Wizkid, Falz, Others Shine At AFRIMA 2016

araokBy Tony Nwanne and Bright Bassey

Prominent Nigerian artistes won big at the just concluded All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA), that held on the 6th November, 2016, at the Eko Hotel and Suites Victoria Island, Lagos.

From Wizkid, who emerged the Artiste of the Year to Flavour who also emerged the Best Male West Africa.

Others winners are Afro Juju maestro, King Sunny Ade, who was given a Special Recognition Award. Aramide, Falz and Phyno were not left out from the list of Nigeria winners. Falz was named as the Revelation of the year.

The award was hosted by Ahmed Soultan; Bonang Matheba and Ika Jang.

Meanwhile, Wizkid, the ‘Baba Nla’-crooner had already won two awards on Sunday night at the MTV Europe Music Awards 2016. He won the Best African Act and the Best Worldwide Act at the award ceremony which held in Ahoy Rotterdam Rotterdam in Rotterdam, Netherlands.


Here is the full list of Winners:

Best Male East Africa – Diamond Platnumz (Tanzania)

Best Female East Africa – Cindy Sanyu (Uganda)

Best Male South Africa – Black Coffee (South Africa)

Best female South Africa – Sally Boss Madam (Namibia)

Best Male Central Africa- Wax Dey (Cameroon)

Best Female Central Africa- Bruna Tatiana (Angola)

Best Male North Africa – DJ Van  (Morocco)

Best Female North Africa- Zina Daoudia (Morocco)

Best Male West Africa – Flavour (Nigeria)

Best Female West Africa – Aramide (Nigeria)

Best Inspirational Female – Naomi Achu (Cameroon)

Best Artiste/Dou/GroupBand in African Contemporary- Flavour (Nigeria)

Most Promising Artiste- Amine Aub (Morocco)

African Fans Favorite – Phyno (Nigeria)

Song writer of the year – Unique (Uganda)

Special Recognition Award – King Sunny Ade (Nigeria)

Best Artist/Duo/Group African Hiphop- Stanley Enow (Cameroon)

Best Artist/Duo/Group African Ragga & Dancehall- Patoranking (Nigeria)

Best Artist/Duo/Group African Traditional music- Zeynab (Benin)

Best Artist/Duo/Group African Electro – Such (Zimbabwe)

Best Artist/Duo/Group African RnB – Henok & Mehari Brothers (Ethiopia)

Best Artist/Duo/Group in African Rock -M’vula (Angola)

Best African Jazz – Jimmy Dludlu (South Africa)

Best African Group -VVIP (Ghana)

Best African Collaboration – Mbilo Mbilo by Eddy Kenzo (Uganda) ft Niniola (Nigeria)

Video of the Year – Dogo Yaro by VVIP (Ghana)

Revelation of the year – Falz (Nigeria)

Album of the year – Ahmed Soultan (Morocco)

Song of the year- Utanipenda Diamond Platnumz (Tanzania)

Artiste of the Year -Wizkid (Nigeria)


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