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
BEST MALE ARTIST IN WESTERN AFRICA
ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Betty G - Wegegta
ARTISTE OF THE YEAR
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
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