Wizkid, Tiwa Savage, Simi win big at AFRIMA 2017 awards [SEE FULL LIST]


The showpiece event tagged All Africa Music Awards, “AFRIMA 2017” held on Sunday the 12th of November, at the Eko Hotel Main hall in Lagos, wasn’t short of major talking highlights, ranging from the shocking wins, the big wins, Seyi Shay’s epic fall, and a lasting dose of Sirius sweetness.

The prestigious award was hosted by ace Senegalese singer, Akon and Sophy Aiida, had music lovers and stars across the African continent gather at the event to celebrate the best of African music.

Nigerian artiste Wizkid bagged 3 awards for best male artiste (West Africa), artiste of the year and song of the year with his collaboration with Drake, Come Closer. other winners include Tiwa Savage, Simi, Wande Coal, 2baba, M.I, YCEE, DJ Coublon, Adasa Cookey.

Wizkid’s win came shortly after Davido edged him out at the 2017 MTV EMA by winning the “Best African Act”.

Wizkid’s big win has once again renewed his long-standing battle for supremacy with Davido.


Meanwhile, midway through her energetic performance at the award ceremony, singer, Seyi Shay, lost her balance, slipped and fell.

The singer picked herself up almost immediately and continued performing her hit song, Yolo Yolo.

She later recalled the incident by saying “the devil is a liar”. Her fall is currently a subject of discourse on social media.

See full list of winners below:

ARTISTE OF THE YEAR: Wizkid (Nigeria)

AFRICAN FANS FAV: The Dogg (Namibia)

ALBUM OF THE YEAR: Eddy Kenzo – “Biology” (Uganda)

BEST AFRICAN COLLABORATION: Alikiba – ‘Aje’ ft M.I Abaga (Tanzania)

BEST AFRICAN CONTEMPORARY: Wande Coal – ‘Iskaba’ ft DJ Tunez (Nigeria)

BEST AFRICAN ELECTRO: Nsoki – ‘Africa Unite’ ft DJ Maphorisa, Paulo Alves (Angola)

BEST AFRICAN GROUP/DUO/BAND: Toofan – ‘Tere Tere’ (Togo)

BEST AFRICAN HIP HOP: Ycee – ‘Juice’ (Nigeria)

BEST AFRICAN JAZZ: Nduduzo Makhatini – ‘Igagu’ (South Africa)

BEST AFRICAN POP: Toofan – ‘Tere tere’ (Togo)

BEST AFRICAN REGGAE,RAGGA,DANCE-HALL: 2baba – ‘Holy holy’ (Nigeria)

BEST AFRICAN RnB AND SOUL: Alikiba – ‘Aje’ ft M.I Abaga (Tanzania)

BEST AFRICAN ROCK: Gilad – ‘Angel Uriel’ ft Omer Millo (Kenya)

BEST AFRICAN TRADITIONAL: Halmelmal Abate – ‘Harar’ (Ethiopia)

BEST FEMALE INSPIRATIONAL: Asikey – ‘Earth Attack’ (Nigeria)

BEST MALE INSPIRATIONAL: Gilad – ‘Angel Uriel’ ft Omer Millo (Kenya)


SONG OF THE YEAR: Wizkid – ‘Come closer’ (Nigeria)

REVELATION OF THE AFRICAN CONTINENT: Shyn – ‘Resim Pitia’ (Madagascar)

PRODUCER OF THE YEAR: DJ Coublon – ‘Yolo Yolo’ by Seyi Shay (Nigeria)


AFRICAN LEGEND AWARD: Salif Keita (Mali) and Oliver ‘Tutu’ Mtukudzi (Zimbabwe)

VIDEO OF THE YEAR: Adasa Cookey – ‘Cooking Pot’ by Orezi

CENTRAL AFRICA (Best Female) : Montess – Love Witta Gun Man (Cameroon)

CENTRAL AFRICA (Best Male): Locko – Supporter ft Mr Leo (Cameroon)

EAST AFRICA (Best Female): Nandy – One Day (Tanzania)

EAST AFRICA (Best Male): Henok & Mehari Brothers – Firkir Yishala (Ethiopia)

SOUTHERN AFRICA (Best Female): Thandiswa – Nontsokolo (South Africa)

SOUTHERN AFRICA (Best Male): Emtee – We Up (South Africa)

WEST AFRICA (Best Female): Tiwa Savage – ‘All Over‘ (Nigeria)

WEST AFRICA (Best Male): Wizkid – Come Closer ft Drake (Nigeria)

NORTH AFRICA (Best Female): Ibitssam Tiskat – Menak Wla Meni (Morocco)

NORTH AFRICA (Best Male): Shayfeen – Wach Kayn Wader (Morocco)

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