AFRIMA 2018: Davido tops all; Stonebwoy, Shatta Wale, Sarkodie win awards

AFRIMA 2018: Davido tops all; Stonebwoy, Shatta Wale, Sarkodie win awards

The 2018 edition of the All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA) has been successfully climaxed at the Accra International Conference Centre with an awards ceremony.

Saturday's awards ceremony followed three days of various activities in Ghana's capital including a free concert on Thursday night at the Independence Square.

Some Ghanaian stars picked up some awards, although a majority of the honours went outside the country with Nigeria's Davido emerging as the AFRIMA's artiste of the year 2018.

The Ghanaian winners night included Stonebwoy, Sarkodie, M.anifest, Shatta Wale and the Lynx duo Kidi and Kuami Eugene. Legendary Osibisa were also presented with a special award.

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Interestingly, Stonebwoy beat his rival, Shatta Wale, to emerge as the Best Reggae/Dancehall act just like it happened at the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards in April.

Another interesting thing is that our very own Patapaa won an award. His 'Akwaaba' collaboration with Guilty Beatz, Mr Eazi and Pappy Kojo was adjudged the song of the year.

Currently in its fifth year, AFRIMA which honours the best in music on the continent has always been held in Nigeria except for this one.

The night was spiced with performances from artistes such as Wiyaala, DJ Switch, King Promise and Stonebwoy, among others.

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Below is the full list of winners:

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 Spiri

Maitre Gims feat Vianney- DRC La Meme

Nasty C – South Africa Jungl

Saad Lamjarred – Morocco Casablanca

ALBUM OF THE YEAR

Betty G – Wegegta – WINNER

Bombino – Deran

Diamond Platnumz – A Boy from Tandale

Lartiste – Grandestino

Maitre Gims – Ceinture Noire

Mr. Leo – Love Original

Shekhinah – Rose Gold

Simi Nigeria – Simisola

Major Lazer & DJ Maphorisa ft Nasty C, Ice Prince, Patoranking & Jidenna US/South Africa/Nigeria – Particula

