Irene Namatovu last month revealed that she had set her sights on international awards like the BET and AFRIMA among others and was making music for the international audience.
The singer revealed in an interview with a local station that winning the 2018 AFRIMA award for Best African Traditional Artiste informed her conviction that making music which promotes her culture is the way to go and will make her standout.
Looks like she is right as the singer rolled out yet another traditional song titled ‘Tweyanze’ that has earned her yet another nomination in the continental award.
The All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA) released their list of regional nominees for this year’s edition of the annual awards show on Wednesday August 14.
The list shows that Irene Namatovu and Sheebah Karungi are the only Ugandan singers that made it to the cut.
They have been nominated in the category of Best Female Artiste In East Africa.
Sheebah was given a nod for her song ‘Wankona’ hit song.
The singers are vying for the accolade alongside Tanzania’s Sama, Nandy, Vanessa Mdee,Rosa Ree, Queen Darleen and Kenya’s Nikita Kering.
Established by the International Committee AFRIMA, in collaboration with the African Union (AU),the awards are aimed at rewarding and celebrating musical works, talents and creativity around the African continent while promoting the African cultural heritage.
This year’s awards will take place in November 23, in Accra Ghana.
Here is the full list of nominees;