This past weekend was one to remember in the annals of Nigerian entertainment as stars turned up for this year’s African Musik Magazine Awards (AFRIMMA) held on the 10th of October at the Academy of Black Letters in Dallas Texas.
The main event was hosted by top Nigerian comedian Basket Mouth and Uganda’s Anne Kansiime while the red carpet was anchored by Nigerian artist Emma Nyra.
The biggest winner on the night was Tanzanian star Diamond Platnumz as he carted away the Best Dance Video, Best Male East Africa and Artist of the Year awards. Nigerian acts were not left out on the night however as Davido, Wizkid and Yemi Alade each went home with an award.
The full list of winners are:
Best Male West Africa – Davido
Best Female West Africa Yemi Alade
Best Newcomer – Kiss Daniel – Ommy Dimpoz
Best Male East Africa – Diamond Platnumz
Best Video Director – Godfather
Best Male Central Africa – Yuri da Cunha
Best Female East Africa – Vanessa Mdee
Best African DJ USA – Dj Simple Simon
AFRIMMA Video of The Year – ‘Nana’ by Diamond Platnumz ft Flavour
Best Male Southern Africa – Aka
Crossing Boundaries With Music Award – Jidenna
Song of The Year – Ojuelegba – Wizkid
Best Dancehall Artist – Stonebwoy
Best Dance In A Video – Serge Beynaud – Okeninkpin
Best Collaboration – Aka ft Burnaboy, DaL.E.S and JR – All Eyes On Me
Artist of The Year – Diamond Platnumz
AFRIMMA Inspirational Song – Bracket ft Diamond Platnumz – Alive *
Transformational Leadership Award – Botswana President, Lieutenant General Seretse Khama Ian Khama
Legendary Award – Youssou Ndour
Best Traditional Act – Flavour
Music Producer of The Year – Legendury Beatz
Best Female Central Africa – Mani Bella
Best dancehall Artist – Stonebwoy
Best Dance In A Video – Serge Beynaud Okeninkpin.
AFRIMMA Humanitarian Artist – 2face Idibia
Best Dance Group – Sauti Sol
Best Dance Group – D3 dancers
Best African Dj – Jimmy Jatt
Best Gospel Artist – Icha Chavons