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The Winners of AFRIMMA 2021

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The 8th edition of the African Muzik Magazine Awards (AFRIMMA) dupped “The Flavours Of Africa” was held on December 12th, 2021, and was co-hosted virtually by Superstar comedian Bovi and screen goddess Tashara Parker. The Flavours of Africa edition had more than 240 nominated artistes in different categories across the African continent.

The AFRIMMA Round Table(the Flavours of Africa).
The AFRIMMA Round Table(the Flavours of Africa).

The AFRIMMA awards were founded on the principle of celebrating African music and African musicians, and the organization has constantly promoted African music on a global scale since its foundation.

After more than a month of online voting, the award trophies were finally presented to those who hoisted their country’s flag the highest in 2021. Below is the list of the winners of this year’s edition of AFRIMMA:

 

    1. WIZKID- Artiste Of The Year; It’s no doubt that this year has been an incredible one in the life and career of Wizkid. He’s reached heights in his career that no other African artiste has been able to reach over the years. He was nominated in this category alongside Burna Boy(Nigeria), Fally Ipupa(Congo), Diamond Platnumz(Tanzania), Aya Nakamura(Mali/France), El Grande Toto(Morocco), Tay-C(Cameroon), Dadju(Congo).
      Wizkid- Artiste Of the Year at AFRIMMA 2021
      Wizkid- Artiste Of the Year at AFRIMMA 2021

       

    2. OLAMIDE- Best Male Rapper; Once again, the Lagos rapper has proven his strength and influence by winning the Best Male Rapper category at the Afrimma 2021. He was nominated alongside other heavyweight rappers like- Sarkodie(Ghana), Moobers(Angola), Nasty C(South Africa), Khaligraph Jones(Kenya), Fik Fameica(Uganda), Phyno(Nigeria), and Yanga Chief(South Africa). Winning in such a category with all the big names is something to applaud.
      Olamide- Best Male Rapper, AFRIMMA 2021
      Olamide- Best Male Rapper, AFRIMMA 2021

       

    3. Bombshell Grenade- Best Female Rapper, AFRIMMA 2021; Bombshell Grenade from Zambia has beaten all of her counterparts to emerge the Best Female Rapper of the year. She was noùinated alongside- Nadia Nakai(South Africa) Sampa the Great(Zambia) Rosa Ree(Tanzania) Askia(Cameroon) Eno Barony(Ghana) Muthoni Drummer Queen(Kenya), Ms. Banks(Nigeria).
    4. Bombshell Grenade- Best Female Rapper, AFRIMMA 2021Bombshell Grenade- Best Female Rapper, AFRIMMA 2021
    5. EL Grand Toto- Best Male Northern Africa; The Morocco artiste emerged the winner of the “Best Male Northern Africa” category in the AFRIMMA 2021. He was nominated alongside; Baiti(Tunisia), Hamaki(Egypt), Saad Lamdjareed(Morocco), Soolking(Algeria), Mouh Milano(Algeria), Akram Hosny(Egypt).
      El Grande Toto- Best Male North Africa, AFRIMMA 2021
      El Grande Toto- Best Male North Africa, AFRIMMA 2021

       

    6. ELAINE- Best Female Southern Africa; South African singer Elaine emerged as the winner of the “Best Female Southern Africa” category. She was nominated alongside- DBN Gogo(South Africa), Ammara Brown(Zimbabwe), Lady Du(South Africa), Shashl(Zimbabwe), Sally BossMadam(Namibia), Gemma Griffiths(Zimbabwe), Edmazia(Angola). 
      Elaine- Best Female Southern Africa, AFRIMMA 2021
      Elaine- Best Female Southern Africa, AFRIMMA 2021

       

    7. FOCALISTIC- Best Male Southern Africa; Amapiano artiste DJ Focalistic from South Africa emerged the winner in the “Best Male Southern Africa Category. He was nominated alongside- Slap Dee(Zambia), Cassper Nyovest(South Africa), Shimza(South Africa), Jah Prayzah(Zimbabwe), Tha Dogg(Namibia), Sjava(South Africa), Anselmo Ralph(Angola). 
      Focalistic- Best Male Southern Africa, AFRIMMA 2021.
      Focalistic- Best Male Southern Africa, AFRIMMA 2021.

