African artists gathered in Dallas, Texas for the annual African Music Magazine Music Awards (AFRIMMA).
Several Kenyan artists; Jaguar, Willy Paul, STL, Sauti Sol, Juliani among others were nominated for the prestigious award.
Well, either Kenyans don’t vote or our music must be shoddy in the ears and eyes of international audience. Only Sauti Sol and DJ Simple Simon managed to scoop a prize.
Kenyans were left to clap as Nigerians and Tanzanians dominated the list of winners. Diamond was the overall winner; the ninja carried home four awards that night.
Ohh! The Kenyan singing quartet bagged Best Dance Group.
See the full list of winners:
Best Dance Group – Sauti Sol
Best African DJ USA – Dj Simple Simon
Artist of The Year – Diamond Platnumz
Best Male East Africa – Diamond Platnumz
AFRIMMA Video of The Year – ‘Nana’ by Diamond Platnumz ft Flavour
AFRIMMA Inspirational Song – Bracket ft Diamond Platnumz – Alive *
Best Female East Africa – Vanessa Mdee
Best Male West Africa – Davido
Best Female West Africa- Yemi Alade
Best Newcomer – Kiss Daniel – Ommy Dimpoz
Best Video Director – Godfather
Best Male Central Africa – Yuri da Cunha
Best Male Southern Africa – AKA
Crossing Boundaries With Music Award – Jidenna
Song of The Year – Ojuelegba – Wizkid
Best Dance In A Video – Serge Beynaud – Okeninkpin
Best Collaboration – Aka ft Burnaboy, DaL.E.S and JR – All Eyes On Me
Transformational Leadership Award – Botswana President, Lieutenant General Seretse Khama Ian Khama
Legendary Award – Youssou Ndour
Best Traditional Act – Flavour
Music Producer of The Year – Legendury Beatz
Best Female Central Africa – Mani Bella
Best dancehall Artist – Stonebwoy
Best Dance In A Video – Serge Beynaud Okeninkpin.
AFRIMMA Humanitarian Artist – 2face Idibia
Best Dance Group – D3 dancers
Best African Dj – Jimmy Jatt