East African Winners Of The AFRIMMA 2020 Virtual Awards
AFRIMMA music awards prides itself in celebrating music of African descent. This ranges from Afrobeats, Bongo Flava, Genge, Kwaito, Assiko, Decale and many others. Every year, top African talents across the world come together on one stage to celebrate African music and culture. This year, the global event went virtual from Dallas, Texas hosted by WFAA’s Tashara Parker.
With the theme of the 7th edition of the AFRIMMA music being ‘Destination Africa’, the performing artists did not fall short in showcasing Africa's diverse musical heritage. Representing East Africa were Kenya's Akothee, Nadia Mukami and Ugandan superstar Eddy Kenzo giving electrifying performances not forgetting the outstanding exhibitions from across the continent.
This year's East African winners included Nandy who won Best Female Musician in East Africa contending alongside Zuchu, Maua Sama and Tanasha Donna.
Tanzania's Zuchu took home the well deserved award for the Best New Comer Award which she dedicated to her boss, Diamond Platnumz for being greatly instrumental in her success.
The Best Male Artist in East Africa was awarded to none other than Diamond Platnumz. This category was contended for by many greats including Eddy Kenzo, Harmonize, Khaligraph Jones, Mbosso, Alikiba, The Ben, Gildo Kassa, Rayvanny and Otile Brown.
AFRIMMA 2020 FULL WINNERS LIST
BEST MALE WEST AFRICA – Rema (Nigeria)
BEST FEMALE WEST AFRICA – Simi (Nigeria)
BEST MALE EAST AFRICA - Diamond Platnumz (Tanzania)
BEST FEMALE EAST AFRICA – Nandy (Tanzania)
BEST MALE CENTRAL AFRICA – Fally Ipupa (DRC)
BEST FEMALE CENTRAL AFRICA – Soraia Ramos (Cape Verde)
BEST MALE SOUTHERN AFRICA – Master KG (South Africa)
BEST FEMALE SOUTHERN AFRICA – Sho Madjozi (South Africa)
BEST AFRICAN GROUP – Umu Ibiligbo (Nigeria)
CROSSING BOUNDARIES WITH MUSIC AWARD – Burna Boy (Nigeria)
BEST NEW ACT– Zuchu (Tanzania)
ARTIST OF THE YEAR – Master KG (South Africa)
BEST GOSPEL ARTIST – Mercy Chinwo (Nigeria)
BEST LIVE ACT – Flavour (Nigeria)
BEST MALE RAP ACT – Nasty C (South Africa)
BEST FEMALE RAP ACT – Eno Barony (Ghana)
BEST COLLABORATION – Master KG ft Nomcebo Zikode & Burna Boy Jerusalema Remix
SONG OF THE YEAR - Master KG ft Nomcebo Zikode – Jerusalema
BEST VIDEO DIRECTOR – TG Omori (Nigeria)
BEST DJ AFRICA – Cuppy (Nigeria)
BEST AFRICAN DJ USA – Fully Focus (Kenya)
VIDEO OF THE YEAR – Gaz Mawete ft Fally Ipupa – C’est Rate
PRODUCER OF THE YEAR – Kabza De Small (South Africa)
BEST AFRICAN DANCER – Poco Lee (Nigeria)
BEST LUSOPHONE – Calema (Cape Verde)
BEST FRANCOPHONE – Fally Ipupa (DRC)
BEST RADIO/TV PERSONALITY – James Onen (Uganda)
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