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African Muzik Magazine Awards (AFRIMMA) 2021: The Complete List of Winners

The African Muzik Magazine Awards (AFRIMMA) winners for the eighth edition have been announced. The awards show, which was streamed live on YouTube from Dallas, United States, featured performances by Sauti Sol (Kenya), Ladipoe  (Nigeria), Focalistic (South Africa), Soweto’s Finest (South Africa), Ruger (Nigeria), Toofan (Togo), DJ Tarico (Mozambique), Zuchu (Tanzania),  and Nandy (South Africa) (Tanzania).


Wizkid, who won Artist of the Year, was one of the night’s big winners. See the full list of winners announced below.

Song Of The Year

  • Focalistic and Davido – “Ke Star (Remix)”
  • Ladipoe (featuring Buju) – “Feeling”
  • Calema (featuring Perola, Soraia Ramos and Manecas Costa) – “Kua Buaru”
  • DJ Tarico and Burna Boy – “Yaba Buluku”
  • Tayc – “Le Temps”
  • Naira Marley and Busiswa – “Coming”
  • Wizkid (featuring Tems and Justin Bieber) – “Essence (Remix)“ — WINNER
  • Nviiri The Storyteller (featuring Bien) – “Niko Sawa”

Best Collaboration

  • Focalistic and Davido – “Ke Star (Remix)” — WINNER
  • Dadju (featuring Tiskola) – “Dieu Merci”
  • Flavour (featuring Diamond Platnumz and Fally Ipupa) – “Berna”
  • DJ Tarico and Burna Boy – “Yaba Buluku”
  • Bella Shmurda and Zlatan – “Cash App”
  • Naira Marley and Busiswa – “Coming”
  • Diamond Platnumz (featuring Koffi Olomide) – “Waah”
  • Serge Ibaka and Tayc – “Leggo”

Best Male West Africa

  • Adekunle Gold (Nigeria) — WINNER
  • KiDi (Ghana)
  • Burna Boy (Nigeria)
  • Davido (Nigeria)
  • Wizkid (Nigeria)
  • Rema (Nigeria)
  • Wally Seck (Senegal)
  • Sarkodie (Ghana)

Best Female West Africa

  • Adina (Ghana)
  • Tiwa Savage (Nigeria)
  • Zeynab Habib (Benin)
  • Simi (Nigeria) — WINNER
  • Yasmine (Guinea Bissau)
  • Dior Mbaye (Senegal)
  • MzVee (Ghana)
  • Tems (Nigeria)

Best Newcomer

  • Yaw Tog (Ghana)
  • Ruger (Nigeria) — WINNER
  • Black Sheriff (Ghana)
  • Ayra Starr (Nigeria)
  • Marioo (Tanzania)
  • Kamo Mphela (South Africa)
  • Nviiri The Storyteller (Kenya)
  • Busta 929 (South Africa)

Artist Of The Year

  • Burna Boy (Nigeria)
  • Fally Ipupa (Congo)
  • Diamond Platnumz (Tanzania)
  • Wizkid (Nigeria) — WINNER
  • Aya Nakamura (Mali/France)
  • ElGrande Toto (Morocco)
  • Tayc (Cameroon)
  • Dadju (Congo)

Best Male East Africa

  • Eddy Kenzo (Uganda)
  • Diamond Platnumz (Tanzania) — WINNER
  • Ali Kiba (Tanzania)
  • The Ben (Rwanda)
  • Khaligraph Jones (Kenya)
  • Gildo Kassa (Ethiopia)
  • Otile Brown (Kenya)
  • Meddy (Rwanda)

Best Female East Africa

  • Nadia Mukami (Kenya)
  • Vinka (Uganda)
  • Zuchu (Tanzania)
  • Nandy (Tanzania) — WINNER
  • Sheebah Karungi (Uganda)
  • Nikita Kering (Kenya)
  • Tanasha Donna (Kenya)
  • Knowless Butera (Rwanda)

