Accra, Davido, a Nigerian afro-pop musician, was crowned “Artiste of the Year at the fifth edition of the All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA) held at the Accra International Conference Center on Saturday.
Ghana was hosting the awards for the first time and it turned to be a glamorous one as it witnessed some memorable performance from some African musicians.
Sensational Ghanaian singer, Kuami Eugene won the ‘Most Promising’ with his compatriot, Kidi, was adjudged the ‘Best African Contemporary Artiste’.
Popular Ghanaian song, ‘Akwabaa’ by Guilty Beatz, Mr Eazi, Patapaa and Pappy Kojo bagged two awards while ‘Mene woa’ by Manifest featuring King Promise was adjudged ‘African Hip Hop Song’ of the year.
Shatta Wale’s ‘Gringo’ grabbed the best video award with Stonebwoy also winning the best ‘Best Reggae/Ragga/Dancehall Artiste’ of the year award.
Yvonne Chaka Chaka was named ‘African Legend of the Year’ with the great “Osibisa” band also receiving an honorary award.
Below are the list of some winners:
Album of the year
Betty G � Wegegta
Best Artist duo ot group in African contemporary
Kidi � Odo Remix ft Mayorkun & Davido
Best Artist duo or group in African Dance of Choreography
Mr P � Ebeano
Best African Rapper or Lyricist
Falz � La FA�te
Best Artiste, duo or group in African pop
2Baba � Amaka ft Peruzzi
Best artiste duo or group in African Reggae
Stonebwoy � Hero
Best male artiste in African Inspirational music
Sarkodie � Glory ft Yung
Most Promosing artist in Africa
Kuami Eugene – Angela
Best Female in Eastern Africa
Best Male in Eastern Africa
African Legend of the Year
Yvonne Chaka Chaka
Source: Ghana News Agency