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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.

Bagging an award each on the night include; 2baba (Nigeria) Tiwa Savage (Nigeria), Simi (Nigeria), Wande Coal (Nigeria), Ycee (Nigeria), Orezi (Nigeria), Montess (Cameroon), Locko (Cameroon), Nandy (Tanzania), Eddy Kenzo (Uganda), Ibitssam Tiskat (Morocco).

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
Award   Winners  Country  Track
Best Female Artiste in Central Africa  Montess Cameroon In Love With a GunMan
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 Menak Wla Meni
Best Male Artiste in Northern Artiste 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
Award Winners Country Track
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
Best Artiste or Group in African RnB & Soul Ali Kiba Tanzania Aje ft MI
Best Artiste in African Pop Toofan Togo Tere Tere
Best Artiste or Group in African Traditional Halmelmal Abate Ethiopia ‘Harar’
African Fans’ Favourite The Dogg Namibia Shuukifa Kwi
Video of the Year Adaza Cookey (Orezi) Nigeria Cooking Pot
Songwriter of the Year Simi Nigeria Smile for Me
Revelation of the Year Shyn Madagascar Resim Pitia
Album of the Year in Africa Eddy Kenzo Uganda Shuari Yako
Producer of the Year DJ Coublon (Sheyi Shay) Nigeria Yolo Yolo
Song of the Year in Africa Wizkid Nigeria Come Closer
Artiste of the Year in Africa Wizkid Nigeria Come Closer
AFRIMA Legendary Award Salif Keita Mali
AFRIMA Legendary Award Oliver Mutikudzi Zimbabwe

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