#AFRIMA2016: Akinwunmi Ambode, Lai Mohammed, King Sunny Ade, Ali Baba, Eniola Badmus, Bonang Matheba, Wizkid, Falz, More! First Photos + Full List of Winners


Governor of Lagos State Akinwunmi Ambode, Minister of Information and Culture Lai Mohammed picture here with King Sunny Ade, Ali Baba & other dignitaries

The All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA) 2016 took place Sunday night 6th of November until the wee hours of 7th November.

Hosted by South African media personality Bonang Matheba, Moroccan singer Ahmed Soultan and Congolese TV Broadcaster and celebrity Ika Jang this year’s awards took place at the Eko Hotel and Suites Victoria Island, Lagos.

The awards was attended by important dignitaries including Governor of Lagos State Akinwunmi Ambode, Minister of Information and Culture Lai Mohammed and others.

Celebrities present at the event included King Sunny Ade, Ali Baba, Eniola Badmus, Miss Vimbai, Victoria Kimani, Denrele Edun, Emma Nyra, Osas and Gbenro Ajibade, Seyi Shay and many more!

The night saw performances from famous African artists while top winners of the night were Wizkid, Falz, Phyno, Diamond Platnumz, Flavour, Aramide. A Special Recognition Award was awarded to King Sunny Ade.

Check out First Photos from the event and a full list of winners below.



Miss Vimbai


Eniola Badmus


Bonang Matheba




Victoria Kimani




Emma Nyra




Denrele Edun


Pam Happi, Denrele Edun & King Sunny Adé


Ushbebe Comedian


Osas & Gbenro Ajibade


Tallulah Dorherty


Seyi Shay




Dk Olumofin


Adejoro Olumofin

Full List of Winners

  1. Best Male East Africa – Diamond Platnumz (Tanzania)
  2. Best Female East Africa – Cindy Sanyu (Uganda)
  3. Best Male South Africa – Black Coffee (South Africa)
  4. Best female South Africa – Sally Boss Madam (Namibia)
  5. Best Male Central Africa- Wax Dey (Cameroon)
  6. Best Female Central Africa- Bruna Tatiana (Angola)
  7. Best Male North Africa – DJ Van  (Morocco)
  8. Best Female North Africa- Zina Daoudia (Morocco)
  9. Best Male West Africa – Flavour (Nigeria)
  10. Best Female West Africa – Aramide (Nigeria)
  11. Best Inspirational Female – Naomi Achu (Cameroon)
  12. Best Artiste/Dou/GroupBand in African Contemporary- Flavour (Nigeria)
  13. Most Promising Artiste- Amine Aub (Morocco)
  14. African Fans Favorite – Phyno (Nigeria)
  15. Song writer of the year – Unique (Uganda)
  16. Special Recognition Award – King Sunny Ade (Nigeria)
  17. Best Artist/Duo/Group African Hiphop- Stanley Enow (Cameroon)
  18. Best Artist/Duo/Group African Ragga & Dancehall- Patoranking (Nigeria)
  19. Best Artist/Duo/Group African Traditional music- Zeynab (Benin)
  20. Best Artist/Duo/Group African Electro – Such (Zimbabwe)
  21. Best Artist/Duo/Group African RnB – Henok & Mehari Brothers (Ethiopia)
  22. Best Artist/Duo/Group in African Rock -M’vula (Angola)
  23. Best African Jazz – Jimmy Dludlu (South Africa)
  24. Best African Group -VVIP (Ghana)
  25. Best African Collaboration – Mbilo Mbilo by Eddy Kenzo (Uganda) ft Niniola (Nigeria)
  26. Video of the Year – Dogo Yaro by VVIP (Ghana)
  27. Revelation of the year – Falz (Nigeria)
  28. Album of the year – Ahmed Soultan (Morocco)
  29. Song of the year- Utanipenda Diamond Platnumz (Tanzania)
  30. Artiste of the Year -Wizkid (Nigeria)


Photo Credit: Instagram


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