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Nigerian Fashion Brand- Nonnistics, Pays Tribute to Alexander McQueen

Recently , one of Nigeria’s fashion designers – Nonye Goodie-Obi recently paid tribute to one of fashion’s greatest – Alexander Mcqueen . The piece is the tailored tuxedo jacket -one of the master pieces of AW19 collection.

According to the designer, “The House of McQueen has produced the most intricate suit designs. Their creative use of edgy sleeves, hip peplums and rose forms makes their suits so unusual. So much respect for this awesome Creative.
Imagine what it is like to have a client ask for a recreation of one of the most intricate pieces from his AW’19 2019 collection. Tough! But we are happy to have tried this. Thank you so much for inspiring us. “

We sincerely applaud the professional route and display of creativity Nonnistics showed as she interpreted the piece in a way the Nonnistics signature style of elegance was still preserved as opposed to replicating the design full on.

Also , the designer behind Nonnistics not only recognized the source of inspiration(Alexander Mcsqueen), she also paid homage to the iconic brand.

American Rapper Future, to Storm Nigeria for first headline concert in Africa

Great news for fans of Hip Hop and a December to remember indeed as American rapper, singer, songwriter, and record producer, Nayvadius DeMun Wilburn, popularly known as Future is set to thrill Nigerians with a stellar performance at his first headline concert on December 29, 2019, at Eko Convention Centre, Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria.

The music star who has registered an amazing year in his career with two chart-topping albums, Grammy award for Best Rap Performance and recently concluded Legendary Nights Tour with Meek Mill, is set to continue in this greatness as he journeys to Africa’s commercial hub, Lagos.

Future, who recently dropped his seventh studio album, The WIZRD, has a large fan base in Nigeria which can be traced back since the release of his debut studio album, Magnified and other smashing hits such as ‘Mask off’ and ‘Turn on the lights’. With seven successful albums under his belt, Future is one of the most loved rappers of our generation.

The international superstar made the announcement on his fan page @futurexsavage, he said “For all my Nigerian followers, Future will be performing in Lagos on December 29th”

The event is organised by Toro Entertainment Company (TEC) and there are more surprises as fans countdown to the event day.

Future Live in Concert joins the list of other anticipated concerts in December including Kizz Daniel Live and 2baba Live which hold December 26 & 28 2019 respectively.

Tickets to the concert are limited and can be purchased on Nairabox.

‘The Shades of a Thing Ugly’ by Udochukwu Everest C makes the shortlist of 15 for this year’s #QuramoWritersPrize

She saw her streak of misfortune strung together like a rhyme of haunting words. What debilitated her in particular was not just the happenings, but the “agains” attached to them; the stalking demon of recurrence that found glee in tailing her. It was the fourth year of wedlock and the same problem slapped her in the face again, resurrecting all the flagging memories of the distasteful event that had been victimising her womb. It pained her it was taking much longer than she expected to name her first son, Chibụnna, and her first daughter, Adachukwu, as she told Ben every time she got pregnant.

Announcement of the winner for this year’s #QuramoWritersPrize will be made on Sunday, December 15 , 2019 at Qfest 2019.

Full List Of Winners At #Afrima2019

The AFRIMA awards 2019 ceremony was held on Saturday night at the Convention Center of the Eko Hotel and Suites, Lagos.

Nikita Kering of Kenya got two awards including the Revelation of the African Continent
Nikita Kering, the 17-year-old Kenyan singer, had an amazing night, performing and winning two awards for best female Artist East Africa and the Revelation of the African Continent.

Congolese makossa/soukous veteran, Awilo Longomba and Nigeria’s 2Baba both won this years’ Legendary award, a recognition of individuals who have impacted positively on the world using their craft in the music, arts and culture industry.

Nasty C of South Africa got the Best Male Artist in Southern Africa award and Artist of the Year, while Nadia Nakai, who also won two awards, called for tolerance and inclusivity among Africans, underlining that recent events in South Africa do not speak for her nation.

Nigerian superstars Wizkid and Burnaboy, respectively won Song and Artist of the year, while Joeboy was awarded Best African Pop Artist.

Moroccan artists, Amiinux and Nadia Azhari got the Best Male/ Female Artist from North Africa awards.

Manno Beats (Chad/Haiti), who took home the award for Best Electro and Best Song from the African Diaspora, thanked AFRIMA for the inclusion of all Africans and predicted the participation of Afro-descendants from all over Latin America and the Caribbean.

