All roads led to Texas, USA on October 8th, 2018 for the 5th edition of the annual African Muzik Magazine Awards (AFRIMMA) which was held at the House of Blues, Dallas, Texas.
It truly was a night to remember as Africans came together in various shades of glamour to celebrate a shared love for music; patrons and thespians alike. However, what truly sealed the deal for us was seeing Nigerian artistes shine brightly with well-deserved accolades.
The maiden edition of the annual music award was held on the 27th of December 2014 at Oriental Hotel, Lagos, Nigeria. The event which is in collaboration with African Union was established with the sole aim of rewarding and celebrating musical talents and creativity around the African continent.
The complete winners list which was revealed via Instagram on AFRIMMA’s official Instagram page had winners in over twenty categories with Nigeria superstar, Wizkid bagging the “Song of the year Award” and Yemi Alade clinching the “best female artiste of the year award”.
Furthermore, Davido won the award for “Best Male West Africa”, a position he had also held last year and Burna Boy also took home the trophy for “Best African Dancehall/Reggae Act” making 2018 a very successful year for the Nigerian Music Industry.
FOR THE FULL WINNER’S LIST BELOW
Best Male West Africa: Davido – Nigeria
Best Female West Africa: Yemi Alade – Nigeria
Best Male East Africa: Eddy Kenzo (Uganda)
Best Female East Africa: Sheebah Karungi – Uganda
Best Male Central Africa: Fally Ipupa – Congo
Best Female Central Africa: Daphne – Cameroon
Best Male Southern Africa: Nasty C – South Africa
Best Female Southern Africa: Ammara Brown – Zimbabwe
Best Male North Africa: Ihab Amir – Morroco
Best Female North Africa: Souhila Ben Lachhab – Algeria
Best African Group: Toofan – Togo
Crossing Boundaries with Music Award: MHD – Senegal/ France
Best Gospel: Papa Dennis – Kenya
Best Newcomer: Ykee Benda – Uganda
Artist of the Year: Fally Ipupa – Congo
Best Live Act: Flavour – Nigeria
Best DJ Africa: Dj Dollar – Senegal
Best African DJ USA: Dj Ecool – Nigeria
AFRIMMA Video of the Year: Wizkid –“Soco”
Music Producer of the Year: Masterkraft – Nigeria
Best African Dancer: Didi Emah – Nigeria
Best Rap Act: Khaligraph Jones – Kenya
Song of the Year: Wizkid – “Soco”
Best Lusophone: Kyaku Kyadaff – Angola
Best Francophone: Toofan – Togo
Best African Dancehall/Reggae Act: Burna Boy – Nigeria
AFRIMMA ACHIEVERS AWARD: Bismack Biyombo – DRC
AFRIMMA Beacon of Hope Award: Queen Julie Endee
AFRIMMA Shining Star Award: Semah – Liberia
AFRIMMA Excellence Award: Erykah Badu
AFRIMMA Leadership in Music Award: Fally Ipupa
Congratulations to all winners!