AFRIMA 2017: Wizkid wins defeat others (Full list of winners)

Tiwa Savage, Wizkid, YCee, Wande Coal, 2baba, Simi, and Orezi were the Nigerian winners of the night 2017 edition of the All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA) held on Sunday at the EKO Hotel & Suites, Lagos.

Ayo Balogun, popularly known as Wizkid won three of the most prestigious categories; Artiste of the Year, Song of the Year and the Best West African Artiste award.

The pop star clinched three major awards: Best West African Artiste award, The Song of the Year and the Artiste of the year, trumping the likes of Davido, Runtown, Tekno and others.

Nigerian acts Simi, M.I, Tiwa Savage, Ycee, Orezi, 2Baba all bagged awards.

Meanwhile, midway through her energetic performance at the award ceremony, singer, Seyi Shay, lost her balance, slipped and fell.
The singer picked herself up almost immediately and continued performing her hit song, Yolo Yolo.
She later recalled the incident by saying “the devil is a liar”. Her fall is currently a subject of discourse on social media.

See the full list of winners below:

AFRICAN FANS FAV:The Dogg (Namibia)

ALBUM OF THE YEAR:Eddy Kenzo – “Biology” (Uganda)

BEST AFRICAN COLLABORATION: Alikiba – ‘Aje’ ft M.I Abaga (Tanzania)

BEST AFRICAN CONTEMPORARY: Wande Coal – ‘Iskaba’ ft DJ Tunez (Nigeria)

BEST AFRICAN ELECTRO: Nsoki – ‘Africa Unite’ ft DJ Maphorisa, Paulo Alves (Angola)

BEST AFRICAN GROUP/DUO/BAND: Toofan – ‘Tere Tere’ (Togo)

BEST AFRICAN HIP HOP: Ycee – ‘Juice’ (Nigeria)

BEST AFRICAN JAZZ: Nduduzo Makhatini – ‘Igagu’ (South Africa)

BEST AFRICAN POP: Toofan – ‘Tere tere’ (Togo)

BEST AFRICAN REGGAE,RAGGA,DANCE-HALL: 2baba – ‘Holy holy’ (Nigeria)

[b]BEST AFRICAN RnB AND SOUL: Alikiba – ‘Aje’ ft M.I Abaga (Tanzania)

BEST AFRICAN ROCK: Gilad – ‘Angel Uriel’ ft Omer Millo (Kenya)

BEST AFRICAN TRADITIONAL: Halmelmal Abate – ‘Harar’ (Ethiopia)

BEST FEMALE INSPIRATIONAL: Asikey – ‘Earth Attack’ (Nigeria)

BEST MALE INSPIRATIONAL: Gilad – ‘Angel Uriel’ ft Omer Millo (Kenya)

MOST PROMISING ARTISTE OF THE YEAR: Neza – ‘Uranyica’ (Rwanda)

SONG OF THE YEAR: Wizkid – ‘Come closer’ (Nigeria)

REVELATION OF THE AFRICAN CONTINENT: Shyn – ‘Resim Pitia’ (Madagascar)

PRODUCER OF THE YEAR: DJ Coublon – ‘Yolo Yolo’ by Seyi Shay (Nigeria)

SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR: Simi – ‘Smile’

AFRICAN LEGEND AWARD: Salif Keita (Mali) and Oliver ‘Tutu’ Mtukudzi (Zimbabwe)

VIDEO OF THE YEAR: Adasa Cookey – ‘Cooking Pot’ by Orezi

Central Africa (Best Female) : Montess – Love Witta Gun Man (Cameroon)

Central Africa (Best Male): Locko – Supporter ft Mr Leo (Cameroon)

East Africa (Best Female): Nandy – One Day (Tanzania)

[b]East Africa (Best Male) :Henok & Mehari Brothers – Firkir Yishala (Ethiopia)

Southern Africa (Best Female): Thandiswa – Nontsokolo (South Africa)

Southern Africa (Best Male): Emtee – We Up (South Africa)

[b]West Africa (Best Female) :Tiwa Savage – All Over (Nigeria)

West Africa (Best Male): Wizkid – Come Closer ft Drake (Nigeria)

North Africa (Best Female): Ibitssam Tiskat – Menak Wla Meni (Morocco)

North Africa (Best Male):Shayfeen – Wach Kayn Wader (Morocco)

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