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Own Africavision Song Contest 4
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Dates
Semi-finals date November 2020 (expected)
Final date November 2020 (expected)
Host
Venue St. François Xavier Stadium, Port Louis, Mauritius
Presenter(s) Ornella Lafleche
Broadcaster Mauritius Broadcasting Corporation
Participants
Entries 43
Debuting Flag of Reunion Réunion
Returning Flag of Eswatini Eswatini
Flag of Madagascar Madagascar
Flag of Mali Mali
Flag of South Sudan South Sudan
Withdrawing Flag of Botswana Botswana
Flag of Burundi Burundi
Flag of Gabon Gabon
Flag of Guinea Guinea
Flag of Niger Niger
Flag of Sierra Leone Sierra Leone
Flag of Somalia Somalia
Flag of Sudan Sudan
Flag of Uganda Uganda
Flag of Western Sahara Western Sahara
Voting
System Each country awards 12, 10, 8-1 points to their 10 favourite songs
Own Africavision Song Contest
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Own Africavision Song Contest 4, often referred to as OAfSC #4, is the 4th edition of Own Africavision Song Contest. The contest took place in Port Louis, Mauritius, following Kerser & Jean.'s win in the 3rd edition with the song "Never Seen Me Fall". It was the first time Mauritius had hosted the contest. Organised by the Own African Union of Broadcasting and host broadcaster Mauritius Broadcasting Corporation, the contest was held at the St. François Xavier Stadium, and consisted of two semi-finals and the final. The three live shows were hosted by Ornella Lafleche.

A total of forty-three countries participated in the contest. Réunion made their debut this edition. Eswatini, Madagascar, Mali, and South Sudan made their return, while Botswana, Burundi, Gabon, Guinea, Niger, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sudan, Uganda and Western Sahara withdrew for various reasons.

LocationEdit

For more details on the host country, see Mauritus

Host CityEdit

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Port Louis
Location of the host city.
Port Louis (French: Port-Louis) is the capital city of Mauritius. It is mainly located in the Port Louis District, with a small western part in the Black River District. Port Louis is the country's economic, cultural and political centre, and most populous city. It is administered by the Municipal City Council of Port Louis. According to the 2012 census conducted by Statistics Mauritius, the population was 147,066.

Port Louis was already in use as a harbor in 1638. In 1736, under French government, it became the administrative center of Mauritius and a major reprovisioning halt for French ships during their passage between Asia and Europe, around the Cape of Good Hope. Since Port Louis was relatively well-protected from strong winds during cyclones by the Moka Mountain Range, Port Louis was selected to house both the main harbor and fort for the island. Value of the port continued during the British occupation of the island during the Napoleonic Wars (1800–15), and helped Britain control the Indian Ocean. However, port calls of ships fell drastically following the opening of the Suez Canal in 1869. Activity in the port increased during the seven-year closure of the Suez Canal (starting in 1967). Modernization of the port in the late 1970s has helped it maintain its role as the central point for all imports and exports from Mauritius. While Port Louis continues to be the business and administrative capital of Mauritius, expansion of the tourism industry in the late 1990s led to considerable development in Port Louis, with many shops, hotels, and restaurants being built in the Caudan Waterfront area

VenueEdit

St. François Xavier Stadium is a multi-use stadium in Port Louis, Port Louis District, Mauritius. It is currently used mostly for football matches and is the home stadium of AS Port-Louis 2000. The stadium holds 2,500 people, and was unveiled in April, 2009.

