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Own Africavision Song Contest 7
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Host
Venue Mahamasina Municipal Stadium, Antananarivo, Madagascar
Presenter(s) Noémie Lenoir
Broadcaster Télévision Malagasy
Participants
Entries 46
Returning Flag of Ethiopia.svg Ethiopia
Flag of Guinea-Bissau.svg Guinea-Bissau
Flag of Rwanda.svg Rwanda
Flag of South Sudan.svg South Sudan
Flag of Tanzania.svg Tanzania
Flag of Uganda.svg Uganda
Withdrawing Flag of Cameroon.svg Cameroon
Flag of Liberia.svg Liberia
Flag of Malawi.svg Malawi
Flag of Somalia.svg Somalia
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 7, often referred to as OAfSC #7, is the 7th edition of Own Africavision Song Contest. The contest took place in Antananarivo, Madagascar, following Naïka's win in the 6th edition with the song "Oh Mama". It was the first time Madagascar had hosted the contest. Organised by the Own African Union of Broadcasting and host broadcaster Télévision Malagasy, the contest was held at the Mahamasina Municipal Stadium, and consisted of two semi-finals and the final. The three live shows were hosted by Noémie Lenoir.

A total of forty-six countries participated in the contest. Ethiopia, Guinea-Bissau, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda returned to the competition, while Cameroon, Liberia, Malawi and Somalia withdrew for various reasons.

Location[]

Further information on the host country: Madagascar

Host City[]

Antananarivo is located in Madagascar
Antananarivo
Location of the host city.

Antananarivo also known by its colonial shorthand form Tana, is the capital and largest city of Madagascar. The administrative area of the city, known as Antananarivo-Renivohitra ("Antananarivo-Mother Hill" or "Antananarivo-Capital"), is the capital of Analamanga region. The city sits at 1,280 m (4,199 ft) above sea level in the center of the island, the highest national capital by elevation among the island countries. It has been the country's largest population center since at least the 18th century. The presidency, National Assembly, Senate and Supreme Court are located there, as are 21 diplomatic missions and the headquarters of many national and international businesses and NGOs. It has more universities, nightclubs, art venues, and medical services than any city on the island. Several national and local sports teams, including the championship-winning national rugby team, the Makis are based here.

Antananarivo was historically the capital of the Merina people, who continue to form the majority of the city's 1,275,207 inhabitants. The surrounding urban areas have a total metropolitan population approaching three million. All eighteen Malagasy ethnic groups, as well as residents of Chinese, Indian, European and other origins, are represented in the city. It was founded circa 1610, when the Merina King Andrianjaka expelled the Vazimba inhabitants of the village of Analamanga. Declaring it the site of his capital, Andrianjaka built a rova that expanded to become the royal palaces of the Kingdom of Imerina. The city retained the name Analamanga until the reign of King Andriamasinavalona (1675–1710), who renamed it Antananarivo ("City of the Thousand") in honor of Andrianjaka's soldiers.

The city served as the capital of the Kingdom of Imerina until 1710, when Imerina split into four warring quadrants. Antananarivo became the capital of the southern quadrant until 1794, when King Andrianampoinimerina of Ambohimanga captured the province and restored it as capital of a united Kingdom of Imerina, also bringing neighboring ethnic groups under Merina control. These conquests continued under his son, Radama I, who eventually controlled over two-thirds of the island, leading him to be considered the King of Madagascar by European diplomats. Antananarivo remained the island's capital after Madagascar was colonized by the French in 1897, and after independence in 1960.

Venue[]

Mahamasina Municipal Stadium (also known as Kianja Barea Mahamasina) is a rugby union and football (multi-purpose) stadium, also used for concerts and athletics, in Antananarivo, Madagascar. It is used mostly for rugby and football matches. The stadium has a 40,880 capacity for football and rugby matches. The stadium was utilised for the 2007 Indian Ocean Games

Format[]

The draw to determine the allocation of the participating countries into their respective semi-finals took place on 5 July 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. Twenty 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 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. Algeria, Kenya and Libya also voted in this semi-final.

