AFRIMA 2015: East Africa shines as Diamond Platnumz is biggest winner on the continent

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Diamond Platnumz from Tanzania, was the biggest winner of the night as he took home three awards.

It was a historical night at the just concluded 2015 All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA) as East African artists won most of the award categories, leaving Nigerian acts to more location-specific gongs.

Diamond Platnumz from Tanzania, was the biggest winner of the night as he took home three awards notably the Artiste of the Year and Song of the Year award.

 

Kenyan musicians also scooped up three awards.

Sauti Sol won two awards including Best African Group and Producer of the Year with Cedric Kadenyi, and M’vula scooped up the award for Best Artist in African Rock.

The members of Sauti Sol celebrated their wins with the evening’s biggest winner, Tanzania’s Diamond Platnumz who was awarded the coveted Artist of the Year.

The 2015 edition of The Awards, held at EKO Hotel & Suites, saw this year’s winners being awarded with a 23.9 karat gold-plated drum and microphone- shaped trophy.

Nigeria was represented on the award winners’ list as Darey, Flavour, Adekunle Gold, Kiss Daniel, Olamide and Yemi Alade won 1 plaque each.

READ: AFRIMA 2015 Full list of winners

 

Yemi Alade won the Best female Artiste In West Africa. The Effizy Music singer who has had a standout year with her impressive form on the continent, took home the award, while fending off challenges from Seyi Shay, Niyola,  Efya, Ruby Gyang, and Wiyaala.

On the male front, YBNL singer Olamide received the award as the Best female Artiste In West Africa.

Olamide won the award for his song ‘Bobo’, over Wizkid’s ‘Ojuelegba’, Sarkodie’s ‘Adonai (Remix), Flavour’s ‘Golibe’, and Davido’s ‘Fans mi’.

Kiss Daniel made history as the Most Promising Artiste in Africa, while Adekunle Gold stood out as the Revelation Of The Year In Africa.

 

Flavour won the Best Artiste in African Electro for his song ‘Power to win’, and Praiz stood out as Best Artiste in Africa (R&B and Soul).

See full winners list below, and check out photos from the event in the gallery.

ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Diamond Platnumz

 

Diamond Platnumz

 

SONG OF THE YEAR
Diamond Platnumz – “Nasema Nawe”, featuring Khadijo Kopa

 

ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Charlotte Dipanda – “Elle n’a pas vu”

 

BEST ARTIS IN AFRICA (RnB & Soul)
Praiz Adejo – Nigeria

 

BEST AFRICAN REGGAE, RAGGA & DANCEHALL
Stonebwoy – Ghana

BEST MALE ARTIST: INSPIRATIONAL CATEGORY

Darey – Nigeria

BEST FEMALE ARTIST: INSPIRATIONAL CATEGORY
Betty Akna- Equatorial Guinea

VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Wiyaala – Ghana

BEST ARTIST IN AFRICAN POP
Vanessa Mdee – Tanzania

BEST ARTIST IN AFRICAN HIP HOP

Casper Nyovest – South Africa

BEST ARTIS IN AFRICAN ELECTRO 
Flavour – Nigeria

PRODUCER OF THE YEAR
Sauti Sol and Cedric Kadenyi – Kenya

SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR IN AFRICA
Joseph Chameleone – Uganda

REVELATION OF THE YEAR IN AFRICA
 

Adekunle Gold – Nigeria

MOST PROMISING ARTIST IN AFRICA
 

Kiss Daniel – Nigeria

BEST ARTIST IN AFRICAN CONTEMPORARY
Charlotte Dipanda

BEST ARTIST IN AFRICAN JAZZ
Kunle Ayo – Nigeria

BEST MALE ARTIST IN WESTERN AFRICA
Olamide – Nigeria

BEST FEMALE ARTIST IN WESTERN AFRICA
Yemi Alade – Nigeria

BEST ARTIST IN AFRICAN ROCK 
M’vula – Kenya

BEST AFRICAN GROUP
Sauti Sol- Kenya

BEST AFRICAN COLLABORATION
AKA(South Africa) and Burna Boy(Nigeria)

BEST FEMALE ARTIST IN SOUTHERN AFRICA
Busiswa Ngoku- South Africa

BEST MALE ARTIST IN SOUTHERN AFRICA
Casper Nyovest- South Africa

BEST FEMALE ARTIST IN NORTHERN AFRICA
Manal- Morocco

BEST MALE ARTIST IN NORTHERN AFRICA
Ahmed Soultan- Morocco

BEST FEMALE ARTIST IN EASTERN AFRICA
Tsedenia Gebremarkos- Ethiopia

BEST MALE ARTIST IN EASTERN AFRICA
Diamond Platnumz- Tanzania

PILLAR OF CULTURE IN AFRICA
 

Bola Ahmed Tinubu (Jagaban)

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