Best Male Central Africa

  • Gaz Mawete (Congo)
  • Innoss’B (Congo)
  • Tayc (Cameroon)
  • Fally Ipupa (Congo) — WINNER
  • Dadju (Congo)
  • Salatiel (Cameroon)
  • Calema (Sao Tome)
  • Ko–C (Cameroon)

Best Female Central Africa

  • Coco Argentée (Cameroon)
  • Shan’L (Gabon)
  • Daphne (Cameroon)
  • Mayra Andrade (Cape Verde)
  • Liloca (Mozambique)
  • Soraia Ramos (Cape Verde)
  • Mimie (Cameroon) — WINNER
  • Blanche Bailly (Cameroon)

Best Male Southern Africa

  • Focalistic (South Africa) — WINNER
  • Slapdee (Zambia)
  • Cassper Nyovest (South Africa)
  • Shimza (South Africa)
  • Jah Prayzah (Zimbabwe)
  • The Dogg (Namibia)
  • Sjava (South Africa)
  • Anselmo Ralph (Angola)

Best African Group

  • Toofan (Togo)
  • Calema (Sao Tome)
  • Sauti Sol (Kenya) — WINNER
  • Blaq Diamond (South Africa)
  • Chelsy and Nsoki (Angola)
  • Mi Casa (South Africa)
  • B2C (Kampala Boys) (Uganda)
  • The Cavemen (Nigeria)

Crossing Boundaries With Music Award

  • Burna Boy (Nigeria)
  • Aya Nakamura (Mali/France)
  • Dave (Nigeria/UK)
  • Wizkid (Nigeria) — WINNER
  • Headie One (Ghana/UK)
  • S. Pri Noir (Guinea Bissau/France)
  • Tems (Nigeria)
  • Dadju (Congo)

Best Gospel

  • Mercy Chinwo (Nigeria) — WINNER
  • Joe Mettle (Ghana)
  • Miguel Buila (Angola)
  • Icha Kavons (Congo)
  • Diana Hamilton (Ghana)
  • DJ Kerozen (Ivory Coast)
  • Tim Godfrey (Nigeria)
  • Sinach (Nigeria)

Best Male North Africa

  • ElGrande Toto (Morocco) — WINNER
  • Balti (Tunisia)
  • Hamaki (Egypt)
  • Saad Lamjarred (Morocco)
  • Soolking (Algeria)
  • Mouh Milano (Algeria)
  • Akram Hosny (Egypt)

AFRIMMA Video of the Year

  • Flavour (featuring Diamond Platnumz and Fally Ipupa) – “Berna” — WINNER
  • Tayc – “Le Temps”
  • Teni – “Hustle”
  • MzVee – “Baddest Boss”
  • Zuchu – “Sukari”
  • Rayvanny and Innoss’B – “Kelebe”
  • Rema – “Bounce”
  • Wizkid (featuring Tems) – “Essence“

Music Producer of the Year

  • Kimamba (Tanzania)
  • P. Prime (Nigeria) — WINNER
  • S2Kizzy (Tanzania)
  • Salatiel (Cameroon)
  • London (Nigeria)
  • Mr JazziQ (South Africa)
  • Richie Mensah (Ghana)
  • DJ Maphorisa (South Africa)

Best African Dancer

  • Poco Lee (Nigeria)
  • Henry Le Sheriff (Cameroon)
  • La Petite Zota (Ivory Coast)
  • Masaka Kids Africana (Uganda)
  • Sayrah Chips (Nigeria)
  • Angel Nyigu (Tanzania)
  • Soweto’s Finest (South Africa) — WINNER
  • Incredible Zigi (Ghana)

Best Francophone

  • Dadju (Congo)
  • Toofan (Togo) — WINNER
  • Wally B. Seck (Senegal)
  • Tayc (Cameroon)
  • Innoss’B (Congo)
  • Aya Nakamura (Mali/France)
  • Tenor (Cameroon)
  • Gaz Mawete (RDC)

