Welcome to the 2020 AfriMusic Song Contest
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.
Entries for the 2020 AfriMusic Song Contest closed on the 1st of February 2020 and is currently in the National Selections phase, seeing 113 qualifying songs from 24 African countries.
The winner will be awarded with an all-expenses paid trip*, to the city of Rotterdam in the Netherlands, where the 2020 EuroVision Song Contest will take place during the 12th to the 16th May 2020.
Order of Contest:
National Selections - 20th of February 2020 to 20th of March 2020
Finals - 10th of April 2020 to 25th of April 2020
2020 Winner Announcement - 27th April 2020
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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.
Entries opened to all 54 countries across the African continent and obtained over 6.2million public votes from around the world in its first two years.
The AfriMusic Song Contest was created with the idea of cementing songwriting in the music industry, to grow and recognise the African genius behind the hits.