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Thursday, November 19, 2015

MUSIC: East Africa wins big at AFRIMA 2015

East African artists dominated the just concluded 2015 All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA) as they bagged all the major awards at the event that held on Sunday. The biggest winner of the night was Tanzanian star, Diamond Platinumz who took home three awards including the coveted artiste of the year, beating the likes of Nigerian musicians, Flavour, Olamide, Wizkid and Yemi Alade. Kenyans also shone clinching the Producer
of the Year award, through Cedric Kadenyi, while Angolan rap metal band, M'vula, snagged the award for Best Artiste in African Rock. Nigeria was represented on the award winners’ list as Darey, Flavour, Adekunle Gold, Kiss Daniel, Olamide and Yemi Alade won 1 plaque each.
See the winners list below:

ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Diamond Platnumz

SONG OF THE YEAR

Diamond Platnumz – “Nasema Nawe”, featuring Khadijo Kopa

ALBUM OF THE YEAR

Charlotte Dipanda – “Elle n’a pas vu”

BEST ARTISTE IN AFRICA (RnB & Soul)

Praiz Adejo – Nigeria

BEST AFRICAN REGGAE, RAGGA & DANCEHALL

Stonebwoy – Ghana

BEST MALE ARTISTE: INSPIRATIONAL CATEGORY

Darey – Nigeria

BEST FEMALE ARTISTE: INSPIRATIONAL CATEGORY

Betty Akna- Equatorial Guinea

VIDEO OF THE YEAR

Wiyaala – Ghana

BEST ARTISTE IN AFRICAN POP

Vanessa Mdee – Tanzania

BEST ARTISTE IN AFRICAN HIP HOP

Casper Nyovest – South Africa

BEST ARTISTE IN AFRICAN ELECTRO

Flavour – Nigeria

PRODUCER OF THE YEAR

Sauti Sol and Cedric Kadenyi – Kenya

SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR IN AFRICA

Joseph Chameleone – Uganda

REVELATION OF THE YEAR IN AFRICA

Adekunle Gold – Nigeria

MOST PROMISING ARTISTE IN AFRICA

Kiss Daniel – Nigeria

BEST ARTISTE IN AFRICAN CONTEMPORARY

Charlotte Dipanda

BEST ARTISTE IN AFRICAN JAZZ

Kunle Ayo – Nigeria

BEST MALE ARTISTE IN WESTERN AFRICA

Olamide – Nigeria

BEST FEMALE ARTISTE IN WESTERN AFRICA

Yemi Alade – Nigeria

BEST ARTISTE IN AFRICAN ROCK

M’vula – Kenya

BEST AFRICAN GROUP

Sauti Sol- Kenya

BEST AFRICAN COLLABORATION

AKA(South Africa) and Burna Boy(Nigeria)

BEST FEMALE ARTISTE IN SOUTHERN AFRICA

Busiswa Ngoku- South Africa

BEST MALE ARTISTE IN SOUTHERN AFRICA

Casper Nyovest- South Africa

BEST FEMALE ARTISTE IN NORTHERN AFRICA

Manal- Morocco

BEST MALE ARTISTE IN NORTHERN AFRICA

Ahmed Soultan- Morocco

BEST FEMALE ARTISTE IN EASTERN AFRICA

Tsedenia Gebremarkos- Ethiopia

BEST MALE ARTISTE IN EASTERN AFRICA

Diamond Platnumz- Tanzania

PILLAR OF CULTURE IN AFRICA

Bola Ahmed Tinubu (Jagaban)
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