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Tay Grin celebrates Afrima nomination

Tay Grin on Friday night treated people to a party as he celebrated his first All Africa Music Awards (Afrima) nomination at Dusk Till Dawn.

Dusk Till Dawn, which is situated at Ginnery Corner in Blantyre just behind National Bank Chichiri Branch, is slowly turning into an entertainment heaven as it pulled a good audience.

People enjoyed the party throughout the night, with performances starting by midnight.

The performances were however, not 100 percent, as Tay Grin indicated that this was a party.

“This was simply a party to celebrate with the people and we thought we should have some performances just to spice up but not heavy performances,” Tay Grin said.

Lady Pace, Sonye, Theo Thomson and Bucci were some of the artists who performed at the party.

Tay Grin, as the headliner also had time to interact with the audience.

Although he did not dwell much on telling people more about the Afrima nomination, Tay Grin indicated earlier that, being his first nomination, it was important to celebrate and also call upon people to vote for him to grab the award.

Tay Grin has been nominated in the category of Best Male Artiste in Southern Africa for the song ‘Tola’ which features Tanzanian artist Vanessa Mdee.

Tay Grin also took time out to perform the song with DJ Nathan Tunes on the decks.

The ‘Tola’ music video has been enjoying massive airplay on DStv’s Trace Africa channel.

The artist has soared this year and in May he grabbed three awards in the inaugural Nyasa Music Awards, namely Best Male Artist, Best Video and Best Live Act.

Tay Grin recently also went on a world tour which saw him performing in Iceland, United States of America, South Africa, Ireland and England.

Apart from Tay Grin’s nomination, the country’s South Africa-based singer Zani Chiumia, better known as Zani Challe, has also been nominated in the African Muzik Magazine Awards (Afrimmas) whose event will be held in October.

Zani Challe has been nominated in the category of Best Newcomer.

The singer, well known for her song ‘Single Tonight,’ in which she featured Nigerian star Patoranking, last year was nominated in the Afrima but she failed to get an award.

The country also received a nomination in the Afrima 2014 through Lawi, creator of ‘Amaona Kuchedwa’ track but he failed to grab the award.

Tay Grin, who has since called on people to vote, is hoping to grab the award this time and make history.

In the category, Tay Grin is competing with a number of South African artists including veteran trumpeter Hugh Masekela for his song ‘Shango’, AKA, Emtee and Nduduzo.

There are 33 categories in the awards to be held in November.

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