Nigeria’s Davido took dwelling the All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA) trophy for artist of the year, main a powerful displaying for the West African powerhouse well known for its roster of Afrobeats stars.
Musicians from throughout the continent got here to the Accra Worldwide Convention Centre in Ghana’s capital on Saturday to stroll the purple carpet and rejoice a 12 months of huge hits.
Betty G from Ethiopia took dwelling album of the year, whereas finest African DJ went to Afrotronix, who has roots in Chad.
Nigerian rapper Falz took dwelling the award for finest African rapper after courting controversy this year when he launched “That is Nigeria”, a canopy of the Infantile Gambino hit that skewered fashionable Nigeria.
“Akwaaba”, an infectious collaboration between GuiltyBeatz, Mr. Eazi, Patapaa and Pappy Kojo received music of the year and finest African collaboration.
Nigeria’s 2Baba received the award for finest African pop, Ghana’s Stonebwoy for finest reggae, and South Africa’s Sibusiso Mashiloane for finest jazz.
Kuami Eugene, a Ghanaian crooner, was named the “most promising” artist in Africa.
AFRIMA has carved out an area as a platform to showcase the progressive and prolific African music business that has exploded up to now decade.