Best Male Rapper

  • Olamide (Nigeria) — WINNER
  • Sarkodie (Ghana)
  • Moobers (Angola)
  • Nasty C (South Africa)
  • Khaligraph Jones (Kenya)
  • Fik Fameica (Uganda)
  • Phyno (Nigeria)
  • Yanga Chief (South Africa)

Best Female Rapper

  • Nadia Nakai (South Africa)
  • Sampa the Great (Zambia)
  • Rosa Ree (Tanzania)
  • Bomb$hell Grenade (Zambia) — WINNER
  • Askia – Cameroon
  • Eno Barony (Ghana)
  • Muthoni Drummer Queen (Kenya)
  • Ms Banks (Nigeria)

Best Video Director

  • Dr Nkeng Stephens (Cameroon)
  • Deska Torres (Kenya)
  • TG Omori (Nigeria)
  • David Duncan (Ghana)
  • Sasha Vybz (Uganda)
  • Director Kenny (Tanzania) — WINNER
  • Dammy Twitch (Nigeria)
  • Ofentse Mwase (South Africa)

Best Female Southern Africa

  • DBN Gogo (South Africa)
  • Ammara Brown (Zimbabwe)
  • Lady Du (South Africa)
  • Shashl (Zimbabwe)
  • Sally Boss Madam (Namibia)
  • Gemma Griffiths (Zimbabwe)
  • Elaine (South Africa) — WINNER
  • Edmazia (Angola)

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be directed at them.


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This is undoubtedly one of the best records from such young  artist.


This record’s mixing and mastering were done by Khendi Beats.


Please listen to the song at the provided link.






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Tsunami Love is another marvelous tune to update our playlist with this summer, beautifully made to thrill the minds of music listeners and it will be the part of her forthcoming studio EP coming soon.



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The upbeat single “Breakable,” from his “Unrealistic Dreams” EP, is for the street and everyone who are struggling but have the drive 
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The driving message of songs is that you don’t need key to open closed or locked door in life; you just need to break through it. 
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Whoisdrumxbeat is on the production of the song

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Stream/watch Sing Your Name across all music streaming platforms here and get interactive via his socials.


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The rapper has also in recent times hinted on his preparation to release his debut album this year.
We acknowledge ItzJoe Beatz for producing this song.

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From the song, one can detect from the lyrics that, broken heart will eventually have it’s way to everybody. Production was done by Cycox Beatz.  ‘ Ego Reach E’rbody’ is currently on going with a challenge and the winner stands the chance of winning a prize for him or herself.


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Versatile Ghanaian rap star, Rap Fada is officially out with another classic ‘War Flow’. He  goes hard with this one and he delivered so well on this new piece.


The rapper has made a statement with this new release and has set his mark and pace straight. From one of the lines in the song, he made it clear he has turned deaf ears and his lyrical dexterity on this particular song says it all.


Enjoy ‘War Flow’ by Rap Fada as produced by D’BeatzDr and mixed and mastered by Khendi Beats






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Many young Ghanaians have taken music as a way of soothing their pain while others have dedicated themselves to carve a name in the industry.



Fast rising musician Pounch is one of such artistes and has really carved a niche for himself as one of the hardworking up coming musicians. Pounch comes through with this new song to register his presence in the industry this year.



The lovely piece tittled “Farraway” features another great talent Kayrien. Production credit goes to NelsonOnIt, mixed and mastered by Timz Beatz. Download and don’t forget to share with friends and family.





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Rapper Bra Collins has finally released his much-anticipated track “Forever” today, accompanied by stunning visuals.
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Mell Black Beats created “Forever,” which Dr Ray Beats mixed and mastered.
Without further ado, please accept “Forever” by Bra Collins. Watch, download, stream, enjoy, and share from the links provided below.

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I’m On Fire is prayer song that will help believers during times of prayer and will also give assurance that we have God who is capable of hearing our pleas and demands.
On this new soul-lifting and fascinating single, the gospel sensation delivered some incredible vocals.
This song is dedicated to both Christians and non-believers in God’s Word. Please stream and save this 
life-changing testimony to your playlist.



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