Davido Wins 'Artist Of The Year' At The 2018 All Africa Music Awards

Over the weekend in Accra, the fifth edition of the All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA) was held, and much like many other similar award shows, the annual music event seeks to celebrate and reward African talents who have done exceedingly well throughout the year. 

Some of the big winners of the night were Tiwa Savage, Falz, Mr P, Nasty C, Mr Eazi and Davido, who took home the award for 'Artist of the Year'

This will come as no shock, as Davido is certainly the Nigerian artist of the moment. After falling short of his usual glory in 2016, he came back in 2017 with a bang (or four) with "If", "Fia", "Fall" and "Like Dat", and has since maintained his status as everyone’s fave. 

Given his string of several features, his star-churning record label and performances at international festivals like Wireless, this accolade is fully deserved. Davido also won the 'Best Male Artist Of West Africa' award, while his in-house producer, Fresh VDM took home the 'Producer Of The Year' award for Davido's hit, "Fia".

We're glad that the artists who have been working tirelessly are getting rewarded for their fire music, and look forward to when our up-and-coming faves like Teni The Entertainer, Odunsi The Engine and Santi are recognised in big award ceremonies like this. 

Check out the full list of winners here: 

BEST FEMALE ARTIST IN SOUTHERN AFRICA

Shekhinah - Please Mr

BEST MALE ARTIST IN SOUTHERN AFRICA

Nasty C  - Jungle

BEST FEMALE ARTIST IN WESTERN AFRICA

Tiwa Savage 

BEST MALE ARTIST IN WESTERN AFRICA

Davido

ALBUM OF THE YEAR

Betty G - Wegegta

ARTISTE OF THE YEAR

Davido 

BEST AFRICAN VIDEO

Sesan - Gringo (Shatta Wale) 

BEST AFRICAN ACT IN DIASPORA

Hazel Mak - Jaiva Ft. Roberto & Tay Grin

BEST AFRICAN COLLABORATION

GuiltyBeatz, Mr. Eazi, Patapaa & Pappy Kojo - "Akwaaba"

BEST ARTIST, DUO OR GROUP IN AFRICAN CONTEMPORARY

Kidi - "Odo" Remix Ft. Mayorkun & Davido

BEST ARTIST, DUO OR GROUP IN AFRICAN DANCE OR COREOGRAPHY

Mr P - "Ebeano"

BEST AFRICAN RAPPER OR LYRICIST

Falz - "La Fête"

BEST ARTIST, DUO OR GROUP IN AFRICAN POP

2Baba - "Amaka" Ft. Peruzzi

PRODUCER OF THE YEAR

Fresh VDM 

SONG OF THE YEAR

GuiltyBeatz, Mr. Eazi, Patapaa & Pappy Kojo - "Akwaaba" / Ghana

SONG WRITER OF THE YEAR

Shekhinah Donell, Amon Taulo Chibiya II - "Different" Ft. Mariechan

AFRICAN FANS’ FAVOURITE

Nedy Music - "One and Only" Ft. Ruby

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