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Own Africavision Song Contest 6
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Dates
Semi-finals date 24 May 2021
Final date 12 June 2021
Host
Venue Sir Gaëtan Duval Stadium, Beau Bassin-Rose Hill, Mauritius
Presenter(s) Laura Beg
Broadcaster Mauritius Broadcasting Corporation
Participants
Entries 44
Returning Flag of Gabon.svg Gabon
Flag of Guinea.svg Guinea
Flag of Malawi.svg Malawi
Flag of Mauritania.svg Mauritania
Flag of Sudan.svg Sudan
Withdrawing Flag of Equatorial Guinea.svg Equatorial Guinea
Flag of Ethiopia.svg Ethiopia
Flag of Guinea-Bissau.svg Guinea-Bissau
Flag of Mali.svg Mali
Flag of Rwanda.svg Rwanda
Flag of South Sudan.svg South Sudan
Flag of Uganda.svg Uganda
Voting
System Each country awards 12, 10, 8-1 points to their 10 favourite songs
Winner Flag of Madagascar.svg Madagascar
"Oh Mama"
Own Africavision Song Contest
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Own Africavision Song Contest 6, often referred to as OAfSC #6, is the 6th edition of Own Africavision Song Contest. The contest took place in Beau Bassin-Rose Hill, Mauritius, following DJ Assad & Laurell's win in the 5th edition with the song "Sweat". It was the second time Mauritius had hosted the contest, having previously done so in the fourth edition. Organised by the Own African Union of Broadcasting and host broadcaster Mauritius Broadcasting Corporation, the contest was held at the Sir Gaëtan Duval Stadium, and consisted of two semi-finals and the final. The three live shows were hosted by Laura Beg.

A total of forty-four countries participated in the contest. Gabon, Guinea, Malawi, Mauritania and Sudan returned to the competition, while Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Guinea-Bissau, Mali, Rwanda, South Sudan and Uganda withdrew for various reasons.

The winner was Madagascar with the song "Oh Mama" performed by Naïka. Algeria and Mauritania completed the podium, while Kenya, Egypt and Libya rounded out the top six. The host nation, Mauritius placed 11th.

Location[]

Further information on the host country: Mauritius

Host City[]

Own Africavision Song Contest 6 is located in Mauritius
Beau Bassin-Rose Hill
Location of the host city.

Beau Bassin-Rose Hill is a town in Mauritius, located in the Plaines Wilhems District. It is administered by the Municipal Council of Beau Bassin-Rose Hill and has a population of 147,066 habitants, making it the third largest city on the island.

Beau Bassin-Rose Hill is the primary city which people come into for them to visit Jardin Balfour, a park where tortises run wild.

Venue[]

Sir Gaëtan Duval Stadium is a multi-use stadium in Beau Bassin-Rose Hill, Plaines Wilhems District, Mauritius. It is currently used mostly for football matches and is the home stadium of US Beau Bassin-Rose Hill. The stadium holds 6,500 people.

Format[]

Semi-final Allocation Draw[]

The draw to determine the allocation of the participating countries into their respective semi-finals took place on 20 April 2021. 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. Nineteen participated in both semi-finals. From each semi-final, ten countries joined the host in the final, where a total of twenty-six countries participated.

The forty-four 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[]

Ninteen countries participated in the first semi-final. DR Congo, Ghana and Mauritius also voted in this semi-final.

