The 2017 edition of the annual award ceremony of All African Music Awards (AFRIMA) was held days ago, precisely on Sunday November 12th, 2017 at the EKO Hotel & Suites, Lagos, Nigeria.
The prestigious continental award night gained appreciable attendance by the African celebrities – though overshadowed by the international counterpart, MTV EMAs, which lights up London’s Wembley Arena on same date and time.
With Davido stealing the African spot on the music world stage for MTV EMAs – winning “Best African Act” and “Best Worldwide Act” – Wizkid continued same at home for the AFRIMA Awards as he earned three awards for the night, including award for “Artist of the Year”, “Song of the Year” and “Best West African Act”.
Other notable Nigerian winners for the night includes Mavin Records afro-diva, Tiwa Savage (for West African Best Female), X3M Music sensational, Simi (for Songwriter of the year), Black Diamond Kingpin, Wande Coal (for Best African Contemporary), Tinny Entertainment leading act, Ycee (for Best African Hip-Hop), Hypertek Digital General, 2Baba (for Best African Reggae, Ragga, Dancehall), DJ Coublon/Sheyi Shay (for Producer of the Year) and Adasa Cookey/Orezi (for Video Of The Year).
Check out the full list below and tell us if you concur to their list – which invariably did not recognize the amazing works within the months in view by the likes of Kiss Daniel, Tekno, Davido, to name but few.
Artiste Of The Year: Wizkid (Nigeria)
African Fans Fav:The Dogg (Namibia)
Album Of The Year: Eddy Kenzo – “Biology” (Uganda)
Best African Collaboration: Alikiba – ‘Aje’ Ft M.I Abaga (Tanzania)
Best African Contemporary: Wande Coal – ‘Iskaba’ Ft Dj Tunez (Nigeria)
Best African Electro: Nsoki – ‘Africa Unite’ Ft Dj Maphorisa, Paulo Alves (Angola)
Best African Group/Duo/Band: Toofan – ‘Tere Tere’ (Togo)
Best African Hip Hop: Ycee – ‘Juice’ (Nigeria)
Best African Jazz: Nduduzo Makhatini – ‘Igagu’ (South Africa)
Best African Pop: Toofan – ‘Tere Tere’ (Togo)
Best African Reggae, Ragga, Dance-Hall: 2baba – ‘Holy Holy’ (Nigeria)
Best African Rnb And Soul: Alikiba – ‘Aje’ Ft M.I Abaga (Tanzania)
Best African Rock: Gilad – ‘Angel Uriel’ Ft Omer Millo (Kenya)
Best African Traditional: Halmelmal Abate – ‘Harar’ (Ethiopia)
Best Female Inspirational: Asikey – ‘Earth Attack’ (Nigeria)
Best Male Inspirational: Gilad – ‘Angel Uriel’ Ft Omer Millo (Kenya)
Most Promising Artiste Of The Year: Neza – ‘Uranyica’ (Rwanda)
Song Of The Year: Wizkid – ‘Come Closer’ (Nigeria)
Revelation Of The African Continent: Shyn – ‘Resim Pitia’ (Madagascar)
Producer Of The Year: Dj Coublon – ‘Yolo Yolo’ By Seyi Shay (Nigeria)
Songwriter Of The Year: Simi – ‘Smile’
African Legend Award: Salif Keita (Mali) And Oliver ‘Tutu’ Mtukudzi (Zimbabwe)
Video Of The Year: Adasa Cookey – ‘Cooking Pot’ By Orezi
Central Africa (Best Female): Montess – Love Witta Gun Man (Cameroon)
Central Africa (Best Male): Locko – Supporter Ft Mr Leo (Cameroon)
East Africa (Best Female): Nandy – One Day (Tanzania)
East Africa (Best Male): Henok & Mehari Brothers – Firkir Yishala (Ethiopia)
Southern Africa (Best Female): Thandiswa – Nontsokolo (South Africa)
Southern Africa (Best Male): Emtee – We Up (South Africa)
West Africa (Best Female): Tiwa Savage – All Over (Nigeria)
West Africa (Best Male): Wizkid – Come Closer Ft Drake (Nigeria)
North Africa (Best Female): Ibitssam Tiskat – Menak Wla Meni (Morocco)
North Africa (Best Male): Shayfeen – Wach Kayn Wader (Morocco)