The event kicked off with the performance of Nigerian star Skiibbii and developed into a remarkable showcase of Africans coming together as one, celebrating the diverse culture of the continent. The show was jointly hosted by South African actress Pearl Thusi and British-Congolese comedian Eddie Kadi, presenting the talents abound in Africa. The performances by the acts slated for the night kept the audience on the edge of their seats until early Sunday morning.

See the full list of winners below:

African Fans’ Favourite

Davido (Nigeria) – ‘Wonder Woman’
Ferre Gol (DRC) – ‘Pourquoi tu m’as fait ça?’
GIMS and Maluma (DRC) – ‘Hola Señorita (Maria)’
Kuami Eugene (Ghana) – ‘Oheemaa’ ft. KIDI
Magasco (Cameroon) – ‘Calling My Driver’ ft. Mimie
Mohamed Ramadan (Egypt) – ‘Mafia’
Skiibii (Nigeria) – ‘Sensima’ ft. Reekado Banks
The Ben (Rwanda) – ‘Fine Girl’
WCB Wasafi (Tanzania) – ‘Jibebe ft. Diamond Platnumz & Mbosso & Lavalava’

Album of the Year in Africa

African Giant – Burna Boy (Nigeria)
Afrikan Sauce – Sauti Sol (Kenya)
Chulo Vibes – Timaya (Nigeria)
Limpopo Champions League – Sho Madjozi (South Africa)
Manyan-Nyan – Vusi Nova (South Africa)
Naked – Nadia Nakai (South Africa)
Omo Charlie Champagne – Simi (Nigeria)
Poetic Trance – Aziz Sahmaoui (Morocco)
Umqhele – Sjava (South Africa)
Wilmer – Patorankin (Nigeria)

Artist of the Year in Africa

Aminux (Morocco) – ‘Bini W Binek’
Burna Boy (Nigeria) – ‘Gbona’
Daphne (Cameroon) – ‘Ne Lâches Pas’
Davido (Nigeria ) – ‘Wonder Woman’
Diamond Platnumz (Tanzania) – ‘Kanyaga’
Nasty C (South Africa) – ‘SMA’ ft. Rowlene
Prince Kaybee (South Africa) – ‘Banomoya’ ft. Busiswa and TNS
Tamer Hosny (Egypt) – ‘Naseny Leh’
Wizkid (Nigeria) – ‘Fever’

Best African Act in the Diaspora

Aya Nakamura (Mali) – ‘Pookie’
Aziz Sahmaoui (Morocco) – ‘Nouria’
Brian Nhira (Zimbabwe) – ‘Till Death Do Us Part’
GIMS (DRC) – ‘Hola Señorita’ (Maria) ft. Maluma
Hiro (DRC) – ‘À Découvert’ ft. Ninho
Lbenj (Morocco) – ‘Amoureux Tombé’ ft. Mounim Slimani & DJ Med
Manno Beats (Chad) – ‘Akouna’ ft. Afrotronix & Vox Sambou
Sookling (Algeria) – ‘Espérance’

Best African Collaboration

AKA (South Africa) – ‘Jika’ ft. Yanga Chief
Anselmo Ralph (Angola) – ‘Pra Cuiar Mais’ ft. C4 Pedro
Burna Boy (Nigeria) – ‘Killin Dem’ ft. Zlatan
Dammy Krane (Nigeria) – ‘Balance Well’ ft. Olamide, Pearl Thusi & Medikal
Davido and Chris Brown (Nigeria/USA) – ‘Blow My Mind’
Farid Bang and French Montana and Khaled (Algeria/Morocco) – ‘Maghreb Gang’
Kizz Daniel (Nigeria) – ‘One Ticket’ ft. Davido
Larry Gaaga (Nigeria) – ‘Low’ ft. Wizkid
Nasty C (South Africa) – ‘SMA’ ft. Rowlene
Prince Kaybee (South Africa ) – ‘Banomoya’ ft. Busiswa and TNS
Rayvanny (Tanzania) – ‘Tetema’ ft. Diamond Platnumz

