All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA) 2017: The Full List of Winners

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Earlier this year, Wizkid became the first Afrobeat artist to appear in the 2018 Guinness World Records for his contribution to Drake’s hit song “One Dance’’.

Read more at: https://www.vanguardngr.com/2017/11/wizkid-defeats-davido-sweeps-afrima-2017-award/

The 2017 edition of the All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA) held on Sunday 12th, at the EKO Hotel & Suites, Lagos.
Tiwa Savage, Wizkid, YCee, Wande Coal, 2baba, Simi, and Orezi were the Nigerian winners of the night.

African stars from all over the continent graced the event which celebrated their achievements in music.

Wizkid got a rare international recognition in 2016 after he had a collaboration effort with American international Drake with their Collabo song “One Dance sold in 15 countries including U.S., U.K., Canada and Australia. Earlier this year, Wizkid became the first Afrobeat artist to appear in the 2018 Guinness World Records for his contribution to Drake’s hit song “One Dance’’. In his acceptance speech, the Ojuelegba crooner thanked 2baba and DJ Jimmy Jatt for their contributions to the African music landscape

Read more at: https://www.vanguardngr.com/2017/11/wizkid-defeats-davido-sweeps-afrima-2017-award/

Wizkid won three of the most prestigious categories; Artiste of the Year, Song of the Year and the Best West African Artiste award.

See full list of winners below:

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)

[b]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)

[b]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)

[b]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)

 

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