The All Africa Muzik Mgazine Awards has released its nominees for this year’s awards and US-based Sierra Leonean artist Nata has been nominated in the category of the Best Female Rap Act.

She is the only Sierra Leonean nominated for this year.

African Muzik Magazine Awards (AFRIMMA) which is one of the biggest music award ceremonies, recognize and reveal the top artists in the African music industry.

Here is the complete list of AFRIMMA nominees for the 2023 Best Female Rap Act.


Nata – Sierra Leone
Femi One – Kenya
Eno Barony – Ghana
Rosa Ree – Tanzania
Feli Nuna – Ghana
Askia – Cameroon
Ami Yerewolo – Mali

Aminata “Nata” Bangura was born in The Bronx, New York however, she is a first-generation Sierra Leonean. In June of 2020, she released “Finally: The Movie.” This particular video contains three songs played back to back. Within these songs, is ‘Introduce Myself’ which gives you just about everything you need to know to understand who the “Rap’s Sweetheart” really is.

From a young age, Nata knew she had natural raw talent. Starting around the young age of seven, she was always involved in the creative arts. From singing in school choirs, performing on dance teams, and independently writing poetry, she was destined to be great. Nata was influenced by much older hip-hop artists such as A Tribe Called Quest, Diggable Planets, Common, and more.

The All Africa Music Awards popularly known as AFRIMA is an annual award ceremony designed to promote, reward and celebrate the distinct rich African music globally, it brings along millions of music-loving fans by promoting African Music to glorious pinnacle beyond the borders of Africa. It was established by the International Committee AFRIMA in partnership with the African Union (AU).