Best Artist, Duo or Group in African Contemporary

2Baba (Nigeria) – ‘Oyi’
Adil Assil (Morocco) – ‘Lala Moulati’
Fally Ipupa (DRC) – ‘Aime-moi’
Kerozen (Cote d’Ivoire) – ‘La Victoire’
Kizz Daniel (Nigeria) – ‘Madu’
Mbosso (Tanzania) – ‘Hodari’
Salatiel (Cameroon) – ‘Anita’
Salif Keita (Mali) – ‘Tonton’
Sjava (South Africa) – ‘Umama’
Tamy Moyo (Zimbabwe) – ‘Kwandinobva’
Tiwa Savage (Nigeria) – ‘One’

Best African Dance or Choreography

Aminux (Morocco) – ‘Bini W Binek’
Diamond Platnumz (Tanzania) – ‘Inama’ ft. Fally Ipupa
DJ Arafat (Cote d’Ivoire) – ‘Moto Moto’
Irene Namatovu (Uganda) – ‘Tweyanze’
Niniola (Nigeria ) – ‘Bana’
Olamide (Nigeria) – ‘Woske’
Rayvanny (Tanzania) – ‘Tetema’ ft. Diamond Platnumz
Serge Beynaud (Cote d’Ivoire) – ‘Kota na Kota’
Toofan (Togo) – ‘Gbessi Gbeko’

Best African DJ

Black Coffee and David Guetta (South Africa) – ‘Drive’ ft. Delilah Montagu
DJ Africano (Morocco) – ‘Chandek’ ft. Muslim
DJ Maphorisa, DJ Raybel (South Africa) – ‘iWalk Ya Phara’ ft. Moonchild Sanelly, K.O & Zulu Mkhathini
DJ Moh Green (Algeria) – ‘Africa Proud’ ft. Wally B. Seck, Iba One, Josey, Fanicko, Stanley Enow, Kafon, Heritier, Dub Afrika & Bgmfk
DJ Neptune (Nigeria) – ‘Demo’ ft. Davido
DJ Spinall (Nigeria) – ‘Dis Love’ ft. Wizkid, Tiwa Savage
DJ Tunez (Nigeria) – ‘Turn Up ft. Wizkid & Reekado
DJ Zinhle (South Africa) – Umlilo
RJ The DJ (Tanzania) – ‘Good Time Drip’ ft. Abba, Country Boy, Giggy Money, Sanja Boy & Queen Darleen

Best African Duo, Group or Band

B2C Kampala Boyz (Uganda) – ‘Yatonda’
Charly Na Nina (Rwanda) – ‘Komeza Unyirebere’
Dream Boyz and Nelson Freitas (Angola) – ‘Falta de Mim’
Jano Band (Ethiopia) – ‘Yetikur Almaz’
Kika Troupe (Uganda) – ‘Nabalanga’
Mi Casa (South Africa) – ‘TOCA’ ft. Jay Em
Sauti Sol (Kenya) – ‘Extravaganza’ ft. Bensoul, Nviiri the Storyteller, Crystal Asige & Kaskazini
Toofan (Togo) – ‘Ou Lè’ ft. Jacob Desvarieux & Kassav
WCB Wasafi (Tanzania) – Jibebe ft. Diamond Platnumz & Mbosso & Lavalava

Best African Artist, Duo or Group in African Electro

Black Coffee and David Guetta (South Africa) – ‘Drive’ ft. Delilah Montagu
DJ Maphorisa, DJ Raybel (South Africa) – ‘iWalk Ya Phara’ ft. Moonchild Sanelly
Guiltybeatz, Mr. Eazi and Kwesi Arthur (Ghana/Nigeria) – ‘Pilolo’
Manno Beats (Chad) – ‘Akouna’ ft. Afrotronix & Vox Sambou
Mobi Dixon (South Africa) – ‘Abantu’ ft. Samthing Soweto
Niniola (Nigeria ) – ‘Bana’
Olamide (Nigeria) – ‘Woske’
Prince Kaybee (South Africa) – ‘Banomoya’ ft. Busiswaand TNS
Sho Madjozi (South Africa) – ‘Wakanda Forever’ ft. Ycee

Best Artist, Duo or Group in African Hip Hop

Biura (Angola) – ‘Fora Da Zona’ ft. Bruno AG and Jéssica Pitbull
DJ Africano (Morocco) – ‘Chandek’ ft. Muslim
Falz (Nigeria) – ‘Hypocrite’ ft. Demmie Vee
Khaligraph Jones (Kenya) – ‘Leave Me Alone’ (Wachana Na Nimi)
Nadia Nakai (South Africa) – ‘Imma Boss’
Nasty C (South Africa) – ‘SMA’ ft. Rowlene
Nyashinski (Kenya) – ‘Marathon Runner’
Sarkodie (Ghana) – ‘Bibii’ ft. LJ, Tulenkey, Frequency, K. Mole, ToyBoi, Yeyo, Amerado, 2Fyngers, Obkay & CJ
Soolking (Morocco) – ‘Esperance’
The Big Hash (South Africa) – ‘Circles’

