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
Should you have any queries or require additional information on the contest, please email
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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.

Global Exposure

Phakama MbokodoNonzwakazi
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Our 2018 & 2019 Winning Songs


Due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, the

AfriMusic Song Contest Executive members are closely

monitoring the circumstances daily and adhering to

the advice and guidance received from the

World Health Organisation (WHO).


During a time of universal uncertainty, our utmost

priority is focused on the health and safety of our

contestants, staff, AfriMusic and EuroVision community.

Please look out for further announcements, as we

fast approach the end of the 2020 instalment of the contest.


As announced by the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) on the 18th March, the 2020 Eurovision  Song Contest scheduled to take place in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, has been cancelled and therefore the 2020 AfriMusic Song Contest winners trip, has been postponed until further notice. 


We urge everyone to follow the guidelines and protocols put

forth by Public Health Officials and wish to send our well wishes

to those affected by this pandemic.




2020 National Selections Results

113 Artists from across Africa

View the final results of the 2020 AfriMusic Song Contest national selections. Artists from Northern, Eastern, Central, Southern and Western Africa have participated. The winning  songs from each region will compete in the finals.

2020 Finals

Top Countries to battle it out!

The 2020 finals will take place from the 10th of April until the 25th of April 2020 and the winner will be announced on the 27th of April 2020. 

2020  National Selections

20 February 2020 to 20 March  2020

The 2020 National Selections with 113 Songs from 24 countries across the African Continent.

The top 30 songs progressed to the finals.

Congratulations to all 113 contestants!

2019 Winners Interview

Nonzwakazi Live on SABC 2

SABC 2's Morning Live  interview  with AfriMusic Song Contest 2019 winner Nonzwakazi from South Africa, KwaZulu-Natal.

© 2020 AfriMusic Song Contest