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Tiwa Savage, Davido, 2Baba, Falz Win Big At AFRIMA 2018



Nigeria Music and Music stars once again were recognized at this year’s edition of All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA), held last night in Accra, Ghana.

With host of music stars converging for the night to celebrate the leap of African Music, the Award recognized Ethiopian singer Betty G, and awarded her with the greatest award of the Night, The Best Album of the Year.

The legendary award was given to the internationally recognized South African singer, Yvonne Chaka Chaka.

Davido scooped Africa’s artiste of the year, with his album, FIA. He also won the best male artiste in West Africa. Tiwa Savage won West Africa’s best female artiste and Falz ran away with best African rapper award.

Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, was specially recognized for his contributions towards the growth and development of the Arts and Tourism sector of Lagos state, most importantly the role Lagos state played as official host of AFRIMA in its last 4 years from 2014 – 2017.

In what turned out to be an emotional moment for the audience, a special recognition award was given to one of Ghana’s music veteran, Teddy Osei, the leader of the famous Osadebe group, an Afropop band created in 1969.

Artistes were given awards based on 36 categories.

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

Continental Category

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

Best Artiste, Duo Or Group In African Contemporary
Kidi / Ghana / Odo Remix Ft. Mayorkun & Davido

Best Artiste, Duo Or Group In African Dance Or Coreography
Mr P. / Nigeria / Ebeano

Best African DJ
Afrotronix / Chad / OyO

Best Artiste, Duo Or Group In African Electro
Master KG / South Africa / Skeleton Move Ft. Zanda Zakuza

Best African Duo, Group Or Band
Toofan / Togo / Money

Best Artiste, Duo Or Group In African Hip Hop
M.Anifest Ft King Promise / Ghana / ME NE WOA

Best Artiste, Duo Or Group In African Jazz
Sibusiso Mashiloane / South Africa / Niza

Best African Rapper Or Lyricist
Falz / Nigeria / La fete

Best Artiste, Duo Or Group In African Pop
2Baba / Nigeria / Amaka Ft. Peruzzi

Best Artiste, Duo Or Group In African Ragga, Reggae & Dancehall
Stonebwoy / Ghana / Hero

Best Artiste, Duo Or Group In African R ‘N’ B & Soul
Praiz / Nigeria / Champagne and Flowers

Best Artiste, Duo Or Group In African Rock
Maryam Saleh, Maurice Louca, Tamer Abu Ghazaleh / Egypt / Ekaa Maksour

Best Artiste, Duo Or Group In African Traditional
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 Fan Favourite
Nedy Music / Tanzania / One and Only Ft. Ruby

Source: Naija News

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