The 2016 edition of the All Africa Music Awards, AFRIMA, was held Sunday night in Lagos, with three Ugandans winning top accolades.
Among the night’s winners were our own Cindy Sanyu, Eddy Kenzo and Klear Kut’s Unique.
Kenzo’s song ‘Mbilo Mbilo’ with Nigeria’s Niniola, scooped the award for the Best African Collaboration while Cindy emerged the Best Female artiste East Africa. Unique was rewarded for writing Navio’s ‘Njogereza’. He won the category of Songwriter of the Year.
“Eddy kenzo Die Hards I know how happy you guys are right now, enjoy yourselves because we deserve it, God is great… And then for #TeamUganda Cindy scooped Best Female East Africa and Unique scooped Best Song Writer…congratulations our motherland,” writes Kenzo.
Meanwhile, Tanzania’s Diamond Platnumz emerged as the Best Male artiste East Africa.
Here is the full list of winners:
Best Female East Africa – Cindy Sanyu (Uganda)
Best Male East Africa – Diamond Platnumz (Tanzania)
Best Male South Africa – Black Coffee (South Africa)
Best female South Africa – Sally Boss Madam (Namibia)
Best Male Central Africa– Wax Dey (Cameroon)
Best Female Central Africa– Bruna Tatiana (Angola)
Best Male North Africa – DJ Van (Morocco)
Best Female North Africa– Zina Daoudia (Morocco)
Best Male West Africa – Flavour (Nigeria)
Best Female West Africa – Aramide (Nigeria)
Best Inspirational Female – Naomi Achu (Cameroon)
Best Artiste/Dou/GroupBand in African Contemporary– Flavour (Nigeria)
Most Promising Artiste– Amine Aub (Morocco)
African Fans Favorite – Phyno (Nigeria)
Songwriter of the Year – Unique (Uganda)
Special Recognition Award– King Sunny Ade (Nigeria)
Best Artist/Duo/Group African Hiphop– Stanley Enow (Cameroon)
Best Artist/Duo/Group African Ragga & Dancehall– Patoranking (Nigeria)
Best Artist/Duo/Group African Traditional music– Zeynab (Benin)
Best Artist/Duo/Group African Electro -Such (Zimbabwe)
Best Artist/Duo/Group African RnB – Henok & Mehari Brothers (Ethiopia)
Best Artist/Duo/Group in African Rock -M’vula (Angola)
Best African Jazz – Jimmy Dludlu (South Africa)
Best African Group -VVIP (Ghana)
Best African Collaboration – Mbilo Mbilo by Eddy Kenzo (Uganda) ft Niniola (Nigeria)
Video of the Year – Dogo Yaro by VVIP (Ghana)
Revelation of the year – Falz (Nigeria)
Album of the year – Ahmed Soultan (Morocco)
Song of the year – Utanipenda Diamond Platnumz (Tanzania)
Artiste of the Year -Wizkid (Nigeria)