Ghanaian rapper, singer, and producer E.L releases a brand new joint, titled “Thinkin”. The hip-hop joint was produced by Nabeyin. Check it out below.
African music brought the world to a standstill as a crop of Africa’s finest Artists thronged Dallas to celebrate African music and culture . The African Muzik Magazine Awards & Music Festival kicked off on Friday 5th of October ,2017 with the Afrimma Music Panel. The Exciting Panel with the topic ‘This is Africa’ – How music and fashion are leading the world to Africa was moderated by Richard Iroko and panelists Brian Soko , Victoria Kimani , Madukwu Chinwah , Ovie O, Kaffy, Rudy Mutombo and Anderson Obiagwu .
Day 2 ushered in the Afrimma Fashion Show , a spectacular event at the Lofty Spaces hosted by Gbenro Ajibade and Lady Jade . Designers who showcased include Blingshiki , 02 By Dada, Ace Coutoure , Karen Gold and others . The Grand finale of Afrimma 2018 Awards & Music Festival saw superstar African entertainers including Fally Ipupa , Eddy Kenzo , Harmonize , Khaligraph Jones ,Mr Patrick , Arrowbwoy , Victoria Kimani , Yemi Alade , Flavour , Semah , Didi Emah , Kaffy , Toofan and many others grace the stage with eclectic performances.
Hosted by Ace Nigerian Comedian Bovi , Kenyan comic star Eric Omondi and Ugandan TV Queen Anitah Fabiola , Afrimma 2018 brought the frills and the thrills as the Awards rolled in and the artists brought their A-game on stage. Erykah Badu the Queen of Neo-soul music was also honored with the Afrimma Excellence Award. Biggest winner of the Night was Congolese legend Fally Ipupa who carted home the Artist of The Year and Leadership in Music Awards , Togolese duo Toofan also coasted home with two awards Best Francophone and Best African Group . Davido won Best Male West Africa while Yemi Alade bested the females in the Western Africa category .
AFRIMMA 2018 Awards & Music Festival Full WINNERS List
Best Male West Africa
Davido – Winner
Best Female West Africa
Yemi Alade – Nigeria -Winner
Best Male East Africa
Eddy Kenzo – Uganda – Winner
Best Female East Africa
Sheebah Karungi – Uganda – Winner
Best Male Central Africa
Fally Ipupa – Congo – Winner
Best Female Central Africa
Daphne – Cameroon – Winner
Best Male Southern Africa
Nasty C – South Africa – Winner
Best Female Southern Africa
Ammara Brown – Zimbabwe – Winner
Best Male North Africa
Ihab Amir – Morroco – Winner
Best Female North Africa
Souhila Ben Lachhab – Algeria – Winne
Best African Group
Toofan – Togo – Winner
Crossing Boundaries With Music Award
MHD – Guinea/ France – Winner
Papa Dennis – Kenya – Winner
Ykee Benda – Uganda – Winner
Artist of The Year
Fally Ipupa- Congo – Winner
Best Live Act
Flavour – Nigeria – Winner
Best Video Director
Godfather Productions- South Africa – Winner
Best Dj Africa
Dj Dollar – Senegal – Winner
Best African Dj USA
Dj Ecool – Nigeria – Winner
AFRIMMA Video of The Year
Wizkid – Soco – Winner
Music Producer of The Year
Masterkraft – Nigeria – Winner
Best African Dancer
Diddi Emah – Nigeria – Winner
Best Rap Act
Khaligraph Jones – Kenya – Winner
Diamond Platnumz ft Neyo – African Beauty – Winner
Song of The Year
Wizkid – Soco – Winner
Kyaku Kyadaff – Angola – Winner
Toofan – Togo -Winner
Best African Dancehall/Reggea Act
Burnaboy – Nigeria – Winner
AFRIMMA ACHIEVERS AWARD
Bismack Biyombo – DRC – Winner
AFRIMMA HUMANITARIAN AWARD
AFRIMMA SHINING STAR AWARD
AFRIMMA BEACON OF HOPE AWARD
Queen Julie Endee
AFRIMMA EXCELLENCE AWARD
AFRIMMA LEADERSHIP IN MUSIC AWARD
Ghanaian rap duo Ko-Jo Cue & Shaker presents the official video to the remix of a song off their previously released “Pen & Paper” album, titled “Things We Do 4 Love”. The joint features pop sensation KiDi and multi award winning rapper Sarkodie. The video was directed by Babs. Peep the visuals, and cop the tune below!
