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AFRIMMA Award Winners

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The All Africa Music Awards winners were announced last night and Tanzania bagged most of the awards from East Africa. The Gala for the 2020 African Muzik Magazine Awards (AFRIMMA) was virtual and broadcasted live on AFRIMMA’s YouTube page from Dallas, Texas.

The awards event was established by the International Committee AFRIMA, in collaboration with the African Union (AU) to reward and celebrate musical works, talents and creativity around the African continent while promoting the African cultural heritage. Its pioneer Awards show was held in 2014.

Big artists from all over Africa battled it out at the 7th edition of the event. The biggest award in East Africa was the Best Male Artiste in East Africa which was won by Tanzania’s crooner Diamond Platinumz. He won the award against other top artists like; Eddy Kenzo, Harmonize, Khaligraph Jones, Mbosso, Alikiba, The Ben, Gildo Kassa, Rayvanny and Otile Brown.

The other East African award was the Best Female Artiste which went to Tanzanian songstress Nandy, while WCB new signee Zuchu won the Best New Comer Award.

Zuchu expressed gratitude towards her fans, as well as dedicating the Award to her Boss Chibu Dangote for being instrumental in her success.

South Africa’s Master KG was the biggest winner of the night as he took home 4 awards; Artist of The Year Award, Song of The Year, Best Male Southern Africa and Best Collaboration with Burna Boy on Jerusalema remix.

The occasion had outstanding performances from; Nadia Mukami, Akothee, Best African Dancer Rema, Fally Ipupa, Soraia Ramos, Eddy Kenzo, Nadia Nakai, Master KG among others.

Tanzanian artistes went home winners. Is this to show Tanzanian music is better than our very own? Or do we just not support our own?

Check out the full list of winners;

BEST MALE WEST AFRICA – Rema (Nigeria)

BEST FEMALE WEST AFRICA – Simi (Nigeria)

BEST MALE EAST AFRICA – Diamond Platnumz (Tanzania)

BEST FEMALE EAST AFRICA – Nandy (Tanzania)

BEST MALE CENTRAL AFRICA – Fally Ipupa (DRC)

BEST FEMALE CENTRAL AFRICA – Soraia Ramos (Cape Verde)

BEST MALE SOUTHERN AFRICA – Master KG (South Africa)

BEST FEMALE SOUTHERN AFRICA – Sho Madjozi (South Africa)

BEST AFRICAN GROUP – Umu Ibiligbo (Nigeria)

CROSSING BOUNDARIES WITH MUSIC AWARD – Burna Boy (Nigeria)

BEST NEW ACT– Zuchu (Tanzania)

ARTIST OF THE YEAR – Master KG (South Africa)

BEST GOSPEL ARTIST – Mercy Chinwo (Nigeria)

BEST LIVE ACT – Flavour (Nigeria)

BEST MALE RAP ACT – Nasty C (South Africa)

BEST FEMALE RAP ACT – Eno Barony (Ghana)

BEST COLLABORATION – Master KG ft Nomcebo Zikode & Burna Boy Jerusalema Remix

SONG OF THE YEAR – Master KG ft Nomcebo Zikode – Jerusalema

BEST VIDEO DIRECTOR – TG Omori (Nigeria)

BEST DJ AFRICA – Cuppy (Nigeria)

BEST AFRICAN DJ USA – Fully Focus (Kenya)

VIDEO OF THE YEAR – Gaz Mawete ft Fally Ipupa – C’est Rate

PRODUCER OF THE YEAR – Kabza De Small (South Africa)

BEST AFRICAN DANCER – Poco Lee (Nigeria)

BEST LUSOPHONE – Calema (Cape Verde)

BEST FRANCOPHONE – Fally Ipupa (DRC)

BEST RADIO/TV PERSONALITY – James Onen (Uganda)