AFRIMMA 2017 Awards: Oliver Mtukudzi and Salif Keita honoured

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Winners of the AFRIMMA 2017 Awards: Oliver Mtukudzi and Salif Keita honoured

The 2017 Africa Muzik Magazine Awards & Music Festival (AFRIMMA) honours music greats Zimbabwe’s Dr Oliver Mtukudzi and Mali’s Salif Keita in its 4th edition and numerous other African artists.



Africa Muzik Magazine Awards & Music Festival (AFRIMMA) 2017 formally known as the Annual African Muzik Magazine had it’s 4th Edition at the House of Blues in Dallas, Texas hosted by Basketmouth and Chipukeezy and featuring the best African acts.

Winners in this years edition of the awards are:

  • Best Male West Africa -Falz (Nigeria)
  • Best Female West Africa -Tiwa Savage (Nigeria)
  • Best Male East Africa – Diamond Platnumz (Tanzania)
  • Best Female East Africa – Victoria Kimani (Kenya)
  • Best Male Central Africa -C4 Pedro (Angola)
  • Best Female Central Africa – Nsoki (Angola)
  • Best Male Southern Africa– Cassper Nyovest (South Africa)
  • Best Female Southern Africa – Babes Wodumo (South Africa
  • Crossing Boundaries with Music Award – C4 Pedro (Angola)
  • Best Newcomer -Nsoki (Angola)
  • Artist of The Year – Davido (Nigeria)
  • Best DJ Africa – DJ Spinall (Nigeria)
  • Best African DJ USA – DJ Tunez (Nigeria)

Singer-songwriter Salif Keita from Mali performs on stage during the WrocLove Fest at the White Stork Synagogue in Wroclaw, Poland, 17 June 2015. EPA/Maciej Kulczynski

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  • Video of The Year -Fally Ipupa – Eloko Iyo Congo
  • Music Producer of The Year – Julz (Ghana)
  • Best African Dancer – Ghetto Triplets Kids – Uganda
  • Song of The Year – Davido – IF (Nigeria)
  • Best Lusophone – C4 Pedro (Angola)
  • Best Francophone – Fally Ipupa (Congo)
  • Best Sound Engineer – Sheyman (Nigeria)
  • Best Collaboration -Wizkid ft Chris Brown – African Bad Girl (Nigeria & USA)

AFRIMMA Facebook cover photo

  • Transformational Leadership Award – Engineer Noah Dallaji
  • Best Rap Act – Sarkodie (Ghana)
  • Dancehall Act of The Year – Timaya (Nigeria)
  • Best Video Director – Daps (Nigeria)
  • Best Male North Africa– Amr Diab (Egypt)
  • Best African DJ – DJ Spinall (Nigeria)
  • Best Gospel Artist -Nathaniel Bassey (Nigeria)
  • Best Group – Toofan – Togo
  • Best Female North Africa – Amani Swissi (Tunisia)

Notably Dr. Oliver Mtukudzi and Salif Keita received the AFRIMMA African Legend Awards for their contribution to the African music industry.


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