       

    8. SIMI- Best Female West Africa– Simi from Nigeria emerged as the winner of the “Best Female West Africa” category. She was nominated alongside- Adina(Ghana), Tiwa Savage(Nigeria), Zeynab(Benin), Yasmine(Guinea Bissau), Dior Mbaye(Senegal), Mz Vee(Ghana), Tems(Nigeria).
      SIMI- Best Female West Africa, AFRIMMA 2021
      SIMI- Best Female West Africa, AFRIMMA 2021

       

    9. ADEKUNLE GOLD- Best Male West Africa; The singer from Nigeria and husband to Simi also emerged the winner of the “Best Male West Africa” category in the 2021 AFRIMMA Awards. He was nominated alongside- Kidi(Ghana), Burna Boy(Nigeria), Davido(Nigeria), Wizkid(Nigeria), Rema(Nigeria), Wally Seck(Senegal), Sarkodie(Ghana). 
      Adekunle Gold- Best Male West Africa, AFRIMMA 2021.
      Adekunle Gold- Best Male West Africa, AFRIMMA 2021.

       

    10. MIMIE- Best Female Central Africa; The Cameroonian singer Mimie emerged as the winner in the “Best Female Central Africa” category. This is her first time winning this award. She was nominated in this category alongside- Coco Argentee(Cameroon), Shan’L(Gabon), Daphne(Cameroon), Mayra Andrade(Cape Verde), Liloca(Mozambique), Soraia Ramos(Cape Verde), Mimie(Cameroon), Blanche Bailly(Cameroun). 
      MIMIE, Best Female Central Africa, AFRIMMA 2021.
      MIMIE, Best Female Central Africa, AFRIMMA 2021.

       

    11.   FALLY IPUPA- Best Male Central Africa;  The Congolese Rumba artiste emerged the winner of the “Best Male Central Africa” category at the 2021 edition of AFRIMMA. He was nominated alongside- Gaz Mawete(Congo), Innos’ B(Congo), TayC(Cameroon), Dadju(Congo), Salatiel(Cameroon), Calema(Sao Tome), Ko–C (Cameroon).
      Fally Ipupa- Best Male Central Africa, AFRIMMA 2021.
      Fally Ipupa- Best Male Central Africa, AFRIMMA 2021.

       

    12. NANDY- Best Female East Africa; Nandy from Tanzania was crowned the winner of the “Best Female East Africa” category. She was nominated alongside- Nadia Mukami(Kenya), Vinka(Uganda), Zuchu(Tanzania), Sheebah Karungi(Uganda), Nikita Kering(Kenya), Tanasha Donna(Kenya), Knowles Butera(Rwanda)
      Nandy- Best Female East Africa, AFRIMMA 2021.
      Nandy- Best Female East Africa, AFRIMMA 2021.

       

    13. DIAMOND PLATNUMZ- Best Male East Africa; The Bongo Flavia superstar from Tanzania emerged as the winner of the “Best Male Eastern Africa” category. He was nominated alongside- Eddy Kenzo(Uganda), Ali Kiba(Tanzania), The Ben(Rwanda), Khaligraph Jones(Kenya), Gildo Kassa(Ethiopia), Otile Brown(Kenya), Meddy(Rwanda), Harmonize(Tanzania). 
      Diamond Platnumz- Best Male Eastern Africa, AFRIMMA 2021.
      Diamond Platnumz- Best Male Eastern Africa, AFRIMMA 2021.

       

    14. WIZKID ft TEMS ft JUSTIN BIEBER- Song Of the Year, AFRIMMA 2021. And Wizkid’s song “ESSENCE” featuring Tems and Justin Bieber was awarded song of the year. Other nominees in this category include- Focalistic x Davido – ‘Ke Star’ Remix, Ladipoe ft Buju – Feeling, Calema ft Perola, Soraia Ramos & Manecas Costa – Kua Buaru, Dj Tarico x Burna Boy – Yaba Buluku, Tay C – Le Temps, Naira Marley x Busiswa – Coming, Nviiri the Storyteller ft Bien – Niko Sawa. 
      Wizkid ft Tems ft Justin Bieber- Song Of the Year, AFRIMMA 2021.

