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Daphne Njie was named as one the AFRIMA 2018 winners. The competition for the Africa Music Awards 2018 was highly contested by Cameroon’s nominees in the Best Female Artiste Central Africa category. You had Blanche Baily in “BonBon”, Charlotte Dipanda ft Yemi Alade in “Sista”, Shura “Allez Dire” and Daphne in “Jusqu’a La Gare”. Contestants from other countries included Amanda Malela (Democratic Republic of Congo) in “Kumama”, Anabela Aya (Angola) in “I Love You Bue”, Bruna Tatiana (Angola) in “Amo-te” and Iyenga (Democratic Republic of Congo) in “Sorry”.
At the end, Daphne emerged winner for the Best Female Central Africa Category with her song “Jusqu’à La Gare”. Fally Ipupa from the Democratic Republic of Congo won the Best Male Artiste Central Africa with his song “Mannequin” featuring Keback and Naz.
Overall, Davido who just retained the trophy for the Male Artist of Year at the NEA Awards 2018 on Saturday, November 10th 2018 in Washington, DC came out as the greatest among the AFRIMA 2018 winners. He won Artiste of the Year at this year’s AFRIMA Awards and the Best Male Artiste Western Africa while Tiwa Savage, a fellow Nigerian took the Best Female Artiste Western Africa. It should be noted that Tiwa Savage was also crowned Female Artiste of the Year at the NEA 2018 Awards.
Bebe Cool of Uganda added his name among the AFRIMA 2018 winners as he emerged the Best Male Artiste in Eastern Africa with his song “Freedom”. This is coming after fans of Eddy Kenzo attacked him for garnering votes for Bebe Cool who devalued Kenzo’s music awards and described his success as half-baked.
Daphne was the only contestant from Cameroon who emerged in the list of AFRIMA 2018 Winners as she came back home with a trophy. Cameroon was represented by 14 artistes and 1 group in a total of 27 nominations in various categories. They included Daphne Njie, Blanche Bailly, Charlotte Dipanda, Shura, Salatiel, Locko, Magasco, Chick Nick, Rythmz, DJ Zoumanto, Stephane Akam, Prosper Menko, Wazih, and Ko-C.
You can see the full list of AFRIMA 2018 Winners that took place in Accra Ghana below.
Best Female Artiste in Central Africa – Daphne / Cameroon / Jusqu’à La Gare
Best Male Artiste in Central Africa – Fally Ipupa / DRC / Mannequin Ft Keback & Naz
Best Female Artiste in Eastern Africa – Betty G / Ethiopia / Mengedegna
Best Male Artiste in Eastern Africa – Bebe Cool / Uganda / Freedom
Best Female Artiste in Northern Africa – Lyna Mahyem ft Medi Meyz /Algeria / Bye Bye
Best Male Artiste in Northern Africa – Hamza El Fadly / Morocco / Ya Mraya
Best Female Artiste in Southern Africa – Shekhinah / South Africa / Please Mr
Best Male Artiste in Southern Africa – Nasty C / South Africa / Jungle
Best Female Artiste in Western Africa – Tiwa Savage / Nigeria / Ma Lo Ft. Wizkid & Spellz
Best Male Artiste in Western Africa – Davido / Nigeria / Fia
ALBUM OF THE YEAR – Betty G / Ethiopia / Wegegta
ARTISTE OF THE YEAR – Davido / Nigeria / FIA
BEST AFRICAN VIDEO – Sesan / Gringo (Shatta Wale) / Nigeria
BEST AFRICAN ACT IN DIASPORA – Hazel Mak / Malawi / Jaiva Ft. Roberto & Tay Grin
BEST AFRICAN COLLABORATION – GuiltyBeatz, Mr. Eazi, Patapaa & Pappy Kojo / Ghana-Nigeria / Akwaaba
BEST ARTISTE, DUO OR GROUP IN AFRICAN CONTEMPORARY – Kidi / Ghana / Odo Remix Ft. Mayorkun & Davido
BEST ARTISTE, DUO OR GROUP IN AFRICAN DANCE OR CHOREOGRAPHY – Mr P. / Nigeria / Ebeano
BEST AFRICAN DJ – Afrotronix / Chad / OyO
BEST ARTISTE, DUO OR GROUP IN AFRICAN ELECTRO – Master KG / South Africa / Skeleton Move Ft. Zanda Zakuza
BEST AFRICAN DUO, GROUP OR BAND – Toofan / Togo / Money
BEST ARTISTE, DUO OR GROUP IN AFRICAN HIP HOP – M.ANIFEST FT KING PROMISE / Ghana / ME NE WOA
BEST ARTISTE, DUO OR GROUP IN AFRICAN JAZZ – Sibusiso Mashiloane / South Africa / Niza
BEST AFRICAN RAPPER OR LYRICIST – Falz / Nigeria / La Fête
BEST ARTISTE, DUO OR GROUP IN AFRICAN POP – 2Baba / Nigeria / Amaka Ft. Peruzzi
BEST ARTISTE, DUO OR GROUP IN AFRICAN RAGGA, REGGAE & DANCEHALL – Stonebwoy / Ghana / Hero
BEST ARTISTE, DUO OR GROUP IN AFRICAN R ‘N’ B & SOUL – Praiz / Nigeria / Champagne and Flowers
BEST ARTISTE, DUO OR GROUP IN AFRICAN ROCK – Maryam Saleh, Maurice Louca, Tamer Abu Ghazaleh / Egypt / Ekaa Maksour
BEST ARTISTE, DUO OR GROUP IN AFRICAN TRADITIONAL – Irene Namatovu / Uganda / Nsambila Nyuma Nga Janzi
BEST FEMALE ARTISTE IN AFRICAN INSPIRATIONAL MUSIC – Sandra Nankoma / Uganda / Kaddugala
BEST MALE ARTISTE IN AFRICAN INSPIRATIONAL MUSIC – Sarkodie / Ghana / Glory Ft. Yung
MOST PROMISING ARTISTE IN AFRICA – Kuami Eugene / Ghana / Confusion
PRODUCER OF THE YEAR – Fresh VDM / Togo / Fia
REVELATION OF THE AFRICAN CONTINENT – Betty G / Ethiopia / Ere Manew
SONG OF THE YEAR – GuiltyBeatz, Mr. Eazi, Patapaa & Pappy Kojo / Akwaaba / Ghana
SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR – Shekhinah Donell, Amon Taulo Chibiya II / South Africa / Different Ft. Mariechan
AFRICAN FANS’ FAVOURITE – Nedy Music / Tanzania / One and Only Ft. Ruby