The 2017 All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA) which held on Sunday, November 12, 2017 at the Eko Hotel & Suites was hosted by Multi-Platinum international artiste, Akon.
Wizkid and Tiwa Savage emerged best male and female artistes in West Africa. The duo was announced winners of the categories on Sunday in Lagos.
Tiwa Savage and Wizkid recently collaborated on ‘Ma Lo’, a single off the Tiwa’s ‘Sugarcane’ EP.
Alikiba and MI Abaga won Best African Collaboration while Eddy Kenzo has been named the Best Male Artiste in East Africa.
African stars from all over the continent graced the event which celebrated their achievements in music.
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)
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)