The 10th African Muzik Magazine Awards (Afrimma), which honor African musicians, have nominated the late rappers AKA and Costa Titch.
The 2023 edition is scheduled to take place at the Dallas Symphony Orchestra at Meyerson Symphony Center in Texas on September 17 and promises to be the biggest and finest yet.
AKA was shot dead outside a Durban restaurant on February 10, and Mpumalanga native Costa Titch, 28, fell and died while performing at the Ultra Music Festival on March 11 at the Expo Centre in Johannesburg.
Three Afrimma nominations went to Costa Titch: for Best Male Southern African, Best Collaboration, and Video of the Year.
At the most recent Metro FM Music Awards, AKA took home several major prizes, including Artist of the Year, Best Collaboration, Best Hip Hop Artist, and Best Male Artist.
This is the late rapper’s biggest musical achievement, according to Vth Season record label boss Raphael Benza, who spoke to TshisaLIVE.
“It’s reaffirming to see what a brand and music legend he has become. Coming home as the biggest winner at Metro FM awards again after 12 years was part of his milestones when we started the Album project three years ago.
“I feel he is smiling down on us and bragging as usual to the good legends with him. It’s still hard not to hear and see him do it … This might be his biggest music project ever.”