January 17, 2023
Nigerian singer and music producer Damini Ogulu (Burna Boy) has won the All-Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA) 2022 artiste of the year.
Burna Boy, absent during the award presentation in Dakar, Senegal, also won the award for the album of the year 2022.
The eighth AFRIMA tagged the ‘Teranga’ edition, had many Nigerian artistes win several categories of the award.
Davido won the best artiste duo or group in African Electro, the best male artiste in African inspirational music and the artiste with the best African collaborations.
Adekunle Gold got the best artiste duo or group in African pop, and Wizkid emerged winner of the best male artiste in West Africa. Ismael Lo from Senegal won the AFRIMA legend award, Brazil’s Anitta got the best global act award, and the best soundtrack in movies, series and documentaries went to Tems.
Azaya from Guinea emerged as the best artiste, duo or group in African traditional music. Cavemen featuring Made Kuti from Nigeria, got the award as the best African duo, group or band.
For the best male artiste in Northern Africa, ALA from Tunisia emerged winner, while Gutu Abera from Ethiopia won the best artiste duo or group in African Jazz.
Morocco musician, Faouzia, bagged the best female artiste in Northern Africa and the best African act in diaspora (female category). Fally Ipupa won the best male artiste in central Africa, while Teddy Afro from Ethiopia became the best artiste duo and group in African reggae, ragga and dancehall music.
African artistes, including PSquare, Fave, Black O, Black Sheriff, Diere, etc., entertained their fans with energising performances. (NAN)