The winners of the fifth All Africa Music Awards (Afrima) were recently announced in Accra, Ghana. The annual music event celebrates and rewards African talents who have done exceedingly well in the year.
With a total of 36 categories, the fifth Afrima winners are culled from the regional and continental categories. In addition, special recognition awards fully decided by the international committee of Afrima is awarded to individuals who have impacted positively to the world using their craft. The fifth Afrima Legendary award was given to the internationally recognised South African singer, Yvonne Chaka Chaka. The music legend, who is “dubbed Princess of Africa” has a career span of over 30 years with several hit albums, has performed for notable personalities within and outside the country.
Davido took the All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA) trophy for artist of the year in Accra on Saturday. Image: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images
The executive governor of Lagos State, Akinwunmi Ambode, was awarded a special recognition for his contributions towards the growth and development of the arts and tourism sector of Lagos state, most importantly the role Lagos state played as official host of Afrima in its last four years.
In what turned out to be an emotional moment for the audience, a special recognition award was given to one of Ghana’s music veteran, Teddy Osei, the leader of the famous Osadebe group, an Afropop band created in 1969. The veteran who was helped to the stage in a wheelchair had been suffering from a mild stroke but was overwhelmed by such great honour.
The full list of winners:
Best female artiste in Central Africa
Daphne - Jusqu'à La Gare, Cameroon
Best male artiste in Central Africa
FallyIpupa - Mannequin Ft. Keback&Naz, DRC
Best female artiste in Eastern Africa
Betty G - Mengedegna, Ethiopi
Best male artiste in Eastern Africa
Bebe Cool – Freedom, Uganda
Best female artiste in Northern Africa
LynaMahyemftMediMeyz - Bye Bye, Algeria
Best male artiste in Northern Africa
Hamza El Fadly – YaMraya, Morocco
Best female artiste in Southern Africa
Shekhinah - Please Mr, South Africa
Best male artiste in Southern Africa
Nasty C – Jungle, South Africa
Best female artiste in Western Africa
Tiwa Savage - Ma Lo Ft. Wizkid&Spellz, Nigeria
Best male artiste in Western Africa
Davido – Fia, Nigeria
More Faces Of Guests And Nominees Gracing This Year’s Red Carpet .
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