It was a big night for Ugandan crooner, Edirisa Musuza aka Eddy Kenzo as he clinched top awards at the 2017 edition of the All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA) held Sunday at the EKO Hotel and Suites, Lagos, Nigeria.
Kenzo won two of the most prestigious categories – Album of the Year and Best East African Artiste award.
“I have had sleepless nights hustling tirelessly to make sure we go an extra mile every time. Winning best male East Africa and best album at the Afrima shows how great our God is and how He works in ways we cannot see. This is not for me alone but for mother Uganda, East Africa and Africa generally,” Kenzo noted on his social media pages.
Meanwhile, Salif Keita, Oliver Mutkudzi, Wizkid, Tiwa Savage, YCee, Wande Coal, 2 baba, Adasa Cookey and Orezi were also among the winners of the night.
Full list of winners below
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 – 2 baba
Best artiste in African traditional – Halmelmal Abate
Best African hip – hop – Ycee
Best artiste in African pop – Tofaan
Best female artiste 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