It’s good-news galore. A handful of rappers across Africa have been nominated in different categories for the 5th annual International Achievement Recognition Awards (IARA). The award show has has held since 2014.
From South Africa, we have two of the hottest rappers on the continent, in Cassper Nyovest and Nasty C. But this nomination is the second goodnews for TeamCassper this week.
He will perform at Global Citizen Event this December. The event celebrates the legacy of Nelson Mandela.
He’s will perform alongside Jay-Z, Beyonce, Wizkid and others. Just a day before the Global Citizen event, he’ll also be filling up another stadium in South Africa. He is a nominee in the Best International Male Artist category, with Davido, Black Coffee, Mr P and others. Recall that weeks ago, Cass lost the BET to Davido.
Nasty C on the other hand dropped his album “STRINGS & BLINGS”. 15 of the tracks on the album have made it to the Top 40 iTunes chart already. He is a nominee for Best African Music Act category.
However, other rap nominees include Mozambican rapper, Lay Lizzy and Ghanaian rap star, Medikal. Medikal made an appearance in Falz’s new video “Next”. They are also nominees for the Best African Music Act, alongside other artistes like Efya, Stonebwoy and Sauti Sol.
Also voting in on and will end on the 10th of August, 2018. The Award show will hold at Hilton Hotel Camary Wharf, London on the 22nd of September, 2018.
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Quasar Miami formerly known as Tylz, is a young rap artiste and an outspoken music industry commentator. He writes in a very controversial manner and is known to “never let the sleeping dogs lie”. In October 2017, he was inducted into HipHopHead as a contributor.
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