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AFRIMA 2014 Davido, 2Baba, Olamide, others emerge as winners

The 2014 All Africa Music Awards, AFRIMA, brought together some of the best talents from the five regions of the continent

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The 2014 All Africa Music Awards, AFRIMA, brought together some of the best talents from the five regions of the continent to the 2014 main award ceremony held on Saturday, December 27, at the Grand Ballroom, Oriental Hotel, Lagos Nigeria.

Sizzling performances came from top African performing artistes such as 2Baba, Dear Zim from Zimbabwe; Wiyaala from Ghana; Radio and Weasel from Uganda; Bez, TemiDollface, Niyola, Timi Dakolo, Oritsefemi, Davido all from Nigeria among others.

Nigeria artistes also took home the highest number of trophies, 13 in total, with O.B.O crooner, Davido, carting away four of the coveted 29.3 carat gold-plated AFRIMA trophies. 2Baba won the Best African R’n’B & Soul category endorsed by Channel O, while Afrobeat creator, late Fela Anikulapo Kuti received the AFRIMA Legend Award. The legend award was presented by the Head of Culture Division, Social Affairs Department, African Union Commission, Mrs. Angela Martins (who also represented the AUC Chairperson at the awards ceremony) and received on Fela’s behalf by his first daughter, Yeni Kuti. Some presenters of awards for night include Rikki Stein, international adviser of AFRIMA (UK), Kenny Ogungbe (Nigeria), Delani Makhalima (Zimbabwe), Peter Mscheu (Tanzania), OJB Jezreel (Nigeria), Tee Mac (Nigeria), Ahmed Soultan (Morocco), Steve Ayorinde (Nigeria), Davina Green (Zimbabwe), Richmir Totah (Republic du Benin) among others.

2014 AFRIMA Winners List

Regional Categories

Best Female in Central AfricaLaurette La PerleDR CongoLembo La Mboka Ame
Best Male in Central AfricaFally IpupaDR CongoOriginal
Best Female artist in East AfricaVanessa MdeeTanzaniaCover
Best Male in East AfricaDiamond PlatinumzTanzaniaNumber One
Best Female Artist in North AfricaNoura Mint SeymaleMauritaniaTzenni
Best Male Artist in North AfricaAhmed SoultanMoroccoIt’s Alright
Best Female in Southern AfricaCindy MunyaviZimbabweParere Moyo

Best Male in Southern Africa


Heavy K feat. ProfessorSouth AfricaBeautiful War
Best Female artiste in West AfricaAngelique KidjoBeninShango Wa
Best Male Artiste in West AfricaDavidoNigeriaSkelewu

Continental Categories



Album of the Year


OlamideNigeriaBaddest Guy Ever Liveth
Song Writer of the YearOlawale Ashimi (Brymo)NigeriaDown

Best African Group/Duo/Band


Paul and Peter Okoye (P-SquareNigeriaPersonally

Best African Collaboration


D’Banj and Friends19 countries in AfricaCocoa Na Chocolate
Most Promising Artist in AfricaWiyaalaGhanaRock My Body

Best African Contemporary


Angelique KidjoBeninShango Wa
Best African ElectroMi CasaSouth AfricaJika
Best African Hip HopDavidoNigeriaAiye

Best African Pop



Best Afriacn Reggae, Ragga & Dancehall


Radio and WeaselUgandaBreath Away

Best RnB &Soul Brought To You By Channel O


2FaceNigeriaDance in the Rain
Best African Traditional Music



Yinka Ayanda







Best African Rock


Dear ZimZimbabweIndiana
Best Female Artiste in Inspirational MusicNikki LaoyeNigeriaOnly You
Best Male Artiste in Inspirational MusicBro. Philemon feat. MorrisGhanaIt is Well
Best VideoBez (Kemi Adetiba)NigeriaSay
Revelation of the African ContinentWiyaala feat. JupitarGhanaRock My body
Song of the YearDavidoNigeriaAiye
Producer of the Year

Don Jazzy


Robbie Malinga & Mojalefa Thebe



South Africa




Artiste of the YearDavidoNigeria 
AFRIMA Legendary AwardFela Anikulapo KutiNigeria 
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