AFRIMA 2018: Daphne wins Best Female Artist Central Africa (Full Winners List)

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Cameroonian singer, Daphne has been crowned Best female Artist in Central Africa at the just ended All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA). But here’s the full list of winners below.

The 5th All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA) took place on Saturday night, November 24th at the Accra International Conference Centre, Ghana.

Cameroonian top music acts like Daphne, Rhythmz, Blanche Bailly, Prosper Menko bagged nominations in several categories alongside the likes of other major acts from Africa like South Africa’s Nasty C, DRC’s Fally Ipupa, Nigeria’s Davido, Tiwa Savage, 2Baba, Simi, Wizkid, Tanzania’s Diamond Platnumz; who were also recognized for a brilliance and consistency throughout the year.


Although most of the Cameroonian music acts lost out in their various categories, music superstar, Daphne made the country proud. She beat out her fellow colleagues; Charlotte Dipanda, Blanche Bailly and Shura to pick up ‘Best Female Artist in Central Africa’!

Nigeria’s music giant, Davido emerged as the biggest winner of the night, bagging home Africa’s ‘Artist of the year’ defeating the likes of Tiwa Savage, Nasty C and Diamond Platnumz.

Here’s the complete list of winners:

Best Female Artist Central Africa: Daphne – Cale

Best Male Artist Central Africa: Fally Ipupa

Best Female Western Africa: Tiwa Savage

Best Male Western Africa: Davido

Best Male Southern Africa: Nasty C

Best Female Southern Africa: Sheikena

Best Reggae Dancehall Artist: Stonebwoy

Best Male Artist Eastern Africa: Bebe Cool

Best Female Artist Eastern Africa: Betty G

Best Female Artist Northern Africa: Lena Maham

Best Male Artist Northern Africa: Hamza El Fadir

Artiste Of The Year: Davido – FIA

Album of the Year: Betty G – Wegegta

Song Of The Year: GuiltyBeatz, Mr. Eazi, Patapaa & Pappy Kojo – Akwaaba

Best African Collaboration: Guilty Beatz, Mr. Eazi, Patappa & Pappy Kojo – Akwaaba

Best African Rapper or Lyricist: Falz – La Fete

Best Male Artist (East Africa): Bebe Cool

African Revelation of the Year: Betty G

Best Artist/Group in African Contemporary: Kidi Ghana – Odo Remix ft Mayorkun & Davido

Best Artist/Group in African Dance or Choreography: Mr P – Ebeano 

Best African DJ: Afrotronix – OyO 

Best Duo/ Group/ Band: Toofan – Money

Best Artist/Duo/Group in African Hip Hop: M.anifest – Me Ne Woa ft King Promise

Best Artist/Duo/Group in African Pop: 2Baba – Amaka ft Peruzzi

Best Artist/Duo/Group in African Reggae & Dancehall: Stonebwoy – Hero 

Best Artist/Duo/Group in African RnB & Soul: Praiz – Champagne and Flowers

Best Artist/Duo/Group in African Traditional: Irene Namatovu – Nsambila Nyuma Nga Janzi 

Best Female Artist in African Inspirational Music: Sandra Nankoma – Kaddugala

Best Male Artist in African Inspirational Music: Sarkodie – Glory ft Yung 

Most Promising Artist in Africa: Kuami Eugene – Confusion

Producer of the Year: Fresh VDM – FIA 

African Fans Favourite: Nedy Music – Tanzania – One and Only Ft. Ruby

Best Artist/Duo/Group in African Rock:

  • Angelique Kidjo – Once in a Lifetime
  • Bebe Cool – Freedom
  • Betty G – Ere Manew
  • Fokofpolisiekar – Komma
  • Hoba Hoba Spirit – Jnouni
  • Maryam Saleh, Louca, Tamer Abu, Ghazaleh – Ekaa Maksour
  • Rash – Nitachange ft Ruff


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