnik-Dyragga Out as Davido, Wizkid make AFRIMA List



Fast rising dancehall act, Etnik-Dyragga, popularly called Etnik, narrowly lost out in the race to be crowned the “Best Artist Male Category from West Africa at the ongoing AFRIMA Music Awards. The ragga artiste who is tipped to be the next biggest thing in Africa will have to wait next year for his second attempt at the trophy.

However, Runtown, Teckno, Wizkid, Mr. Easy, Davido, will still be flying the Nigerian flag for the male category why Tiwa Savage, Sheyi Shay, Aramide, made the female list that will compete with other talents from Africa and diaspora.

Etnik-Dyragga recently released three massive singles which are currently on the MTN network as ring back tunes: “The Question”, featuring late OJB Jezreel (1032682); “Diva Demon” (1032683) and “Follow Follow” – 1032684. All three songs will be downloaded when the codes are sent to 4100 on the MTN network.

The artiste has not hidden his disappointment at not going the extra mile and feels reggae and dancehall artistes shouldn’t compete in the same category.

Speaking about the outcome of the nomination Etink said: “This reduces the chances of a reggae or dancehall musician because singers have different genres and compete on different platforms but reggae and dancehall which are different genres are clogged together as one. Everyone wants to compete at AFRIMA and win because it is the best awards but reggae and dancehall have to be separated.

“A singer and rapper like drake gets awards for singing and rapping which are completely different genres but reggae and dancehall which is also a rap kind of music are placed on the same category.” Etnik-Dyragga said.

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Godwin Okafor is a financial journalist, Internet Social Entrepreneur and the Founder Naija247news Media Ltd He has over 16 experiences in journalism, which cuts across traditional and digital media. He started his journalism career in Business Day, Where he was a senior editorial graphic artist, before he left to start Naija247news, An Online Financial Newspaper in 2010. He has won series of awards and he is the chairman of Emmerich Resources Limited, the publisher of and also sits on the board of Students In Business Awards, (SIBA).


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