AFRIMA2018: Davido crowned ‘Artiste of the Year’; ‘Akwaaba’ picks 2 awards

AFRIMA2018: Davido crowned ‘Artiste of the Year’; ‘Akwaaba’ picks 2 awards
Source: Ghana |
Date: 25-11-2018 Time: 08:11:59:am

AFRIMA2018: Davido crowned ‘Artiste of the Year’; ‘Akwaaba’ picks 2 awards

Nigerian artiste, Davido was crowned ‘Artiste of the Year’ at the 2018 All Africa Music Awards hosted in Ghana.

The singer beat competition from music heavy weights such as Wizkid, Nasty C and others to clinch the award at the Accra International Conference Center.

‘Akwabaa’ by Guilty Beatz, Mr Eazi, Patapaa and Pappy Kojo bagged two of the topmost awards.

The hit single secured Ghana the ‘Best Song of the Year’ and the ‘Collaboration of the Year’.

Stonebwoy grabbed the ‘Best Reggae/Ragga/Dancehall Artiste’ award while his rival Shatta Wale picked up ‘Best Video’ with the song ‘Gringo’.

Kuami Eugene was adjudged ‘Most Promising’ artiste and his label mate, Kidi, received the ‘Best in Contemporary African Music’ award.

Rapper Sarkodie’s ‘Glory’ stood tall to earn him the ‘Best Male in Inspirational Music’.

‘Mene woa’ by Manifest featuring King Promise was also adjudged ‘African Hip Hop Song’ of the year.

Legendary Ghanaian band, Osibisa, received an honorary award for their immense contribution to music in Africa and the world.

The event was scheduled to begin at 7:30PM but started two hours later.

There were performances from Yvonne Chaka Chaka, Stonebwoy, Mr. Eazi, 2Face and a host of others.

Check out the list of winners below


Best Female Artiste in Central Africa – Daphne


Best Male Artiste in Central Africa - Fally Ipupa


Best Female Artiste in Northern Africa - Lyna Mahyem


Best Male in Northern Africa- Hamza Hadly


Honorary Award - Governor of Lagos, Akinwunmi Ambode


Best Female in Eastern Africa - Betty G


Best Male in Eastern Africa - Bebe Cool


African Legend of the Year - Yvonne Chaka Chaka


Honorary Award - Osibisa 


Best Female in Southern Africa - Shekhinah 


Best Male in South Africa - Nasty C


Best Female in West Africa - Tiwa Savage


Best Male in West Africa – Davido


Most Promising Artiste - Kuami Eugene


Best Revelation - Betty G


Best Female African Inspirational Music - Sandra Nankoma


Best Male African Inspirational Music - Sarkodie 


Best African in Diaspora - Hazel Mak


Best Artiste African Dance/Choreography - Mr. P


Best African DJ - Afrotronix 


Best African Electro - Master KG


Best R&B and Soul – Praiz


Best Reggae/Ragga/Dancehall – Stonebwoy


Best Traditional Artiste - Irene Namatovu


Best African Jazz – Sibusiso Mashiloane


Best artiste in Pop - 2Face


Best Rock - Maryam Saleh, Maurice Louca, Tamer Abu, Ghazaleh


Best Song Writer - Shekhinah Donell, Amon Taulo


Best Video - Gringo Shatta  Wale


Best Hip Pop - Manifest ft King Promise


African Fans Favorite - Nedy Music


Album of the Year - Betty G


Artiste of the Year – Davido


Best African Contemporary Music –Kidi


African Rapper – Falz


Song of the Year – Akwaaba


Collaboration - Akwaaba