Afrima 3.0 Honors Africa’s Music Icons; Manu Dibanga, King Sunny Ade And Late Papa Wemba

Afrima 3.0, the 2016 edition of the All Africa Music Awards, held on Sunday at the Convention Centre Eko Hotel and Suites. In heavy attendance were stars from all over Africa and a lineup of hosts were recruited to keep them all occupied.

The award night was hosted by Ahmed Soultan (Morocco), Bonang Matheba (South Africa) and Ika Jang (Congo) while the red carpet hosts were Denola Grey (Nigeria), Denrele Edun (Nigeria), Hauwa AllahBura (Nigeria) and Pam Happi.

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As the award show went on, three of Africa’s biggest music icons were honored. Afrima 3.0 featured tribute performances for Manu Dibanga, King Sunny Ade and the late Papa Wemba. King Sunny Ade finally walked away with the Special Recognition Award for his musical influence.

Wizkid, who has already had an amazing year with various award nods, walked away with the Artist of the Year award and newcomer Falz was crowned the revelation of the year at Afrima 3.0

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Check out the full list of winners from Afrima 3.0 below;

1. Best Male East Africa – Diamond Platnumz (Tanzania)

2. Best Female East Africa – Cindy Sanyu (Uganda)

3. Best Male South Africa – Black Coffee (South Africa)

4. Best female South Africa – Sally Boss Madam (Namibia)

5. Best Male Central Africa – Wax Dey (Cameroon)

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6. Best Female Central Africa- Bruna Tatiana (Angola)

7. Best Male North Africa – DJ Van (Morocco)

8. Best Female North Africa – Zina Daoudia (Morocco)

9. Best Male West Africa – Flavour (Nigeria)

10. Best Female West Africa – Aramide (Nigeria)

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11. Best Inspirational Female – Naomi Achu (Cameroon)

12. Best Artiste/Dou/GroupBand in African Contemporary – Flavour (Nigeria)

13. Most Promising Artiste – Amine Aub (Morocco)

14. African Fans Favorite – Phyno (Nigeria)

15. Song writer of the year – Unique (Uganda)

16. Special Recognition Award – King Sunny Ade (Nigeria)

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17. Best Artist/Duo/Group African Hiphop – Stanley Enow (Cameroon)

18. Best Artist/Duo/Group African Ragga & Dancehall – Patoranking (Nigeria)

19. Best Artist/Duo/Group African Traditional music – Zeynab (Benin)

20. Best Artist/Duo/Group African Electro – Such (Zimbabwe)

21. Best Artist/Duo/Group African RnB – Henok & Mehari Brothers (Ethiopia)

22. Best Artist/Duo/Group in African Rock -M’vula (Angola)

23. Best African Jazz – Jimmy Dludlu (South Africa)

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24. Best African Group – VVIP (Ghana

25. Best African Collaboration – Mbilo Mbilo by Eddy Kenzo (Uganda) ft Niniola (Nigeria)

26. Video of the Year – Dogo Yaro by VVIP (Ghana)

27. Revelation of the year – Falz (Nigeria)

28. Album of the year – Ahmed Soultan (Morocco)

29. Song of the year – Utanipenda Diamond Platnumz (Tanzania)

30. Artist of the Year -Wizkid (Nigeria)