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Stonebwoy,Sarkodie, Guilty Beatz & more win big for Ghana at AFRIMA 2018

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Under one roof at the Accra International Conference Center, November 24, came alive the final showdown of the week long scheduled All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA) 2018.

Big names in the music arena from the African continent made their appearance to celebrate the hard work of the year under reviews produced songs. 36 categories were up for grabs, which saw at the end, host nation, Ghana, grabbing 8 wins by its leading artiste, Stonebwoy (Best Artiste, Duo or Group in African Reggae & Dancehall- Hero), Shatta Wale (Best African Video – Gringo), KiDi ( Best Artiste, Duo or Group in African Contemporary – Odo remix), Sarkodie (Best Male Artiste in African Inspirational Music- Glory), M.anifest (Best Artiste, Duo or Group in African Hip Hop- Me Ne Woa), Kuami Eugene (Most Promising Artiste in West Africa – Confusion) and  music producer Guilty Beatz (Song of the Year & Best African Collaboration of the Year- Akwaaba).

Davido emerged the ultimate winner of the night as he was named African Artiste of the Year. South African celebrated icon of all time, Yvonne Chaka Chaka received the 5th AFRIMA Legendary Award, for her massive consistency in showbiz for over 30 years. Teddy Osei, lead singer of the Osibisa music group back in the 70s also received an honorary recognition award and Executive Governor of Lagos State, Akinwunmi Ambode was also awarded a special recognition for his contributions towards the growth and development of the Arts and Tourism sector in Lagos state at the initial stages of AFRIMA.

Jackie Appiah, Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde, Lydia Forson, John Dumelo, Van Vicker, Salma Mumin, Moesha Boduong, were among the lot of celebrities present at the occasion. The show was hosted by media personality Anita Erskine, South African show hostess Pearl Thusi and Ghanaian born-American based actor/comedian Michael Blackson.

Check below the full list of winners at the 2018 AFRIMA.

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) Ghana

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 Fête

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 FANS’ FAVOURITE – Nedy Music / Tanzania / One and Only Ft. Ruby

 

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