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Flavour wins Artist of the Year as Olamide, C4 Pedro, Diamond Platnumz, Ibtissam Tiskat, Amr Diab and More WIN Big at AFRIMMA 2016 + Full List of Winners




The third edition of the Biggest African Music Awards in Diaspora African Muzik Magazine Awards AFRIMMA took place in the city of Dallas on Sunday, October 15th, 2016.

The awards ceremony saw artists like Efya, Ibtissam Tiskat,Bisa Kdei, Sauti Sol, C4 Pedro, Carlou D, Kcee and Harrysong as well as Flavour dishing out amazing performances. The event was hosted by Basketmouth and American reality TV superstar Cynthia Bailey.

Big winners of the night include Olamide, Efya, Wixkid, Bisa Kdei, Sauti Sol among others as Flavour took home the Artist of the Year 2016 and with a resounding performance.

Check out first photos from the event:

Basketmouth and Cynthia Bailey

Basketmouth and Cynthia Bailey



Ibtissam Tiskat

Ibtissam Tiskat



Harmonize and Tekno

Harmonize and Tekno

Here’s the full list of winners:

Best Male West Africa
Wizkid – Nigeria
Bisa Kdei – Ghana
Serge Beynaud – Ivory Coast
Olamide – Nigeria (WINNER)
Flavour – Nigeria
Carlou D – Senegal
Davido – Nigeria
Sarkodie – Ghana

Best Female West Africa
Tiwa Savage – Nigeria
Yemi Alade – Nigeria
Efya – Ghana (WINNER)
Vivian Chidid – Senegal
Mz Vee – Ghana
Dobet Gnahore – Ivory Coast
Adiouza – Senegal
Almok – Togo

Best Male East Africa
Eddy Kenzo – Uganda
Diamond Platnumz – Tanzania (WINNER)
Jacky Gosee – Ethiopia
Ali Kiba – Tanzania
Jose Chameleon – Uganda
Bebe Cool – Uganda
Sauti Sol – Kenya
Dynamq – South Sudan

Best Female East Africa
Victoria Kimani – Kenya
Vanessa Mdee – Tanzania
Ester Aweke – Ethiopia
Tsedenia Gebremarkos – Ethiopia
Linah – Tanzania
Knowles Butera – Rwanda
Sheebah Karungi – Uganda
Akothee – Kenya (WINNER)

Best Male Central Africa
Fally Ipupa – Congo
Magasco – Cameroon
Ferre Golla – DRC
C4 Pedro – Angola (WINNER)
Stanley Enow – Cameroon
Kyaku Kadaff – Angola
Franko – Cameroon
Fabregas – Republic of Congo

Best Female Central Africa
Anna Joyce – Angola
Laurette La Perle – Congo
Betty Akna – Equitorial Guinea
Charlotte Dipanda – Cameroon
Chikune – Namibia
Daphne – Cameroon (WINNER)
Rennis – Cameroon
Arielle T – Gabon

Best Male Southern Africa
AKA – South Africa (WINNER)

Black Coffee – South Africa
The Dogg – Namibia
Vee Mampeezy – Botswana
DJ Bongz – South Africa
Emtee – South Africa
Roberto – Zambia
Casper Nyomvest- South Africa

Best Male North Africa
Amr Diab – Egypt (WINNER)

Tamer Hosny – Egypt
Chawki – Morocco
Mohammed Hamaki – Egypt
Douzi – Morocco
Saad Lamjareed – Morocco
Khaled -Algeria
Saber Rebai – Tunisia

Best Female North Africa
Samira Said – Morrocco
Ibtissam Tiskat – Morocco (WINNER)
Angham – Egypt
Sandy – Egypt
Amal Maher – Egypt
Latifa – Tunisia
Amani Swissi – Tunisia
Jannat Mahid – Morocco

Best African Group
Sauti Sol – Kenya (WINNER)

Radio & Weasel – Uganda
Os Moikanos – Angola
Bracket – Nigeria
Mi Casa – South Africa
R2bee’s – Ghana
Bana C4 – Congo
Yamoto Band – Tanzania

Crossing Boundaries With Music Award
C4 Pedro – Angola
Wizkid – Nigeria (WINNER)
Maitre Gims – Congo
Tinie Tempah – Nigeria
MHD – Senegal
Ayo Jay – Nigeria
STL – Kenya
Rotimi – Nigeria

Best Gospel
Frank Edwards – Nigeria
Uche Agu – Nigeria
Willy Paul – Kenya (WINNER)
SP Koffi Sarpong – Ghana
Icha Kavons – Congo
Ntokozo Mbambo – South Africa
Sinach- Nigeria
Sonnie Badu – Ghana

Best Newcomer
Adekunle Gold – Nigeria
Reekado Banks- Nigeria
Harmonize – Tanzania (WINNER)
Falz – Nigeria
Locko- Cameroon
Nathi – South Africa
Kofi Kinaata – Ghana
Humblesmith – Nigeria

Best Video Director
Justin Campos – South Africa
Godfather – South Africa
Clarence Peters – Nigeria
Patrick Elis- Nigeria (WINNER)
Mysta Adrenalyne -Cameroon
Enos Olik – Kenya
Phamous Films – Ghana
Savy Filmz – Uganda

Best DJ Africa
DJ Spinall – Nigeria
DJ Joe MFalme – Kenya
DJ Cndo – South Africa
DJ Neptune – Nigeria
DJ Malvado Jnr – Angola
DJ Shiru – Uganda
DJ D-Ommy – Tanzania (WINNER)
DJ Labastille – Cameroon

