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Not a single Senegalese artist among the laureates



Senegal also shone its absence at the All Africa Music Award (AFRIMA), 5th edition 2018, the winners ’ceremony held last Saturday in Accra, Ghana. This meeting, bringing together the elite of African music, was created by the International Committee of AFRIMA in collaboration with the African Union to reward music stars, producers, DJs from the African continent and the African diaspora. who celebrated the year.

If Viviana Chedid was nominated in the category “Best Female Artist in West Africa” for the title “Forced Marriage” along with Alun Wade for the “Jazz” category, however, they could not foresee the results.

And once again, artists from English-speaking countries have won almost all the awards at stake in front of francophone.

For example, the singer Davido (Nigeria) was named “Artist of the Year”, becoming the second Nigerian to receive this award after the coronation of Vizkid in 2017.

Davido also received an award for the best male role in West Africa for the success of FIA in 2017. His compatriot Tiwa Savage won the female equivalent of a regional award.

In South Africa, the winners are Nasty C and Shekhinah, winner of the 2018 South African music awards.

In East Africa, Bebe Cool and Betty G received awards. The latter also won the best album of the year for Wegegta.

In the evening, he was also awarded a special prize, Teddy Osay, a veteran of Ghanaian music, the leader of the well-known band Osibisa.

The full list of winners is below:

REGIONAL CATEGORIES

Best Female Artist in Central Africa
Daphne / Cameroon / To train station

The best male artist in Central Africa
Fally Ipupa / DRC / Mannequin Ft Keback & Naz

Best Painter in East Africa
Betty G / Ethiopia / Mengedegna

The best male artist in East Africa
Bebe Cool / Uganda / Freedom

Best Female Artist in North Africa
Lyna Mahyem ft Medi Meyz / Algeria / Bye Bye

The best male artist in North Africa
Hamza El Fadla / Morocco / I-Mriya

The best artist in South Africa
Shekhina / South Africa / Please Mr.

Best Male Performer in South Africa
Nasty C / South Africa / Jungle

Best Female Artist in West Africa
Tiwa Savage / Nigeria / My Lo Ft. Wizkid & Spellz

The best male artist in West Africa

Davido / Nigeria / Fia

CONTINENTAL CATEGORIES

Album of the year
Betty G / Ethiopia / Vega

Artist of the year
Davido / Nigeria / FIA

Best African video
Cesen / Gringo (Shatta Val) / Nigeria

Best African Diaspora Act
Hazel Mack / Malawi / Jive Ft. Roberto and Tai Green

Best African Collaboration
GuiltyBeatz, Mr. Eazi, Patapaa & Pappy Kojo / Ghana-Nigeria / Akwaaba

The best artist, duet or group in the African modern style
Kidi / Ghana / Odo Remix Ft Mayorkun & Davido

The best artist, duet or group in the African dance or choreography
Mr. P. / Nigeria / Ebeano

Best African DJ
Afrotronix / Chad / OyO

Best artist, duet or band in African Electro
Master CG / South Africa Africa / Skeleton Moving Ft. Zanda Zakuza

Best African duo, band or band
Toofan / Togo / Money

Best artist, duet or group in African hip hop
M.anifest ft King Promise / Ghana / Me Ne Woa

The best artist, duet or band in African jazz
Sibusiso Mashiloan / South Africa / Niza
Best African Rapper or Lyrist

Falz / Nigeria / Holiday
The best artist, duet or band in African pop music
2Baba / Nigeria / Amaka Ft. Peruzzi

Best Performer, Duet or Band in African Ragga, Reggae & Dancehall
Stonebwoy / Ghana / Hero
Best artist, duet or group in the African R & B & Soul
Praiz / Nigeria / Champagne and flowers

The best artist, duet or group in the African rock
Maryam Saleh, Maurice Luca, Tamer Abu Ghazal / Egypt / Ekaa Makkur

The best artist, duet or group in the African traditional
Iren Namatova / Uganda / Nsambila Nyuma Nga Yanji

Best female artist in African inspired music
Sandra Nankoma / Uganda / Kaddugala

The best artist in African inspired music
Sarkodi / Ghana / Slava Ft Jung

The most promising of the year
Kuami Eugene / Ghana / Confusion

Producer of the year
Fresh VDM / Togo / Fia

Revelation of the year
Betty G / Ethiopia / Ere Manyu

Song of the year
GuiltyBeatz, Mr. Eazi, Patapaa & Pappy Kojo / Akwaaba / Ghana

Songwriter of the year
Shekina Donnell, Amon Taulo Chibiya II / South Africa / Miscellaneous Marichan

Favorite African fans
Nedy Music / Tanzania / One and Only Ft. Ruby


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