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WINNERS EMERGE AS AFRICAN MUSIC STARS GLOW AT AFRIMA 2017

The battle for supremacy at the fourth annual All Africa Music Awards, AFRIMA, came to an end on Sunday, November 12, 2017 as winners emerged in the thirty-four categories of the award hosted by African American
Senegalese superstar, Akon and Paris based Cameroonian, Sophy.

It was a night to remember for Wizkid (Nigeria) as he won three awards in the Artiste of the year; song of the year; and Best Male Artiste in West Africa categories. Toofan (Togo), AliKiba (Tanzania) and Gilad Milo
(Kenya) went away with two awards each; Gilad won two awards in the Best Male Artiste in Inspirational and Best Artiste in African Rock. AliKiba went with Best African Collaboration and Best Artiste or Group in
African RnB & Soul while Toofan won Best Africa Group and Best Artiste in African Pop.

Others are Shayfeen (Morocco), Thandiswa (South Africa), Emtee (South Africa), Tiwa Savage (Nigeria), Asikey (Nigeria), Neza (Rwanda), Toofan (Togo), Nduduzo Mhakatini (South Africa), Nsoki (Angola), Halmelmal
Abate (Ethiopia), The Dogg (Namibia), Adaza Cookey (Nigeria), Shyn (Madagascar), DJ Coublon (Nigeria) bagged one award each.


Music legends Oliver Mutikudzi (Zimbabwe) and Salif Keita (Mali) received an AFRIMA legendary Award each.

As expected, the sold-out AFRIMA 2017 event with glamorously dressed went into frenzy with scintillating performances from Toofan (Togo), Vector (Nigeria), Emtee (South Africa), Ewube (Cameron), Tiwa Savage
(Nigeria), Thandiswa (South Africa), Harrysong (Nigeria), Rue (Zimbabwe), Ed Isaac (Nigeria), Nsoki (Angola), Falz (Nigeria), Qritical (Kenya), Simi (Nigeria), Henok & Mehari Brothers (Ethiopia), Sheyi Shay (Nigeria), Ycee (Nigeria), Becca (Ghana), Montess (Cameroon), Gilad Milo
(Kenya), Locko (Cameroon).
AFRIMA 2017 WINNERS’ LIST

REGIONAL CATEGORY

Best Female Artiste in Central Africa Montess Cameroon Lost Witha Gun

Best Male Artiste in Central Africa Locko Cameroon Supporte ft Mr Leo
Best Female Artiste in East Africa
Nandy Tanzania One Day

Best Male Artiste in Eastern Africa Eddy Kenzo Uganda
Firkir Yishala

Best Female Artiste in Northern Africa Ibitssam Tiskat Morocco

Best Male Artiste in Northern Africa
Menak Wla Meni

Shayfeen

Morocco

Wach Kayn Wader

Best Female in Southern Africa

Thandiswa

South Africa

Nonsokolo

Best Male Artiste in West Africa

Emtee

South Africa

We Up

Best Female Artiste in West Africa

Wizkid

Nigeria

Come Closer ft Drake

Best Male Artiste in West Africa

Tiwa Savage

Nigeria

All Over

CONTINENTAL CATEGORY

Best Male Artiste in Inspirational

Gilad

Kenya

‘Angel Uriel’ ft Omer Millo

Best Female Artiste in Inspirational Music

Asikey

Nigeria

‘Earth Attack’

Best Artiste or Group in African Contemporary

Wande Coal

Nigeria

Iskaba

Most Promising Artiste in Africa

Neza

Rwanda

‘Uranyica’

Best Africa Group

Toofan

Togo

Tere Tere

Best African Collaboration

Ali Kiba ft MI

Tanzania

Aje

Best Artiste in African Rock

Gilad

Kenya

Angel Uriel

Best Artiste in African Jazz

Nduduzo Mhakatini

South Africa

Igagu

Best Artiste or Group in African Electro

Nsoki

Angola

Africa Unite ft DJ Maphorisa and Paulo Alves

Best Artiste or Group in African Reggae, Ragga & Dancehall

2Baba

Nigeria

Holy Holy

Best Artiste or Group in African Hip-Hop

YCEE

Nigeria

Juice

 

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