Naija Acts Show Prowess at AFRIMA 2017


By FRANCIS OGBONNA

The prestigious All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA) 2017 held last night at the Eko Convention Centre, Lagos and as predicted Nigeria’s music artistes showed their mettle as they cart away with the prizes for the most celebrated categories.

Ayo Balogun, popularly known as Wizkid in grand style carted away with three of the most prestigious categories – Artiste of the Year, Song of the Year and Best West African Artiste award.

Tiwa Savage, YCee, Wande Coal, 2baba, Adasa Cookey and Orezi were also among the winners on the night.

Below is a full list of Nigeria’s winnings:

Best male artiste in Central Africa – Locko
Best female artiste in Central Africa – Montess
Best male artiste in Northern Africa – Shefi
Best female artiste in Northern Africa – Ibitssam Tiskat
Best male artiste in South Africa – Emtee

Best female artiste in South Africa – Thandiswa

Most influential African artiste – Neza

African fan favourite – The Dogg

Best African collaboration – Ali Beka

Best artiste in African jazz – Nduduzo Makhatini

Best artiste/group in African rock – Gilad Millo

Best in contemporary African RnB & soul – Eli Keba

Best Artiste in contemporary song – Wande Coal (Iskaba)

Best artiste in African raggae/dancehall – 2baba

Best artiste in African traditional – Halmelmal Abate

Best African hip-hop – Ycee

Best artiste in African pop – Tofaan

Best female artist in inspirational – Asike

Best male artiste in inspirational- Gilad

Video of the year – Orezi (Cooking Pot)

African legend award – Salif Keita and Oliver ‘Tutu’ Mtukudzi

Songwriter of the year – Simi

Best African group – Toofan

African discovery of the year – Shyfan

Producer of the year – DJ Cublon

Album of the year – Eddy Kenzo

Song of the year – Wizkid


Artiste of the year – Wizkid
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