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KV GISTS: TIWA SAVAGE “SAVAGED” AT AFRIMMA 2016 {SEE FULL WINNERS x DETAILS}

The African Diaspora music awards Afrimma was held on the 15th October 2016 in Dallas, Texas. Phyno, Olamide, Flavour, Harrysongz, Tekno and music video director Patrick Elis all won awards  in their categories. The biggest loser of the night was Tiwa Savage who lost out in all categories she was nominated

Take a look at the comprehensive list of winners.

Best Male West Africa                          

  • Wizkid – Nigeria
  • Bisa Kdei – Ghana
  • Serge Beynaud – Ivory Coast
  • Olamide – Nigeria      (Winner)
  • Flavour – Nigeria
  • Carlou D – Senegal
  • Davido – Nigeria
  • Sarkodie – Ghana

Of course no one will think otherwise regarding this category. This year and last year, Olamide has totally blown our minds away with his handwork and his efficiency. Bobo was a smash hit, Lagos Boys, Eyan Mayweather! What more can KV say??

 

Best Male North Africa

  • Amr Diab – Egypt        (Winner) 
  • Tamer Hosny – Egypt
  • Chawki – Morocco
  • Mohammed Hamaki – Egypt
  • Douzi – Morocco
  • Saad Lamjareed – Morocco
  • Khaled – Algeria
  • Saber Rebai – Tunisia

Trust me i don’t know much about North african music but i have certainly heard of Khaled and Chawki…. The rest {oh well} …..  Ama Diab won *suprised tho*

Best Female West Africa

  • Tiwa Savage – Nigeria
  • Yemi Alade – Nigeria
  • Efya – Ghana              (Winner) 
  • Vivian Chidid – Senegal
  • Mz Vee – Ghana
  • Dobet Gnahore – Ivory Coast
  • Adiouza – Senegal
  • Almok – Togo

My Ghanaian Stargyal! It’s a well deserved award. I hear people saying Tiwa Savage deserved what?? Lol i guess ya’ll joking right {if i start to talk}

Best Female North Africa

  • Samira Said – Morrocco
  • Ibtissam Tiskat – Morocco (Winner) 
  • Angham – Egypt
  • Sandy – Egypt
  • Amal Maher – Egypt
  • Latifa – Tunisia
  • Amani Swissi – Tunisia
  • Jannat Mahid – Morocco

Well deserved win!!! I predicted it tho.. This was actually a tough one to actually decide on oo.. Congratulations “IBTISSAM TISKAT”

Best Male East Africa

  • Diamond Platnumz – Tanzania (Winner) 
  • Eddy Kenzo – Uganda
  • Jacky Gosee – Ethiopia
  • Ali Kiba – Tanzania
  • Bebe Cool – Uganda
  • Sauti Sol – Kenya
  • Dynamq – South Sudan
  • Jose Chameleon – Uganda

Our very own home boy! This guy should just become a Nigerian already lol. Just kidding… Ever since his hit tune with Davido, he has been ever relentless, always striving to win and win more awards. Also push out good content and music.

Best Female East Africa

  • Victoria Kimani – Kenya
  • Vanessa Mdee – Tanzania
  • Ester Aweke – Ethiopia
  • Tsedenia Gebremarkos – Ethiopia
  • Linah – Tanzania
  • Knowles Butera – Rwanda
  • Sheebah Karungi – Uganda
  • Akothee – Kenya          (Winner)

I’m pained by this category! Honestly Victoria Kimani has worked extremely hard! She has pushed out very  good contents. Vanessa Mdee on the other hand has done nothing but make beautiful music. Not to contradict the decision that has been made or sound offensive before i get jammed! *This is quite controversial*

Best Male Central Africa

  • Fally Ipupa – Congo
  • Magasco – Cameroon
  • Ferre Golla – DRC
  • C4 Pedro – Angola       (Winner)
  • Stanley Enow – Cameroon
  • Franko – Cameroon
  • Fabregas – Republic of Congo
  • Kyaku Kadaff –Angola

No comment! Nothing to say! If C4 didn’t win oh well {if i start to talk}

Best Female Central Africa

  • Anna Joyce – Angola
  • Laurette La Perle – Congo
  • Betty Akna – Equitorial Guinea
  • Charlotte Dipanda – Cameroon
  • Chikune – Namibia
  • Daphne – Cameroon       (Winner) 
  • Rennis – Cameroon
  • Arielle T – Gabon

