Texas, USA was the host for this year’s AFRIMMA, which is short for the African Muzik Magazine Awards. This year’s AFRIMMA was held on 15 October and was a celebration of pure African talent.
The African Muzik Magazine Awards, every year since its inception, has honored Africans who, in the past year, did work that was judged to be worthy of recognition.
The organizers pride themselves on the fact that AFRIMMA is the only award ceremony in the Diaspora that caters to all musical genres including Afrobeats, Assiko, Bongo, Decale, Funana, Genge, Highlife, Hiplife, Kwaito, Lingala and Soukous.
Among this year’s AFRIMMA winners were South African rapper AKA, Nigerian pop star Tekno and Tanzanian singer Diamond Platnumz. Nigerian crooner Tekno took home the award for Song of the Year with the 2015 hit, ‘Duro’.
Video director Patrick Elis won the Best Director award, and Machel Montano won the award’s foreign category, Caribbean Artist of The Year.
Check out the full list of this year’s AFRIMMA winners below:
Best Male West Africa – Olamide
Best Female West Africa – Efya
Best Male North Africa – Amr Diab
Best Female North Africa – Ibtissam Tiskat
Best DJ Africa – DJ D’Ommy
Best Male East Africa – Diamond Platnumz
Best Female East Africa – Akothee
Best African DJ USA – DJ Dee Money
Best Male Central Africa – c4 Pedro
AFRIMMA Video of The Year – ‘Brother Brother’ – Bisa Kdei
Best Female Central Africa – Daphne
Music Producer of the Year – Masterkraft
Best Male South Africa – AKA
Best African Dancer – Brenda Derry
Best Female Southern Africa – Chikune
Best Rap Act – Phyno
Best African Group – Sauti Sol
Best Collaboration Award – Reggea Blues , Harrysong, Kcee
Crossing Boundaries with Music – Wizkid
Song of The Year – Tekno – ‘Duro’
Best Gospel Act – Willy Paul
Artist of The Year – Flavour
Best Newcomer – Harmonize
Best Dancehall Act – Shatta Wale
Best Video Director – Patrick Elis
Caribbean Artist of The Year – Machel Montano