Best Artist, Duo in Group in African Jazz

Black Motion (South Africa) – ‘Joy Joy’ ft. Brenden Praise
Brymo (Nigeria) – ‘Bá’núsọ’
Carmen Souza (Cabo Verde) – ‘Soul Searching’
Judith Sephuma (South Africa) – ‘Dance’
Mandisi Dyantyis (South Africa) – ‘Somandla’
Owen & Tiana (Gabon) – ‘African Time’
Ray Lema (DRC) – ‘Transcendance’
Sibusiso Mash Mashiloane (South Africa) – ‘African Heart’

Best African Rapper/Lyricist

Biura (Angola) – ‘Fora Da Zona’ ft. Bruno AG and Jéssica Pitbull
Double S (Uganda) – ‘Certy’ ft. Skepta
Frank Casino (South Africa) – ‘Sudden’ ft. Cassper Nyovest & Major Leage DJz
Khaligraph Jones (Kenya) – ‘Superman’
Nadia Nakai (South Africa) – ‘Imma Boss’
Nasty C (South Africa) – ‘SMA’ ft. Rowlene
Nyashinski (Kenya) Marathon Runner
Sarkodie (Ghana) – ‘Bibii’ ft. LJ, Tulenkey, Frequency, K. Mole, ToyBoi, Yeyo, Amerado, 2Fyngers, Obkay & CJ

Best Artiste, Duo or Group in African Pop

Diamond Platnumz (Tanzania) – ‘Kanyaga’
Fireboy DML (Nigeria) – ‘Jealous’
Joeboy (Nigeria) – ‘Baby’
Magasco (Cameroon) – ‘Calling My Driver’ ft. Mimie
Mlindo the Vocalist (South Africa) – ‘Macala’ ft. Sfeesoh, Kwesta & Thabsie
Rema (Nigeria) – ‘Dumebi’
Skiibii (Nigeria) – ‘Sensima’ ft. Reekado Banks
Vanessa Mdee (Tanzania) – ‘Moyo’
Wax Dey (Cameroon) – ‘Magufuli’ ft. Mr. Leo & Locko
Yann’Sine (Morocco) – ‘J’essaie’

Best Artist, Duo or Group in African Reggae, Ragga or Dancehall

Daphne (Cameroon) – ‘Ne Lâches Pas’
Navy Kenzo (Tanzania) – ‘Roll It’
Patorankin (Nigeria) – ‘Confirm ft. Davido’
Praiz (Nigeria) – ‘Hustle’ ft. Stonebwoy
Rosa Ree (Tanzania) – Dip n Wine It ft. G Nako
Rudeboy (Nigeria) – ‘Reason With Me’
Shatta Wale (Ghana) – ‘My Level’
Stonebwoy (Ghana) – ‘Tuff Seed’
Timaya Nigeria) – ‘Balance’
Winky D (Zimbabwe) – ‘MuGarden ft. Gemma’

Best Artist, Duo or Group in African R&B & Soul

Ahmed Soultan (Morocco) – ‘Draw My Life’
Anna Joyce (Angola) – ‘Destino’
C4 Pedro (Angola) – ‘Se Eu Soubesse’
Davido & Chris Brown (Nigeria) – ‘Blow My Mind’
Hillzy (Zimbabwe) – ‘TV Room’ ft. Garry Mapanzure
Landrick (Angola) – ‘Distância’
Locko (Cameroon) – ‘Let Go’
Sarz & WurlD (Nigeria) – ‘Trobul’
Sidiki Diabaté (Mali) – ‘I Love You’
Tellaman & Shekinah & Nasty C (South Africa) – ‘Whipped’

Best Artist, Duo or Group in African Rock

Ahmed Soultan (Morocco) – ‘Wonder’
Cairokee (Egypt) – ‘Kan Lak Ma’aya’
Cobhams Asuquo (Nigeria) – ‘Starlight’
Daphil Colag (Nigeria) – ‘My Season’
Jano Band (Ethiopia) – ‘Yetikur Almaz’
Jeremy Loops (South Africa) – ‘Gold’
Mohombi (Congo) – ‘Hello’ ft. Youssou N’dour
Rash (Kenya) – ‘Grave Robbers’

