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Own Africavision Song Contest 5
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Dates
Semi-finals date 6 March 2021
Final date 28 March 2021
Host
Venue Ticketpro Dome, Johannesburg, South Africa
Presenter(s) Lesley-Ann Brandt & Troye Sivan
Broadcaster South African Broadcasting Corporation
Participants
Entries 46
Returning Flag of Benin.svg Benin
Flag of Botswana.svg Botswana
Flag of Burundi.svg Burundi
Flag of Liberia.svg Liberia
Flag of Republic of the Congo.svg Republic of the Congo
Flag of Sierra Leone.svg Sierra Leone
Flag of Somalia.svg Somalia
Flag of Uganda.svg Uganda
Withdrawing Flag of Djibouti.svg Djibouti
Flag of Lesotho.svg Lesotho
Flag of Malawi.svg Malawi
Flag of Mauritania.svg Mauritania
Flag of Tanzania.svg Tanzania
Voting
System Each country awards 12, 10, 8-1 points to their 10 favourite songs
Winner Flag of Mauritius.svg Mauritius
"Sweat"
Own Africavision Song Contest
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Own Africavision Song Contest 5, often referred to as OAfSC #5, is the 5th edition of Own Africavision Song Contest. The contest took place in Johannesburg, South Africa, following Monarks's win in the 4th edition with the song "Soldier". It was the first time South Africa had hosted the contest. Organised by the Own African Union of Broadcasting and host broadcaster South African Broadcasting Corporation, the contest was held at the Ticketpro Dome, and consisted of two semi-finals and the final. The three live shows were hosted by Lesley-Ann Brandt & Troye Sivan.

A total of forty-five countries participated in the contest. Benin, Botswana, Burundi, Liberia, Republic of the Congo, Sierra Leone, Somalia and Uganda returned to the competition, while Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritania and Tanzania withdrew for various reasons.

The winner was Mauritius with the song "Sweat" performed by DJ Assad and Laurell. Senegal and Ghana completed the podium, while Tunisia, Cape Verde and DR Congo rounded out the top six. The host nation, South Africa placed 13th.

Location[]

Further information on the host country: South Africa

Host City[]

Own Africavision Song Contest 5 is located in South Africa
Johannesburg
Location of the host city.

Johannesburg informally known as Jozi, Joburg, or "The City of Gold", is the largest city in South Africa, classified as a megacity, and is one of the 50 largest urban areas in the world. It is the provincial capital and largest city of Gauteng, which is the wealthiest province in South Africa. Johannesburg is the seat of the Constitutional Court, the highest court in South Africa. Most of the major South African companies and banks have their head offices in Johannesburg. The city is located in the mineral-rich Witwatersrand range of hills and is the centre of large-scale gold and diamond trade. It was one of the host cities of the official tournament of the 2010 FIFA World Cup- and it hosted the final.

The metropolis is an alpha global city as listed by the Globalization and World Cities Research Network. In 2019, the population of the city of Johannesburg was 5,635,127, making it the most populous city in South Africa. In the same year, the population of Johannesburg's urban agglomeration was put at 8,000,000. land area of the municipal city (1,645 km2) is large in comparison with those of other major cities, resulting in a moderate population density of 2,364 per square kilometre.

The city was established in 1886 following the discovery of gold on what had been a farm. Due to the extremely large gold deposit found along the Witwatersrand, within ten years, the population had grown to 100,000 inhabitants.

Venue[]

Ticketpro Dome (originally known as the MTN Sundome) is an event venue located in Johannesburg, South Africa. The seating capacity is approximately 20,000 and covers about 11,000 square metres. The Dome opened on 8 April 1998 with a concert by Diana Ross in front of a 15,000 strong audience. Nelson Mandela made a surprise appearance on stage during the official opening. The venue is tied for the largest dome in Africa by capacity.

Format[]

Semi-final Allocation Draw[]

The draw to determine the allocation of the participating countries into their respective semi-finals took place on 7 February 2020. The draw decided in which half of the respective semi-finals each country would perform, with the exact running order determined by the producers of the show at a later date. Twenty countries participated in both the first semi-final, and the second semi-final. From each semi-final, ten countries joined the host and the rest of the big 6 in the final, where a total of twenty-six countries participated.

