Kenyan artists had a rather bad outing at the recently concluded All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA) held on Sunday night at the Eko Hotel and Suites in Victoria Islands in Lagos, Nigeria.
As usual, Nigerian artists won big as Kenya’s ten nominees returned home empty-handed.
Kenyan nominees included AFRIMMA winners Sauti Sol, Mercy Masika, Avril, Nyashinski, Victoria Kimani and Dufla Diligon. Others included: Kanyekiz, Evelyn Wanjiru, Denno and Papa Dennis.
Wizkid who won two awards at the MTV Africa Music Awards (MAMA) and the MTV EMA Europe awards a fortnight ago won the Artiste of the Year the year award.
Tanzania’s Diamond scooped three gongs for Best Male East Africa, Song of the Year- Utanipenda and Best Afropop artist.
See the Full List of Winners of the All Africa Music Awards – AFRIMA 2016 below:
- Best Male East Africa – Diamond Platnumz (Tanzania)
- Best Female East Africa – Cindy Sanyu (Uganda)
- Best Male South Africa – Black Coffee (South Africa)
- Best female South Africa – Sally Boss Madam (Namibia)
- Best Male Central Africa- Wax Dey (Cameroon)
- Best Female Central Africa- Bruna Tatiana (Angola)
- Best Male North Africa – DJ Van (Morocco)
- Best Female North Africa- Zina Daoudia (Morocco)
- Best Male West Africa – Flavour (Nigeria)
- Best Female West Africa – Aramide (Nigeria)
- Best Inspirational Female – Naomi Achu (Cameroon)
- Best Artiste/Dou/GroupBand in African Contemporary- Flavour (Nigeria)
- Most Promising Artiste- Amine Aub (Morocco)
- African Fans Favorite – Phyno (Nigeria)
- Song writer of the year – Unique (Uganda)
- Special Recognition Award- King Sunny Ade (Nigeria)
- Best Artist/Duo/Group African Hiphop- Stanley Enow (Cameroon)
- Best Artist/Duo/Group African Ragga & Dancehall- Patoranking (Nigeria)
- Best Artist/Duo/Group African Traditional music- Zeynab (Benin)
- Best Artist/Duo/Group African Electro -Such (Zimbabwe)
- Best Artist/Duo/Group African RnB – Henok & Mehari Brothers (Ethiopia)
- Best Artist/Duo/Group in African Rock -M’vula (Angola)
- Best African Jazz – Jimmy Dludlu (South Africa)
- Best African Group -VVIP (Ghana)
- Best African Collaboration – Mbilo Mbilo by Eddy Kenzo (Uganda) ft Niniola (Nigeria)
- Video of the Year – Dogo Yaro by VVIP (Ghana)
- Revelation of the year – Falz (Nigeria)
- Album of the year – Ahmed Soultan (Morocco)
- Song of the year- Utanipenda Diamond Platnumz (Tanzania)
- Artist of the Year -Wizkid (Nigeria)