Entertainment of Monday, 17 October 2016
Ghanaian acts, Shatta Wale, Bisa Kdei and Efya made Ghana proud at the just ended 2016 African Muzik Magazine Awards (AFRIMMA) held in Dallas, Texas, United States of America.
Shatta beats competition from Stonebwoy, Samini, Burna Boy, Buffola Soldier, Timaya and Patoranking to win the “Best DanceHall Act” award. Highlife artiste Bisa Kdei beats competition from Flavour, Phyno, Koredo Bello and Sauti Sol to win the “Video of The Year” award.
Soul Songtress, Efya was adjudged the “Best Female West Africa” award beating off competition from Tiwa Savage, Yemi Alade and MzVee to win the award.
The award scheme, organizers say “is the sole award ceremony in the Diaspora that caters to all musical genres including but not limited to: Afrobeats, Assiko, Bongo, Decale, Funana, Genge, Highlife, Hiplife, Kwaito, Lingala and Soukous.”
It was hosted by Nigerian Comedian BasketMouth and Reality TV Star Cynthia Bailey.
Full list of winners below.
Best Male West Africa – Olamide
Best Female West Africa – Efya
Best Male North Africa – Amr Diab
Best Female North Africa – Ibtissam Tiskat
Best Dj Africa – Dj D’Ommy
Best Male East Africa – Diamond Platnumz
Best Female East Africa – Akothee
Best African Dj USA – Dj Dee Money
Best Male Central Africa – c4 Pedro
AFRIMMA Video of The Year – Brother Brother – Bisa Kdei
Best Female Central Africa – Daphne
Music Producer of the Year – Masterkraft
Best Male South Africa – AKA
Best African Dancer – Brenda Derry
Best Female Southern Africa – Chikune
Best Rap Act – Phyno
Best African Group – Sauti Sol
Best Collaboration Award- Reggea Blues , Harrysong, Kcee
Crossing Boundaries with Music – Wizkid
Song of The Year – Tekno – Duro
Best Gospel Act- Willy Paul
Artist of The Year – Flavour
Best Newcomer – Harmonize
Best Dancehall Act – Shatta Wale
Best Video Director – Patrick Elis
Caribbean Artist of The Year – Machel Montano