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All Africa Music Award winners announced!

The eighth All Africa Music Award (Afrima) winners were announced on 22 January in Dakar, Senegal.
Image supplied: The All Africa Music Awards red carpet
Image supplied: The All Africa Music Awards red carpet

Broadcast live to over 84 countries around the world, Afrima in Senegal saw superstars like the Nigerian maverick Davido clinch three awards in one night as he emerged winner of the “Best African Collaboration”, “Best Duo or Group in African Electro”, and “Best Male Artiste in African Inspirational Music” categories, respectively.

Other continental champions such as Egyptian rapper Marwan Moussa followed closely, clinching two awards for “Best African Rapper/Lyricist,” as well as “Best Duo or Group in African Hip Hop” categories, respectively.

Importantly, in the non-voting category, the International Executive Committee bestowed the “Legend Award” for the Afrima to three iconic Senegalese veterans including Youssou N’dour, Baaba Maal, and Ismail Lo.

All the winners across the remaining 39 categories were decided by popular votes from music lovers. The voting period for Afrima began on 25 September and ended on 13 January. The voting procedure and results were reviewed and collated by an international auditor of great repute,

Find the full list of winners for the eighth Afrima below:

Regional winners

Best Female Artiste in Western Africa
AsaOceanNigeria
GyakieSomethingGhana
Josey Ft. Bonigo (Winner)ZambelemanCote d'Ivoire
Manamba KanteBhouloun DjouriGuinea
Oumou SangareWassulu DonMali
SimiWomanNigeria
Soraia RamosBKBNCape Verde
TemsCrazy TingsNigeria
Tiwa Savage Ft. BrandySomebody's SonNigeria
Viviane CHIDID Ft. Bass ThioungSweet GameSenegal
Best Male Artiste in Southern Africa
A-ReeceCouldn't Have Said It Better, Pt.3South Africa
Blxckie feat A-ReeceSneakySouth Africa
DJ Tarico Ft. DJ Consequence, Nelson Tivane & PreckNumber OneMozambique
Gemini Major Ft. Ayra StarrOoh LalaMalawi
Focalistic X Madumane and Mellow & Sleazy feat. DJ Maphorisa16 Days No SleepSouth Africa
Kabza De Small Ft. DJ MaphorisaAbaleleSouth Africa
Musketeers Ft. AzmoDanko feat. AzmoNamibia
Master KG x Wanitwa Mos Ft. Nkosazana Daughter, Basetsana, Obeey AmorDali NguweSouth Africa
Winky D (Winner)Happy AgainZimbabwe
Zakes Bantwini Ft. KasangoOsamaSouth Africa
Best Female Artiste in Southern Africa
DJ Yessonia Ft. BoohleNgifuna WenaNamibia
DJ Zinhle Ft. Black Motion, Kabza De Small & NokwaziSiyabongaSouth Africa
Kamo MphelaGhostSouth Africa
Makhadzi (Winner)MamaSouth Africa
Nadia Nakai Ft. LucasrapsNot The SameSouth Africa
Nomfundo Moh Ft. ShaSha & Ami FakuPhakade LamiSouth Africa
ShaSha Ft. Kamo Mphela & Felo Le TeeiPianoZimbabwe
SimmyWe Were HereSouth Africa
Tamy MoyoSareZimbabwe
Uncle Waffles & Tony Duardo Ft. Sino Msolo & BoibizzaTanzaniaSouth Africa
Best Male Artiste in Northern Africa
A.L.A (Winner)30Tunisia
Ali LokaMatkhafesh YammaEgypt
Ahmed Saad Ft. 3enba & Double ZukshAlMouloukEgypt
DJ SnakeDisco MaghrebAlgeria
DraganovChichiMorocco
El Grande TotoSalade CocoMorocco
Marwan MoussaBatal 3alamEgypt
SnorKassetaMorocco
SoolkingSuavementeAlgeria
WegzAlbakhtEgypt
Best Female Artiste in Northern Africa
Faouzia (Winner)RIP LoveMorocco
JaylannOui OuiMorocco
Kenza Morsli Ft. DJ AdelMoustahilAlgeria
Lyna MahyemMal De ToiAlgeria
ManalMakhelaw MagalouMorocco
Marwa Loud & Moha KGhir NtiyaMorocco
RubyNamet NennaEgypt
RymStylo WarqaMorocco
Best Male Artiste in Central Africa
C4 PedroPosaAngola
DadjuAmbassadeurDRC
Fally Ipupa (Winner)BloquéDRC
Innoss'BMortel-06DRC
Gaz Mawete500DRC
Matias DamasioComo AntesAngola
NinhoJefeDRC
Roga Roga & Extra MusicaBokokoDRC
TaycDodoCameroon
Tenor Ft. Innoss'BMami WataCameroon
Best Male Artiste in Eastern Africa
Addis LegesseEnjaEthiopia
Bien (& Aaron Rimbui)Bald Men AnthemKenya
Diamond Platnumz Ft. ZuchuMtasubiriTanzania
Eddy KenzoSongaUganda
Kassmasse (Winner)SewasewEthiopia
King SahaZakayoUganda
Marioo Ft. JovialMi AmorTanzania
Mbosso Ft. Costa Titch & Phantom SteezeMoyoTanzania
Nyashinski Ft. Femi OneProperlyKenya
Rayvanny Ft. VjollcaPele PeleTanzania
Best Female Artiste in Eastern Africa
Betty GAddis SemayEthiopia
Frida AmaniFala MimiTanzania
Hewan GebrewoldShemunaEthiopia
Muthaka (Winner)SorryKenya
NandySiweziTanzania
Nikita KeringLast NameKenya
Rosa ReeWatatubuTanzania
Spice Diana Ft. DJ SevenTujuogeUganda
Tanasha DonnaMaradonnaKenya
Zuchu Ft. Bontle Smith & TylerKituTanzania