       

    15. WIZKID- Crossing Boundaries With Music; Yet again, Wizkid bags another award in the “Crossing Boundaries with Music” category. He was nominated in this category alongside- Burna Boy(Nigeria), Aya Nakamura(Mali/France), Dave(Nigeria/UK), Wizkid(Nigeria), Headie One(Ghana/UK), S. Pri Noir(Guinea Bissau/France), Tems(Nigeria), Dadju(Congo).
      Wizkid- Crossing Boundaries With Music, AFRIMMA 2021
      Wizkid- Crossing Boundaries With Music, AFRIMMA 2021;

       

    16. FLAVOUR ft DIAMOND PLATNUMZ ft FALLY IPUPA- Video Of The Year;  The three artistes were awarded the “Best Video Of The Year” for their hit song “Berna” which is off Flavour’s album. Others nominated in this category include-  Tay C – Le Temps, Teni – Hustle, Mz Vee – Baddest Boss, Zuchu – Sukari, Ray Vanny x Innos’B – Kelebe, Rema – Bounce, Wizkid ft Tems – Essence.

      Flavour ft Diamond Platnumz ft Fally Ipupa- Video Of The Year, AFRIMMA 2021
      Flavour ft Diamond Platnumz ft Fally Ipupa- Video Of The Year, AFRIMMA 2021

17. RUGGER- Best New Comer; Nominated alongside Yaw Tog(Ghana), Black Sheriff(Ghana), Ayra Starr(Nigeria), Marioo(Tanzania), Kamo Mphela(South Africa), Nviiri the Storyteller(Kenya), Busta 929(South Africa), the young singer from Nigeria emerged as the winner for the “Best Newcomer” category.

Ruger- Best New Act, AFRIMMA, 2021
Ruger- Best Newcomer, AFRIMMA, 2021

18. MERCY CHINWO, Best Gospel Act. She was nominated alongside Joe Mettle(Ghana), Miguel Buila(Angola), Icha Kavons(Congo), Diana Hamilton(Ghana), DJ Kerozen(Ivory Coast), Tim Godfrey(Nigeria), Sinach(Nigeria) for this category.

Mercy Chinwo- Best Gospel Act, AFRIMMA 2021.
Mercy Chinwo- Best Gospel Act, AFRIMMA 2021.

19. DIRECTOR KENNY; Best Video Director. He was nominated alongside Dr. Nkeng Stephens(Cameroon), Deska Torres(Kenya), TG Omori(Nigeria), David Duncan(Ghana), Sasha Vybz(Uganda), Director Kenny (Tanzania), Dammy Twitch(Nigeria), Ofentse Mwase(South Africa).

Director Kenny- Best Video Director, AFRIMMA 2021
Director Kenny- Best Video Director, AFRIMMA 2021

20. TOOFAN- Best Francophone Artistes. They were nominated alongside; Dadju(Congo), Wally B. Seck(Senegal), TayC(Cameroon), Innos B(Congo), Aya Nakamura(Mali), Tenor(Cameroon), Gaz Mawete(RDC)

Toofan- Best Francophone, AFRIMMA 2021.
Toofan- Best Francophone, AFRIMMA 2021.

21. SAUTI SOL- Best African Group, AFRIMMA 2021. They were nominated alongside; Toofan(Togo), Calema(Sao Tome), Blaq Diamond(South Africa), Chelsy & Nsoki(Angola), Mi Casa(South Africa), B2C “Kampala Boys”(Uganda), Cavemen(Nigeria).

SAUTI SOL- Best African Group, AFRIMMA 2021.
SAUTI SOL- Best African Group, AFRIMMA 2021.

23. FOCALISTIC and DAVIDO- Best Collaboration, AFRIMMA 2021. Other nominees were; Dadju ft Tiskola – Dieu Merci, Flavour ft Diamond Platnumz x Fally Ipupa – Berna, Dj Tarico x Burna Boy – Yaba Buluku, Bella Shmurda x Zlatan – Cash App, Naira Marley x Busiswa – Coming, Diamond Platnumz ft Koffi Olomide – Waah, Serge Ibaka x Tay C – Leggo.

FOCALISTIC and DAVIDO- Best Collaboration, AFRIMMA 2021
FOCALISTIC and DAVIDO- Best Collaboration, AFRIMMA 2021

24. P.PRIME(Nigeria)- Music Producer Of The Year, AFRIMMA 2021. Also nominated in this category are; Kimamba(Tanzania), S2kizzy(Tanzania), Salatiel(Cameroon), London– (Nigeria), JazziQ(South Africa), Richie Mensah – (Ghana), Dj Maphorisa(South Africa)

P.PRIME- Music Producer of the Year, AFRIMMA 2021r
P.PRIME- Music Producer of the Year, AFRIMMA 2021

25. P.PRIME- Best Music Producer, AFRIMMA 2021

25. P.PRIME- Best Music Producer, AFRIMMA 2021
P.PRIME- Best Music Producer, AFRIMMA 2021

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