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African Superstars Rock Lagos At Afrima 2015

Best Artiste African Pop, Vanessa Mdee

Best Artiste African Pop, Vanessa Mdee

It was a phenomenal night for African music, culture, entertainment, fashion and African music lovers across the world as the All Africa Music Awards, AFRIMA in partnership with the African Union held the 2015 edition on Sunday, November 15 at the Eko Hotel and Suites in Lagos, Nigeria to the delight of live and broadcast audience.

Best Artiste Group, Sauti Sol

Best Artiste Group, Sauti Sol

In addition to the many scintillating performances from the five regions of Africa as led by joint rendition of Paul Simon’s ‘Diamond on the soles of her shoes’ by Cobhams and Ladysmith Black Mambazo, there were surprises and emotions at this year’s award ceremony. Some of this year’s big winners who went home with the priceless 23.9 Karat gold plated AFRIMA trophy are Charlotte Dipanda from Cameroon who went home with 3 awards; Album of the Year, Best Female in Central Africa, and Best Artiste in African Contemporary. Diamond Platnumz from Tanzania also won Artiste of the Year, Song of the Year, and Best Male Artiste in Eastern Africa.

Best Artiste in African Jazz, Kunle Ayo

Best Artiste in African Jazz, Kunle Ayo

Cassper Nyovest from South Africa, has in his kit two awards; Best Male Artiste in Southern Africa and Best Artiste in African Hip Hop While Kenya group singers, Souti Sol got Best African Group/Duo/Band and producer of the Year.

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One of the high points of the award ceremony was the honour bestowed on the former Lagos State Governor, Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu as Africa Pillar of Arts and Culture and AFRIMA legendary award to the Ladysmith Black Mambazo for still staying strong after five decades.

Best Collaboration, AKA

Best Collaboration, AKA

African artistes who recorded their names on the award winners’ list are Vanessa Mdee (TSA), Yemi Alade (NIG), AKA (SA), Stanley Enow (CAM), Flavour (NIG), Tsedenia (ETH), Darey (NIG), M’vula (ANG), Olamide (NIG), Wiyaala (GHA),  Adekunle Gold (NIG), Kiss Daniel (NIG), Jose Chameleone (UGA), Praiz (NIG) among others.

Here is the list of AFRIMA 2015 winners:

Continental Categories

Category Winners Country Track
Album of the Year Charlotte Dipanda Cameroon Elle n’a pas vu
Song Writer of the Year Jose Chameleone Uganda Wale Wale
Best African Group/Duo/Band Sauti Sol Kenya Sura yako
Best African Collaboration AKA ft Burna Boy, Dales & Jr South Africa & Nigeria All eyes on me
Most Promising Artist in Africa Kiss Daniel Nigeria Woju
Best Artiste in African Contemporary Charlotte Dipanda Cameroon Elle n’a pas vu
Best Artiste in African Electro Flavour Nigeria Power to win
Best Artiste in African Hip Hop Cassper Nyovest South Africa Ghetto
Best Artiste in African Pop Vanessa Mdee Tanzania Hawajui
Best Artiste in Reggae, Ragga & Dancehall Stonebwoy Ghana Pull Up (Remix)
Best Artiste in African RnB &Soul Praiz Nigeria If I fall
Best Artiste in African Traditional Music

AFRIMA Legendary Award

Gangbe Brass Band Benin Yoruba
Ladysmith Black Mambazo


South Africa
Best Artiste in African Rock M’vula Angola Volume 10
Best Female Artiste in Inspirational Music Betty Akna Equatorial Guinea Africa united
Best Male Artiste in Inspirational Music Darey Nigeria Pray for me
Video of the year in Africa Wiyaala Ghana Africa
Revelation of the African Continent Adekunle Gold Nigeria Sade
Song of the Year Diamond Platnumz Tanzania Nasema Nawe
Producer of the Year

Music/Entertainment Journalist of the year

Sauti sol Kenya Sura yako
Oris Aigbokhaevbolo Nigeria Going Country: Nashville-Lives
Artiste of the Year Diamond Platnumz Tanzania
Best Artiste in African Jazz Kunle Ayo Nigeria  Joromi

Regional Categories

Award Winners Country Track
Best Female in Central Africa Charlotte Dipanda Cameroon Elle n’a pas vu
Best Male in Central Africa Stanley Enow Cameroon King Kong
Best Female artist in East Africa Tsedenia Ethiopia Yet Biye
Best Male in East Africa Diamond Platinumz Tanzania Nasema Nawe
Best Female Artist in Northern Africa Manal BK Morocco Denia
Best Male Artist in North Africa Ahmed Soultan Morocco This is who I am
Best Female in Southern Africa Busiswa South Africa Lahla
Best Male in Southern Africa Cassper Nyovest South Africa Ghetto
Best Female artiste in West Africa Yemi Alade Nigeria Kissing
Best Male Artiste in West Africa Olamide Nigeria Bobo

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