The 2021 edition of the All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA) has been held.
The ceremony was held on Sunday, November 21, and Nigerian musician, Wizkid was the biggest winner of the night.
Wizkid won three awards at the event and these awards are Artist of the year, song of the year & collaboration of the year and this makes him the most decorated Afrobeat Artist of all time.
Wizkid was not the alone biggest winner, Malian Ibaone also won four awards — Album of the Year, African Male Artiste in Inspirational Music, Best Song Writer and Best Male Artiste from Western Africa.
FireBoy won two awards: the African Fans’ Favourite and Best Duo African Hip hop award alongside Cheque.
He gave recognition to top music act, Olamide, during his acceptance speech, for the support he, Olamide, gave to his music career.
Legendary Beatz won the Best Producer of The Year, while Flavour won the Best Artiste or Duo in African Dance or Choreography alongside Diamond Platnumz and Fally Ipupa.
The event, hosted by Eddie Kadi and Pearl Thusi, witnessed performances from Patoranking, Chike, Olakira, D’banj among others.
Check out the full list of winners below;
Best African Female Artiste in Inspirational Music – Shanah Manjeru
African Male Artiste in Inspirational Music – Iba One
Best Artiste, Duo, or Group in African R & B Soul – Nikita Kering
Best Artist or Duo in African Dance or Choreography – Flavour, Diamond Platnumz, FallyIpupa
Best Female Artist in the Diaspora – Naomi Achu
Artiste, Duo, or Group in African Pop – Iba One
Best Group – Sauti Sol
Best Collaboration – Wizkid, Tems
Shanah Manjeru was the youngest on the AFRIMA 2021 nominee list.
Best African Rapper Lyricist – Elow’n
Best Female Artiste in Northern Africa – Manal Benchlikha
Best Male Artiste in Northern Africa – Dizzy Dros
Best Male Artiste in Eastern Africa – Eddy Kenzo
Best Female Artist Central Africa – Shan L
Best Female Artist in East Africa – Nikita Kering
Male Artist Central Africa – Fally Ipupa
Best Male Southern Africa – Blaq Diamond
Best Male Artiste Western Africa – Iba One
Best Song Of The Year – Wizkid, Tems
Best Producer Of The Year – Legendary Beatz
Best Duo African HipHop – Fireboy, Cheque
Best African Dj – Sinyorita
African Fan’s Favorite – Fireboy
AFRIMA Artiste of the Year Award – Wizkid
Album of the Year – Iba One
Song Writer of the Year – Iba One
Best in African Rock – Rash Band