The forty semi-finalists were allocated into six pots, based on their geographical place and cultural similarities. Drawing from different pots helps in reducing the chance of so-called neighbour voting and increasing suspense in the semi-finals. Each time a country was drawn from the pot, its semi-final and half of the semi-final was determined.

The six pots were the following:

Pot 1 Pot 2 Pot 3
Pot 4 Pot 5 Pot 6

Participating countries[]

Semi-final 1[]

Twenty countries participated in the first semi-final. Burkina Faso, Mali, and South Sudan, also voted in this semi-final.

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 Flag of Equatorial Guinea.svg Equatorial Guinea Ary Luck "Marihuana" 16 42
02 Flag of Somalia.svg Somalia Saba Anglana "Zarraf" 7 82
03 Flag of Eritrea.svg Eritrea Lautre & Yoni "No Other Way" 13 59
04 Flag of Senegal.svg Senegal Awa feat. JB Scofield "Feelings (Punctual Remix)" 1 143
05 Flag of Burundi.svg Burundi Aiza "Sizzlin'" 10 67
06 Flag of Zambia.svg Zambia Caitlin De Ville "Untamed" 9 72
07 Flag of Eswatini.svg Eswatini Rowlene & Manana "Sunday Morning" 17 30
08 Flag of Republic of the Congo.svg Republic of the Congo Blenda "Payday" 8 77
09 Flag of Egypt.svg Egypt Carmen Soliman "Leena ra2sa" 5 89
10 Flag of Central African Republic.svg Central African Republic Boddhi Satva feat. Zee "Fade Away" 14 51
11 Flag of Rwanda.svg Rwanda Oda Paccy "Sibo" 19 28
12 Flag of Comoros.svg Comoros Cheikh Mc feat. Samra "Djibuwe" 18 28
13 Flag of Chad.svg Chad Danitsa "Let Go" 3 117
14 Flag of Liberia.svg Liberia Val Fleury "Rain Dancing" 11 66
15 Flag of Réunion.svg Réunion Tess "Take You with Me" 6 85
16 Flag of Nigeria.svg Nigeria Harber & Nisha "Pieces" 2 117
17 Flag of Namibia.svg Namibia Juanita Du Plessis "Dis tyd" 12 64
18 Flag of Cape Verde.svg Cape Verde Jennifer Dias, Sureno Beatzz & Supa Squad "Boom" 4 111
19 Flag of Togo.svg Togo Edenn "Thinking" 20 15
20 Flag of Madagascar.svg Madagascar Aina Quach "Malalako" 15 49

Semi-final 2[]

Twenty countries participated in the first semi-final. Morocco, South Africa and Zimbabwe also voted in this semi-final.

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 Flag of Guinea-Bissau.svg Guinea-Bissau Mandas feat. Karyna Gomes "Human" 18 27
02 Flag of Libya.svg Libya Gashi "Roses" 8 77
03 Flag of Gambia.svg Gambia Mary N'diaye & Rigo Fuego "Shout" 4 113
04 Flag of Tunisia.svg Tunisia In-s "Bollywood" 2 128
05 Flag of Democratic Republic of the Congo.svg DR Congo Tshegue "Muanapoto" 7 87
06 Flag of Mozambique.svg Mozambique Scratch "Va fambi vamussiya" 20 24
07 Flag of Uganda.svg Uganda Abimaro "Folding" 13 51
08 Flag of Sao Tome and Principe.svg São Tomé and Príncipe Flavia "Uma noite" 17 31
09 Flag of Mauritius.svg Mauritius DJ Assad & Laurell "Sweat" 1 140
10 Flag of Benin.svg Benin Sessimè feat. Omawumi "Diyo" 15 47
11 Flag of Botswana.svg Botswana Acses feat. Sizzur "There for You" 5 94
12 Flag of Ivory Coast.svg Ivory Coast Tracy De Sá feat. KT Gorique "Wall's Profound" 6 93
13 Flag of Ethiopia.svg Ethiopia Mekdes "In Favor of You" 14 47
14 Flag of Cameroon.svg Cameroon Blanche Bailly "Argent" 12 52
15 Flag of Seychelles.svg Seychelles Petra "Mine" 16 44
16 Flag of Angola.svg Angola Pérola "Pérola 1 M" 10 61
17 Flag of Ghana.svg Ghana Moko "Your Love" 3 127
18 Flag of Kenya.svg Kenya Xenia Manasseh "Lowkey" 9 68
19 Flag of Algeria.svg Algeria Djouher "Out of Love" 11 56
20 Flag of Sierra Leone.svg Sierra Leone Bai Kamara Jr. "Can't Wait Here Too Long" 19 25

Final[]

Twenty-six countries participated in the final, with all 46 participating countries eligible to vote.