Best Artist, Duo or Group in African Traditional

Abrham Belanyeh (Ethiopia) – ‘Ete Abay’
Aziz Sahmaoui (Morocco) – ‘Le Peur-Nogcha’
Candy (South Africa) – ‘Nathinga’
Hamada Helal (Egypt) – ‘Ashrab Shai’
Irene Namatovu (Uganda) – ‘Tweyanze’
Salif Keita (Mali) – ‘Gnamale’ ft. Ladysmith Black Mambazo
Sherine (Egypt) – ‘Kadabeen’
Yared Negu (Ethiopia) – ‘Adimera’

Best Female Artist, Duo or Group in African Inspirational Music

Afrie (Uganda) – ‘Let Her Know’
Judy Stevens (Kenya) – ‘Loco’
Kanvee Adams (Liberia) – ‘Daily Prayer’
Kelly Khumalo (South Africa) – ‘Jehova’ ft. J Flo
Nabila (Cameroon) – ‘Ca Va Aller’
Nada Azhari (Morocco) – ‘Jrit’
Ntokozo Mbanbo (South Africa) – ‘We Pray for More’
Olivia Ambani (Kenya) – ‘Better Than Just Fine’
Teni (Nigeria) – ‘Uyo Meyo’

Best Male Artist, Duo or Group in African Inspirational Music

Daphil Colag (Nigeria) – ‘My Season’
Hamza El Fadly (Morocco) – ‘Ma Nensak’
Harmonize (Tanzania) – ‘Never Give Up’
Johnny Drille (Nigeria) – ‘Papa’
Mr. Leo (Cameroon) – ‘Amen’
Ommy Dimpoz (Tanzania) – ‘Ni Wewe’
Onesimus (Malawi) – ‘Sounds of Peace’
Tim Godfrey (Nigeria) – ‘Nara’ ft.Travis Greene

Best African Video

Adasa Cookey (Nigeria) – ‘Jericho’ by Simi ft. Patoranking
Director Kenny (Tanzania) – ‘Tetema’ by Rayvanny ft. Diamond Platnumz.
Jypheal Tayorault (Cote d’Ivoire) – ‘I Love You’ by Sidiki Diabaté
REX (Ghana) – ‘Oheemaa’ by Kuami Eugene ft. KIDI
Said El Marouk (Egypt/Lebanon) – ‘Naseny Leh’ by Tamer Hosny
Tebego ‘Tebza’ Malope (South Africa) – ‘Ngwa’ by Blick Bassy
Vusa Blaqs (Zimbabwe) – ‘Dzamutsana’ by Jah Prayzah

Most Promising Artist in Africa

Ariel Sheney (Cote d’Ivoire) – ‘Amina’
Bráulio Alexandre (Angola) – ‘Que Nada Nos Separe’ ft. Rui Orlando & DJ Malvado
Farid Ghannam (Morocco) – ‘Belgana’
Fireboy DML (Nigeria) – ‘Jealous’
Hillzy (Zimbabwe) – ‘TV Room’ ft. Garry Mapanzure
Nadia Azhari (Morocco) – ‘JRIT’
Rema (Nigeria) – ‘Dumebi’
Shan’L (Gabon) – ‘C’est Pas Les Gbés Gbés Gbés’
The Big Hash (South Africa) – ‘Circles’
Yann’Sine (Algeria) – ‘J’essaie’

Producer of the Year in Africa

Kel P (Nigeria) – ‘On the Low’ (Burna Boy) ‘Gbona’ (Burna Boy) ‘Killin Dem’ (Burna Boy ft. Zlatan)
Mace (South Africa) – ‘Umama’ (Sjava)
Nasty C (South Africa) – ‘SMA’ (Nasty C ft. Rowlene)
Prince Kaybee (South Africa) – ‘Banomoya’ (Prince Kaybee ft. Buslswa and TNS)
S2Kizzy (Tanzania) – ‘Tetema’ (Rayvanny ft. Diamond Platnumz)
Salatiel (Cameroon) – ‘Anita’ (Salatiel) ‘Ne Lâches Pas’ (Daphne)
Sarz (Nigeria) – ‘Trobul’ (Sarz & WurlD) ‘Bana’ (Niniola)
Shizzi (Nigeria) – ‘Blow My Mind’ (Davido & Chris Brown)
TH Productions (Eygpt) – ‘Naseny Leh’ (tamer Hosny)
Vusi Nova (South Africa) – ‘Manyan-Nyan’

