Wizkid wins Best African Artiste award, 2 others at AFRIMA
Barely a week after he won the Best African Act at this year’s edition of the MTV Europe Music Awards (EMA), Wizkid won three more at the 2021 African Music Awards (AFRIMA).
The “Joro” crooner was named the ARIMA Best African Artiste of the year held Sunday night at Eko Hotel and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos.
Wizkid won three awards out of the four nominations he got in this year’s AFRIMA.
He beat the likes of Burma Boy, Davido, South Africa’s Blaq Diamond, Diamond Platnumz (Tanzania), Fally Ipupa (DR Congo), Focalistic (South Africa), Makhadzi (South Africa), MHD (Guinea), Omah Lay (Nigeria) and Malian Aya Nakamura to clinch the highly contested Best Artiste of the Year award.
Other awards he won on the night include, Best Song of the Year and Best African Collaborations.
But the biggest winner of the night was Malian Ibaone, who won four awards — Album of the Year, African Male Artiste in Inspirational Music, Best Song Writer and Best Male Artiste from Western Africa.
FireBoy won two awards: the African Fans’ Favourite and Best Duo African Hip hop award alongside Cheque.