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2018 AFRIMMA Award Ceremony | Award Winners

The African music brought the world to a standstill as a crop of Africa’s finest Artistes thronged Dallas to celebrate African music and culture. The African Muzik Magazine Awards & Music Festival kicked off on Friday 5th of October, 2017 with the “Afrimma” Music Panel. The Exciting Panel with the topic ‘This is Africa’ – How music and fashion are leading the world to Africa was moderated by Richard Iroko and panelists Brian Soko, Victoria Kimani, Madukwu Chinwah, Ovie O, Kaffy, Rudy Mutombo and Anderson Obiagwu.

Day 2 ushered in the Afrimma Fashion Show, a spectacular event at the Lofty Spaces hosted by Gbenro Ajibade and Lady Jade. Designers who showcased include Blingshiki, 02 By Dada, Ace Couture, Karen Gold, and others. The Grand finale of Afrimma 2018 Awards & Music Festival saw superstar African entertainers including Fally Ipupa, Eddy Kenzo, Harmonize, Khaligraph Jones, Mr. Patrick, Arrowbwoy, Victoria Kimani, Yemi Alade, Flavour, Semah, Didi Emah, Kaffy, Toofan and many others grace the stage with eclectic performances.

Hosted by Ace Nigerian Comedian Bovi, Kenyan comic star Eric Omondi, and Ugandan TV Queen Anitah Fabiola, Afrimma 2018 brought the frills and the thrills as the Awards rolled in and the artists brought their A-game on stage. Erykah Badu the Queen of Neo-soul music was also honored with the Afrimma Excellence Award.

The biggest winner of the Night was Congolese legend Fally Ipupa who carted home the Artist of The Year and Leadership in Music Awards, Togolese duo Toofan also coasted home with two awards Best Francophone and Best African Group. Davido won Best Male West Africa while Yemi Alade bested the females in the Western Africa category.

AFRIMMA 2018 Awards & Music Festival Full WINNERS List

Best Male West Africa
Davido – Winner

Best Female West Africa
Yemi Alade – Nigeria -Winner

Best Male East Africa
Eddy Kenzo – Uganda – Winner

Best Female East Africa
Sheebah Karungi – Uganda – Winner

Best Male Central Africa
Fally Ipupa – Congo – Winner

Best Female Central Africa
Daphne – Cameroon – Winner

Best Male Southern Africa
Nasty C – South Africa – Winner

Best Female Southern Africa
Ammara Brown – Zimbabwe – Winner

Best Male North Africa
Ihab Amir – Morroco – Winner

Best Female North Africa
Souhila Ben Lachhab – Algeria – Winne

Best African Group
Toofan – Togo – Winner

Crossing Boundaries With Music Award
MHD – Guinea/ France – Winner

Best Gospel
Papa Dennis – Kenya – Winner

Best Newcomer
Ykee Benda – Uganda – Winner

Artist of The Year
Fally Ipupa- Congo – Winner

Best Live Act
Flavour – Nigeria – Winner

Best Video Director
Godfather Productions- South Africa – Winner

Best Dj Africa
Dj Dollar – Senegal – Winner

Best African Dj USA
Dj Ecool – Nigeria – Winner

AFRIMMA Video of The Year
Wizkid – Soco – Winner

Music Producer of The Year
Masterkraft – Nigeria – Winner

Best African Dancer
Diddi Emah – Nigeria – Winner

Best Rap Act
Khaligraph Jones – Kenya – Winner

Best Collaboration
Diamond Platnumz ft Neyo – African Beauty – Winner

Song of The Year
Wizkid – Soco – Winner

Best Lusophone
Kyaku Kyadaff – Angola – Winner

Best Francophone
Toofan – Togo -Winner

Best African Dancehall/Reggea Act
Burnaboy – Nigeria – Winner

AFRIMMA ACHIEVERS AWARD
Bismack Biyombo – DRC – Winner

HONORARY CATEGORIES

AFRIMMA HUMANITARIAN AWARD
Flavour

AFRIMMA SHINING STAR AWARD
Semah

AFRIMMA BEACON OF HOPE AWARD
Queen Julie Endee

AFRIMMA EXCELLENCE AWARD
Erykah Badu

AFRIMMA LEADERSHIP IN MUSIC AWARD
Fally Ipupa

About Toluwalope Daniel

Toluwalope Daniel an Associate in lekkies Media lnc. A Blogger, Music Lover, a disc jockey and a fashion lover.

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