With the NIMAs set to make its return in a few short weeks, the national awards event now unveils its full nominee list.
Shining a light on Australia’s best and brightest Indigenous performers, the stacked list of nominations recognises the incredible work of 20 artists across six categories.
Mojo Juju has absolutely taken over in this year’s list of nominees, with the Melbourne-born artist receiving four nominations across four categories.
For the Artist of the Year category, Archie Roach, Yolŋu Matha rapper Baker Boy, Briggs, Electric Fields, Jessica Mauboy, and Mojo Juju, have all been shortlisted as finalists.
Five amazing albums have been nominated for 2019’s Album of the Year award, with Archie Roach’s The Concert Collection 2012 – 2018, Dan Sultan and Aviary Tales, Mojo Juju’s Native Tongue, Tia Gostelow’s Thick Skin, and lastly, Thelma Plum’s just released album Better in Blak being nominated.
The most innovative and fresh talents have been nominated in this year’s New Talent of the Year award. Dallas Woods, Kaiit, Kobie Dee, Mambali Band and Tasman Keith all received a nomination.