The AfriMusic Song Contest is the first and biggest music competition platform of its kind in Africa. In 2018, singer-songwriter Symphony, representing eSwatini, won the AfriMusic Song Contest with her song Sengikhona and singer-songwriter Nonzwakazki representing South Africa, won the 2019 contest, with her song Phakama Mbokodo, which means "Rise Women".
Both artists were awarded with an opportunity to represent their artistry and their country, with an all-expenses-paid trip to perform abroad, as part of the Eurovision Song Contest.
This year Nigerian rising-star Dhortune ThatOndoBoy has taken the title of the 3rd AfriMusic Song Contest winner. Dhortune is a multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter, and performing artist. His musical style is a fusion of contemporary Afro-Highlife with a modern tune and his songs promote the Ondo-Yoruba African culture.
Since it's inaugural contest in 2018, entries opened to all 54 countries across the African continent and obtained over 8.6million public votes from around the world.
The AfriMusic Song Contest was created with the idea of cementing song writing in the music industry, to grow and recognize the African genius behind the hits.
Entries for the 2021 contest will open soon. All African citizens living in Africa and abroad are invited to enter. Further details will be announced on AfriMusic's social media platforms.
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In May 2018, Symphony performed in Lisbon Portugal to a crowd of over 20,000 Eurovision fans from across the globe and the main Eurovision show was broadcasted to a live TV audience of over 186 million viewers around the world.
In May 2019, Nonzwakazi performed in Tel Aviv Israel to an astounding crowd of over 100,000 Eurovision fans from across the world at the Eurovision Village. The main Eurovision show broadcasted to a live TV audience of 184 million viewers during 2019.
In May 2020, the 2020 AfriMusic Song Contest winner, Dhortune ThatOndoBoy performed during the Eurostream broadcast of the 2020 Eurovision Song Contest Grand Final.