Jokes apart but when i heard Daphne won, my heart was filled with joy. Although, Arielle T is also a great competitor and also deserved to win…

Best Male Southern Africa

  • AKA – South Africa          (Winner) 
  • Black Coffee – South Africa
  • The Dogg – Namibia
  • Vee Mampeezy – Botswana
  • Dj Bongz – South Africa
  • Emtee – South Africa
  • Roberto – Zambia
  • Cassper Nyovest – South Africa

To be very honest, everyone in this category deserved to win! Common Black Coffee won BET, Emtee has been on fire, Cassper as we all know is a King! What more? It’s more like “group of death” in football** Congratulations AKA.

Best Female Southern Africa

  • Zonke – South Africa
  • Miss Lira – South Africa
  • Ice Queen Cleo – Zambia
  • Lizha James – Mozambique
  • Pah Chihera – Zimbabwe
  • Nnunu Ramo Gotsy – Botswana
  • Busiswa – South Africa
  • Chikune – Namibia       (Winner)

I haven’t really heard much from these nominees though so i have no comment here! {just being honest lol}

Best African Group

  • Sauti Sol – Kenya       (Winner) 
  • Radio & Weasel – Uganda
  • Os Moikanos – Angola
  • Bracket – Nigeria
  • Mi Casa – South Africa
  • R2Bees – Ghana
  • Bana C4 – Congo
  • Yamoto Band – Tanzania

Please if you think they don’t deserve this award well, get a chair and take a seat!! SAUTI SOL!!!!!!!! The won the award before the nominees were out ? They have topped charts, brought forth hit and smash hits! Matching with their amazing lyrics! What more can you ask for??

Crossing Boundaries With Music Award

  • C4 Pedro – Angola
  • Wizkid – Nigeria       (Winner)
  • Maitre Gims – Congo
  • Tinie Tempah – Nigeria
  • MHD – Senegal
  • Ayo Jay – Nigeria
  • STL – Kenya
  • Rotimi – Nigeria
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DECIDED! AYODEJI BALOGUN!! WIZKID! Which of these artistes have topped billboard for more than 7weeks?? Oh yes One dance by Drake featuring wizkid and kyla! Topped, smashed and even surpassed Micheal Jackson’s record! We all know this is wizzy’s year.

Best African DJ USA

  • Dj Tunes – Nigeria
  • Dj Amin – Ethiopia
  • Dozzy Ross – Nigeria
  • Dj Deemoney – Nigeria    (Winner)
  • Dj Akua – Ghana
  • Dj Silent Killer – Caribbeans
  • Dj Fully Focus -Kenya
  • Dj Rell – Sierra Leone

{if i start to talk} lol

AFRIMMA Video of The Year

  • Flavour – Champion
  • Emma Nyra ft Patoranking – For My Matter (Remix)
  • Sauti Sol ft Ali Kiba – Unconditional Bae
  • Bisa Kdei – Brother Brother  (Winner)
  • Akothee ft Diamond – My Sweet Love
  • Stanley Enow ft AKA and Locko – Bounce
  • Phyno ft Olamide – Fada Fada
  • Korede Bello ft Tiwa Savage – Romantic

First time i listened to this tune, i fell in love with it. The Video had a lot of criticism though. It was Directed by Prince Divlo

Best Gospel

  • Frank Edwards – Nigeria
  • Uche Agu – Nigeria
  • Willy Paul – Kenya    (Winner) 
  • SP Koffi Sarpong – Ghana
  • Icha Kavons – Congo
  • Ntokozo Mbambo – South Africa
  • Sinach – Nigeria
  • Sonnie Badu – Ghana

Best Newcomer

  • Adekunle Gold – Nigeria
  • Reekado Banks – Nigeria
  • Harmonize – Tanzania    (Winner) 
  • Falz – Nigeria
  • Locko – Cameroon
  • Nathi – South Africa
  • Kofi Kinaata – Ghana
  • Humblesmith – Nigeria

I was really looking forward to FALZ winning this though he is no new comer here!

