Davido wins artist of the year at AFRIMA Awards [Full winners list]

Davido has been announced at the ‘Artist of the year’ at the All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA 2018).

The awards show went down on Saturday at the Accra Interntaional Conference Centre Ghana with a host of stars gathered from across the continent.

Nigerian heavyweights like Davido, Wizkid, Simi, Tiwa Savage had all been nominated in several categories alongside the likes of other African superstars lke South Africa’s Shekhinah, DRC’s Maitre Gims, Diamond Platnumz, Betty G and Nasty C who have all bagged multiple nominations for a brilliant and consistent year.

Other Nigerian artistes nominated in several categories include Olamide, Mr Real, 2Baba, Falz, Banky W, Burna Boy, Praiz, Patoranking, Mr P, Wande Coal and Kizz Daniel.

But on the night, Davido emerged as the biggest winner as he was crowned Africa’s ‘Artist of the year’ defeating the likes of Tiwa Savage, Nasty C and Diamond Platnumz.

Other winners from Nigeria include Tiwa Savage, Praiz, Mr P, Falz, 2Baba and producer Fresh VDM.

See the full list of winners at AFRIMA 2018

ARTISTE OF THE YEAR

Tiwa Savage ft Wizkid & Spellz – Nigeria (Ma Lo)
Starboy feat Wizkid, Ceeza Milli, Terri, Spotless – Nigeria (Soco)
Davido – Nigeria (FIA) (Winner)
Betty G – Ethiopia (Wegegta)
Diamond Platnumz – Tanzania (Sikomi)
Kwesta feat Wale- South Africa (Spirit)
Maitre Gims feat Vianney- DRC (La Meme)
Nasty C – South Africa (Jungle)
Saad Lamjarred – Morocco (Casablanca)

SONG OF THE YEAR
Daphne – My Lover
Davido – FIA
GuiltyBeatz, Mr. Eazi, Patapaa & Pappy Kojo – Akwaaba (Winner)
Kwesta – Wale
Maitre Gims Ft. Vianney- La Meme
Major Lazer & DJ Maphorisa Ft. Nasty C, Ice Prince, Patoranking & Jidenna – Particula
Nasty C & Runtown – Said
Saad Lamjarred – Casablanca
Sauti Sol Ft. Patoranking – Melanin
Starboy Ft. Terry, Ceeza Milli, Spotless – Soco
Tiwa Savage Ft. Wizkid & Spellz – Ma Lo

BEST AFRICAN COLLABORATION
Tiwa Savage Ft Wizkid & Spellz – Nigeria (Ma Lo)
Balti Ft Hamouda – Tunisia (Ya Lili)
DJ Moh Green Ft. Magasco – Algeria/Cameroon (Por Favor)
DJ Spinall & Wizkid – Nigeria (Nowo)
Fally Ipupa Ft. KeBlack & Naza – DRC (Mannequin)
GuiltyBeatz, Mr. Eazi, Patappa & Pappy Kojo – Ghana (Akwaaba) (Winner)
Maitre Gims Ft. Vianney – DRC/France (La Meme)
Major Lazer & DJ Maphorisa Ft. Nasty C, Ice Prince, Patoranking, Jidenna – Particula
Nasty C & Runtown – South Africa/Nigeria (Said)
Revolution & Magic System – Cote d’Ivoire (Kelly)
Sauti Sol & Patoranking – Kenya/Nigeria (Melanin)

BEST AFRICAN RAPPER OR LYRICIST
Cassper Nyovest – South Africa (Ksazobalit)
Falz – Nigeria (La Fete) (Winner)
Khaligraph Jones Ft. Petra – Kenya (Rider)
Muslim – Aji M3aya (Morocco)
Nadia Nakai Ft. Cassper Nyovest – South Africa (Naaa Meeaan)
Nasty C – South Africa (Jungle)
Rouge Ft. Bigstar – South Africa (Dololo)
Shane Eagle – South Africa (Let it Flow)

BEST FEMALE ARTIST WESTERN AFRICA
Tiwa Savage (Nigeria) (WINNER)

BEST REGGAE DANCEHALL ARTISTE
Stonebwoy (WINNER)

BEST MALE ARTIST (EAST AFRICA)
Bebe Cool (WINNER)

BEST MALE ARTIST (SOUTH AFRICA)
Nasty C (WINNER)

ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Betty G – Wegegta (WINNER)

BEST ARTIST, DUO OR GROUP IN AFRICAN CONTEMPORARY
Kidi Ghana – Odo Remix ft Mayorkun & Davido – (WINNER)

BEST ARTIST, DUO OR GROUP IN AFRICAN DANCE OR CHOREOGRAPHY
Mr P – Ebeano – (WINNER)

BEST AFRICAN DJ
Afrotronix – OyO – (WINNER)

BEST AFRICAN DUO, GROUP OR BAND
Toofan – Money – (WINNER)

BEST ARTISTE, DUO OR GROUP IN AFRICAN HIP HOP
M.anifest – Me Ne Woa ft King Promise – (WINNER)

BEST ARTISTE, DUO OR GROUP IN AFRICAN POP
2Baba – Amaka ft Peruzzi (WINNER)

BEST ARTISTE, DUO OR GROUP IN AFRICAN RAGGA, REGGAE & DANCEHALL
Stonebwoy – Hero (WINNER)

BEST ARTIST, DUO OR GROUP IN AFRICAN R ‘N’ B & SOUL
Praiz – Champagne and Flowers (WINNER)

BEST ARTIST, DUO OR GROUP IN AFRICAN TRADITIONAL
Irene Namatovu – Nsambila Nyuma Nga Janzi (WINNER)

BEST FEMALE ARTIST IN AFRICAN INSPIRATIONAL MUSIC
Sandra Nankoma – Kaddugala (WINNER)

BEST MALE ARTIST IN AFRICAN INSPIRATIONAL MUSIC
Sarkodie – Glory ft Yung (WINNER)

MOST PROMISING ARTIST IN AFRICA
Kuami Eugene – Confusion (WINNER)

PRODUCER OF THE YEAR
Fresh VDM – FIA – (WINNER)

AFRICAN FANS FAVOURITE
Nedy Music – Tanzania – One and Only Ft. Ruby – (WINNER)

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