Pulse.com.gh Star Contributor Efya, Stonebwoy, Becca, Sarkodie, Wiyaala, R2bees and Kwabena Kwabena are among some internationally-recognized music stars from Africa and around the globe who will be honoured for their contribution to African music at the second edition of the AFRIMMA awards ceremony slated for October 10, 2015.The “Go Higher” singer has been nominated in three award categories, ‪"Best Male Wes tAfrica‬", ‪"Best Dancehal lArtiste‬" , ‪"Song Of The Year".'Baafira' by Stonebwoy featuring Sarkodie is likely to win song of the year if it is able to beat Sauti Sol’s 'Sura Yako' and a host of other great tunes that have dominated African music this year.Sarkodie was nominated for "Best Rap" and "Best Male West Africa", as Efya, Becca and Wiyaala battle for the title "Best Female West Africa".R2bees are up for "Video Of The Year" with their tune “Lobi” and Kwabena Kwabena stands up against Nigeria’s Flavour and a host of others for the title "Best Traditional Artiste".At the maiden edition last year, rising star, Wiyaala, made Ghana proud and won herself two awards.The ceremony which celebrates musical talent across the African continent was broadcast live on 109 TV Stations and attended by a host of international African music celebrities including, Davido (Nigeria), 2face Ibidia (Nigeria), DJ Arafat (Cote D’Ivoire); Mi Casa (South Africa); Ahmed Soultan (Morocco); Laurette La Perle (Democratic Republic of Congo); Vanessa Mdee (Tanzania); Radio and Weasel (Uganda); Lawi (Malawi); D Bling (Mozambique); Davina Green (Mozambique); Cindy Munyavi (Zimbabwe); MC Mahjoul (Algeria); Elani (Kenya) and Dear Zim (South Africa).The multi-cultural event which included themes from the rich Egyptian heritage of the Pharaoh era to the earthy depth of the artistically intricate Benin Kingdom and the fierce power of the Zulu Kingdom was set alight with fierce, thrilling live performances from Wiyaala and Davido among others.This year, the excitement will be bigger as Nigerian comedian Basketmouth and East Africa’s ‘Comedy Queen’, Uganda’s Anne Kansime will be hosting the show together.Check out the full list of nominees below;1. Best Male West AfricaDavido (Nigeria)Serge Beynaud (Ivory Coast)Wizkid (Nigeria)Sarkodie (Ghana)Flavour (Nigeria)Carlou D – (Senegal)Olamide (Nigeria)Stonebwoy (Ghana)2. Best Female West AfricaYemi Alade (Nigeria)Wiyaala (Ghana)Tiwa Savage (Nigeria)Viviane Chidid (Senegal)Teeyah (Ivory Coast)Becca (Ghana)Almok (Togo)Efya (Ghana)3. Best Male East AfricaEddy Kenzo (Uganda)Jaguar (Kenya)Diamond Platnumz (Tanzania)Bebe Cool (Uganda)Jackie Gosse (Ethiopia)Ali Kiba (Tanzania)Dynamq (Sudan)4. Best Female East AfricaKhadija Kopa (Tanzania)Aster Aweke (Ethiopia)Victoria Kimani (Kenya)Vanessa Mdee ( Tanzania)Juliana Kanyamozi (Uganda)STL (Kenya)Irene Ntale (Uganda)5. Best Male Central AfricaFally Ipupa (DR Congo)Yuri Da Cunha (Angola)Fabregas (Congo)Nelson Freitas (Cape Verde)Ferra Golla (Congo)Coreon Du (Angola)Jovi (Cameroun)Youssoupha (DRC)6. Best Female Central AfricaArielle T (Gabon)Coco Argentee (Cameroon)Betty Akna (Equitorial Guinea )Lady Ponce (Cameroon)Yola Semedo ( Angola)Laurette Le Pearle (DRC)Mani Bella (Cameroon )7.Best Male Southern AfricaAka (South Africa)Zeus (Botswana)Cassper Nyomvest (South Africa)Slap Dee (Zambia)Stunner (Zimbabwe)The Dogg (Namibia)Donald (South Africa)Vee (Botswana)8. Best Female Southern AfricaBucie (South Africa)Toya De Lazy (South Africa)Ice Queen Cleo (Zambia)Busiwa (South Africa)Punah Gabasiane (Botswana)Lizha James (Mozambique)Samantha Mogwe (Botswana)9. Best African GroupPsquare (Nigeria)Bana C4 (Congo)Toofan (Togo)Sauti Sol (Kenya)B4 (Angola)Black Motion (South Africa)R2bees (Ghana)Magic System (Ivory Coast)10. Crossing Boundaries With Music AwardFuse ODG ( Ghana)Wale (Nigeria)Knaan (Somalia)Nneka (Nigeria)STL (Kenya)Asa (Nigeria)Jidenna (Nigeria)Tinnie Tempah (Nigeria)11. Best Dancehall ArtistStonebwoy (Ghana)Timaya (Nigeria)MC Norman (Uganda)Wax Dey ( Cameroon)Dr. Jose Chameleon (Uganda)Shatta Wale (Ghana)Patoranking (Nigeria)Buffalo Soldier ( Zimbabwe)12. Best Dance in a VideoLil Kesh ft Olamide, Davido – Shoki ( Nigeria)Toofan – Orobo ( Togo)Sauti Sol – Lipala ( Kenya)Fabregas – Mascara (Congo)Diamond and Flavour -Nana ( Tanzania & Nigeria)Os DeTroia – Bella (Angola)Serge Beynaud -Okeninkpin (Ivory Coast)Olamide – Shakiti Bobo – (Nigeria)13. Best Gospel ArtisteSammy Okposo (Nigeria)Nikki Laoye (Nigeria)Soweto Gospel Choir (South Africa)Uche Agu (Nigeria)No Tribe (Ghana)Icha Kavons (Congo)Ntokozo Mbambo (South Africa)Willy Paul (Kenya)14. Best Traditional ArtistFlavour (Nigeria)Kwabena Kwabena (Ghana)Dobet Gnahore ( Ivory Coast)Lady Smith Blackmanzo (South Africa)Mrisho Mpoto (Tanzania)Tunakie (Namibia)Soweto Gospel Choir (South Africa)15.Best NewcomerKiss Daniel (Nigeria)Pappy Kojo (Ghana)Korede Bello (Nigeria)Lil Kesh (Nigeria)Mz Vee (Ghana)Fabregas (Congo)Ommy Dimpoz (Tanzania)Bebi Philip (Ivory Coast)16. Best Video DirectorMoe Musa (Nigeria)Godfather (South Africa)Clarence Peters (Nigeria)Patrick Elis (Nigeria)Klasszik & JKP STUDIO (Angola)Justine Campos (South Africa)Ogopa DJs (Kenya)Phamous Films (Ghana)17. Best DJ AfricaDj Jimmy Jatt (Nigeria)Dj Xclusive (Nigeria)Dj Joe Mfalme (Kenya)Dj Cndo (South Africa)Dj Black (Ghana)Dj Creme de la Creme (Kenya)DJ Shiru (Uganda)18. Best African DJ USADJ Dozzie Ross (Nigeria)Dj Amin (Kenya)DJ Dee Money (NG/US)DJ Ronnie (GH/US)DJ ECool (Nigeria)Dj Ebou ( Gambia)DJ Shinski (Kenya)19. Afrimma Video of the YearR2bee’s – Lobi (Ghana)Wizkid – Ojuelegba (Nigeria)Flavour – Golibe (Nigeria)Diamond ft Flavour – Nana ( Tanzania)Tiwa Savage – My Darling ( Nigeria)Bebe Cool – Love You EverydayJuliana Kanyomozi -Woman (Uganda)Aka (South Africa) – Congratulate20. Music Producer of the yearDon Jazzy(Nigeria)Shizzi (Nigeria)Killbeatz ( Ghana)Oskido (South Africa)Nash Wonder (Uganda)Sheddy Klever (Tanzania)Legendury Beatz (Nigeria/UK)Dj Breezy (Ghana)21. Best Dance GroupCEO DancersUnique Silver DancersLevel 5Imagineto Dance CompanyD3 Dancers22. Best Rap ActSarkodie (Ghana)Aka (South Africa)Olamide (Nigeria)NGA (Angola)Octopizzo (Kenya)Phyno (Nigeria)Cassper Nyovest (South Africa)M.I (Nigeria)23. Best CollaborationHarrysong X Kcee X Iyanya – Feel it (Nigeria)J Martins ft Koffi Olomide – Dance For Me (Nigeria & Congo)Serge Beynaud ft Eddy Kenzo – Lopangwe (Ivory Coast & Uganda)Aka ft Burna Boy, Da L.E.S & J.R – All Eyes On Me (South Africa & Nigeria)Toofan ft Dj Arafat – Apero (Togo & Ivory Coast)Stanley Enow ft Sarkodie – Njama Njama Cow Remix (Cameroon &Ghana)Psquare ft Don Jazzy – Collabo (Nigeria)Diamond ft Flavour – Nana (Tanzania & Nigeria)24. Song of the YearWizkid – Ojuelegba (Nigeria)Korede Bello – Godwin (Nigeria)Lil Kesh ft Olamide, Davido – Shoki (Nigeria)Stonebwoy ft Sarkodie – Baafira (Ghana)Roberto – Amarula (Zambia)Diamond Platnumz – Nimpata Wapi (Tanzania)Sauti Sol – Sura Yako (Kenya)Cassper Nyomvest – Doc Shabaleza (South Africa)25. Artist of the yearFlavour (Nigeria)Diamond Platnumz (Tanzania)Sarkodie (Ghana)Cassper Nyomvest (South Africa)Davido (Nigeria)Fally Ipupa (Congo)Eddy Kenzo (Uganda)Wizkid (Nigeria)Yemi Alade (Nigeria)Bucie (South Africa)26. AFRIMMA Inspirational SongBracket ft Diamond & Tiwa Savage -Alive (Nigeria & Tanzania)Irene Ntale – Woman (Uganda)Sarkodie ft Castro – Adonai (Ghana)Jose Chameleon – Bwerere (Uganda)Psquare ft Dave Scott – Bring it On (Nigeria)Eddy Kenzo – Be Happy (Uganda)27. Afrimma Best Humanitarian ArtistSound Sultan (Nigeria)Vanessa Mdee (Tanzania)2face (Nigeria)Lady Jaydee (Tanzania)Wax Dey (Cameroon)Buffalo Souljah (Zimbabwe)Judith Sephuma (South Africa)