AFRIMA Awards Winners – See Full List


The All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA) Awards ceremony held in Lagos on Sunday, November 12 2017. The prestigious award was hosted by the globally recognized Senegalese singer, Akon and music stars across the African continent gathered at the event to celebrate the best of African music.

Nigerian artistes Wizkid was the biggest winner of the night, he claimed the award for best male artiste (West Africa), artiste of the year and song of the year with his collaboration with Drake, Come CloserTiwa SavageSimiWande Coal2babaM.IYCEE, DJ Coublon, Adasa Cookey are some of the other Nigerian music professionals to claim awards at the well-attended event.

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)

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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)

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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)

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