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 Flag of Angola.svg Angola Karol Conka "Kaça" 4 97
02 Flag of Burundi.svg Burundi Miss Erica feat. Sat-B "In My Heart" 18 13
03 Flag of Republic of the Congo.svg Republic of the Congo Emmy Liyana "Avec tes lèvres" 1 137
04 Flag of Burkina Faso.svg Burkina Faso Emy "Inconvenient" 10 77
05 Flag of Benin.svg Benin Queen Fumi "Zero" 11 71
06 Flag of Guinea.svg Guinea Sékouba Bambino "Africa Djala" 17 21
07 Flag of Togo.svg Togo Toofan & Louane "La vie là-bas" 5 93
08 Flag of South Africa.svg South Africa Sino Msolo "Ndikhetha lowa" 15 39
09 Flag of Algeria.svg Algeria Ysa Ferrer "To the World" 2 127
10 Flag of Nigeria.svg Nigeria Rachel Adedeji "Club Lights" 6 88
11 Flag of Morocco.svg Morocco Manal "Daizo al-qawal" 12 67
12 Flag of Mozambique.svg Mozambique Lourena Nhate "Noti dladlalatela" 16 29
13 Flag of Seychelles.svg Seychelles Gipas & Rasel "Paramithia" 14 44
14 Flag of Sudan.svg Sudan Sinkane "Telephone" 7 88
15 Flag of Eswatini.svg Eswatini Kyle Watson feat. Apple Gule "I Got You" 9 78
16 Flag of Reunion.svg Réunion Mickaël Pouvin "Dernière chance" 13 66
17 Flag of Chad.svg Chad Noraa "Stranger Danger" 8 82
18 Flag of Comoros.svg Comoros Norena "Hawa yangu" 19 3
19 Flag of Eritrea.svg Eritrea Sa'ra Charismata "Mushroom" 3 114

Semi-final 2[]

Nineteen countries participated in the second semi-final. Cape Verde, Senegal and Tunisia also voted in this semi-final.

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 Flag of Zimbabwe.svg Zimbabwe Tkay Maidza "Shook" 10 63
02 Flag of Kenya.svg Kenya Nuela Charles "Space" 2 142
03 Flag of Zambia.svg Zambia Kwamie Liv "Higher" 13 40
04 Flag of Liberia.svg Liberia Young Fathers "Toy" 19 16
05 Flag of Cameroon.svg Cameroon Lorine Chia "Hollywood" 14 32
06 Flag of Somalia.svg Somalia Lil Baliil "Wakere" 12 42
07 Flag of Gambia.svg Gambia Triple Jz Beatz feat. Jizzle "Let Me Love You" 9 75
08 Flag of Mauritania.svg Mauritania Marieme "Freedom" 3 124
09 Flag of Namibia.svg Namibia Freeda feat. Dice "Boom Boom" 7 84
10 Flag of Libya.svg Libya Saleh Yasser feat. Basher Altarge "Nshdowny alyke" 4 122
11 Flag of Sierra Leone.svg Sierra Leone Tyla & Jjoe Saymah "But 1961" 17 23
12 Flag of Egypt.svg Egypt Veridia "Blood Diamond" 5 116
13 Flag of Gabon.svg Gabon Bussine "Hero" 16 29
14 Flag of Malawi.svg Malawi Malia "Hope" 18 18
15 Flag of Botswana.svg Botswana Udian & Fella feat. Walter III & Kizito "Step Up" 8 80
16 Flag of Ivory Coast.svg Ivory Coast Romy Rose feat. Hiro "Molo" 11 60
17 Flag of Madagascar.svg Madagascar Naïka "Oh Mama" 1 148
18 Flag of Central African Republic.svg Central African Republic Samira Centro "Mbaba" 15 32
19 Flag of Sao Tome and Principe.svg São Tomé and Príncipe Chong Kwong "Lótus" 6 88

Final[]

Twenty-six countries participated in the final, with all 44 participating countries eligible to vote.