Nasty C & Runtown – Said

Revolution & Magic System – Kelly

Sauti Sol ft Patoranking – Melanin

Tiwa Savage ft Wizkid & Spellz – Ma Lo

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BEST ARTIST, DUO OR GROUP IN AFRICAN CONTEMPORARY

Charlotte Dipanda Cameroon – Sista ft Yemi Alade

Davido – FIA

Diamond Platnumz – Sikomi

EX – Tsvigiri

Ferre Gola – Premiere Classe

Josey – Jour J-O

Kidi Ghana – Odo Remix ft Mayorkun & Davido – WINNER

Kizz Daniel – No Do

L’Algérino – Va Bene

Mafikizolo – Love Potion

Nandy – Tanzania

Tekno – Jogodo

Wande Coal – So Mi So

BEST ARTIST, DUO OR GROUP IN AFRICAN DANCE OR CHOREOGRAPHY

Black M – Bodyguard

Cassper Nyovest – Ksazobalit

Fally Ipupa – Ecole

Ferre Gola – Premiere classe

GuiltyBeatz, Mr. Eazi, Patapaa & Pappy Kojo Ghana – Akwaaba

Mr P – Ebeano – WINNER

Olamide – Science Student

8 Rouge (Rudi Smit) – Arumtumtum

9 Rythmz – Fedeti

10 Shekhinah – Please Mr.

11 Toofan – Affairage

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BEST AFRICAN DJ

Afrotronix – OyO – WINNER

DJ Arafat – Dosabado

DJ Enimoney – Diet ft Tiwa Savage, Reminince & Slimcase

DJ Maphorisa – Midnight ft DJ Tira, Busiswa, Moonchild Sanelly

DJ Moh Green – Por Favor ft Magasco

DJ Oudy 1er – Tourner Kabato

DJ Spinall – Nowo ft Wizkid

DJ Zoumanto – Do Like I Do ft Ko-C & Mimie

Van – Live Your Dream ft Dub Afrika

BEST ARTIST, DUO OR GROUP IN AFRICAN ELECTRO

Afrotronix – OyO

Aminux – Ghanjibo

Babes Wodumo – Jiva Hezkombhede ft Duma Ntando & Mampintsha

Distruction Boyz – Omunye ft Benny Maverick & Dladla Mshunqisi

DJ Enimoney, Tiwa Savage, Reminince & Slimcase – Diet

DJ Maphorisa – Midnight ft DJ Tira, Busiswa, Moonchild Sanelly

Gold Fish – Talk to Me

GuiltyBeatz, Mr. Eazi, Patapaa & Pappy Kojo – Akwaaba

Lartiste – Mafiosa ft Carolina

Master KG – Skeleton Move ft Zanda Zakuza — WINNER

Mr. Real – Legbegbe

Patoranking – Available

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BEST AFRICAN DUO, GROUP OR BAND

4Keus – Mignon Garçon ft Naza, Keblack & Dry

Distruction Boyz – Omunye ft Benny Maverick & Dladla Mshunqisi

Fnaïre – Siri Siri

H-Kayne – Do What You Can’t ft Khaoula

Mafikizolo – Love Potion

Mi Casa – Nana

Revolution – Kelly ft Magic System

Rythmz – Fedeti

Sauti Sol – Melanin ft Patoranking

Toofan – Money — WINNER

BEST ARTISTE, DUO OR GROUP IN AFRICAN HIP HOP

Black M – Mama

Cassper Nyovest – Ksazobalit

Falz – Next ft Maleek Berry & Medikal

Khaligraph Jones – Rider ft Petra

Kwesta – Spirit ft Wale

M.anifest – Me Ne Woa ft King Promise – WINNER

MHD – Bodyguard ft Sidiki Diabaté

Muslim – Aji M3aya

Nadia Nakai & Frank Casino – Money Calling

Shane Eagle – Let it Flow

Sofiane – Arafricain ft Maître Gims

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BEST ARTISTE, DUO OR GROUP IN AFRICAN JAZZ

Alune Wade – African Fast Food

Anabela Aya – I Love You Bue

Betty G – Mengedegna

Fadhilee – Afirika

Sibusiso Mashiloane – Niza — WINNER

BEST AFRICAN RAPPER OR LYRICIST

Cassper Nyovest – Ksazobalit

Falz – La Fête – WINNER

Khaligraph Jones – Rider ft Petra

Muslim – Aji M3aya

Nadia Nakai – Naaa Meeaan ft Cassper Nyovest

Nasty C – Jungle

Rouge – Dololo ft Bigstar

Shane Eagle – Let it Flow

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BEST ARTISTE, DUO OR GROUP IN AFRICAN POP

2Baba – Amaka ft Peruzzi – WINNER

Abu Egypt – 3 Daqat ft Yousra

Ammara Brown – Akiliz

Fally Ipupa – Mannequin ft KeBlack & Naza

Kuami Eugene – Angela

Lyna Mahyem – Bye Bye ft Medi Meyz

Maître Gims – La Meme ft Vianney

MHD & Wizkid – Bella

Simi – Joromi

Toofan – Money

Vanessa Mdee – Wet ft GNako

BEST ARTISTE, DUO OR GROUP IN AFRICAN RAGGA, REGGAE & DANCEHALL

Burna Boy – Heaven’s Gate ft Lily Allen

Diamond Platnumz – Hallelujah ft Morgan Heritage

DJ Moh Green – Kondo ft Locko & Axel Tony

Jah Prayzah – Angel Lo ft Jah Cure

MzVee – Sing My Name ft Patoranking

Patoranking – Suh Different

Roberto – Contolola ft Patoranking

Sauti Sol – Melanin ft Patoranking

Shatta Wale – Ghana Gringo

Stonebwoy – Hero – WINNER

Van – Live Your Dream ft Dub Afrika

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BEST ARTIST, DUO OR GROUP IN AFRICAN R ‘N’ B & SOUL

Asikey – Dark

Banky W – Love You Baby

Bruna Tatiana – Amo-te

Dadju – Bob Marley

Djodje & Patoranking – Be Mine

Emtee – Me and You ft Tiwa Savage

Locko – Je Serai La

Patty Monroe – Reminiscing

Praiz – Champagne and Flowers – WINNER

Shekhinah – Please Mr.

