Currently riding high on the crest of a wave of a success with their second international album, African Spirit, the sibling duo’s hit, 7 Wonders , faces stiff competition in the Record of the Year category from heavyweights 2Face Idibia from Nigeria, Senegalese rap pioneer Awadi and South African lyricist Morale.
An exited Seiraj “BKay” Khan said: “It’s going to be a very tough competition but we are most chaffed and honoured that African fans all over, have given us the nod to have a crack at this prestigious award.
“What makes me and my brother (Kazz) most proud is that our nominated song (7 Wonders) is an ode to a country which we so much love, our Zimbabwe,” he added.
In the promotional video released by the duo, the Masvingo-natives give a 5 step instructional guide for fans to vote for them.
Watch it here:
Fans of African music have been invited to take part in the Afrotainment Museke Online African Music Awards by voting for their favourite and artists they feel are most deserving of honours in the various categories from 10 August 2011 until 18 September 2011, when voting will close. Voting will take place on the awards’ website,www.moamas.com.
Also nominated for the Maomas are fellow Zimbabweans, Tinashé, Shingayi Shonhiwa, Audius, Winky D and Jah Seed.
Zimbabwe-born, London-bred Indie Pop sensation, Tinashé will make do with facing fellow compatriot, Shonhiwa of the group Noisettes in a mouth-watering Diaspora song of the Year category. He also has the opportunity of a second bite of the cherry with through a nomination in the Alternative Song of the Year category with Zambezi.
Also flying the Zimbabwean flag is Dancehall kingpin Winky D (Best Dancehall category – Musarove Bigman), Australia-based R&B singer/producer Audius (Afro-Fusion category – Saka Manje); and Jah Seed whose song Clueless (below) has been oddly nominated in the Reggae category.