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 Flag of Gambia.svg Gambia Tungevaag & Raaban feat. Luana Kiara "Bad Boy"
02 Flag of Comoros.svg Comoros Rohff feat. Dadju "Sécurisé"
03 Flag of Togo.svg Togo Noire Velours "Full of Myself"
04 Flag of South Sudan.svg South Sudan Mary Boyoi & Embra Tor "Shadit"
05 Flag of Sudan.svg Sudan Marina Satti "Pali"
06 Flag of Morocco.svg Morocco Jaylann "Allo Allo"
07 Flag of Democratic Republic of the Congo.svg DR Congo Tusse "Crash"
08 Flag of Sao Tome and Principe.svg São Tomé and Príncipe Bruna Lee "Dia do txilo"
09 Flag of Burundi.svg Burundi Natacha "Ufise gute?"
10 Flag of Central African Republic.svg Central African Republic Tenny "Bang Bang"
11 Flag of Ivory Coast.svg Ivory Coast Chrystel "Dangerous"
12 Flag of Burkina Faso.svg Burkina Faso Alicia Awa "Fassade"
13 Flag of Guinea-Bissau.svg Guinea-Bissau Buruntuma feat. Alice Costa "Nha nomi"
14 Flag of Eswatini.svg Eswatini Temgazi "King Status"
15 Flag of Sierra Leone.svg Sierra Leone Sampha "Blood on Me"
16 Flag of Gabon.svg Gabon Creol "VIP"
17 Flag of Seychelles.svg Seychelles Sarahmée feat. Nissa Seych "Elle est partie"
18 Flag of Tanzania.svg Tanzania Ady Suleiman "Need Somebody to Love"
19 Flag of Mozambique.svg Mozambique Ão "Tea"
20 Flag of Botswana.svg Botswana German Dollar feat. Priscilla "Drip on My Skin"

Semi-final 2[]

Twenty countries participated in the second semi-final. Egypt, Madagascar and Mauritania also voted in this semi-final.

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 Flag of Ghana.svg Ghana Raye "Call On Me"
02 Flag of South Africa.svg South Africa Rayne "Laat dit reën"
03 Flag of Namibia.svg Namibia Jeffrey Rukoro "Dangerous"
04 Flag of Zimbabwe.svg Zimbabwe Kwaye "What Have You Done"
05 Flag of Eritrea.svg Eritrea SXTN "Made 4 Love"
06 Flag of Zambia.svg Zambia Paces feat. Emmalyn & Jeida Woods "Technique"
07 Flag of Republic of the Congo.svg Republic of the Congo Zhong Feifei "B.U.R.N."
08 Flag of Angola.svg Angola Pongo "Kassussa"
09 Flag of Tunisia.svg Tunisia Amal Cherif "No No"
10 Flag of Guinea.svg Guinea Cheka Katenen feat. Sayon Camara "Ibò n'kékò"
11 Flag of Benin.svg Benin Pépé Oleka "Séyi"
12 Flag of Nigeria.svg Nigeria Rose May Alaba "Love Me Right"
13 Flag of Reunion.svg Réunion Nasaya feat. Sara Diamond "Patterns"
14 Flag of Senegal.svg Senegal Alexiane "A Million on My Soul"
15 Flag of Ethiopia.svg Ethiopia Sophia Ayana "If I Had Your Love"
16 Flag of Cape Verde.svg Cape Verde Mónica Sintra "Mulher"
17 Flag of Chad.svg Chad Arlo Parks "Too Good"
18 Flag of Rwanda.svg Rwanda Lous and the Yakuza "Amigo"
19 Flag of Uganda.svg Uganda Michelle O Faith "Black Lolita"
20 Flag of Mauritius.svg Mauritius Salt Ashes "Cut You with a Kiss"

Final[]

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

Country Artist Song
First Half
Flag of Egypt.svg Egypt Rash Radio "The Crow"
Flag of Libya.svg Libya Aya "Must Be Ready"
Flag of Madagascar.svg Madagascar Naïka "Sauce"
Second Half
Flag of Algeria.svg Algeria Lolo Zouaï "Galipette"
Flag of Kenya.svg Kenya Rachel Marete "Kelele"
Flag of Mauritania.svg Mauritania Mohamed Moustafa "Feelings Fight"

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 Cameroon.svg Cameroon: Despite a new delegation taking over the delegation, it was announced that the nation will take a break in order to focus on other projects. A return in the next edition is extremely likely.
  • 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 Lesotho.svg Lesotho: The nation failed to respond to the invitation given by the OAUB.
  • Flag of Liberia.svg Liberia: The broadcaster failed to respond to the invitation issued by the OAUB, and was forced to take a break as a result.
  • Flag of Malawi.svg Malawi: The broadcaster failed to respond to the invitation issued by the OAUB, and was forced to take a break as a result.
  • Flag of Mali.svg Mali: It was announced that the nation will be out for another edition. A return in the next edition is planned.
  • Flag of Niger.svg Niger: The nation failed to respond to the invitation given by the OAUB.
  • Flag of Somalia.svg Somalia:
  • Flag of Western Sahara.svg Western Sahara: The nation failed to respond to the invitation given by the OAUB.

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