BEST ARTIST, DUO OR GROUP IN AFRICAN ROCK

Angelique Kidjo – Once in a Lifetime

Bebe Cool – Freedom

Betty G – Ere Manew

Fokofpolisiekar – Komma

Hoba Hoba Spirit – Jnouni

Maryam Saleh, Louca, Tamer Abu, Ghazaleh – Ekaa Maksour — WINNER

Rash – Nitachange ft Ruff

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BEST ARTIST, DUO OR GROUP IN AFRICAN TRADITIONAL

Bombino – Tehigren (The Trees)

Fatoumata Diawara – Nterini

Harouna Samake – Try Voice

Irene Namatovu – Nsambila Nyuma Nga Janzi — WINNER

Raina Ray – Zhar

Stephane Akam – Che Woue

Teni – Fargin

Themindofay – Sasa

Wally Seck – Mirna

Wutah – Bronya

BEST FEMALE ARTIST IN AFRICAN INSPIRATIONAL MUSIC

Amanda Malela – Kumama

Charlotte Dipanda – Sista ft Yemi Alade

DJ Lee – Etege

Gloria Muliro – Narudisha

Janet Otieno – Narudi

Ogecha – Ufedo Mi

Ruby The Pigeon – Rorisang

Sandra Nankoma – Kaddugala — WINNER

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BEST MALE ARTIST IN AFRICAN INSPIRATIONAL MUSIC

Cobhams Asuquo – One Hit

Degg J Force – Fale

Falz Nigeria – Child of the World

Macky2 – Umutima Wandi Ft. Ephraim & Njamba

Mr. Leo – Pray

Ochu Sheggy – Mabusu Ya Yuda

Prosper Menko – Belle Weh Ft. Protek Illasheva

Sarkodie – Glory ft Yung – WINNER

Stephane Akam – Che Woue

Wazih – Be Happy

MOST PROMISING ARTIST IN AFRICA

Amanda Malela – Kumama

Blanche Baily – BonBon

DJ Zoumanto – Do Like I Do Ft. Ko-C & Mimie

Gaz Mawete – Paulina

Kidi – Odo ft Mayorkun & Davido

King Promise – CCTV Ft. Mugeez

Ko-C – Bollo C’est Bollo

Kuami Eugene – Confusion – WINNER

Lily – Bad at Love

Lyna Mahyem – ByeBye ft Medi Meyz

Tamy – Beautiful Ndozvandiri ft Takura & Dobba Don

PRODUCER OF THE YEAR

David Scott, DJ Maphorisa, Shekhinah and Luke Goliath – Rose Gold

DJ Kore – Casablanca

Fresh VDM – FIA – WINNER

GuiltyBeatz – Akwaaba

Killertunes – Nowo

Laizer Classic – A Boy from Tandale

Makwa 6eats – Spirit

NorthBoi – Soco

Renaud Rebillaud – La Meme

REVELATION OF THE AFRICAN CONTINENT

Ammara Brown – Zimbabwe – Akiliz

Aya Nakamura – Mali – Djadja

Betty G – Ethiopia – Ere Manew — WINNER

Dadju – DRC – Gentlemen 2.0

Iyenga – DRC – Sorry

Mayorkun – Nigeria – Bobo

Mimie – Cameroon – Je m’en Fous

Shekhinah – South Africa – Please Mr.

