Malian singer Iba One, Nigerian musicians Wizkid, Fireboy and Tems are among the prominent winners at the just concluded All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA) 2021.
Iba One emerged as the biggest winner with five awards. Wizkid snagged three while Fireboy and Tems walked home with two plaques each.
Iba One, a music sensation from Mali, danced home with ‘African Male Artiste in Inspirational Music’, ‘Artiste, Duo, or Group in African Pop’, ‘Best Male Artiste Western Africa’, ‘Album of the Year’, and ‘Song Writer of the Year’ awards.
Wizkid was declared ‘AFRIMA Artiste of the Year Award’, the ‘Joro’ singer also won the ‘Best Collaboration’ and ‘Best Song Of The Year’ awards with songstress Tems for their duet on global track ‘Essence’.
Fireboy was pronounced ‘African Fan’s Favorite’ artiste. He also bagged ‘Best Duo African HipHop’ award for his collaborative joint with Cheque.
AFRIMA 2021 took place on Sunday night at Eko Hotels and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos.
See 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