Nigeria’s music artistes, Sunday, humbled their counterparts from other parts of the continent, as they carted away some of the big awards at this year’s edition of the prestigious All Africa Music Awards, AFRIMA, which held at the Convention Hall of the Eko Hotel and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos.
Among the music stars that made the country proud were Wizkid, Falz, Flavour, Olamide, Phyno, Patoranking, Niniola and Aramide. Wizkid who won two awards at the MTV Africa Music Awards (MAMA) and the MTV EMA Europe awards fortnight ago was adjudged Africa’s Artiste of the Year.
He beat the likes of South Africa’s Black Coffee, Ghana’s Sarkodie and Diamond Platnumz from Tanzania among others to clinch the coveted trophy. Just as the “Ada Ada”crooner, Flavour won in two categories as Best Artiste/Duo/Group/Band
In African Contemporary and the Best Male Artiste, Western Africa, Falz was named as the Revelation of the year. While Aramide won Best Female Artist Western Africa beating Tiwa Savage and Yemi Alade, Phyno emerged winner of African Fans Favorite award.
Rising dance hall singer, Patoranking went home with Best Artist/Duo/Group African Ragga & Dancehall award. Another big winner on the night was Tanzanian bongo star, Diamond Platnumz who scooped two awards (Best Male East Africa and Song of the Year- Utanipenda).
From Uganda, Grandpa Records-signed singer Cindy Sanyu won the Best Female East Africa award, Unique bagged Songwriter of the Year award, as Best African Collaboration award went to Mbilo Mbilo by Eddy Kenzo ft Niniola (Nigeria).