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 Flag of Morocco.svg Morocco Bilal Hassani "Control" 9 120
02 Flag of Somalia.svg Somalia Saba Anglana "Zarraf" 10 109
03 Flag of Egypt.svg Egypt Carmen Soliman "Leena ra2sa" 16 93
04 Flag of Gambia.svg Gambia Mary N'diaye & Rigo Fuego "Shout" 8 123
05 Flag of South Sudan.svg South Sudan Emanali "Out My Head" 26 6
06 Flag of Kenya.svg Kenya Xenia Manasseh "Lowkey" 24 51
07 Flag of Burkina Faso.svg Burkina Faso Aminata "Šis ir mans laiks" 23 66
08 Flag of Ghana.svg Ghana Moko "Your Love" 3 171
09 Flag of Réunion.svg Réunion Tess "Take You with Me" 21 81
10 Flag of Zambia.svg Zambia Caitlin De Ville "Untamed" 17 92
11 Flag of Senegal.svg Senegal Awa feat. JB Scofield "Feelings (Punctual Remix)" 2 179
12 Flag of Burundi.svg Burundi Aiza "Sizzlin'" 12 102
13 Flag of Mali.svg Mali Haska & Salif Keita "Madan" 7 125
14 Flag of Tunisia.svg Tunisia In-s "Bollywood" 4 153
15 Flag of Ivory Coast.svg Ivory Coast Tracy De Sá feat. KT Gorique "Wall's Profound" 11 108
16 Flag of Mauritius.svg Mauritius DJ Assad & Laurell "Sweat" 1 201
17 Flag of Nigeria.svg Nigeria Harber & Nisha "Pieces" 22 73
18 Flag of Cape Verde.svg Cape Verde Jennifer Dias, Sureno Beatzz & Supa Squad "Boom" 5 148
19 Flag of Republic of the Congo.svg Republic of the Congo Blenda "Payday" 15 94
20 Flag of Democratic Republic of the Congo.svg DR Congo Tshegue "Muanapoto" 6 126
21 Flag of Zimbabwe.svg Zimbabwe Enzo Ishall "Magate" 25 10
22 Flag of Botswana.svg Botswana Acses feat. Sizzur "There for You" 20 81
23 Flag of Libya.svg Libya Gashi "Roses" 14 95
24 Flag of South Africa.svg South Africa Sho Madjozi "Huku" 13 96
25 Flag of Chad.svg Chad Danitsa "Let Go" 18 83
26 Flag of Angola.svg Angola Pérola "Pérola 1 M" 19 82

Other countries[]

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 Djibouti.svg Djibouti: The broadcaster announced that the Head of Delegation had resigned and therefore the country would be withdrawing.
  • Flag of Gabon.svg Gabon: The broadcaster didn't respond to the invitation that had been sent by the OAUB.
  • Flag of Guinea.svg Guinea: The broadcaster didn't respond to the invitation that had been sent by the OAUB.
  • Flag of Lesotho.svg Lesotho: The broadcaster announced privately to the Head of the OAUB that they would be resigning, and the broadcaster didn't take up a new Head of Delegation.
  • Flag of Malawi.svg Malawi: The broadcaster announced that the Head of Delegation had resigned and therefore the country would not be present.
  • Flag of Mauritania.svg Mauritania: The broadcaster announced that the Head of Delegation had resigned and therefore the country would be absent.
  • Flag of Niger.svg Niger: The broadcaster didn't respond to the invitation that had been sent by the OAUB.
  • Flag of Sudan.svg Sudan: Despite the high expectations surrounding their return after last edition's statement, the broadcaster announced that the Head of Delegation had resigned and therefore the country could not be present.
  • Flag of Tanzania.svg Tanzania: The broadcaster announced that the country is taking a one-edition break.
  • Flag of Western Sahara.svg Western Sahara: The broadcaster didn't respond to the invitation that had been sent by the OAUB.

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