Singer Muthaka Wins Best Female Artist In Eastern Africa At AFRIMA Awards

The 8th edition of AFRIMA, a first to be held in a French-speaking county concluded in Senegal over the weekend at the Dakar Arena, converging Africa’s best talent in the four-day event.

The live Awards ceremony televised to 104 TV stations in 84 countries around the world saw stars, as well as upcoming artistes in the continent, get a nod for their work.

Muthaka Wins Best Female Artiste in Eastern Africa

Over 9,000 entries were submitted for this year’s contest, an all-time high since the awards show’s inception in 2014.

Speaking on African music crossover to global markets AFRIMA’s , executive director Mike Dada said the success has been impressive.

“This is such an exciting moment in African music and we are proud of the way these artists have been able to cross over to several markets both on the home front and even globally,” said Dada.

In AFRIMA 2023 winners beat out more than 380 entries in 39 categories representing five regions in Africa as well as the diaspora.

In Best Female Artiste in Eastern Africa category, Kenyan Muthaka won with her song Sorry, beating Zuchu, Tanasha Donna, Nikita Kering, Nandy and more contenders.

Muthaka’s Advice to Kenyan Artists After AFRIMA Win.

Sharing her gratitude for the win, the singer wrote,

“This moment isn’t something I can properly articulate.”

The singer took the opportunity to share some advice with Kenyan artistes as well…

“I would like to share this with all Kenyan artists, and especially all female artists who write their own music.

It’s incredibly important to express what is in your mind and share what is in your heart even if it’s different from what everyone else is doing, what you have to give matters and no one can say it better than you can yourself.” Wrote Muthaka.