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 Flag of Libya.svg Libya Saleh Yasser feat. Basher Altarge "Nshdowny alyke" 6 141
02 Flag of Tunisia.svg Tunisia Manel Amara "Njib el Money (Pablo Escobar)" 23 47
03 Flag of Gambia.svg Gambia Triple Jz Beatz feat. Jizzle "Let Me Love You" 20 69
04 Flag of Senegal.svg Senegal Diarra Sylla feat. Mélanie Thomas "Hewale" 19 70
05 Flag of Chad.svg Chad Noraa "Stranger Danger" 16 77
06 Flag of Namibia.svg Namibia Freeda feat. Dice "Boom Boom" 15 77
07 Flag of Mauritania.svg Mauritania Marieme "Freedom" 3 183
08 Flag of Ghana.svg Ghana Eazzy feat. Stonebwoy "Emergency" 25 23
09 Flag of Nigeria.svg Nigeria Rachel Adedeji "Club Lights" 18 72
10 Flag of Sao Tome and Principe.svg São Tomé and Príncipe Chong Kwong "Lótus" 12 87
11 Flag of Eritrea.svg Eritrea Sa'ra Charismata "Mushroom" 21 64
12 Flag of Togo.svg Togo Toofan & Louane "La vie là-bas" 9 104
13 Flag of Eswatini.svg Eswatini Kyle Watson feat. Apple Gule "I Got You" 24 46
14 Flag of Zimbabwe.svg Zimbabwe Tkay Maidza "Shook" 14 82
15 Flag of Egypt.svg Egypt Veridia "Blood Diamond" 5 170
16 Flag of Botswana.svg Botswana Udian & Fella feat. Walter III & Kizito "Step Up" 22 64
17 Flag of Kenya.svg Kenya Nuela Charles "Space" 4 181
18 Flag of Democratic Republic of the Congo.svg DR Congo Céline Banza feat. Youssoupha "Départ" 26 2
19 Flag of Cape Verde.svg Cape Verde Naam "Gun tsenher" 7 124
20 Flag of Sudan.svg Sudan Sinkane "Telephone" 17 76
21 Flag of Madagascar.svg Madagascar Naïka "Oh Mama" 1 219
22 Flag of Angola.svg Angola Karol Conka "Kaça" 8 111
23 Flag of Mauritius.svg Mauritius Sir Felix feat. Thallie Ann Seenyen "When Sunday's Gone" 11 88
24 Flag of Republic of the Congo.svg Republic of the Congo Emmy Liyana "Avec tes lèvres" 10 91
25 Flag of Burkina Faso.svg Burkina Faso Emy "Inconvenient" 13 84
26 Flag of Algeria.svg Algeria Ysa Ferrer "To the World" 2 200

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 nation failed to respond to the invitation given by the OAUB.
  • Flag of Equatorial Guinea.svg Equatorial Guinea: The nation failed to respond to the invitation given by the OAUB.
  • Flag of Ethiopia.svg Ethiopia: The HoD announced the country would take a one-edition break due to the contest rapidly becoming unpopular among the Ethiopian public. A return next edition was not ruled out.
  • Flag of Guinea-Bissau.svg Guinea-Bissau: The country decided to take a break from this edition due to spending their budget on trying to convince the famous singer John Legend to represent them in the contest.
  • Flag of Lesotho.svg Lesotho: The nation failed to respond to the invitation given by the OAUB.
  • Flag of Mali.svg Mali: The HoD announced that the nation would be withdrawing temporarily. No additional information was given.
  • Flag of Niger.svg Niger: The nation failed to respond to the invitation given by the OAUB.
  • Flag of Rwanda.svg Rwanda: On 7th April 2021, the Rwandan broadcaster confirmed country's withdrawal from the contest due to lack of interested singers and weak results in the course of the last editions. The next day, an announcement appeared on broadcaster's official website which stated that they are not planning to withdraw and that Stromae would represent them with the song "Tous les mêmes". The song was rejected by OAUB due to being too popular, thus the nation submitted a new entry - "Snack" by Andy Bumuntu. The following day the article mysteriously disappeared from the website and a new one was posted which once again confirmed country's withdrawal. Finally on 10th April, a new head of the delegation officially confirmed country's participation again. However, the new head of delegation failed to send in an entry, resulting in the nation to not participate.
  • Flag of South Sudan.svg South Sudan: The broadcaster failed to respond to the invitation issued by the OAUB, and was forced to take a break as a result.
  • Flag of Tanzania.svg Tanzania: The broadcaster announced that they would be absent for one more edition due to being focused on other projects. A return in the next edition was not ruled out.
  • Flag of Uganda.svg Uganda: The broadcaster announced the withdrawal of the country, also stating that, under the current delegation, a return of the country next edition is uncertain.
  • Flag of Western Sahara.svg Western Sahara: The nation failed to respond to the invitation given by the OAUB.

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