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Wizkid Clinches Awards At AFRIMA 2021

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Nigeria’s biggest music star on the international scene at the moment,singer and songwriter, Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun,best known as Wizkid has emerged as one of the biggest winners at the 2021 All African Music Awards.
Among the big wins he clinched is the award as the the Best African Artiste of the year.
He beat the likes of Burma Boy, Davido, South Africa’s Blaq Diamond, Diamond Platnumz (Tanzania), Fally Ipupa (DR Congo), Focalistic (South Africa), Makhadzi (South Africa), MHD (Guinea), Omah Lay (Nigeria) and Malian Aya Nakamura to clinch the highly contested Best Artiste of the Year award.
He equally won
three other awards at the event and they include the Best Song of the Year for his global smash hit, ‘Essence’ with Tems, and Best African Collaboration Award also with Tems,and this makes him the most decorated Afrobeat Artist of all time.But the biggest winner was Malian singer, Iba One who won 4 awards including; Album of the Year, African Male Artiste in Inspirational Music, Best Song Writer, and Best Male Artiste from Western Africa.
Nigerian singer, Fireboy DML also won two awards with the African Fans’ Favourite and Best Duo African Hip hop award alongside Cheque.
The awards event held on Sunday November 21,2021, at Eko Hotel and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos,and it
was hosted by Eddie Kadi and Pearl Thusi.
The night was ignited with music performances from stars like Patoranking, Chike, Olakira, D’Banj among others.
Below is the full list of winners ;

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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