Davido, Falz, Tiwa Savage emerge winners at AFRIMA 2018, Ambode honoured
Davido, Falz, Tiwa Savage

Davido, Falz and Tiwa Savage did Nigeria proud at the 5th All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA) which was held in Accra, Ghana, Saturday, November 24, 2018.

The event which held at the Accra International Conference centre saw the musicians winning various awards.

Davido won the Africa’s artists of the year with his song “FIA.” He also scooped the best Male artiste in West Africa while Tiwa Savage won West Africa’s best female artiste. Nigerian Rapper, Falz the bad guy won the best African rapper award.

Ethopian musician, Betty G got one of the greatest honours of the night as she won Africa’s best album of the year and was also rated the best female artiste in East Africa.

However, not only the musicians were honoured last night as the Lagos state Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode was honoured with a special recognition for his contributions towards the growth and development of the Arts and Tourism sector of Lagos state and also the role Lagos state played as official host of AFRIMA in its last 4 years from 2014 – 2017.

The industry veterans were also honoured. South African Yvonne Chaka Chaka who is popularly known as the Princess of Africa won the 5th AFRIMA legendary award.

Ghana’s Teddy Ossei, the leader of the Osadebe group, created in 1969 was also honoured. Osei who had suffered a mild stroke was helped to the stage in a wheelchair.

The award night was organised to celebrate African talents who have done extremely well in the year.

It was attended by musicians, dignitaries, and music lovers across the continent.

Here is the full list of AFRIMA 2018 winners.

Artiste Of The Year

Tiwa Savage ft Wizkid & Spellz – Nigeria (Ma Lo)

Starboy feat Wizkid, Ceeza Milli, Terri, Spotless – Nigeria (Soco)

Davido – Nigeria (FIA) (Winner)

Betty G – Ethiopia (Wegegta)

Diamond Platnumz – Tanzania (Sikomi)

Kwesta feat Wale- South Africa (Spirit)

Maitre Gims feat Vianney- DRC (La Meme)

Nasty C – South Africa (Jungle)

Saad Lamjarred – Morocco (Casablanca)

Song Of The Year

Daphne – My Lover

Davido – FIA

GuiltyBeatz, Mr. Eazi, Patapaa & Pappy Kojo – Akwaaba (Winner)

Kwesta – Wale

Maitre Gims Ft. Vianney- La Meme

Major Lazer & DJ Maphorisa Ft. Nasty C, Ice Prince, Patoranking & Jidenna – Particula

Nasty C & Runtown – Said

Saad Lamjarred – Casablanca

auti Sol Ft. Patoranking – Melanin

Starboy Ft. Terry, Ceeza Milli, Spotless – Soco

Tiwa Savage Ft. Wizkid & Spellz – Ma Lo

Best African Collaboration

Tiwa Savage Ft Wizkid & Spellz – Nigeria (Ma Lo)

Balti Ft Hamouda – Tunisia (Ya Lili)

DJ Moh Green Ft. Magasco – Algeria/Cameroon (Por Favor)

DJ Spinall & Wizkid – Nigeria (Nowo)

Fally Ipupa Ft. KeBlack & Naza – DRC (Mannequin)

GuiltyBeatz, Mr. Eazi, Patappa & Pappy Kojo – Ghana (Akwaaba) (Winner)

Maitre Gims Ft. Vianney – DRC/France (La Meme)


Major Lazer & DJ Maphorisa Ft. Nasty C, Ice Prince, Patoranking, Jidenna – Particula

Nasty C & Runtown – South Africa/Nigeria (Said)

Revolution & Magic System – Cote d’Ivoire (Kelly)

Sauti Sol & Patoranking – Kenya/Nigeria (Melanin)

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Best African Rapper or Lyricist

Cassper Nyovest – South Africa (Ksazobalit)

Falz – Nigeria (La Fete) (Winner)

Khaligraph Jones Ft. Petra – Kenya (Rider)

Muslim – Aji M3aya (Morocco)

Nadia Nakai Ft. Cassper Nyovest – South Africa (Naaa Meeaan)

asty C – South Africa (Jungle)

Rouge Ft. Bigstar – South Africa (Dololo)

Shane Eagle – South Africa (Let it Flow)

BEST FEMALE ARTIST WESTERN AFRICA

Tiwa Savage (Nigeria) (WINNER)

Best Reggae Dancehall Artist

Stonebwoy (Winner)

Best Male Artist (East Africa)

Bebe Cool (Winner)

Best Male Artist (South Africa)

Nasty C (Winner)

ALBUM OF THE YEAR

Betty G – Wegegta (WINNER)

BEST ARTIST, DUO OR GROUP IN AFRICAN CONTEMPORARY

Kidi Ghana – Odo Remix ft Mayorkun & Davido – WINNER

BEST ARTIST, DUO OR GROUP IN AFRICAN DANCE OR CHOREOGRAPHY

Mr P – Ebeano – WINNER

BEST AFRICAN DJ

Afrotronix – OyO – WINNER

BEST AFRICAN DUO, GROUP OR BAND

Toofan – Money – WINNER

BEST ARTISTE, DUO OR GROUP IN AFRICAN HIP HOP

M.anifest – Me Ne Woa ft King Promise – WINNER

BEST ARTISTE, DUO OR GROUP IN AFRICAN POP

2Baba – Amaka ft Peruzzi  (WINNER)

BEST ARTISTE, DUO OR GROUP IN AFRICAN RAGGA, REGGAE & DANCEHALL

Stonebwoy – Hero (WINNER)

BEST ARTIST, DUO OR GROUP IN AFRICAN R ‘N’ B & SOUL

Praiz – Champagne and Flowers (WINNER)

BEST ARTIST, DUO OR GROUP IN AFRICAN TRADITIONAL

Irene Namatovu – Nsambila Nyuma Nga Janzi (WINNER)

BEST FEMALE ARTIST IN AFRICAN INSPIRATIONAL MUSIC

Sandra Nankoma – Kaddugala (WINNER)

BEST MALE ARTIST IN AFRICAN INSPIRATIONAL MUSIC

Sarkodie – Glory ft Yung (WINNER)

MOST PROMISING ARTIST IN AFRICA

Kuami Eugene – Confusion (WINNER)

PRODUCER OF THE YEAR

Fresh VDM – FIA – (WINNER)

AFRICAN FANS FAVOURITE

Nedy Music – Tanzania – One and Only Ft. Ruby  (WINNER)


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