Ahead of the annual star-studded show, newly formed Mozambican group Yaba Buluku Boys were shortlisted for four top-tier awards from Africa’s most prestigious awards coalition, The International Committee of All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA), following the hit of their cross-cultural hit song ‘Yaba Buluku’ (Remix) with Grammy-winning Burna Boy.
In the officially released Nominees Dashboard which included a total of 400 nominations across the 30 Continental and 10 Regional categories, DJ Tàrico’s “Yaba Buluku” (Remix) was not hard to miss. Megalith Amapiano effortlessly found his place in some of the best categories on offer: ‘Song of the Year’, ‘Best African Collaboration’, ‘Best Male Artist in Southern Africa’ and ‘Best Artist. , duo or Group in African Electronic Music ”, perfect for a song of its caliber.
This is what the brain of the song, DJ Tàrico had to say after the release of the scoreboard: “ Being nominated for the first time in 5 categories with a single track from my studio in Maputo gives me great motivation to bring African music to the world, represent my culture and showcase more talents from Mozambique to the world. A big thank you to the man with the Geobek Standard vision, Mr. George Beke and a big thank you to Burna Boy, Preck and Nelson Tivane, we finally made the world dance during a pandemic. ”
“ It was a great pleasure to see people from all over the world singing and dancing to the song I wrote with Burna Boy, but getting recognition is a whole new level that I’m grateful for. I can’t wait to celebrate this victory with my country and my team, thank you to Burna Boy, DJ Tàrico and Geobek for the opportunity, ” shares Nelson Tivane.
Preck also added, “Many thanks to my brothers, DJ Tárico and Nelson Tivane for putting me on this collaboration. We had a huge success for African culture with Burna Boy. I am proud to be a musician from Mozambique to the world. This recognition is a great motivation for more victories. ”
2021 continues to be a satisfying year for the now world-famous trio and with one of the continent’s honorable awards to its name, a landslide victory for ‘Yaba Buluku’ (Remix) from November 19-21 would be the icing on the cake. group cake. exciting race.