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6th AFRIMA: Burna Boy, Wizkid Lead Nigerian Winners

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Lovers of good music were thrilled to a night of musical bliss as the 6th edition of the All Africa Music Award (AFRIMA), climaxed on Saturday, November 23.

The award ceremony held at the Eko Convention Centre of Eko Hotels and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria maxed out with a colourful show.

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The Nigerian winning contingent was led by the duo of Burna Boy and Wizkid.

Burna Boy defeated Davido, Kizz Daniel, Wizkid, King Promise, Salif Keita, Shatta Wale, Sidiki Diabate, and DJ Arafat to emerge the Best Male Artist in Western Africa with the song ‘Ye’.

Tiwa Savage walked away with the award for the Best Female Artist in West Africa category defeating Aya Nakamura, Simi, Jossey, Kanvee Adams, Teni, Manamba Kante, Yemi Alade, MzVee, and Niniola.

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The Artist of the Year in Africa category was won by Burna Boy with the song ‘Gbona’. The self-acclaimed African Giant defeated nominees such as Aminux, Daphne, Davido, Diamond Platnumz, Nasty C, Prince Kaybee, Tamer Hosny and Wizkid.

2Baba picked the award for Best Artist, Duo or Group in African Contemporary category defeating Adil Assil, Fally Ipupa, Kerozen, Kizz Daniel, Mbosso, Salatiel, Salif Keita, Sjava, Tamy Moyo and Tiwa Savage.

Best African DJ category was won by DJ Spinall who defeated Black Coffee and David Guetta, DJ Africano, DJ Maphorisa, DJ Raybel, DJ Moh Green, DJ Neptune, DJ Tunez, DJ Zinhle, and RJ The DJ.

Other winners included Nigeria’s fast-rising star, Joeboy who won the category for Best Artiste, Duo or Group in African Pop defeating stars such as Diamond Platnumz, Fireboy DML, Magasco, Mlindo the Vocalist, Rema, Skiibii, Vanessa Mdee, Wax Dey, Yann’Sine. Kel P also went home with the award for Producer of the Year in Africa. The beatmaker defeated Mace, Nasty C, Prince Kaybee, S2Kizzy, Salatiel, Sarz, Shizzi, TH Productions, and Vusi Nova.

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Wizkid capped the winnings for Nigerian artistes with the Song of the Year in Africa category. He picked the award for the category with the song titled ‘Fever’ defeating Prince Kaybee, Davido & Chris Brown, Lokote, Naseny Leh, Burna Boy, Nasty C, Tetema and Umama.

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I Started DJ-Artiste Collaboration, Says DJ Humility

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DJ Humility has laid claim to starting collaborations between DJs and music artiste.

The chubby and dark-complexion disc jockey stated this while speaking on the importance of such collaborations.

“I am one of the few DJs that started the trend, but today, it’s a big thing and a good thing.

“Collaborations with other artistes make the DJs more relevant, and of course the artiste who doesn’t have a good song to push, collaborating with a DJ makes it great.”

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DJ Jimmy Jatt’s ‘Stylee’ released in 2016 featuring 2Baba, Mode 9, Elajoe, was one of the most famous and earliest collaborations between a DJ and music artistes.

 

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Flytime Music Festival: Burna Boy Joins List Of Stars

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Self-acclaimed ‘African Giant’, Burna Boy, has joined the list of stars billed to perform in the Flytime Music Festival.

The festival, which is a celebration of the promotion outfit’s 15th anniversary already has hip-hop legend Mase, Koffee, BoyzIIMen, Hot Girl Megan thee Stallion, ShowDemCamp, DRB Las Gidi, and Tiwa Savage.

Burna Boy, however, joins the list of artistes to perform at the festival, headlining the fifth day of the show billed for Eko Convention Centre on Wednesday, December 25.

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The festival will kick off on day one with Pepsi Rhythm Unplugged on Friday, December 20th, while day two will host a throwback concert featuring legendary RnB vocal group and international award winners, BoyzIIMen on Saturday, December 21.

Day three, December 22nd tagged Alternative Night will feature Hot Girl Megan thee Stallion as well as Nigeria’s top acts such as ShowDemCamp, DRB Las Gidi, and others.

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Universal Music’s Tiwa Savage takes the stage on day four on Monday, December 23rd, while Burna Boy will close the show on day five.

 

 

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Excitement Greets Wizkid’s ‘Soundman’ EP

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Fans of Nigerian musician, Wizkid, have reacted with excitement to his new EP, ‘Soundman’.

The ‘Fever’ singer dropped the 7-track EP yesterday without prior promotion ahead of its release.

‘Soundman’ comes as a surprise for the singer’s fans who hardly expected him to drop a body of work this late in the year.

The 7-track EP has songs such as Ease Your Mind’, ‘Thankful’, ‘Electric‘, ‘Cover Me’, Mine’, ‘Jam’ which features Jamaican singer, Chronixx; and ‘Blow’ featuring music producer, Blaq Jerzee. Also collaborating on the EP are DJ Tunez, and Kel P.

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