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AFRIMA 2018: Full List Of Winners

Nigerian pop act Davido was named Artist of the Year, making him the second Nigerian to win the award in successive years following Wizkid’s triumph in 2017.

Davido also won Best Male Artist in Western Africa for his 2017 hit ‘FIA’. His compatriot Tiwa Savage won the female equivalent of the regional award. In South Africa, the winners were Nasty C and South African Music Awards 2018 big winner Shekhinah.

For East Africa, the winners were Bebe Cool and Betty G. The latter also won the Best Album of the Year award for the well-received Wegegta. The night also saw a special recognition award was given to Ghanaian music veteran Teddy Osei, lead of the famous Osibisa group.

Full list of winners below:



  • Best Female Artist in Central Africa
    Daphne / Cameroon / Jusqu’à La Gare
  • Best Male Artist in Central Africa 
    Fally Ipupa / DRC / Mannequin Ft Keback & Naz
  • Best Female Artist in Eastern Africa
    Betty G / Ethiopia / Mengedegna
  • Best Male Artist in Eastern Africa
    Bebe Cool / Uganda / Freedom
  • Best Female Artist in Northern Africa
    Lyna Mahyem ft Medi Meyz /Algeria / Bye Bye
  • Best Male Artist in Northern Africa
    Hamza El Fadly / Morocco / Ya Mraya
  • Best Female Artist in Southern Africa
    Shekhinah / South Africa / Please Mr
  • Best Male Artist in Southern Africa
    Nasty C / South Africa / Jungle
  • Best Female Artist in Western Africa
    Tiwa Savage / Nigeria / Ma Lo Ft. Wizkid & Spellz
  • Best Male Artist in Western Africa
    Davido / Nigeria / Fia


  • Album of the Year
    Betty G / Ethiopia / Wegegta
  • Artist of the Year
    Davido / Nigeria / FIA
  • Best African Video
    Sesan / Gringo (Shatta Wale) / Nigeria
  • Best African Act in Diaspora
    Hazel Mak / Malawi / Jaiva Ft. Roberto & Tay Grin
  • Best African Collaboration
    GuiltyBeatz, Mr. Eazi, Patapaa & Pappy Kojo / Ghana-Nigeria / Akwaaba
  • Best Artist, Duo or Group In African Contemporary
    Kidi / Ghana / Odo Remix Ft. Mayorkun & Davido
  • Best Artist, Duo or Group in African dance or Choreography
    Mr P. / Nigeria / Ebeano
  • Best African DJ
    Afrotronix / Chad / OyO
  • Best Artist, Duo or Group in African Electro
    Master KG / South Africa / Skeleton Move Ft. Zanda Zakuza
  • Best African Duo, Group or Band
    Toofan / Togo / Money
  • Best Artist, Duo or Group in African Hiphop
    M.anifest ft King Promise / Ghana / Me Ne Woa
  • Best Artist, Duo or Group in African jazz
    Sibusiso Mashiloane / South Africa / Niza
  • Best African Rapper or Lyricist
    Falz / Nigeria / La Fête
  • Best Artist, Duo or Group in African pop
    2Baba / Nigeria / Amaka Ft. Peruzzi
  • Best Artist, Duo or Group in African Ragga, Reggae & Dancehall
    Stonebwoy / Ghana / Hero
  • Best Artist, Duo or Group in African R&B&Soul
    Praiz / Nigeria / Champagne and Flowers
  • Best Artist, Duo or Group in African Rock
    Maryam Saleh, Maurice Louca, Tamer Abu Ghazaleh / Egypt / Ekaa Maksour
  • Best Artist, Duo or Group in African Traditional
    Irene Namatovu / Uganda / Nsambila Nyuma Nga Janzi
  • Best Female Artist in African Inspirational Music
    Sandra Nankoma / Uganda / Kaddugala
  • Best Artist in African Inspirational Music
    Sarkodie / Ghana / Glory Ft. Yung
  • Most Promising of the Year
    Kuami Eugene / Ghana / Confusion
  • Producer of the Year
    Fresh VDM / Togo / Fia
  • Revelation of the Year
    Betty G / Ethiopia / Ere Manew
  • Song of the Year
    GuiltyBeatz, Mr. Eazi, Patapaa & Pappy Kojo / Akwaaba / Ghana
  • Songwriter of the Year
    Shekhinah Donell, Amon Taulo Chibiya II / South Africa / Different Ft. Mariechan
  • African Fans’ Favourite
    Nedy Music / Tanzania / One and Only Ft. Ruby

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