The 2017 All Africa Music Award (AFRIMA) went down yesterday, Sunday, November 12 in Lagos, Nigeria.
The event which held at the prestigious Eko hotel & suites, Victoria Island, was hosted by Senegalese born American singer, Akon.
A huge number of African stars graced the event from across the continent to celebrate the achievements in music for the year under review.
Nigerian artistes were also not left out in the mix as stars like 2baba, Tiwa Savage, Orezi, Seyi Shay, Ycee, Simi, and others attended the event with some also going home with awards on the night.
Notably, while Davido had beaten Wizkid to win the award for best African act of the year at the MTV EMAs – which went down about the same time as the AFRIMAs – star boy Wizkid went on to clinch the African Artiste of the year award ahead of Davido at the AFRIMAs.
See full list of winners below;
ARTISTE OF THE YEAR:Wizkid (Nigeria)
AFRICAN FANS FAV:The Dogg (Namibia)
ALBUM OF THE YEAR:Eddy Kenzo – “Biology” (Uganda)
BEST AFRICAN COLLABORATION: Alikiba – ‘Aje’ ft M.I Abaga (Tanzania)
BEST AFRICAN CONTEMPORARY: Wande Coal – ‘Iskaba’ ft DJ Tunez (Nigeria)
BEST AFRICAN ELECTRO: Nsoki – ‘Africa Unite’ ft DJ Maphorisa, Paulo Alves (Angola)
BEST AFRICAN GROUP/DUO/BAND: Toofan – ‘Tere Tere’ (Togo)
BEST AFRICAN HIP HOP: Ycee – ‘Juice’ (Nigeria)
BEST AFRICAN JAZZ: Nduduzo Makhatini – ‘Igagu’ (South Africa)
BEST AFRICAN POP: Toofan – ‘Tere tere’ (Togo)
BEST AFRICAN REGGAE,RAGGA,DANCE-HALL: [/b]2baba – ‘Holy holy’ (Nigeria)
[b]BEST AFRICAN RnB AND SOUL: Alikiba – ‘Aje’ ft M.I Abaga (Tanzania)
BEST AFRICAN ROCK: Gilad – ‘Angel Uriel’ ft Omer Millo (Kenya)
BEST AFRICAN TRADITIONAL: Halmelmal Abate – ‘Harar’ (Ethiopia)
BEST FEMALE INSPIRATIONAL: Asikey – ‘Earth Attack’ (Nigeria)
BEST MALE INSPIRATIONAL: Gilad – ‘Angel Uriel’ ft Omer Millo (Kenya)
MOST PROMISING ARTISTE OF THE YEAR: Neza – ‘Uranyica’ (Rwanda)
SONG OF THE YEAR: Wizkid – ‘Come closer’ (Nigeria)
REVELATION OF THE AFRICAN CONTINENT: Shyn – ‘Resim Pitia’ (Madagascar)
PRODUCER OF THE YEAR: DJ Coublon – ‘Yolo Yolo’ by Seyi Shay (Nigeria)
SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR: Simi – ‘Smile’
AFRICAN LEGEND AWARD: Salif Keita (Mali) and Oliver ‘Tutu’ Mtukudzi (Zimbabwe)
VIDEO OF THE YEAR: Adasa Cookey – ‘Cooking Pot’ by Orezi
Central Africa (Best Female) : Montess – Love Witta Gun Man (Cameroon)
Central Africa (Best Male): Locko – Supporter ft Mr Leo (Cameroon)
East Africa (Best Female): [/b]Nandy – One Day (Tanzania)
[b]East Africa (Best Male) :Henok & Mehari Brothers – Firkir Yishala (Ethiopia)
Southern Africa (Best Female): Thandiswa – Nontsokolo (South Africa)
Southern Africa (Best Male): [/b]Emtee – We Up (South Africa)
[b]West Africa (Best Female) :Tiwa Savage – All Over (Nigeria)
West Africa (Best Male): Wizkid – Come Closer ft Drake (Nigeria)
North Africa (Best Female): Ibitssam Tiskat – Menak Wla Meni (Morocco)
North Africa (Best Male):Shayfeen – Wach Kayn Wader (Morocco)