Best Video Director

  • Justin Campos – South Africa
  • Godfather – South Africa
  • Clarence Peters – Nigeria
  • Patrick Elis – Nigeria     (Winner) 
  • Mysta Adrenalyne – Cameroon
  • Enos Olik – Kenya
  • Phamous Films – Ghana
  • Savy Filmz – Uganda

Oh yes! We have known nothing but Clarence Peters! He apparently decided to leave the throne reasons best known to him. Patrick on the other hand has been very hardworking guy! Congratulations!!

Music Producer of The Year

  • Young John – Nigeria
  • Masterkraft – Nigeria     (Winner) 
  • Dr Fizol – Uganda
  • Kaywa – Ghana
  • Visita – Kenya
  • Tweezy – South Africa
  • Tud Thomas – Tanzania
  • Dj Coublon – Nigeria

I COMPLETELY DISAGREE WITH THIS {MY OPINION}  Common! More reasons one shouldn’t be wicked lol! Young Jonn completely had this category! {if i start to talk}

Best African Dancer

  • Kaffy Dancequeen – Nigeria
  • Ezinne CEO – Nigeria
  • Brenda Derry – Cameroon   (Winner) 
  • Sherrie Silver – Rwanda
  • La Petite Zota – Ivory Coast
  • Eddy Wizzy – Uganda
  • Moses Iyobo – Tanzania
  • Roxy Roberts

Brenda!!!!! Well deserved… i really have no idea of most names in this category, had to google that lol.

Best Rap Act

  • Phyno – Nigeria    (Winner)
  • Olamide – Nigeria
  • Aka – South Africa
  • Sarkodie – Ghana
  • Cassper Nyovest – South Africa
  • King Kaka Sungura – Kenya
  • Octopizzo – Kenya
  • Prodigio – Angola

Who else if not for PHYNO!! awaiting collaboration >>> {Olamide x Phyno x Sarkodie}

Best Collaboration

  • Reggae Blues – Harrysong , Kcee , Iyanya, Olamide and Orezi   (Winner) 
  • Finally by MasterKraft , Flavour and Sarkodie
  • Mr. Eazi ft Efya – Skin Tight
  • Diamond Platnumz ft Aka – Make Me Sing
  • Wizkid X Dj Maphorisa – Soweto Baby
  • Kiff No Beat ft Dj Arafat – Approchez Regardez
  • Lil Kesh ft Patoranking – Is it Because I Love You
  • J Martins ft Yousosour Ndour – Time is Now

Very very very tight though! Skin tight {LET IT BE KNOWN THAT MR EAZI IS NIGERIAN} just stating the obvious but you have to know lol. After the reggae play the blues!! Well well deserved!

Song of The Year

  • Sauti Sol ft Ali Kiba – Unconditional Bae
  • Franko – Coller La Petite
  • Reggae Blues – Kcee, Harrysong, Orezi, Iyanya and Olamide
  • Bisa Kdei – Mansa
  • Tekno – Duro       (Winner) 
  • Kiss Daniel – Mama
  • Phyno ft Olamide – Fada Fada
  • Diamond Platnumz ft Aka – Make Me Sing

Ok this is the point we decide between a hit and a smash hit! MAMA x FADA FADA x REGGAE BLUES completely outshone DURO! common this isn’t right…. oh well {if i start to talk}

Artist of The Year

  • Flavour – Nigeria    (Winner) 
  • Diamond Platnumz – Tanzania
  • Sarkodie – Ghana
  • Wizkid – Nigeria
  • Aka – South Africa
  • Tiwa Savage – Nigeria
  • Sauti Sol – Kenya
  • C4 Pedro – Angola

Not being biased but i think Sauti Sol deserved it…. They have worked extra hard this past year and this year included.

Dancehall Act of the Year

  • Timaya – Nigeria
  • Stonebwoy – Ghana
  • Buffola Soldier – Zimbabwe
  • Burna Boy – Nigeria
  • Mc Norman Ganja -Uganda
  • Samini – Ghana
  • Patoranking – Nigeria
  • Shatta Wale – Ghana     (Winner) 

SHATTTAAAAAAA WAAALLLLLEEEEE!!!!! lol  Still doesn’t mean he is better than Stonebwoy {if i start to talk ehn} 2016 is his year! 3 mega smash hits!!

AFRIMMA Caribbean Artist of The Year

  • Morgan Heritage
  • Alaine
  • Machel Montano   –    (Winner) 
  • Sean Paul
  • Konshens
  • Busy Signal
  • Tarrus Riley
  • Olatunji

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