Monday, 7 November 2016

King Sunny Ade, Wizkid, Others Win Big At AFRIMA 3.0

The 2016 edition of the All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA 3.0) ended with the award night at the Convention Centre Eko Hotel and Suites. Music and movie stars from different countries in Africa graced the grand finale which was hosted by Ahmed Soultan (Morocco), Bonang Matheba (South Africa) and Ika Jang (Congo).

Denola Grey (Nigeria) hosted the red carpet, while Denrele Edun (Nigeria), Hauwa AllahBura (Nigeria) and Pam Happi also engaged with the people at the event.

One of the major highlights of the night was the tribute performances for three of Africa’s music icons Manu Dibanga, King Sunny Ade and the late Papa Wemba as the legendary juju music virtuoso, King Sunny Ade received the Special Recognition Award for his musical influence.

Also in attendance at the ceremony were Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode and his wife Bolanle Ambode, Gbenro and Osas Ajibade, Eniola Badmus, Vimbai Mutinhiri, Victoria Kimani, Bimbo Thomas.

See the full list of winners and photos from the event below:

1. Best Male East Africa – Diamond Platnumz (Tanzania)
2. Best Female East Africa – Cindy Sanyu (Uganda)
3. Best Male South Africa – Black Coffee (South Africa)
4. Best female South Africa – Sally Boss Madam (Namibia)
5. Best Male Central Africa- Wax Dey (Cameroon)
6. Best Female Central Africa- Bruna Tatiana (Angola)
7. Best Male North Africa – DJ Van (Morocco)
8. Best Female North Africa- Zina Daoudia (Morocco)
9. Best Male West Africa – Flavour (Nigeria)
10. Best Female West Africa – Aramide (Nigeria)
11. Best Inspirational Female – Naomi Achu (Cameroon)
12. Best Artiste/Dou/GroupBand in African Contemporary- Flavour (Nigeria)
13. Most Promising Artiste- Amine Aub (Morocco)
14. African Fans Favorite – Phyno (Nigeria)
15. Song writer of the year – Unique (Uganda)
16. Special Recognition Award- King Sunny Ade (Nigeria)
17. Best Artist/Duo/Group African Hiphop- Stanley Enow (Cameroon)
18. Best Artist/Duo/Group African Ragga & Dancehall- Patoranking (Nigeria)
19. Best Artist/Duo/Group African Traditional music- Zeynab (Benin)
20. Best Artist/Duo/Group African Electro -Such (Zimbabwe)
21. Best Artist/Duo/Group African RnB – Henok & Mehari Brothers (Ethiopia)
22. Best Artist/Duo/Group in African Rock -M’vula (Angola)
23. Best African Jazz – Jimmy Dludlu (South Africa)
24. Best African Group -VVIP (Ghana)
25. Best African Collaboration – Mbilo Mbilo by Eddy Kenzo (Uganda) ft Niniola (Nigeria)
26. Video of the Year – Dogo Yaro by VVIP (Ghana)
27. Revelation of the year – Falz (Nigeria)
28. Album of the year – Ahmed Soultan (Morocco)
29. Song of the year- Utanipenda Diamond Platnumz (Tanzania)
30. Artist of the Year -Wizkid (Nigeria)

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