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The 2018 edition of the All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA) held to a lot of glitz and glam in Accra, Ghana over the weekend.


A host of African stars converged for a night of music and felicitations.

Executive Governor of Lagos State, Akinwunmi Ambode was awarded a special recognition for his contributions towards the growth and development of the Arts and Tourism sector of Lagos state, most importantly the role Lagos state played as official host of AFRIMA in its last 4 years from 2014 – 2017.

The legendary award was given to the internationally recognized South African singer, Yvonne Chaka Chaka.

In what turned out to be an emotional moment for the audience, a special recognition award was given to one of Ghana’s music veteran, Teddy Osei, the leader of the famous Osadebe group, an Afropop band created in 1969.

See winners below:

Regional Category

Best Female Artiste in Central Africa
Daphne / Cameroon / Jusqu’à La Gare 

Best Male Artiste in Central Africa
Fally Ipupa / DRC / Mannequin Ft Keback & Naz

Best Female Artiste in Eastern Africa
Betty G / Ethiopia / Mengedegna

Best Male Artiste in Eastern Africa
Bebe Cool / Uganda / Freedom

Best Female Artiste in Northern Africa
Lyna Mahyem ft Medi Meyz /Algeria / Bye Bye

Best Male Artiste in Northern Africa
Hamza El Fadly / Morocco / Ya Mraya

Best Female Artiste in Southern Africa
Shekhinah / South Africa / Please Mr

Best Male Artiste in Southern Africa
Nasty C / South Africa / Jungle

Best Female Artiste in Western Africa
Tiwa Savage / Nigeria / Ma Lo Ft. Wizkid & Spellz

Best Male Artiste in Western Africa
Davido / Nigeria / Fia

Continental Category

Album Of The Year
Betty G / Ethiopia / Wegegta

Artiste Of The Year
Davido / Nigeria / FIA

Best African Video
Sesan / Gringo (Shatta Wale) / Nigeria

Best African Act In Diaspora
Hazel Mak / Malawi / Jaiva Ft. Roberto & Tay Grin

Best African Collaboration
GuiltyBeatz, Mr. Eazi, Patapaa & Pappy Kojo / Ghana-Nigeria / Akwaaba

Best Artiste, Duo Or Group In African Contemporary
Kidi / Ghana / Odo Remix Ft. Mayorkun & Davido

Best Artiste, Duo Or Group In African Dance Or Coreography
Mr P. / Nigeria / Ebeano

Best African DJ
Afrotronix / Chad / OyO

Best Artiste, Duo Or Group In African Electro
Master KG / South Africa / Skeleton Move Ft. Zanda Zakuza

Best African Duo, Group Or Band
Toofan / Togo / Money

Best Artiste, Duo Or Group In African Hip Hop
M.Anifest Ft King Promise / Ghana / ME NE WOA

Best Artiste, Duo Or Group In African Jazz
Sibusiso Mashiloane / South Africa / Niza

Best African Rapper Or Lyricist
Falz / Nigeria / La fete

Best Artiste, Duo Or Group In African Pop
2Baba / Nigeria / Amaka Ft. Peruzzi

Best Artiste, Duo Or Group In African Ragga, Reggae & Dancehall
Stonebwoy / Ghana / Hero

Best Artiste, Duo Or Group In African R ‘N’ B & Soul
Praiz / Nigeria / Champagne and Flowers

Best Artiste, Duo Or Group In African Rock
Maryam Saleh, Maurice Louca, Tamer Abu Ghazaleh / Egypt / Ekaa Maksour

Best Artiste, Duo Or Group In African Traditional
Irene Namatovu / Uganda / Nsambila Nyuma Nga Janzi

Best Female Artiste In African Inspirational Music
Sandra Nankoma / Uganda / Kaddugala

Best Male Artiste In African Inspirational Music
Sarkodie / Ghana / Glory Ft. Yung

Most Promising Artiste In Africa
Kuami Eugene / Ghana / Confusion

Producer Of The Year
Fresh VDM / Togo / Fia

Revelation Of The African Continent
Betty G / Ethiopia / Ere Manew

Song Of The Year
GuiltyBeatz, Mr. Eazi, Patapaa & Pappy Kojo / Akwaaba / Ghana

Song Writer Of The Year
Shekhinah Donell, Amon Taulo Chibiya II / South Africa / Different Ft. Mariechan

African Fan Favourite
Nedy Music / Tanzania / One and Only Ft. Ruby

By Oluwatoyin Adeleye

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