Talented Ghanaian singer MzVee releases a brand new single titled “Bend Down”. On this one she features singer Kuami Eugene. The song was produced by MOG Beatz, and the video was directed by XBills Ebenezer. Peep the visuals, and check out the tune below.
Ghanaian artist and producer Magnom releases the official visuals for a song off his previously released mixtape “We Speed 2”, titled “Who Want Jam”. The song features Kwaku Bs and Kiddblack and was produced by Moor Sound. The video was directed by KTO. Check it out below.
Producer and disk jockey Juls releases the official visuals to his previously dropped single titled “Saa Ara”. The song features Ghanaian rappers Kwesi Arthur and Akan, and the video was directed by Babs Direction. Peep the visuals below, and listen to the joint here.
The spotlight turns to Dallas, Texas as the creme de la creme of African music converge to celebrate the best of African music and culture. The 5th Edition of the Biggest African Music Awards returns to Dallas October 5-7, 2018. There is palpable excitement on the African music scene since the release of the nominees list with over 2 Million votes recorded on the voting site.
The Africa Weekend Experience includes three major events, beginning with the AFRIMMA MUSIC PANEL at Dallas City Hall on Friday 5th, October 2018. The weekend culminates with the African Muzik Magazine Awards & Music Festival (AFRIMMA) which has become the flagship award show for African music in Diaspora. This year is set to have artists like Flavour (Nigeria), Semar (Liberia), Diamondz Platinum (Tanzania) Fally Ipupa (Congo), Simi (Nigeria), Khaligraph Jones (Kenya), Eddy Kenzo (Uganda), Afro B (Ivory Coast), Yemi Alade (Nigeria), Numerica (Cameroon), amongst others gracing the stage at the prestigious House of Blues in downtown Dallas.
Saturday October 6th, the highly anticipated AFRIMMA FASHION SHOW will take place at the Lofty Places in Deep Ellum, Dallas’ live music entertainment district. This year, the fashion will take the passion of Wakanda and bring it to the stage. Providing a cross over event for the African American community to embrace and engage fashion, food and a vendor festival with representation from several African countries.
Every year, the award show has proven to bring together Africans from all walks of life and from different parts of the Diaspora. In line with the crossing boundaries with music motto, AFRIMMA Awards & Music Festival is at the forefront of pushing the African music culture to the next stage.
The nominees list this year features African musical heavyweights like Davido, Wizkid, Fally Ipupa, Diamond Platinum, Ali Kiba, Khaligraph Jones, Mr Eazi, J Hus, Hiro all earning nominations for a brilliant and consistent year. While fresh talents like Ghana’s Kwame Eugene, Kenya’s Arrowboy, Uganda’s Ykee Benda, South Africa’s Tresor amongst others earned their first Afrimma Awards & Music Festival nomination.
This year, AFRIMMA has added a new category to the awards show, the AFRIMMA ACHIEVERS AWARD. This category will celebrate the feats of African stars in the fields of entertainment and sports.
Sunday October 7th, the grand Finale of AFRIMMA 2018 Awards & Music Festival will take place at the House of Blues Dallas. It promises to be another thrilling edition and probably the best so far. Every year, the bar is raised higher and African music fans can expect no less this year as African music stars align in Dallas, Texas to celebrate the beauty of the music and culture of the continent.
Ghanaian dancehall act Stonebwoy releases the official visuals to a song off his previously released “Epistles of Mama” album, titled “Mane Me”. The song features Mugeez, one half of R2Beez, and Nigerian singer Praiz. The video was directed by Adasa Cookey. Peep the visuals below!
Multi award winning Ghanaian rapper Sarkodie releases a brand new single, titled “Black Excellence”. On this one, Sarkodie celebrates some Ghanaian legends, addresses some current affairs in the country and advises the youth, among a number of other issues. The song was produced by NOVA. Check out the joint below.
Ghanaian rapper Sarkodie releases a brand new single, a love tune titled “Can’t Let You Go”. On this one, he features rising superstar singer King Promise. The song was produced by BlaqJerzee. Listen to, and download the joint below.