Burna Boy crowned African Artiste of the Year (Photos)

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Burna Boy: wins African Artiste of the Year at AFRIMA 2019

Grammy 2019 Nominee, Burna Boy has added another honour to his burgeoning trophy chests by winning the African Artiste of the year at the 6th AFRIMA staged at Eko Hotel and Suites in Lagos on Saturday night.

The African Giant also won Best Male artiste in West Africa.

The yearly event, which was attended by Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed was almost marred by the absence of many of the Nigerian artistes who won awards, including Burna Boy.

Lai Mohammed speaks at the event

They were represented by their managers. In contrast, award winners from other regions in Africa turned up for the show.
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Wizkid bagged song of the year in Africa, with his song ‘Fever’. Tiwa Savage won Best Female Artiste in Western Africa. The award was collected by her manager.

Nadia Nakai

Seventeen year-old Nikita Kering also stole the show with two awards.

Nikita Kering

Some of the Winners:

Best Male Artist in Eastern Africa was one by Khaligraph Jones

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The Legend Awilo Logomba, was also recognised.

Also Tu Baba Idibia who entertained the audience, like Awilo, was also recognised with an award.

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Awilo Logomba performs at the event