It is time for us to review the non-Nigerian award category for an individual African artiste or group with the most outstanding achievement, impact and infiltration into the Nigerian music scene in the year under review. The nominees in no particular order are:
- Diamond Platnumz
- Cassper Nyovest
While Cassper Nyovest, Sarkodie and AKA are among the best rappers in Africa, they can’t really have much impact on the Nigerian music scene because we also have some of Africa’s finest in our ranks, so we think this category is going to be East Africa versus South Africa with Diamond Platnumz and Uhuru, battling it out.
Looking at the year under review, we expect Diamond Platnumz to beat Uhuru to the ultimate prize because he collaborated with a lot of Nigerian acts from the likes of Flavour, Inyanya and Kcee to the likes of Waje and Bracket. He sure did make an impact and it would not be a surprise to see him lift the trophy.