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When the organizing body for African Muzik Magazine Awards (AFRIMMA) announced the theme of the 7th edition as ‘Destination Africa’, not many realized this was about to be the journey of a lifetime.
History was made as the first African music awards to be held virtually aired on AFRIMMA YouTube page.
It was a fun experience, a musical journey into the different parts of Africa hosted by WFAA’s Tashara Parker.
The AFRIMMA private jet took off in Dallas, Texas the spiritual home of the AFRIMMA awards, touching down in West Africa, East Africa, Central Africa and Southern Africa.
The performances were exuberant and colorful and left viewers yearning for more. Some of the performers on the night include dance king Poco Lee, Congo’s Gaz Mawete, the Ugandan star Eddy Kenzo, South Africa’s rap queen Nadia Nakai and man of the moment Master KG.
South African sensation with the viral hits emerged the biggest winner of the night, bagging the Artist of The Year Award, Song of The Year, Best Male Southern Africa as well as Best Collaboration with Burna Boy on Jerusalema remix
Uganda’s James Onen (Fatboy) took home the Best Radio/TV Personality of the year, netting the first international accolade of his media career.
For this year’s edition, Uganda had scooped 7nominations but won 1 with notable names in the country like; Eddy Kenzo, Sheebah Karungi, Vinka, Sasha Vybz, Keko, Masaka Kids Africana, earning places in different categories.
Check out full winner’s list below;
Best Male West Africa – Rema (Nigeria)
Best Female West Africa – Simi (Nigeria)
Best Male East Africa – Diamond Platnumz (Tanzania)
Best Female East Africa – Nandy (Tanzania)
Best Male Central Africa – Fally Ipupa (DRC)
Best Female Central Africa – Soraia Ramos (Cape Verde)
Best Male Southern Africa – Master KG (South Africa)
Best Female Southern Africa – Sho Madjozi (South Africa)
Best African Group – Umu Ibiligbo (Nigeria)
Crossing Boundaries With Music Award – Burna Boy (Nigeria)
Best New Act – Zuchu (Tanzania)
Artist Of The Year – Master KG (South Africa)
Best Gospel Artist – Mercy Chinwo (Nigeria)
Best Live Act – Flavour (Nigeria)
Best Male Rap Act – Nasty C (South Africa)
Best Female Rap Act – Eno Barony (Ghana)
Best Collaboration – Master KG ft Nomcebo Zikode & Burna Boy Jerusalema Remix
Song Of The Year – Master KG ft Nomcebo Zikode – Jerusalema
Best Video Director – TG Omori (Nigeria)
Best DJ Africa – Cuppy (Nigeria)
Best African DJ USA – Fully Focus (Kenya)
Video Of The Year – Gaz Mawete ft Fally Ipupa – C’est Rate
Producer Of The Year – Kabza De Small (South Africa)
Best African Dancer – Poco Lee (Nigeria)
Best Lusophone – Calema (Cape Verde)
Best Francophone – Fally Ipupa (DRC)
Best Radio/Tv Personality – James Onen (Uganda)
AFRIMMA is the biggest African music award ceremony in Diaspora that creates a platform to promote the diversity of African music.
Every year, top African talents across the world come on the same stage to celebrate African culture and music.
However, this year due to impact of the pandemic the award had to go virtual and it was an outstanding success.