Wednesday, October 5, 2022


Iba One, a music sensation from Mali, emerged as the biggest winner with five awards. He 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 snagged three while Fireboy and Tems walked home with two plaques each.

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.

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

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