FormatEdit

Semi-final Allocation DrawEdit

To be announced

Participating countriesEdit

Semi-finals Edit

Country Artist Song
Flag of Algeria Algeria Afida Turner "Born an Angel"
Flag of Angola Angola DJ Elly Chuva "Tas a se mentir"
Flag of Burkina Faso Burkina Faso Hawa Boussim "Dolada"
Flag of Cameroon Cameroon BeBe Zahara Benet "Banjo"
Flag of Central African Republic Central African Republic Tonaire "Songui songui"
Flag of Chad Chad Manno Beats feat. Afrotronix & Vox Sambou "Akouna"
Flag of Comoros Comoros Zoubs Mars "Wahadi"
Flag of Djibouti Djibouti Sally "Tout roule"
Flag of Democratic Republic of the Congo DR Congo Lous and the Yakuza "Téléphone sonne"
Flag of Egypt Egypt Nej' "Où tu es"
Flag of Equatorial Guinea Equatorial Guinea Cary Jay feat. Lerry brons "Ye majdimle"
Flag of Eritrea Eritrea 3Angle feat. Helen Tesfazghi "Finally"
Flag of Eswatini Eswatini Sun-El Musician feat. S-Tone "No Stopping Us"
Flag of Ethiopia Ethiopia Ben, Jordan & Bek Ge'ez feat. Tinsu "Dance"
Flag of Gambia Gambia Ida Corr "Jungle Fever"
Flag of Guinea-Bissau Guinea-Bissau Arty Furtado feat. Iragrett Tavares "Mama África"
Flag of Ivory Coast Ivory Coast Julian M & Veronika "Superstars"
Flag of Kenya Kenya Serro "Aheri"
Flag of Madagascar Madagascar Kristel "Out Loud"
Flag of Mali Mali Disclosure & Fatouma Diawara "Douha (Mali Mali)"
Flag of Malawi Malawi Lilia "Falling"
Flag of Morocco Morocco Royane "Click"
Flag of Mozambique Mozambique Mr Bow "Lhe mata"
Flag of Namibia Namibia Oteya "Lose You"
Flag of Nigeria Nigeria Swt Valli Hi "Threats"
Flag of Reunion Réunion Justine Mauvin "Waterman"
Flag of Rwanda Rwanda Aline Gahongayire "Nzakomeza"
Flag of Sao Tome and Principe São Tomé and Príncipe Bruna Lee "Quero só"
Flag of Senegal Senegal Sarahmée "Freedom"
Flag of Seychelles Seychelles Nissa Seych "Tutu"
Flag of South Africa South Africa Monark "Soldier"
Flag of South Sudan South Sudan Akon Makeer "Star Flag I Love You, My Country I Love You"
Flag of Tanzania Tanzania Maggie Bushiri "Mama Africa"
Flag of Togo Togo Kris Menace & Gwylo feat. Millé "Rome"
Flag of Tunisia Tunisia Sonia Ammar "Joyride"
Flag of Zambia Zambia Stephanie McCourt "Save Me"
Flag of Zimbabwe Zimbabwe Oliver Heldens feat. Shungudzo "Fire in My Soul"

Final Edit

Country Artist Song
Flag of Cape Verde Cape Verde Yasmine "Quem é?"
Flag of Ghana Ghana Bree Runway "Little Nokia"
Flag of Lesotho Lesotho Leomile feat. Zelizwe Mthembu "Faro"
Flag of Libya Libya Ayman Alatar "Ya delaly"
Flag of Mauritania Mauritania Macsim Dady "Wow"
Flag of Mauritius Mauritius Alchemia "Pulse"

Other Countries Edit

Eligibility for potential participation in the Own Africavision Song Contest requires a national broadcaster with active OAUB membership that would be able to broadcast the contest. As in every edition, an invitation to all the members has been sent in order to confirm whether they will participate or not.
  • Flag of Benin Benin: Despite speculations surrounding their possible return, the broadcaster remained silent. It is expected that the country might be returning next edition.
  • Flag of Botswana Botswana: The nation was forced to withdraw for failing to vote in the previous edition.
  • Flag of Burundi Burundi: The broadcaster announced that the Head of Delegation had resigned and therefore the country would be withdrawing.
  • Flag of Gabon Gabon: There was no official statement as to their future in the contest.
  • Flag of Guinea Guinea: There was no official statement as to their future in the contest.
  • Flag of Liberia Liberia: The broadcaster announced that the country would not be present again due to a lack of funding and that a return in the future is uncertain.
  • Flag of Niger Niger: There was no official statement as to their future in the contest.
  • Flag of Republic of the Congo Republic of the Congo: It was confirmed that the broadcaster had not signed up to compete in this edition.
  • Flag of Sierra Leone Sierra Leone: After an unpleasant result in #03 the country decided to take a break for 1 edition. A return in next edition is likely.
  • Flag of Somalia Somalia: There was no official statement as to their future in the contest.
  • Flag of Sudan Sudan: The broadcaster announced that they are taking a one-edition break. They are expecting to return next edition.
  • Flag of Uganda Uganda: Despite them finishing second last edition, there was no statement from them until 5 hours after the confirmation deadline. As such, the OAUB gave their automatic-qualifying spot to the seventh place last edition, Lesotho.
  • Flag of Western Sahara Western Sahara: The broadcaster announced that the Head of Delegation had resigned and therefore the country would be withdrawing.

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