Revelation of the African Continent

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Hamada Helal (Egypt) – ‘Ashrab Shai’
Kid X (South Africa) – ‘Mtan Omuntu’ ft. Shwi Nomtekhala and Makwa
Nikita Kering (Kenya) – ‘Happy with You’
Rosa Ree (Tanzania) – ‘Dip n Wine’ It ft. G Nako
Sho Madjozi (South Africa) – ‘Idhom’
Skiibii (Nigeria) – ‘Sensima’
Tellaman (South Africa) – ‘Whipped’ ft. Shekinah & Nasty C
WurlD and Sarz (Nigeria) – ‘Trobul’

Song of the Year in Africa

‘Banomoya’ – Prince Kaybee (South Africa) ft. Busiswa & TNS
‘Blow My Mind’ – Davido & Chris Brown (Nigeria)
‘Fever’ – Wizkid (Nigeria)
‘Iokote’ – Maua Sama and Hanstone (Tanzania)
‘Naseny Leh’ – Tamer Hosny (Egypt)
‘On The Low’– Burna Boy (Nigeria)
‘SMA’ – Nasty C ft. Rowlene (South Africa)
‘Tetema’ – Rayvanny (Tanzania) ft. Diamond Platnumz
‘Umama’ – Sjava (South Africa)

Songwriter of the Year in Africa

Afrie (Uganda) – ‘Let Her Know’ by Afrie
Asikey George (Nigeria) – ‘Love with You’ by Asikey
HanikesH Muzik, YoBass, Ye (Angola) – ‘Vale Milhoes’ by YoBase
Kanvee Adams (Liberia) – ‘Mama’
Nikita Kering (Kenya) – ‘Tragedy’ by Nikita
Nsikayesizwe David Junior Ngcobo & Rowlene (South Africa) – ‘SMA’ by Nasty C ft. Rowlene
Olivia Ingasiani Ambani (Kenya) – ‘Better Than Just Fine’ By Olivia Ambani
Sarz, WurlD (Nigeria) – ‘Trobul’ by Sarz & WurlD’
Tamer Hussin (Egypt) – ‘Naseny Leh’ by Tamer Hosny

Regional nominees

Best Male Artist in Western Africa

Burna Boy (Nigeria) – ‘Ye’
Davido (Nigeria) – ‘Wonder Woman’
Kizz Daniel (Nigeria) – ‘Madu’
Wizkid (Nigeria) – ‘Fever’
King Promise (Ghana) – ‘Abena’
Salif Keita (Mali) – ‘Gnamale’ ft. Ladysmith Black Mambazo
Shatta Wale (Ghana) – ‘My Level’
Sidiki Diabate (Mali) – ‘I Love You’
DJ Arafat (Ivory Coast) – ‘Moto Moto’

Best Female Artist in Western Africa

Aya Nakamura (Mali) – ‘Pookie’
Simi (Nigeria) – ‘I Dun Care’
Jossey (Ivory Coast) – ‘Mise Au Point’
Tiwa Savage (Nigeria) – ‘One’
Kanvee Adams (Liberia) – ‘Daily Prayer’
Teni (Nigeria) – ‘Case’
Manamba Kante (Guinea) – ‘Nany Baly’
Yemi Alade (Nigeria) – ‘Oh My Gosh’
MzVee (Ghana) – ‘Bend Down’ ft. Kuame Eugene
Niniola (Nigeria) – ‘Bana’

Best Male Artist in Southern Africa

AKA (South Africa) – ‘Jika’ ft. Yanga Chief
Prince Kaybee ft Busiswa and TNS (South Africa) – ‘Banomoya’
Casper Nyovest (South Africa) – ‘Move For Me’ ft. Boskasie
Black Coffee and David Guetta (South Africa) – ‘Drive’ ft. Delilah Montagu
Sjava (South Africa) – ‘Umama’
Jah Prayzah (Zimbabwe) – ‘Dzamutsana’
Winky D (Zimbabwe) – ‘MuGarden’ ft. Gemma
Nasty C (South Africa) – ‘SMA’ ft. Rowlene

