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#AFRIMA2015: Olamide, Yemi Alade, AKA, Burna Boy, Diamond Platnumz and Others Win at Africa Music Awards

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Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA) took place last night at the Eko Hotel And Suites, Lagos and Olamide and Yemi Alade both won the best male and female artist in Western Africa respectively.

Artistes nominated in the female category alongside Yemi include; Niyola, Ruby Gyang, Seyi Shay from Nigeria, Wiyaala and Efya from Ghana. Those in male category alongside Olamide are; Brymo, Davido, Wizkid, Flavour from Nigeria and Sarkodie from Ghana.

Other winners include;

Lifetime Achievement Award: Ladysmith Black Mambazu who celebrated their 55 year anniversary

ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Diamond Platnumz
Diamond Platnumz – “Nasema Nawe”, featuring Khadijo Kopa

ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Charlotte Dipanda – “Elle n’a pas vu”

BEST ARTISTE IN AFRICA (RnB & Soul)
Praiz Adejo – Nigeria

BEST AFRICAN REGGAE, RAGGA & DANCEHALL
Stonebwoy – Ghana

BEST MALE ARTISTE: INSPIRATIONAL CATEGORY
Darey – Nigeria

BEST FEMALE ARTISTE: INSPIRATIONAL CATEGORY
Betty Akna- Equatorial Guinea

VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Wiyaala – Ghana

BEST ARTISTE IN AFRICAN POP
Vanessa Mdee – Tanzania

BEST ARTISTE IN AFRICAN HIP HOP
Cassper Nyovest – South Africa

BEST ARTISTE IN AFRICAN ELECTRO
Flavour – Nigeria

PRODUCER OF THE YEAR
Sauti Sol and Cedric Kadenyi – Kenya

SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR IN AFRICA
Joseph Chameleone – Uganda

REVELATION OF THE YEAR IN AFRICA
Adekunle Gold – Nigeria

MOST PROMISING ARTISTE IN AFRICA
Kiss Daniel – Nigeria

BEST ARTISTE IN AFRICAN CONTEMPORARY
Charlotte Dipanda

BEST ARTISTE IN AFRICAN JAZZ
Kunle Ayo – Nigeria

BEST MALE ARTISTE IN WESTERN AFRICA
Olamide – Nigeria

BEST FEMALE ARTISTE IN WESTERN AFRICA
Yemi Alade – Nigeria

BEST ARTISTE IN AFRICAN ROCK
M’vula – Kenya

BEST AFRICAN GROUP
Sauti Sol- Kenya

BEST AFRICAN COLLABORATION
AKA(South Africa) and Burna Boy(Nigeria)

BEST FEMALE ARTISTE IN SOUTHERN AFRICA
Busiswa Ngoku- South Africa

BEST MALE ARTISTE IN SOUTHERN AFRICA
Cassper Nyovest- South Africa

BEST FEMALE ARTISTE IN NORTHERN AFRICA
Manal- Morocco

BEST MALE ARTISTE IN NORTHERN AFRICA
Ahmed Soultan- Morocco

BEST FEMALE ARTISTE IN EASTERN AFRICA
Tsedenia Gebremarkos- Ethiopia

BEST MALE ARTISTE IN EASTERN AFRICA
Diamond Platnumz- Tanzania

PILLAR OF CULTURE IN AFRICA
Bola Ahmed Tinubu (Jagaban)

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