Soul Bangs – Guinea – Kameremba

Vegedream – Cote d’Ivoire – La Fuite ft DJ Leska

SONG OF THE YEAR

Daphne – My Lover – Cameroon

Davido – FIA – Nigeria

GuiltyBeatz, Mr. Eazi, Patapaa & Pappy Kojo – Akwaaba – Ghana – WINNER

Kwesta ft Wale – Spirit – South Africa

Maître Gims ft Vianney – La Meme – DRC

Major Lazer & DJ Maphorisa ft Nasty C, Ice Prince, Patoranking & Jidenna – Particula – South Africa

Nasty C & Runtown – Said – South Africa/Nigeria

Saad Lamjarred – Casablanca – Morocco

Sauti Sol ft Patoranking – Melanin – Kenya

Starboy ft Terry, Spotless, Ceeza Milli & Wizkid – Soco – Nigeria

Tiwa Savage ft Wizkid & Spellz – Ma Lo – Nigeria

SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR

Cobhams Asuquo – Nigeria – One Hit (Cobhams Asuquo)

Daphne Nije, Salatiel – Cameroon – Jusqu’à la Gare (Daphne)

Maître Gims, Vianney, Renaud Rebillaud – DRC – La Meme (Maître Gims Ft. Vianney)

Nandy – Tanzania – Kivuruge

Nasibu Abdul, Juma Issaack – Tanzania – Sikomi (Diamond Platnumz)

Saim El-Hadj – Algeria – Ya Mraya (Hamza El Fadly)

Shekhinah Donell, Amon Taulo Chibiya II – South Africa – Different (Shekhinah Ft. Mariechan) — WINNER

Simisola – Nigeria – Complete Me (Simi)

Venancio – Angola – Amo-te (Bruna Tatiana)

AFRICAN FANS FAVOURITE

Afro B – Cote d’Ivoire – Drogba (Joanna) ft Wizkid

AKA – South Africa – Fela in Versace ft Kiddominant

Aminux – Morocco – Ghanhibo

Hardy Caprio – Sierra Leone – Best Life ft One Acen

Heavy K – South Africa – Indie ft Bucie & Nokwazi

IAMDBB – Angola – Shade

J Hus – Gambia – Dark Vader

Kojo Funds – Ghana – Stallin’

Maleek Berry – Nigeria – Pon My Mind

Nedy Music – Tanzania – One and Only Ft. Ruby — WINNER

Not3s – Nigeria – My Lover

Ommy Dimpoz – Tanzania – Yanje featuring Seyi Shay

Phyno – Nigeria – N.W.A ft Wale

Winky D – Zimbabwe – Ngirozi ft Vabati VaJehovah

Yxng Bane – Angola/DRC – Vroom

VIDEO OF THE YEAR

Let It Flow (Shane Eagle) – South Africa

Affairage (Toofan) — Togo

Melanin (Sauti Sol) — Nigeria

Django (Dadju Ft. Franglish) — Congo

Nterini (Fatoumata Diawara) — Mali

Money Calling (Nadia Nakai & Franck Casino) — South Africa

Ma Lo (Tiwa Savage Ft. Wizkid) — Nigeria

Nosso Momento (Bruna Tatiana) — Angola

Freedom (Bebe Cool) — Uganda

Gringo (Shatta Wale) — Ghana — WINNER

Ya Mraya (Hamza El Fadly) — Morocco

REGIONAL WINNERS

BEST MALE ARTIST WESTERN AFRICA — Davido (Nigeria) – WINNER

BEST FEMALE ARTIST WESTERN AFRICA — Tiwa Savage (Nigeria) — WINNER

BEST MALE ARTIST SOUTHERN AFRICA — Nasty C (South Africa) – WINNER

BEST FEMALE ARTIST SOUTHERN AFRICA — Shekinah (South Africa) – WINNER

BEST MALE ARTIST EASTERN AFRICA — Bebe Cool (Uganda) — WINNER

BEST FEMALE ARTIST IN EASTERN AFRICA — Betty G (Ethiopia) – WINNER

BEST MALE ARTIST NORTHERN AFRICA — Hamza (Morocco) — WINNER

BEST FEMALE ARTIST NORTHERN AFRICA — Lyna Mayhem (Algeria) — WINNER

BEST MALE ARTIST IN CENTRAL AFRICA — Fally Ipupa (Congo) — WINNER

BEST FEMALE ARTIST IN CENTRAL AFRICA — Daphne (Cameroon) — WINNER

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