Chameleone wins as East Africa dominates the AFRIMA awards

23:44 by Kaggwa Andrew
By Awards can be surprising in Africa, who knew the AFRIMA awards even had a song writers category or that Chameleone would once win for penning songs?
Well the awards that took place over the weekend were good for the Leone Island boss being the sole Ugandan artist that walked away with a gong despite Bebe Cool and Lilian Mbabazi's nominations in other categories.
It was an historical night as for the first time East African artists won most of the award categories.
Diamond Platnumz was the biggest winner of the night as he took home 3 awards notably the Artiste of the Year and Song of the year award, while Kenyan group singers, Sauti sol notched 2 awards.
See the winners list below:
ARTIST OF THE YEAR
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 ARTISTE IN AFRICA (RnB & Soul)Praiz Adejo – Nigeria
BEST AFRICAN REGGAE, RAGGA & DANCEHALL
Stonebwoy – Ghana
BEST MALE ARTISTE: INSPIRATIONAL CATEGORY
Darey – Nigeria
BEST FEMALE ARTISTE: INSPIRATIONAL CATEGORY
Betty Akna- Equatorial Guinea
VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Wiyaala – Ghana
BEST ARTISTE IN AFRICAN POP
Vanessa Mdee – Tanzania
BEST ARTISTE IN AFRICAN HIP HOP
Casper Nyovest – South Africa
BEST ARTISTE 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 ARTISTE IN AFRICA
Kiss Daniel – Nigeria
BEST ARTISTE IN AFRICAN CONTEMPORARY
Charlotte Dipanda
BEST ARTISTE IN AFRICAN JAZZ
Kunle Ayo – Nigeria
BEST MALE ARTISTE IN WESTERN AFRICA
Olamide – Nigeria
BEST FEMALE ARTISTE IN WESTERN AFRICA
Yemi Alade – Nigeria
BEST ARTISTE IN AFRICAN ROCK
M’vula – Kenya
BEST AFRICAN GROUP
Sauti Sol- Kenya
BEST AFRICAN COLLABORATION
AKA(South Africa) and Burna Boy(Nigeria)
BEST FEMALE ARTISTE IN SOUTHERN AFRICA
Busiswa Ngoku- South Africa
BEST MALE ARTISTE IN SOUTHERN AFRICA
Casper Nyovest- South Africa
BEST FEMALE ARTISTE IN NORTHERN AFRICA
Manal- Morocco
BEST MALE ARTISTE IN NORTHERN AFRICA
Ahmed Soultan- Morocco
BEST FEMALE ARTISTE IN EASTERN AFRICA
Tsedenia Gebremarkos- Ethiopia
BEST MALE ARTISTE IN EASTERN AFRICA
Diamond Platnumz- Tanzania
PILLAR OF CULTURE IN AFRICA
Bola Ahmed Tinubu (Jagaban)
Additional reporting by YNaija www.ynaija.com

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