Continental winners

Song of the year
Black SherifKwaku The TravellerGhana
Burna BoyLast LastNigeria
Costa Titch feat. Banaba Des, Alfa Kat, Man T, Sdida, C’Buda MBig FlexaSouth Africa
DadjuAmbassaduerDRC
Didi B (Winner)TalaCote d'Ivoire
DJ SnakeDisco MaghrebAlgeria
Fireboy DML feat. Ed SheeranPeru (Remix)NIgeria
Kizz Daniel feat. TeknoBugaNigeria
Marioo feat. JovialMi AmorTanzania
RemaCalm DownNigeria
SoolkingSuavementeAlgeria
WegzElbakhtEgypt
Album of the year
Brymo9: EsanNigeria
Burna Boy (Winner)Love DaminiNigeria
DadjuCullilanDRC
Diamond PlatnumzFirst of AllTanzania
Didi BHistoryCote d'Ivoire
Kabza De SmallKOA IISouth Africa
Nomfundo MohAmagamaSouth Africa
Oumou SangareTimbuktuMali
SoolkingSans VisaAlgeria
RemaRaves & RosesNigeria
Producer of the year
C4 PedroPosa C4 PedroAngola
CKay & BMHEmiliana by CKayNigeria
KimambobeatsMi Amor by Marioo feat. JovialTanzania
Nyadjiko & DadjuAmbassaduer by DadjuDRC
RahalElbakht by WegzEgypt
Reward BeatsBuga by Kizz Daniel feat. TeknoNigeria
Sdida & Man TBig Flexa by Costa TitchSouth Africa
Serge BeynaudC'est Dose by Serge BeynaudCote d'Ivoire
Shizzi (Winner)Peru (Remix) by Fireboy DMLNigeria
Stan-E Kibulu & William GrigahcineDisco Magrehb by DJ SnakeAlgeria
A Artist of the Year
Burna Boy (Winner)Last LastNigeria
CKayEmilianaNigeria
DadjuAmbassaduerDRC
Diamond Platnumz feat. ZuchuMtasubiriTanzania
Fireboy DML feat. Ed SheeranPeru (Remix)Nigeria
Kabza De Small feat. DJ Maphorisa, Ami FakuAsibe HappySouth Africa
ManalMakhelaw MagalouMorroco
Tiwa Savage feat. BrandySomebody's SonNigeria
WegzElbakhtEgypt
Zakes Batwini feat. KasangoOsamaSouth Africa
Songwriter of the Year
Bridget Blue & Jibiril BlessingWoman by Bridget BlueKenya
Daniel BaronHow To Feel by Daniel BaronSouth Africa
Iba One (Winner)Hommage a mes parentsMali
Lloyiso Mandlovandile Gigana, Luke GoliathSeasons by LloyisoSouth Africa
Martin Obudho, MuthakaSorryKenya
Matias DamasioComo AntesAngola
Mordecai 'Dex' MwiniReason by Wanavokali Ft. H_art the BandKenya
Olawale Olofo'roFura Sára by BrymoNigeria
Rokia Kone, Garret LeeKurunbaMali
Sidy DiopNgalamSenegal
Breakout Artist of the Year
Asake (Winner)Peace Be Unto You (PBUY)Nigeria
CamidohSugarcane (Remix) feat. Darkoo, King Promise, MayorkunGhana
Costa TitchMa Gang feat Champuru Makhenzo, Phantom Steeze, ManT, Sdida & C'BUDA MSouth Africa
DaliwongaAbo Mvelo feat. Mellow And Sleazy & M.JSouth Africa
El Grande TotoSalade CocoMorroco
Fior 2 BiorGodo GodoCote d'Ivoire
Hewan GebrewoldShemunaEthiopia
Marwan Moussa (Winner)Batal 3alamEgypt
