Nigerians Win Big At AFRIMA 2017 – Full Winners List

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By Oluwatoyin Adeleye

It was a big night for Nigerian musicians as they clinched top awards at the 2017 All Africa Music Awards held on Sunday at the EKO Hotel & Suites, Lagos.

Akon: Host

Wizkid won two of the most prestigious categories – Artiste of the Year and Song of the Year and Best West African Artiste award, while Simi won Songwriter of the year award, among others.

(Check out photos from the event in the slides above)

Here is the full list of winners.

Best male artiste in Central Africa – Locko

Best female artiste in Central Africa – Montess

Best male artiste in Northern Africa – Shefi

Best female artiste in Northern Africa – Ibitssam Tiskat

Best male artiste in South Africa – Emtee

Best female artiste in South Africa – Thandiswa

Most influential African artiste – Neza

African fan favourite – The Dogg

Best African collaboration – Ali Beka

Best artiste in African jazz – Nduduzo Makhatini

Best artiste/group in African rock – Gilad Millo

Best in contemporary African RnB & soul – Eli Keba

Best Artiste in contemporary song – Wande Coal (Iskaba)

Best artiste in African raggae/dancehall – 2baba

Best artiste in African traditional – Halmelmal Abate

Best African hip-hop – Ycee

Best artiste in African pop – Tofaan

Best female artist in inspirational – Asike

Best male artiste in inspirational- Gilad

Video of the year – Orezi (Cooking Pot)

African legend award – Salif Keita and Oliver ‘Tutu’ Mtukudzi

Songwriter of the year – Simi

Best African group – Toofan

African discovery of the year – Shyfan

Producer of the year – DJ Cublon

Album of the year – Eddy Kenzo

Song of the year – Wizkid

Artiste of the year – Wizkid

Photo Credit: Olorisupergirl, Bellanaija

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