Holly Rey nominated for 'Songwriter of The Year' award at AfriMusic Song Contest

Holly Rey nominated for 'Songwriter of The Year' award at AfriMusic Song Contest

The nominees for the AfriMusic Song Contest have been released and South Africa’s house music star Holly Rey has made it onto the list.

Holly Rey
Holly Rey/ Instagram

The SAMA award-winning artist is nominated for the 'African Songwriter of the Year' award for her song ‘Fire’. 

“Since we released the EP ‘You’ late last year, the crew’s been talking about how we’re going to get our sound out there in Africa. We were just talking about what our next move should be when we heard the news from AfriMusic 2020,” Holly Rey said in a statement.

She also took to Instagram to share her excitement for the nomination.

"We have been nominated for the @afrimusicsc for my songwriting in my track Fire. It’s such an honour to get recognition for your craft as an artist amongst so many incredible songwriters across the African Continent! I am so excited about this nomination!!!"

Holly is not the only South African artist nominated.

Badfellaz, Brady Yocré, Cherry Pill, Dave Starke, Delta The Leo, Emma Parlabean, G-C Celebrity, Jolanda Becker, Kaecy, Kenton Lee, Khobi King, Ylva & Linda Persson, LusiBlaq, Makhush, Mandlamakhulu, Muneyi,  Presss, Thato Kashe, and Travolta Salane have also been nominated.

You can vote for Holly Rey or any of your favourite South African artists here.

The winner will be awarded an all-expenses-paid trip to Rotterdam in the Netherlands. The competition winner will be announced on 27 April 2020.

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Image courtesy of Instagram/ @hollyrey

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