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AFRIMA Awards: Wizkid win Big, emerges Best African Artist

Wizkid beat his fellow raving compatriots Davido and Burna Boy to win Artiste of the year at the 2021 AFRIMA Awards but the evening truly belonged to Marlian act ‘Eba one’ who carted away 5 awards including the Award for Album of the Year.

Wizkid Shines At AFRIMA, Wins Best African Artiste Award
Wizkid Shines At AFRIMA, Wins Best African Artiste Award

Some Music Stars expressed their take on the conceptualization of the AFRIMA and their experience so far in the African Music Industry.

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“It’s amazing, like as you can see, Burna Boy, Davido, Teni, all the guys… Simi, and also the guys from South Africa, They are just putting the Flag High as well as my self Nomcembo Zikode, the song Jerusalema is over the world. Yh am so happy that our Music is not only for Us Africans” Nomcembo Zikode said in an Interview on Red Carpet.

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A Music Producer known as Eternal Africa also had this to say “I like what is happening right now, just check, the whole world is dancing to our sound and am so happy because I am Eternal Africa so I represent Africa”.

“It’s the beat that drives me instead, it’s not necessary that I understand what’s being said. I’ve been doing this for about 20 years. Africa Music is here to Stay and It’s getting better and better by the day” – Disc Jokey, Jimi Shadare said.

The night marked the return of the Annual ceremony which was kept on hold due to the Coronavirus Pandemic, it featured performances from select African acts including Nomcembo Zikode who performed her hit song Jerusalema without Master KG.

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Other Acts like Patoranking, Olakira, Ruger, and many other fan favorites performed their fan-favorite songs at the event.

Ghana’s StoneBwoy won the best Artiste Duo or Group in African Reggae, Raga and Dancehall while Tanzania’s Black Diamond picked up The Best Male Artiste in Southern Africa.

For the African fan-favorite, Nigerian Artist Fireboy emerged winner and for the best duo or Group in African Hip-Hop ‘Cheque’ came up top for his song History ft Fireboy DML.

Flavor Carted home the Award for Best Artiste or Duo in African Dance or Choreography for his song ‘Berna Reloaded’ featuring Diamond Platinumz and Fally Ipupa.

Thirteen year Old Kenyan Singer, Shana Manjero was not left out of the occasion as she bagged the award for The Best African Artiste in Inspirational Music becoming the youngest Holder of an AFRIMA Award.

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