DJ Tunes – Nigeria
DJ Amin – Ethiopia
Dozzy Ross – Nigeria
DJ Deemoney – Nigeria (WINNER)
DJ Silent Killa – Carribeans
DJ Akua – Ghana
DJ Fully Focus -Kenya
DJ Rell – Sierra Leone

Video of The Year
Flavour – Champion
Emma Nyra ft Patoranking – For My Matter Remix
Sauti Sol ft Ali Kiba – Unconditional Bae
Bisa Kdei – Brother Brother (WINNER)
Akothee ft Diamond – My Sweet Love Kenya
Stanley Enow ft Aka and Locko – Bounce
Phyno ft Olamide – Fada Fada
Korede Bello ft Tiwa Savage – Romantic

Music Producer of The Year
Young John – Nigeria
Masterkraft – Nigeria (WINNER)
Dr Fizol – Uganda
Kaywa – Ghana
Visita – Kenya
Tweezy – South Africa
Tud Thomas – Tanzania
DJ Coublon – Nigeria

Best African Dancer
Kaffy Dancequeen – Nigeria
Ezinne CEO – Nigeria
Brenda Derry – Cameroon (WINNER)
Sherri Silver – Rwanda
La Petite Zota – Ivory Coast
Eddy Wizzy – Uganda
Moses Iyobo – Tanzania
Roxy Roberts

Best Rap Act
Phyno – Nigeria (WINNER)

Olamide – Nigeria
AKA – South Africa
Sarkodie – Ghana
Casper Nyovest – South Africa
King Kaka Sungura – Kenya
Octopizzo – Kenya
Prodigio – Angola

Best Collaboration
Reggae Blues – Harrysong , Kcee , Iyanya, Olamide and Orezi (WINNER)

Finally – MasterKraft , Flavour and Sarkodie
Skin Tight – Mr. Eazi ft Efya
Make Me Sing – Diamond Platnumz ft AKA
Soweto Baby – Wizkid & DJ Maphorisa
Approchez Regardez – Kiff No Beat ft DJ Arafat
Is it Because I love You – Lil Kesh ft Patoranking
Time is Now – J Martins ft Youssour Ndour

Song of The Year
Unconditional Bae – Sauti Sol ft Ali Kiba
Coller La Petite – Franko
Reggae Blues – Kcee, Harrysong, Orezi, Iyanya and Olamide
Mansa – Bisa Kdei
Duro- Tekno (WINNER)
Mama- Kiss Daniel
Fada Fada – Phyno ft Olamide
Make Me Sing – Diamond Platnumz ft Aka

Artist of The Year
Flavour – Nigeria (WINNER)

Diamond Platnumz – Tanzania
Sarkodie – Ghana
Wizkid – Nigeria
AKA – South Africa
Tiwa Savage – Nigeria
Sauti Sol – Kenya
C4 Pedro – Angola

Dancehall Act of the Year
Timaya – Nigeria
Stonebwoy – Ghana
Buffola Soldier – Zimbabwe
Burna Boy – Nigeria
MC Norman Ganja -Uganda
Samini – Ghana
Patoranking – Nigeria
Shatta Wale – Ghana (WINNER)

Caribbean Artist of The Year
Morgan Heritage
Machel Montano (WINNER)
Sean Paul
Busy Signal
Tarrus Riley



  1. [email protected]

    October 17, 2016 at 11:48 am

    Flavour for all his ‘shenanigans’ is one talented artist, and i am happy he is being recognized.
    Go Flavour!

  2. Victor Adegoke

    October 17, 2016 at 12:52 pm

    Good news for Flavour, Olamide and Wizkid for doing us proud in Affrima.

  3. Prince Anietie Okon

    October 17, 2016 at 5:48 pm

    I am proud of FLAVOUR. He has made us proud. He’s a very talented artist. I also congratulate WIZKID, DIAMOND PLATUNMZ, PHYNO, TEKNO, and all the award winners. You guys are are all GREAT.

  4. Ij

    October 17, 2016 at 7:00 pm

    Flavour well done! Even though you have small small women wahala, and even though you cannot keep your shirt on. I sooo dig your music.

    And I must hire you on my trad day. So let me better start saying those coppers sharp sharp

  5. Me 2 you

    October 17, 2016 at 11:57 pm

    This seems really fair. I like the wins. Duro and Reggae blues really deserved their wins. Congratulations. Sarkodie, I really enjoy your rap too.. maybe next year up get an award

  6. Nawah

    October 18, 2016 at 3:56 am

    Congrats to them all

  7. ochiengp

    October 19, 2016 at 11:51 am

    kamuli kazuri kameva smart 235z

  8. Nonsense

    October 20, 2016 at 2:15 am

    Rubbish award.. wot has reggae blues tot us? … pure politics, they try nd make sure that Kcee receives an award. don’t know what he sings…he sings nursery rhyme, to me..

  9. me

    October 26, 2016 at 3:16 am

    Lol how phyno won best rap act over cassper and other great guys makes me believe igbo people organized this shit. I mean I’m not being tribalistic but how did flavour win artist of the year?

  10. oyet

    October 31, 2016 at 4:06 pm

    Flavour deserves the win big time.. All his shows have full audience and fans.. He knows how to put up great music performance. . Flavour you are one of the great talented artists we have in Africa!

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