Best Female Artist in Southern Africa

Ammara Brown (Zimbabwe) – ‘Svoto’ ft. Mr Eazi
Tamy Moyo (Zimbabwe) – ‘Kwandinobva’
Zonke (South Africa) – ‘Tonight’
Kelly Khumalo (South Africa) – ‘Jehova’ ft. J FLo
Nadia Nakai (South Africa) – ‘Imma Boss’
Sho Madjozi (South Africa) – ‘Idhom’
Trina South (Zambia) – ‘Weka’
Chikune ft. Mbosso (Namibia) – ‘Pieces’

Best Male Artist in Eastern Africa

Boy Black (Madagascar) – ‘Hitambarako’
Diamond Platnumz (Tanzania) – ‘Inama’ ft. Fally Ipupa
Harmonize (Tanzania) – ‘Never Give Up’
Khaligraph Jones (Kenya) – ‘Leave Me Alone’
Shyn (Madagascar) – ‘Ngoma’ ft. Denise
Rayvanny (Tanzania) – ‘Tetema’ ft. Diamond Platnumz
Mbosso (Tanzania) – ‘Hodari’
Nyashinski (Kenya) – ‘Hello’

Best Female Artist in Eastern Africa

Irene Namatovu (Uganda) – ‘Tweyanze’
Maua Sama (Tanzania) – ‘Lokote’
Nandy (Tanzania) – ‘Aibu’
Nikita Kering (Kenya) – ‘Happy With You’
Rosa Ree (Tanzania) – ‘Dip n’ Wine It’ ft. G Nako
Sheeba (Uganda) – ‘Wankona’
Vanessa Mdee (Tanzania) – ‘Moyo’
Queen Darleen (Tanzania) – ‘Mbali’ ft. Harmonize

Best Male Artist in Central Africa

C4 Pedro (Angola) – ‘Se Eu Soubesse’
Fally Ipupa (DRC) – ‘Aime Moi’
Locko (Cameroon) – ‘Let Go’
Magasco (Cameroon) – ‘Calling My Driver’ ft. Mimie
Maitre Gims (DRC) – ‘Hola Senorita’ ft. Maluma
Rui Orlando (Angola) – ‘Me Leva Contigo’ ft. Barbara Bandeira
Niska (Congo Brazzaville) – ‘Medicament’
Salatiel (Cameroon) – ‘Anita’
Ya Levis (DRC) – ‘Katchua’

Best Female Artist in Central Africa

Anna Joyce (Angola) – ‘Destino’
Blanche Bailly (Cameroon) – ‘Ton Pied Mon Pied’
Bruna Tatiana (Angola) – ‘Musica Para Ti’
Charlotte Dipanda (Cameroon) – ‘Un Jour Dans Ma Vie’
Daphne (Cameroon) – ‘Ne Laches Pas’
Duda (Angola) – ‘Fica So’ ft. Landrick
Shan’L (Gabon) – ‘Ces’t Pas Les Gbes’
Titica (Angola) – ‘Giro De Bicycleta’ ft. Laton Cordeiro

Best Male Artist in Northern Africa

Ahmed Soultan (Morocco) – ‘Draw My Life’
Amiinux (Morocco) – ‘Bini W Biwaen’
Amr Diab (Egypt ) – ‘Bahebo’
Cairokee (Egypt) – ‘Kan Lak Ma ‘Ya’
DJ Moh Green (Algeria) – ‘Africa Proud’ ft. Wally B. Seck, IbaOne, Josey, Fanicko, Stanley, Kafon, Heritier, Dub Africa and BGMFK
Mostafa Hagag (Egypt) – ‘Khatwa’
Soolking (Algeria) – ‘Esperance’
Tamer Hosny (Egypt) – ‘Naseny Lay’
Yann’Sine (Morocco) – ‘J’essaie’

Best Female Artist in Northern Africa

Jaylann (Morocco) – ‘Allo allo’
Kenza Morsli (Algeria) – ‘Kettal’
Nadia Azhari (Morocco) – ‘Jrit’
Psychoqueen (Morocco) – ‘Enta’ Habibi’
Salma Rachid (Morocco) – ‘Ma Gazzelle’ ft. Mok Saib
Sherine (Egypt) – ‘Kadabeen’
Souhila Ben Lachhab (Algeria) – ‘Donia Gdeda’

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