Nomfundo MohPhakade Lami feat. ShaSha & Ami FakuSouth Africa
PheelzFinesse feat. BNXNNigeria
Most Promising Artist
Ans-T Crazy (Winner)10 Na ifari feat. Ibro GnametGuinea
DafenciiKing AlhalabaSudan
FaveBaby RiddimNigeria
Frida AmaniFala MimiTanzania
JeebaLamou SaffSenegal
KhanyisaBheka Mina Ngedwa feat Tsiki XII, Marcus MC and Lady DuSouth Africa
KikimotelebaTigini feat. FranglishCote d'Ivoire
LloyisoSpeakSouth Africa
MagixxLove Don't Cost A Dime feat. Ayra StarrNigeria
Zara WilliamsPosa feat. C4 PedroDRC
African Fans Favourite
Bello FalcaoDibango DibangaCote d'Ivoire
Ch'cco, Mellow, SleazyNkao TempelaSouth Africa
Goya Menor & NektunezAmeno AmapianoGhana & Nigeria
JoeboySip (Alchohol)Nigeria
Lojay X Sarz feat. Chris BrownMonalisa (Remix)Nigeria
Mavins; Ayra Starr, Boy Spyce, Crayon, LADIPOE, MagixxOverloading (Overdoes)Nigeria
Oxlade (Winner)Ku Lo SaNigeria
The TherapistNackSerria Leone
Young JohnDadaNigeria
Young Stunna feat. Kabza De Small, DJ MaphorisaAdiweleSouth Africa
Best African DJ
DJ Lito (Winner)Tick Talk feat. Bebe Cool, Sheilah Gashumba, SlickStuartRojaUganda
DJ P2NLikolo (Remix) feat. Tenor, DJ AmaroulaDRC
DJ Sly KingNgama BonoGhana
DJ SnakeDisco MaghrebAlgeria
DJ Tarico Ft. DJ ConsequenceNumber One feat. Nelson Tivane, PreckMozambique & Nigeria
DJ YessoniaNgifuna Wena feat. BoohleNamibia
DJ ZinhleSiyabonga feat. Black Motion, Kazba de Small, NokwaziSouth Africa
MAJOR LEAGUE DJzBakwa LahSouth Africa
SpinallPallazo feat. AsakeNigeria
Uncle WafflesTanzania feat. Tony Duardo Ft. Sino Msolo & BoibizzaSwaziland
Zakes BatwiniOsama feat. KasangoSouth Africa
Best African Video
Amine BoumedieneMoustahilAlgeria
Costa TitchBig Flexa by Costa Titch.South Africa
DAMMY TWITCHWoman by Simi.Nigeria
Director PinkNwoke Oma by ChikeNigeria
Elias BelkaderDisco Maghreb by DJ SnakeAlgeria
Maranta TegegneSewasewEthopia
Mateo Da SilvaDonnelemoi by TayCCameroon
NapephashaGhost Kamo MphelaSouth Africa
Soolking & Digital NakSuavemente by SoolkingAlgeria
TG Omori (Winner)Buga by Kizz Daniel feat. TeknoNigeria
Best African Rapper OR Lyricist
A-ReeceCouldn't Have Said It Better, Pt.3South Africa
Dafencii feat. KhayyatKing AlhalabaSudan
Didi BGame De DjaiCote d'Ivoire
Dip Doundou GuissCalifatSenegal
Marwan Moussa (Winner)Batal 3alamEgypt
Ladipoe feat. RemaAfro JiggaNigeria
LAMB (Loose Kaynon, A-Q, MI, Blaqbonez)The Last CypherNigeria
Nata94Sierra Leone
Nay Wa MitegoRais Wa KitaaTanzania
YoussouphaAmapianoCote d'Ivoire
Best Africa Collaboration
Ahmed Saad feat. 3enba & Double ZukshAl MouloukEgypt
