Davido wins AFRIMA artist of the year

Davido wins AFRIMA artist of the year


Nigeria’s Davido took home the All Africa Music Awards trophy for artist of the year, leading a strong showing for the West African powerhouse famous for its roster of Afrobeats stars .

Musicians from across the continent came to the Accra International Conference Centre in Ghana ’s capital on Saturday to walk the red carpet and celebrate a year of big hits.

Betty G from Ethiopia took home album of the year, while best African DJ went to Afrotronix , who has roots in Chad .

Nigerian rapper Falz took home the award for best African rapper after courting controversy this year when he released “This is Nigeria” , a cover of the Childish Gambino hit that skewered modern Nigeria .

“ Akwaaba” , an infectious collaboration between GuiltyBeatz , Mr . Eazi, Patapaa and Pappy Kojo won song of the year and best African collaboration .

Nigeria’s 2 Baba won the award for best African pop , Ghana ’s Stonebwoy for best reggae , and South Africa ’s Sibusiso Mashiloane for best jazz.

Kuami Eugene , a Ghanaian crooner , was named the “most promising ” artist in Africa .

AFRIMA has carved out a space as a platform to showcase the innovative and prolific African music industry that has exploded in the past decade .

All the winners :

REGIONAL CATEGORY

Best Female Artiste in Central Africa

– Daphne / Cameroon / Jusqu ’à La Gare

Best Male Artiste in Central Africa

– Fally Ipupa / DRC / Mannequin Ft Keback & Naz

Best Female Artiste in Eastern Africa

– Betty G / Ethiopia / Mengedegna

Best Male Artiste in Eastern Africa

– Bebe Cool / Uganda / Freedom

Best Female Artiste in Northern Africa

– Lyna Mahyem ft Medi Meyz / Algeria / Bye Bye

Best Male Artiste in Northern Africa

– Hamza El Fadly / Morocco / Ya Mraya

Best Female Artiste in Southern Africa

– Shekhinah / South Africa / Please Mr

Best Male Artiste in Southern Africa

– Nasty C / South Africa / Jungle

Best Female Artiste in Western Africa

– Tiwa Savage / Nigeria / Ma Lo Ft . Wizkid & Spellz

Best Male Artiste in Western Africa

– Davido / Nigeria / Fia

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5 TH AFRIMA WINNERS CONTINENTAL CATEGORY < / strong>

ALBUM OF THE YEAR

– Betty G / Ethiopia / Wegegta

ARTISTE OF THE YEAR

– Davido / Nigeria / FIA

BEST AFRICAN VIDEO

– Sesan / Gringo ( Shatta Wale) / Nigeria

BEST AFRICAN ACT IN DIASPORA

– Hazel Mak / Malawi / Jaiva Ft . Roberto & Tay Grin

BEST AFRICAN COLLABORATION

– GuiltyBeatz , Mr . Eazi, Patapaa & Pappy Kojo / Ghana – Nigeria / Akwaaba

– Kidi / Ghana / Odo Remix Ft . Mayorkun & Davido

BEST AFRICAN DJ

– Afrotronix / Chad / OyO

– Master KG / South Africa / Skeleton Move Ft . Zanda Zakuza

BEST AFRICAN DUO , GROUP OR BAND

– Toofan / Togo / Money

– M. ANIFEST FT KING PROMISE / Ghana / ME NE WOA

BEST AFRICAN RAPPER OR LYRICIST

– Falz / Nigeria / La Fête

– Maryam Saleh, Maurice Louca, Tamer Abu Ghazaleh / Egypt / Ekaa Maksour

– Irene Namatovu / Uganda / Nsambila Nyuma Nga Janzi

BEST FEMALE ARTISTE IN AFRICAN INSPIRATIONAL MUSIC

– Sandra Nankoma / Uganda / Kaddugala

BEST MALE ARTISTE IN AFRICAN INSPIRATIONAL MUSIC

– Sarkodie / Ghana / Glory Ft. Yung

MOST PROMISING ARTISTE IN AFRICA

– Kuami Eugene / Ghana / Confusion

PRODUCER OF THE YEAR

– Fresh VDM / Togo / Fia

REVELATION OF THE AFRICAN CONTINENT

– Betty G / Ethiopia / Ere Manew

SONG OF THE YEAR

– GuiltyBeatz , Mr . Eazi, Patapaa & Pappy Kojo / Akwaaba / Ghana

SONG WRITER OF THE YEAR

– Shekhinah Donell , Amon Taulo Chibiya II / South Africa / Different Ft . Mariechan

AFRICAN FANS’ FAVOURITE

– Nedy Music / Tanzania / One and Only Ft . Ruby

(NAN)

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