15/10/2022.  Gigi Lamayne delivers her acceptance speech after winning the Rap/Hip Hop Artist of the Year award during the inaugural Basadi in Music Awards that were held at Gallagher Convention Centre in Midrand

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[Nominations Open]: Basadi In Music Awards 2023

Following the announcement of the partnerships with South Africa’s favourite chicken restaurant Nando’s, Africa’s Leading HairXpert Sofnfree, NPO Women In Music South Africa and Africa Rising Music Conference, Basadi in Music Awards (BIMA) opened nominations on 19 April 2023 for the annual celebration of women’s excellence in music and other entertainment spheres. Basadi in Music Awards’ second instalment is scheduled for August 2023 to coincide with Women’s Month in South Africa.

This year, women in music and entertainment will be acknowledged across 30 categories at the Basadi in Music Awards 2023. The public is eligible to nominate their favourite candidates across 23 categories. While members of Basadi in Music Awards Executive Committee will determine the nominees in 5 special awards categories, namely, the Lifetime Achievement Award, Humanitarian Award and the CEO Mosadi in Business Awards, amongst others.

The Nando’s Emerging Artist of the Year category is a special category for artists who are not signed to a recording label and have not released their music commercially. Artists must submit their ready to release song or demo by clicking on this link. Nando’s Emerging Artist of the Year – Basadi In Music Awards 2023.
Terms and conditions of the Nando’s Emerging Artist of the Year can be found here Rules – Basadi In Music Awards 2023

All other categories can be nominated  by sending an  SMS of the category code and candidate to 49960 e.g. STYLIST Styles by Tumi, as many times as desired. Each SMS will be charged at R2. T’s and C’s apply.

Nomination information and the terms and conditions can be found at: www.basadiinmusicawards.co.za.

Below is the complete list of voting categories and codes:

Category  Name Code
Afro Pop Artist of the year AfroPop
Artist of the Year Artist
Collaboration of the year Collab
Dance Artist of the year Dance
DJ of the Year DJ
Entertainment Journalist of the year Journo
Entertainment Radio Presenter of the year Radiopresenter
Entertainment radio producer of the year Radioproducer
Entertainment TV producer of the year Tvpresenter
Gospel Artist of the year Gospel
Hip Hop Artist of the year HipHop
Jazz Artist of the year Jazz
Music TV Show presenter of the year MusictvShow
Music Video  of the year MusicVideo
Newcomer of the Year Newcomer
Pop Artist of the year Pop
Reggae artist of the year Reggae
Social Media Influencer of the year Influencer
Sofnfree Amapiano Artist the year Amapiano
Song of the year Song
Songwriter of the year Songwriter
Stylist of the year Stylist
Traditional Artist  of the year Traditional

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