Calema x Zé FelipeOnde AndaSao Tome and Principe/Brazil
Costa Titch feat. C'buda M, Alfa Kat, Banaba Des, Sdida & Man TBig FlexaSouth Africa
Davido feat. focalistic (Winner)Champion SoundNigeria / South Africa
Fireboy feat. Ed SheeranPeru (Remix)Nigeria/Great Britain
Kikimoteleba feat. FranglishTigini (Remix)Cote d'Ivoire/DRC
Kizz Daniel feat. TeknoBugaNigeria
Marioo feat. JovialMi AmourTanzania
Mbosso, Costa Titch, Phantom SteezeMoyoTanzania/South Africa
Tiwa Savage feat. BrandySomebody's SonNigeria/USA
Best African Band / Duo / Group
Calema & Zé FelipeOnde AndaSao Tome & Principe
Disco Misr, Aziz MarakaAhla WahdaEgypt
Jano BandZebnanawEthiopia
Mafikizolo Ft. SimmyMamazelaSouth Africa
MAJOR LEAGUE DJzBAKWA LAHSouth Africa
RidimzShabasikoCameroon
The Cavemen ft. Made Kuti (Winner)BiriNigeria
ToofanOnaTogo
Umoja Sounds Ft. Ariel WayzHappyKenya
WanavokaliWhat A TimeKenya
Best African Act In Diaspora (Female)
Aya Nakamura Ft. DamsoDegaineMali
Bey T Ft. BoohleUnanichezaKenya
Darkoo Ft Black SherifAlwaysNigeria
Faouzia (Winner)RIP, LoveMorocco
Moha K, Marwa LoudGhir NtiyaMorocco
Nata94Sierra Leone
RimonFeed MeEritrea
RonisiaMelodieCape Verde
ShayDADRC
Soraia RamosBKBNCape Verde
Best African Act In Diaspora (Male)
Calema Ft. Zé FelipeOnde AndaSao Tome & Principe
DadjuKIngDRC
Dafencii ft. KhayyatKing AlhalabaSudan
DJ SnakeDisco MaghrebAlgeria
Gil Semedo Ft. Calema, Soraia Ramos & Mito KaskasGostu SabiCape Verde
Jae5 Ft Dave, BnxnPropellerGhana
NinhoVVSDRC
SoolkingSuavementeAlgeria
Tion Wayne Ft. Davido & Jae5 (Winner)Who's TrueNigeria
Ya LevisPardonne MoiDRC
Best Female Artist in Africa Inspirational Music
Bridget BlueWomanKenya
Chaama & EljoeeBurakiaMorocco
Diana HamiltonAwurade Ye(Do it Lord)Ghana
DJ Zinhle Ft. Black Motion, Kabza De Small & NokwaziSiyabongaSouth Africa
Irene Robert Ft. Rose Muhando (Winner)HainidhuruTanzania
Janet OtienoSiriKenya
Makhadzi Ft. Jon DelingerZwivhuyaSouth Africa
Manal3ariMorocco
TY Bello Ft. Sinmidele & Ore MacaulayAmen AmenNigeria
Best Male Artist in Africa Inspirational Music
Davido Ft. Sunday Service Choir (Winner)Stand StrongNigeria
Grace LokwaKumamaDRC
KassmasseSesasewEthiopia
KS Bloom Ft. ChidinmaC'est Dieu (Remix)Cote d'Ivoire
MajoosJayahDRC
Masterkraft Ft. ChikeHosannaNigeria
Nathaniel BasseySee What the Lord Has DoneNigeria
Noel NderituWawezaKenya
Samthing SowetoAmagentsSouth Africa
Wave RhyderWa Nkutlwa NaLesotho
Best Artist, Duo or Group in African Electro
AsakePeace Be Unto YouNigeria
Costa Titch Ft. C'buda M, Alfa Kat, Banaba Des, Sdida & Man TBig FlexaSouth Africa
