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The International Executive Committee of AFRIMA bestowed the “Legend Award” to three iconic Senegalese veterans; Youssou N’dour, Baaba Maal, and Ismail Lo.

By Abdi Ali
Published January 21, 2023

Nigerian singer Fave performs at AFRIMA awards ceremony in Dakar, SenegalThe 8th annual All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA) that ran January 12 – 15, 2023 in Senegal saw Nigeria’s Davido clinch “Best African Collaboration”, “Best Duo or Group in African Electro”, and “Best Male Artist in African Inspirational Music” awards.

Egyptian rapper Marwan Moussa won two awards for “Best African Rapper/Lyricist,” and “Best Duo or Group in African Hip Hop”.

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In the non-voting category, the International Executive Committee of AFRIMA bestowed the “Legend Award” to three iconic Senegalese veterans; Youssou N’dour, Baaba Maal, and Ismail Lo.

The winners across all the other 39 categories were decided by popular votes from music lovers between September 25, 2022 and January 13, 2023. The voting procedure and results were reviewed and collated by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC).

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Here is the full list of winners for the 8th AFRIMA:

  • Best Female Artiste in Western Africa: Josey Ft. Bonigo, Ivory Coast
  • Best Male Artiste in Southern Africa: Winky D, Happy Again, Zimbabwe
  • Best Female Artiste in Southern Africa: Makhadzi, Mama, South Africa
  • Best Male Artiste in Northern Africa: A.L.A, 30, Tunisia
  • Best Female Artiste in Northern Africa: Faouzia, RIP Love, Morocco
  • Best Male Artiste in Central Africa: Fally Ipupa, Bloqué, Congo-Kinshasa
  • Best Male Artiste in Eastern Africa: Kassmasse, Sewasew, Ethiopia
  • Best Female Artist in Eastern Africa: Muthaka,Sorry, Kenya

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The 8th annual All Africa Music Awards  (AFRIMA) was held in Dakar, Senegal,  January 12 - 15, 2023.

  • Song of the Year: Didi B, Taka Ivory Coast
  • Album of the Year: Burna Boy, Love Damini, Nigeria
  • Producer of the Year: Shizzi, Peru (Remix) by Fireboy DML, Nigeria
  • Artist of the Year: Burna Boy, Last Last, Nigeria
  • Songwriter of the Year: Iba One, Hommage a mes parents, Mali
  • Breakout Artist of the Year: Asake, Peace Be Unto You (PBUY), Nigeria
  • Most Promising Artist: Ans-T Crazy, 10 Na ifari feat. Ibro Gnamet, Guinea
  • African Fans Favourite: Oxlade, Ku Lo Sa, Nigeria
  • Best African DJ: DJ Lito, Tick Talk feat. Bebe Cool, Sheilah Gashumba, SlickStuartRoja, Uganda
  • Best African Video: TG Omori, Buga by Kizz Daniel feat. Tekno, Nigeria
  • Best African Rapper OR Lyricist: Marwan Moussa, Batal 3alam, Egypt
  • Best Africa Collaboration: Davido feat. focalistic, Champion Sound, Nigeria/South Africa
  • Best African Band/Duo/Group: The Cavemen ft. Made Kuti, Biri, Nigeria
  • Best African Act In Diaspora (Female): Faouzia, RIP, Love, Morocco
  • Best African Act In Diaspora (Male): Tion Wayne Ft. Davido & Jae5, Who’s True, Nigeria
  • Best Female Artist in Africa Inspirational Music: Irene Robert Ft. Rose Muhando, Hainidhuru, Tanzania

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The International Executive Committee of AFRIMA bestowed the “Legend Award” to three iconic Senegalese veterans; Youssou N’dour, Baaba Maal, and Ismail Lo.
  • Best Male Artist in Africa Inspirational Music: Davido Ft. Sunday Service Choir, Stand Strong, Nigeria
  • Best Artist, Duo or Group in African Electro: Davido Ft. Focalistic, Champion Sound, NigeriaB
  • Best Artist, Duo or Group in African Hip-Hop: Marwan Moussa, Batal 3alam, Egypt
  • Best Artist, Duo or Group in African RnB & Soul: Omah Lay, I’m A Mess, Nigeria
  • Best Artist, Duo or Group in African Reggae, Ragga, Dancehall: Teddy Afro, Naet, Ethiopia
  • Best Artist, Duo or Group in African Contemporary: Adekunle Gold Ft. Fatoumata Diawara, Born Again, Nigeria
  • Best Artist, Duo or Group in African Jazz: Gutu Abera, Deemi, Ethiopia
  • Best Artist, Duo or Group in African Pop: Adekunle Gold Ft. Davido, High, Nigeria
  • Best Artist, Duo or Group in African Rock: Clayrocksu, Amin, Nigeria
  • Best Artiste, Duo or Group in African Traditional: Azaya Ft. Djelykaba Bintou, BB La, Guinea
  • Best Artist, Duo or Group in African Dance or Choreography: Ans-T Crazy, Pause, Guinea
  • Best Soundtrack Movie/Series/Documentary: Tems & Marvel, No Woman No Cry (Black Panther Wakanda Forever Prologue EP), Nigeria
  • Best Global Act: Anitta, Mon Soleil (By Dadju), Brazil
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