Kenyan Artists Represent At AFRIMMA 2016!

It was a top night for Kenyan acts at this year’s AFRIMMA awards ceremony

Sauti Sol, alongside Victoria Kimani, Akothee and Willy Paul had been nominated for a variety of gongs in the African Muzik Magazine Awards (AFRIMMA) –  the 3rd edition of one of the biggest platforms for African music in the Diaspora.

And we did pretty darn well!

The party went down in Dallas, Texas – and you know how Africans get down! Glitz and glamour was on show at the high profile event in one of the most popular touring destinations for African acts in the States.

The biggest, baddest names on the African music scene were battling it out in a number of super competitive categories that covered all the bases – from East to West,  North to South including Wiz Kid,  Davido and AKA. The Caribbean also received a shout!

Big up to Willy Paul who took the gong for Best Gospel and Akothee who nabbed the Best Female East Africa prize!

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She may not have won but Victoria Kimani was definitely out to slay!

It’s always great to see our artists on global stages – getting the recognition that they deserve. All four artists have made us uber proud over the past year. Here’s to shining a light on the 254 for the next year to come. Check out all the winners from this year’s event!

Best Male West Africa – Olamide (Nigeria)

Best Female West Africa – Efya

Best Male North Africa – Amr Diab

Best Female North Africa – Ibtissam

Best African DJ USA – Dj Dee Money

Best Male Central Africa – C4 Pedro

 Video of the year – Brother brother Bisa Kdei

Best Female Central Africa – Daphne

Music Producer of the year – Masterkraft

Best male South Africa – AKA

Best African Dancer –  Winner  Brenda Derry (Cameroon)

Best Female Southern Africa – Chikune

Best rap Act – Phyno (Nigeria)

Best African Group – Sauti Sol (Kenya)

Best collaboration – Reggae blues ( Harrysong, Kcee) Nigeria

Crossing boundaries with Music – Wizkid (Nigeria)

Song of the year – Tecno Duro (Nigeria)

Best Gospel Act – Willy Paul (Kenya)

Best Male East Africa – Diamond Platnumz ( Tanzania)

Artist of the year – Flavour ( Nigeria)

Best Newcomer – Harmonize (Tanzania)

Best Dancehall Act – Shatta Wale

Best Video Director – Patrick Elis

Carribean Artist of the year – Machel Montano.

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