‘Artist of the Year’ AFRIMA 2018 goes to Nigeria with Davido

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‘Artist of the Year’ award at All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA)  2018 goes to Nigeria for the second year in a row. Following Wizkid’s win last year, the same award was given to Davido at the 5th edition, held on Saturday night, November 24th at the Accra International Conference Centre, Ghana.

This marks the second time a Nigerian is winning the award in successive years. Davido also scored the Best Male Artist in Western Africa for his 2017 hit ‘FIA’.

Nigerians also bagged awards from other categories. Other winners from the biggest country in Africa include Tiwa Savage who won the award for the ‘Best Female Artist’ in West Africa, Praiz, Mr P, Falz, 2Baba and producer Fresh VDM.

East Africa also got some wins as Bebe Cool got the Best Male Artist (East Africa) award while Betty G  won the Best Album of the Year award for the well-received Wegegta.

Here is the full list of winners at AFRIMA 2018:

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

Sauti Sol Ft. Patoranking - Melanin

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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)

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)

Nasty 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)

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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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