AFRIMA : Wizkid, Cheque, Fireboy DML, Others Shine At 2021 Afrima Awards (FULL LIST)

The just concluded 2021 Afrima Awards saw the likes of Wizkid, Iba One, Fireboy DML, and others win the prestigious plagues.

The 2021 AFRIMA Awards, which was held in Lagos, celebrated the hardwork and dedication of musicians across Africa, and the likes of Wizkid, Iba One, Fireboy DML Fally Ipupa, and a whole lot more were honoured last night.

The All Africa Music Awards, an annual event founded by the International Committee AFRIMA in collaboration with the African Union to recognize and celebrate musical works, talents, and creativity across the African continent while promoting African cultural heritage, took place on November 21st, 2021 at the Eko hotel and suites in Lagos, Nigeria.

In a night filled with musical moments and artistic brilliance, hosted by Congolese-British comedian Eddie Kadi and South Africa’s Pearl Thusi, saw performances from the likes of DJ Tarico, Zuchu, Patoranking, Chike, Olakira, D’banj, Ladipoe and a host of others.

Malian singer and performing artist Iba One was the biggest winner of the night with four awards, followed by Nigerian Afrobeats poster-boy Wizkid, who scooped three awards out of four nominations, including the Artiste of the Year award. Nigerian sensational singer and songwriter Fireboy DML won two awards – African Fans’ Favourite, and Best Duo African Hip hop award alongside Penthauze signee Superboy Cheque for their smash tune ‘History’.

Iba One, with four awards, won Album of the Year, African Male Artiste in Inspirational Music, Best Song Writer and Best Male Artiste from Western Africa.

13-year-old gospel singer Shanah Manjeru was also part of the highlights of the night as she became the youngest holder of an AFRIMA Award, with a win in the Best African Female Artiste in Inspirational Music category.

Nigerian music production duo Legendary Beatz won the Best Producer of The Year, while Nigerian highlife singer Flavour won the Best Artiste or Duo in African Dance or Choreography alongside Diamond Platnumz and Fally Ipupa or their smash tune ‘Berna Reloaded’


Best African Female Artiste in Inspirational Music – Shanah Manjeru

African Male Artiste in Inspirational Music – Iba One

Best Artiste, Duo, or Group in African R & B Soul – Nikita Kering

Best Artist or Duo in African Dance or Choreography – Flavour, Diamond Platnumz, FallyIpupa

Best Female Artist in the Diaspora – Naomi Achu

Artiste, Duo, or Group in African Pop – Iba One

Best Group – Sauti Sol

Best Collaboration – Wizkid, Tems

Best African Rapper Lyricist – Elow’n

Best Female Artiste in Northern Africa – Manal Benchlikha

Best Male Artist in Northern Africa – Dizzy Dros

Best Male Artiste in Eastern Africa – Eddy Kenzo

Best Female Artist Central Africa – Shan L

Best Female Artist in East Africa – Nikita Kering

Male Artist Central Africa – Fally Ipupa

Best Male Southern Africa – Blaq Diamond

Best Male Artiste Western Africa – Iba One

Best Song Of The Year – Wizkid, Tems

Best Producer Of The Year – Legendary Beatz

Best Duo African HipHop – Fireboy, Cheque

Best African Dj – Sinyorita

African Fan’s Favorite – Fireboy DML

AFRIMA Artist of the Year Award – Wizkid

Album of the Year – Iba One

Song Writer of the Year – Iba One

Best in African Rock – Rash Band

Afrima Legend Award – Kofi Olomide


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