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