The 2021 AFRIMA Awards, which was held in Lagos, celebrated the hardwork and dedication of musicians across Africa, and the likes of Wizkid, Iba One, Foreboy DML, Fally Ipupa, and a whole lot more were honoured last night.
The All Africa Music Awards, an annual event founded by the International Committee AFRIMA in collaboration with the African Union to recognize and celebrate musical works, talents, and creativity across the African continent while promoting African cultural heritage, took place on November 21st, 2021 at the Eko hotel and suites in Lagos, Nigeria.
In a night filled with musical moments and artistic brilliance, hosted by Congolese-British comedian Eddie Kadi and South Africa’s Pearl Thusi, saw performances from the likes of DJ Tarico, Zuchu, Patoranking, Chike, Olakira, D’banj, Ladipoe and a host of others.
Malian singer and performing artist Iba One was the biggest winner of the night with four awards, followed by Nigerian Afrobeats poster-boy Wizkid, who scooped three awards out of four nominations, including the Artiste of the Year award. Nigerian sensational singer and songwriter Fireboy won two awards – African Fans’ Favourite, and Best Duo African Hip hop award alongside Penthauze signee Superboy Cheque for their smash tune ‘History’.
Iba One, with four awards, won Album of the Year, African Male Artiste in Inspirational Music, Best Song Writer and Best Male Artiste from Western Africa.
13-year-old gospel singer Shanah Manjeru was also part of the highlights of the night as she became the youngest holder of an AFRIMA Award, with a win in the Best African Female Artiste in Inspirational Music category.
Nigerian music production duo Legendary Beatz won the Best Producer of The Year, while Nigerian highlife singer Flavour won the Best Artiste or Duo in African Dance or Choreography alongside Diamond Platnumz and Fally Ipupaor their smash tune ‘Berna Reloaded’
2021 AFRIMA LIST OF WINNERS
Best African Female Artiste in Inspirational Music – Shanah Manjeru
African Male Artiste in Inspirational Music – Iba One
Best Artiste, Duo, or Group in African R & B Soul – Nikita Kering
Best Artist or Duo in African Dance or Choreography – Flavour, Diamond Platnumz, FallyIpupa
Best Female Artist in the Diaspora – Naomi Achu
Artiste, Duo, or Group in African Pop – Iba One
Best Group – Sauti Sol
Best Collaboration – Wizkid, Tems
Best African Rapper Lyricist – Elow’n
Best Female Artiste in Northern Africa – Manal Benchlikha
Best Male Artist in Northern Africa – Dizzy Dros
Best Male Artiste in Eastern Africa – Eddy Kenzo
Best Female Artist Central Africa – Shan L
Best Female Artist in East Africa – Nikita Kering
Male Artist Central Africa – Fally Ipupa
Best Male Southern Africa – Blaq Diamond
Best Male Artiste Western Africa – Iba One
Best Song Of The Year – Wizkid, Tems
Best Producer Of The Year – Legendary Beatz
Best Duo African HipHop – Fireboy, Cheque
Best African Dj – Sinyorita
African Fan’s Favorite – Fireboy
AFRIMA Artist of the Year Award – Wizkid
Album of the Year – Iba One
Song Writer of the Year – Iba One
Best in African Rock – Rash Band
Afrima Legend Award – Kofi Olomide
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