Popular Nigerian musician, Ayodeji Ibraham Balogun popularly known as Wizkid stepped up to the stage at the 2017 edition of the All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA) held on Sunday at the EKO Hotel & Suites, Lagos to be awarded “Artiste of the year” amongst the three awards he received.
The Superstar Afrobeat musician was also awarded “Song of the Year” and Best West African award trumping Davido with whom the Ojuelegba rising artiste has always struggled with for bragging rights.
Some months back, Davido edged out Wizkid at the 2017 MTV EMA by winning the “Best African Act”.
AFRIMA 2017 saw Nigeria’s Tiwa Savage, Wizkid, YCee, Wande Coal, 2baba, Adasa Cookey and Orezi blaze the trail all night long.
Here is the full list of winners.
Best male artiste in Central Africa – Locko
Best female artiste in Central Africa – Montess
Best male artiste in Northern Africa – Shefi
Best female artiste in Northern Africa – Ibitssam Tiskat
Best male artiste in South Africa – Emtee
Best female artiste in South Africa – Thandiswa
Most influential African artiste – Neza
African fan favourite – The Dogg
Best African collaboration – Ali Beka
Best artiste in African jazz – Nduduzo Makhatini
Best artiste/group in African rock – Gilad Millo
Best in contemporary African RnB & soul – Eli Keba
Best Artiste in contemporary song – Wande Coal (Iskaba)
Best artiste in African reggae/dancehall – 2baba
Best artiste in African traditional – Halmelmal Abate
Best African hip-hop – Ycee
Best artiste in African pop – Tofaan
Best female artist in inspirational – Asike
Best male artiste in inspirational- Gilad
Video of the year – Orezi (Cooking Pot)
African legend award – Salif Keita and Oliver ‘Tutu’ Mtukudzi
Songwriter of the year – Simi
Best African group – Toofan
African discovery of the year – Shyfan
Producer of the year – DJ Cublon
Album of the year – Eddy Kenzo
Song of the year – Wizkid
Artiste of the year – Wizkid