Davido Ft. Focalistic (Winner)Champion SoundNigeria
DJ SnakeDisco MaghrebAlgeria
DJ Maphorisa & Tyler ICU Ft. Sir Till & CoBanyanaSouth Africa
DJ Yessonia Ft. BoohleNgifuna WenaNamibia
Felo Le Tee & Myztro Ft. Daliwonga66 & Dipatje Tsa FeloSouth Africa
Mbosso Ft. Costa Titch & Phantom SteezeMoyoTanzania
Tresor Ft. Kabza De Small and DJ MaphorisaMakosaDRC
Zakes Bantwini Ft. KasangoOsamaSouth Africa
Best Artist, Duo or Group in African Hip-Hop
Black SherifKwaku the TravellerGhana
BlxckieYour AllSouth Africa
Cdrik KodjoNyi NudéBenin
Darkoo Ft. Black SherifAlwaysNigeria
Didi BTalaCote d'Ivoire
KikiMoteleba Ft. FranglishTiginiCote d'Ivoire
Marwan Moussa (Winner)Batal 3alamEgypt
Nay Wa MitegoRais Wa KitaaTanzania
NinhoJefeDRC
Nyashinski Ft. Femi OneProperlyKenya
Best Artist, Duo or Group in African RnB & Soul
Ahmed basyoni & Hussein GamalElHalawa DiEgypt
Bridget BlueGoodbyeKenya
C4 PedroEsta Tudo BemAngola
Frida Amani Ft. MayungaTanzaniaTanzania
Lil JaySauce GraineCote d'Ivorie
Nomfundo Moh Ft. ShaSha & Ami FakuPhakade LamiSouth Africa
Omah Lay (Winner)I'm A MessNigeria
TaycD O D OCameroon
Tiwa Savage, AmaaraeTales By MoonlightNigeria
Ya LevisPardonne MoiDRC
Best Artist, Duo or Group in African Reggae, Ragga, Dancehall
DJ Lito Ft. Bebe Cool x Sheilah Gashumba x SlickStuartRojaTick TalkUganda
FaveBaby RiddimNigeria
Femi One Ft. King Kaka & MbithiHepiKenya
KiDi Ft. TygaTouch It(Remix)Ghana
Navy KenzoManzeseTanzania
Nutty OHandipereZimbabwe
Rosa ReeWatatubuTanzania
RugerDiorNigeria
Teddy Afro (Winner)NaetEthiopia
Winky DHappy AgainZimbabwe
Best Artist, Duo or Group in African Contemporary
Adekunle Gold Ft. Fatoumata Diawara (Winner)Born AgainNigeria
AlikibaUTUTanzania
BrymoFura SaraNigeria
Fadilee Itulya Ft. Fidq & Taz GoemiProblemTanzania
Fally IpupaBloquéDRC
Fior 2 BiorGodo GodoCote d'Ivoire
Roga Roga & Extra MusicaBokokoDRC
Sidiki DiabateDiarabi nene benaMali
Wally B. Seck ft VivianeReugine TassSenegal
WegzAl bakhtEgypt
Best Artist, Duo or Group in African Jazz
Addis LegesseEnjaEthiopia
Elida Almeida, Jimmy PMau MeninoCape Verde
Franck BiyongNegropolitaineCameroon
Gutu Abera (Winner)DeemiEthiopia
Jano BandZebnanawEthiopia
Jimmy Dludlu Ft. Rhodalia Silvestre, Dx Nuvunga & Mano TsotsiMale Ya PepaMozambique
Kelvin Momo Feat. TBO and JaySaxFunaSouth Africa
SomiLove Tastes Like StrawberriesRwanda
Thapelo LekoaneHeritageSouth Africa
The Cavemen Ft. Made kutiBiriNigeria
Best Artist, Duo or Group in African Pop
Adekunle Gold Ft. Davido (Winner)HighNigeria
CkayEmilianaNigeria
Kizz Daniel & TeknoBugaNigeria
