#AFRIMA2019: 2Baba, Burna Boy, Wizkid Among Winners at The 2019 African Music Awards

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Innocent ‘2Baba’ Idibia, Wizkid, Tiwa Savage and Burna Boy were among the winners at the 2019 African Music Awards (AFRIMA).

The 6th edition of the award event, which held on Saturday night at the Eko Convention Centre, Eko Hotels & Suites, in Victoria Island, Lagos, recognised and honoured veterans and deserving professionals in the African music space.

Among the Nigerian artistes who won big are Joeboy, who bagged the category ‘Best Artiste Duo or Group in African Pop’ while 2Baba nagged the ‘Best Artist, Duo or Group in African Contemporary‘ category with ‘Oyi’, his 2019 solo single.

Kel P also won the ‘Producer of the Year’ award for his role in Burna Boy’s song ‘On the Low’, while Sodamola Desmond, better known as DJ Spinall, took the ‘Best African DJ’ award.

In the regional category, Tiwa Savage toppled Teni, Yemi Alade, Liberia’s Kanvee Adams, Simi, Mali’s Aya Nakamura, and Ghana’s MzVee to emerge the ‘Best Female Artiste in West Africa’ while Burna Boy snagged the ‘Best Male artiste in West Africa’.

Alongside his ‘Best Male artiste in West Africa’ plaque, Burna Boy also won the ‘Artiste of the year’ award as Wizkid topped him, Davido, Nasty C and a league of other renowned African crooners to emerge the winner of the ‘Song of the Year’ plaque.

Awilo Longomba, a Congolese singer, and 2Baba also received special recognition awards

See the full list of winners below:


Best Male Artist in Central Africa

C4 Pedro (Angola) – ‘Se Eu Soubesse’
Fally Ipupa (DRC) – ‘Aime Moi’
Locko (Cameroon) – ‘Let Go’
Magasco (Cameroon) – ‘Calling My Driver’ ft. Mimie
Maitre Gims (DRC) – ‘Hola Senorita’ ft. Maluma
Rui Orlando (Angola) – ‘Me Leva Contigo’ ft. Barbara Bandeira
Niska (Congo Brazzaville) – ‘Medicament’
Salatiel (Cameroon) – ‘Anita’ WINNER
Ya Levis (DRC) – ‘Katchua’
Best Female Artist in Central Africa

Anna Joyce (Angola) – ‘Destino’
Blanche Bailly (Cameroon) – ‘Ton Pied Mon Pied’
Bruna Tatiana (Angola) – ‘Musica Para Ti’
Charlotte Dipanda (Cameroon) – ‘Un Jour Dans Ma Vie’
Daphne (Cameroon) – ‘Ne Laches Pas’
Duda (Angola) – ‘Fica So’ ft. Landrick
Shan’L (Gabon) – ‘Ces’t Pas Les Gbes’ WINNER
Titica (Angola) – ‘Giro De Bicycleta’ ft. Laton Cordeiro
Best Male Artist in Eastern Africa

Boy Black (Madagascar) – ‘Hitambarako’
Diamond Platnumz (Tanzania) – ‘Inama’ ft. Fally Ipupa
Harmonize (Tanzania) – ‘Never Give Up’
Khaligraph Jones (Kenya) – ‘Leave Me Alone’ WINNER
Shyn (Madagascar) – ‘Ngoma’ ft. Denise
Rayvanny (Tanzania) – ‘Tetema’ ft. Diamond Platnumz
Mbosso (Tanzania) – ‘Hodari’
Nyashinski (Kenya) – ‘Hello’
Best Female Artist in Eastern Africa

Irene Namatovu (Uganda) – ‘Tweyanze’
Maua Sama (Tanzania) – ‘Lokote’
Nandy (Tanzania) – ‘Aibu’
Nikita Kering (Kenya) – ‘Happy With You’ WINNER
Rosa Ree (Tanzania) – ‘Dip n’ Wine It’ ft. G Nako
Sheeba (Uganda) – ‘Wankona’
Vanessa Mdee (Tanzania) – ‘Moyo’
Queen Darleen (Tanzania) – ‘Mbali’ ft. Harmonize
Best Male Artist in Northern Africa

Ahmed Soultan (Morocco) – ‘Draw My Life’
Amiinux (Morocco) – ‘Bini W Biwaen’ WINNER
Amr Diab (Egypt ) – ‘Bahebo’
Cairokee (Egypt) – ‘Kan Lak Ma ‘Ya’
DJ Moh Green (Algeria) – ‘Africa Proud’ ft. Wally B. Seck, IbaOne, Josey, Fanicko, Stanley, Kafon, Heritier, Dub Africa and BGMFK
Mostafa Hagag (Egypt) – ‘Khatwa’
Soolking (Algeria) – ‘Esperance’
Tamer Hosny (Egypt) – ‘Naseny Lay’
Yann’Sine (Morocco) – ‘J’essaie’
Best Female Artist in Northern Africa

Jaylann (Morocco) – ‘Allo allo’
Kenza Morsli (Algeria) – ‘Kettal’
Nada Azhari (Morocco) – ‘Jrit’ WINNER
Psychoqueen (Morocco) – ‘Enta’ Habibi’
Salma Rachid (Morocco) – ‘Ma Gazzelle’ ft. Mok Saib
Sherine (Egypt) – ‘Kadabeen’
Souhila Ben Lachhab (Algeria) – ‘Donia Gdeda’
Best Male Artist in Southern Africa

AKA (South Africa) – ‘Jika’ ft. Yanga Chief
Prince Kaybee ft Busiswa and TNS (South Africa) – ‘Banomoya’
Casper Nyovest (South Africa) – ‘Move For Me’ ft. Boskasie
Black Coffee and David Guetta (South Africa) – ‘Drive’ ft. Delilah Montagu
Sjava (South Africa) – ‘Umama’

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