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AFRIMA 2017 – And The Winners Are…

AFRIMA 2017 - was held in Lagos, Nigeria on November 12th, 2017, and hosted by none other than Akon. The nominees and other types of attendees from diverse fields (music, film fashion...) flew from all over the world to attend.

AFRIMA 2017 – was held in Lagos, Nigeria on November 12th, 2017, and hosted by none other than Akon. The nominees and other types of attendees from diverse fields (music, film fashion…) flew from all over the world to attend.

Afrima 2017 in Lagos Nigeria, stess magazine, jessica cade, tiwa savage, wizkid

The Nigerian singer Wizkid took home three of the most important awards, that is to say: ” Artist of the Year“,” Song of the Year” and ” Best Male West Africa Award“. The “Best Female West African Award” was won by Tiwa Savage.

The full list of winners below:

  • Artiste of the YearWizkid (Nigeria)
  • African Fans Fave: The Dogg (Namibia)
  • Album of the YearEddy Kenzo – Biology (Uganda)
  • Best African Collaboration: Alikiba – ‘Aje’ ft MI 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/BandToofan – ‘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, Dancehall: 2Baba – ‘Holy holy’ (Nigeria)
  • Best African RnB and Soul: Alikiba – ‘Aje’ ft MI 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 YearSimi – ‘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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