Kouz1MagicMorocco
Matias DamasioComo AntesAngola
Pheelz, BNXNFinesseNigeria
RonisiaMelodieCape Verde
Roseline LayoDonnez Nous Un PeruCote d'Ivoire
Soraia RamosBKBNCape Verde
Tenor Ft. Innoss'BMami WataCameroon
Best Artist, Duo or Group in African Rock
Amir EidAna NegmEgypt
Clayrocksu (Winner)AminNigeria
Daniel BaronHow to FeelSouth Africa
Franck BiyongPepe SoupCameroon
RASHFAR BEYONDKenya
Reen and Refentse MorakeSkobbejakSouth Africa
Best Artiste, Duo or Group in African Traditional
Azaya Ft. Djelykaba Bintou (Winner)BB LaGuinea
Betty GAddis SemayEthiopia
FlavourLevelNigeria
Josey Ft. BonigoZambelemanCote d'Ivoire
Lencho gemechuSagliiEthiopia
Manamba KanteBhouloun DjouriGuinea
Oumou SangareWassulu DonMali
Rokia Kone & Jacknife LeeN'yanyanMali
StrongbangwaboyRoyalty Ft. Longue Longue, Tzy PanchakCameroon
Stewart SukumaEzamany Kim'bedimaMozambique
Best Artist, Duo or Group in African Dance or Choreography
Ans-T Crazy (Winner)PauseGuinea
Costa Titch Ft. C'buda M, Alfa Kat, Banaba Des, Sdida & Man TBig FlexaSouth Africa
Eltee SkhillzODGNigeria
Kamo MphelaGhostSouth Africa
Portable X Poco Lee Ft. OlamideZaZoo ZehhNigeria
Roga Roga & Extra MusicaBokokoDRC
Serge BeynaudC'est DoseCote d'Ivoire
SimiWomanNigeria
Spice DianaTujooge Ft. Dj SevenUganda
ToofanOnaTogo
Best Soundtrack Movie / Series / Documentary
Ahmed Saad Ft. 3enba & Double ZukshAlMoulouk (Moon Knight)Egypt
Amarae & MarvelA Body, A Coffin (Black Panther Wakanda Forever Prologue EP)Ghana
Amir EidAna Negm (RIVO)Egypt
DadjuIma(From the movie "IMA")DRC
Eltee SkhillzODG (The Blood Convenant Movie)Nigeria
Mohamed Osama & Karim Mahmoud (Ahmed Tarik Yahia)EL GHAZALA RAYE2A (ZEKO)Egypt
Stephane Legar"Speed Llife (From Sonic 2 Le Film)
From Sonic 2 Le Film"Togo
Tems & Marvel (Winner)No Woman No Cry (Black Panther Wakanda Forever Prologue EP)Nigeria
WegzB3oda Ya Belady(From the film "Captains Of Zaatari")Egypt
Best Global Act
Anitta (Winner)Mon Soleil (By Dadju)Brazil
BrandySomebody's Son (By Tiwa Savage)USA
Chris BrownCall Me Everyday Ft. Wizkid/Monalisa Remix By Lojay X Sarz/Nobody Has to Know Ft. Davido/Diana By Fireboy DML/Time & Affection By RemaUSA
DrakeFountains Ft. Tems, TresorCanada
Ed SheeranPeru Remix (By Fireboy DML)/For My Hand (Burna Boy)Great Britain
Justin BieberEssence Remix (By Wizkid)/Attention By Omah LayCanada
MalumaMama Tetema Ft. RayvannyColombia
PopcaanToni-Ann Singh (By Burna Boy)Jamaican
TygaTouch it Remix (By KiDi)USA
VitaaPrends Ma Main (By Maitre Gims & Vitaa)France


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