By Staff Writer
The 5th All Africa Music Awards, AFRIMA held in Accra, Ghana on November, 24, 2018 had in attendance music stars, dignitaries, and music lovers across the continent, the annual music event seeks to celebrate and reward African talents who have done exceedingly well in the year.
With a total of 36 categories, the 5th AFRIMA winners are culled from the Regional and Continental categories. In addition, special recognition awards fully decided by the International Committee of AFRIMA is awarded to individuals who have impacted positively to the world using their craft. The 5th AFRIMA Legendary awards was given to the internationally recognized South African singer, Yvonne Chaka Chaka. The music legend, who is “dubbed Princess of Africa” has a career span of over 30 years with several hit albums, has performed for notable personalities within and outside the country.
Executive Governor of Lagos State, Akinwunmi Ambode was awarded a special recognition for his contributions towards the growth and development of the Arts and Tourism sector of Lagos state, most importantly the role Lagos state played as official host of AFRIMA in its last 4 years from 2014 – 2017.
In what turned out to be an emotional moment for the audience, a special recognition awards was given to one of Ghana’s music veteran, Teddy Osei, the leader of the famous Osadebe group, an Atropop band created in 1969. The veteran who was helped to the stage in a wheelchair had been suffering from a mild stroke, but was overwhelmed by such great honour.
See winners below;
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
5TH AFRIMA WINNERS CONTINENTAL CATEGORY
ALBUM OF THE YEAR
-Betty G / Ethiopia / Wegegta
ARTISTE OF THE YEAR
-Davido / Nigeria / FIA
BEST AFRICAN VIDEO
-Sesan / Gringo (Shatta Wale) / Nigeria
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
Ykee Benda to compile list of “worst” Songs produced this year
As the year comes to an end, people usually make a review of how it has unfolded in terms of their specific areas of life.
Last year, musician Bebe Cool came under fire for writing a list of his favorite top artists and songs,a list that left very many disgruntled as their favorite artists were left out, while others complained that some acts that made his list were not deserving.
Looks like Ykee Benda is picking a leaf from Bebe, only this time, he will be compiling a list of the bad songs, call them not so nice songs that were produced this year.
“Am making a list of all the bad songs this year …wait for it…bad I mean not nice songs!”
Like he has asked us to be patient, we shall do just that and keep you posted on which artist makes this ‘not so good’ list.
Teenage mothers graduate with aid from NBS’s Annatalia Ozzie
Early Pregnancy is a life changer for teenage girls who drop out of school. NBS TV uncut presenter Anatalia Ozzie supports teenage mothers in kitala Entebbe based rehabilitation school by providing sewing machines, clothes and stationery to study and train away from the stigma.
Over the weekend, 13 young women graduated with hands on skills in bakery, tailoring, hair dressing am other skills. Speaking to canon Jonathan kisawuzi the chairman board of governors informed the media that his so thankful to the to tvstar annatalia ozzie for always spearing time and sharing with the stigmized teens when ever needed.Wamukisa youth centre was started to help out teenage mothers,end stigma and provide second chance to the girl child through providing counselling,footing medical care till the give birth and provide care to the newly born baby for 3months” said ssalongo canon kisawuzi the chairman board of governors. Gold_hearted annatalia how just recently Celebrated her birthday with tenage mothers at wamukisa youth centre pluged to get raw materials for the girls that will her them durimg their trainings like weaves and tailorings machines. “share whatever littel i have with such people not to show off but because of the love i have for girl child since girls are the mothers of this nation” said annatalia
“Use the skills u have acquired very well because am skill is the biggest tool one can have” she added
Through her girl project named ” annatalia for her ” she empasises more on girls health,education and human rights just like we all saw in the first edition of annatalia for her that happened at lugujja a few months back where she have out sanitary pads, argued girls to go for hiv testing,family planning and taught them skills like cooking and makeup lessons recently.
Philanthropist Ladiva Millen Magesa celebrates birthday at Sanyu babies’ home (Photos)
Tanzanian born philanthropist and BET global good will winner Millen Magesa has today celebrated her birthday in Uganda and made s a delibarate decision to celebrate ot at Namirembe based Sanyu babies home where she also cut and ate her cake with friends, babies and their care takers.
Millen amongst many other items carried and donated items like pampers, food stuffs, beddings and further pledged more support.
Millen is the CEO of Millen Magesa Foundation and her foundation has extended extensive aod to Ugandans woth recently donating over 100 life jackets after the boat that capsized on Lake Victoria.
Here are some moments at Sanyu babies home.
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