Locko, Montess win big at AFRIMA 2017 [Complete List of Winners]


Cameroonian singers, Locko and Montess are among this year’s big winners at the All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA). See complete list of winners below.

Both stars picked up major trophies at the 2017 AFRIMA, which took place at the Eko Hotel and Suits, Lagos on Sunday, November 12.

Locko won his first ever AFRIMA award for “Best Male Artist Central Africa” just like Montess who took home “Best Female Artist Central Africa”.

Nigerian music acts for the fourth time in a row again dominate the regional nomination categories of AFRIMA but that didn’t hamper Locko and Montess from taking home two babies.


Locko wins AFRIMA Awards Best Male Central Africa

Here is the full list of winners as the event progresses…

Central Africa (Best Female): Montess – Love Witta Gun Man (Cameroon)

Central Africa (Best Male): Locko – Supporter ft. Mr. Leo (Cameroon)

East Africa (Best Female): Nandy – One Day (Tanzania)

East Africa (Best Male): Henok & Mehari Brothers – Firkir Yishala (Ethiopia)

Southern Africa (Best Female): Thandiswa – Nontsokolo (South Africa)

Southern Africa (Best Male): Emtee – We Up (South Africa)

West Africa (Best Female): Tiwa Savage – All Over (Nigeria)

West Africa (Best Male): Wizkid – Come Closer f. Drake (Nigeria)

North Africa (Best Female): Menak Wla Meni (Morocco)

North Africa (Best Male): Wach Kayn Wader (Morocco)


Montess wins AFRIMA Awards Best Female Central Africa

ARTISTE OF THE YEAR: Wizkid (Nigeria)

AFRICAN FANS FAV: The Dogg (Namibia)

ALBUM OF THE YEAR: Eddy Kenzo – “Biology” (Uganda)

BEST AFRICAN COLLABORATION: Alikiba – ‘Aje’ ft M.I Abaga (Tanzania)

BEST AFRICAN CONTEMPORARY: Wande Coal – ‘Iskaba’ ft DJ Tunez (Nigeria)

BEST AFRICAN ELECTRO: Nsoki – ‘Africa Unite’ ft DJ Maphorisa, Paulo Alves (Angola)

BEST AFRICAN GROUP/DUO/BAND: Toofan – ‘Tere Tere’ (Togo)

BEST AFRICAN HIP HOP: Ycee – ‘Juice’ (Nigeria)

BEST AFRICAN JAZZ: Nduduzo Makhatini – ‘Igagu’ (South Africa)

BEST AFRICAN POP: Toofan – ‘Tere tere’ (Togo)

BEST AFRICAN REGGAE,RAGGA,DANCE-HALL: 2baba – ‘Holy holy’ (Nigeria)

BEST AFRICAN RnB AND SOUL: Alikiba – ‘Aje’ ft M.I Abaga (Tanzania)

BEST AFRICAN ROCK: Gilad – ‘Angel Uriel’ ft Omer Millo (Kenya)


Ewube performing at AFRIMA 2017, Lagos (Pulse.ng)

BEST AFRICAN TRADITIONAL: Halmelmal Abate – ‘Harar’ (Ethiopia)

BEST FEMALE INSPIRATIONAL: Asikey – ‘Earth Attack’ (Nigeria)

BEST MALE INSPIRATIONAL: Gilad – ‘Angel Uriel’ ft Omer Millo (Kenya)


SONG OF THE YEAR: Wizkid – ‘Come closer’ (Nigeria)

REVELATION OF THE AFRICAN CONTINENT: Shyn – ‘Resim Pitia’ (Madagascar)

PRODUCER OF THE YEAR: DJ Coublon – ‘Yolo Yolo’ by Seyi Shay (Nigeria)


AFRICAN LEGEND AWARD: Salif Keita (Mali) and Oliver ‘Tutu’ Mtukudzi (Zimbabwe)

VIDEO OF THE YEAR: Adasa Cookey – ‘Cooking Pot’ by Orezi

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  1. Bad Boy

    November 13, 2017 at 8:52 am

    Congratulations to them both
    Cameroon obosso!

  2. Pascal

    November 13, 2017 at 8:52 am

    Wow, congratulations

  3. EK

    November 13, 2017 at 8:53 am

    Congrats Locko.

  4. Palava Man

    November 13, 2017 at 8:54 am

    Congratulations to Locko.
    Who is Montess please?

  5. Bitchbox

    November 13, 2017 at 8:54 am

    Montess win as who? When did she last drop a song? Sorry, I am confused oh

  6. William

    November 13, 2017 at 8:55 am

    Congrats team 237

  7. dcoder

    November 13, 2017 at 8:55 am

    WE are getting there

  8. Baby

    November 13, 2017 at 8:56 am

    Congratulations Locko and Montess.
    We are proud

  9. Joyce

    November 13, 2017 at 8:56 am

    Its Ewubeeeeeee
    I love her dress. If thats really her.
    Congrats to the winners

  10. Yannis

    November 13, 2017 at 8:57 am

    Nice on Locko. Well deserved

  11. T-Lover

    November 13, 2017 at 8:57 am

    Locko is dope! Well deserved. But why was Montess nominated, talkless of winning?

  12. Constance

    November 13, 2017 at 8:58 am

    Montess win, na wa oh. Afrima don fall flat

  13. Vivian

    November 13, 2017 at 8:59 am

    Congratulations to our Camer winners. I am really happy for them both

  14. Lava Baby

    November 13, 2017 at 9:00 am

    Big congratulations to Locko.
    Dont understand why Montess was nominated when her last release was the year before this year in review. But congrats to her.
    Why didnt I see Mr. Leo anywhere?

  15. Ordette

    November 13, 2017 at 9:00 am

    Congrats to them

  16. Collet

    November 13, 2017 at 9:01 am

    Montess lastly sing when eh?
    Congratulations to Locko. He deserved it.

  17. Oga Money

    November 13, 2017 at 9:01 am


  18. Mbeng

    November 13, 2017 at 9:02 am

    Great job from Locko. More grease to his elbows

  19. Ndemba

    November 13, 2017 at 9:02 am


  20. Grace

    November 13, 2017 at 9:03 am

    Congratulations to our winners.
    Wait o i hear say Seyi Shey fall for stage… na true?

  21. James

    November 13, 2017 at 9:04 am

    For me Cameroon deserved better than just two awards… But congratulations to Locko and Montess for this year. Next year will be better for team 237

  22. Dominic

    November 13, 2017 at 9:05 am

    Congratulations Locko and Montess.

  23. Babylicious

    November 13, 2017 at 9:05 am

    Montess how noh massa?

  24. Its Me

    November 13, 2017 at 9:06 am

    Can you guys stop with the hate already? Did she give herself the award? Cameroonians and their stupidity.

  25. Gilbert

    November 13, 2017 at 9:07 am

    Montess na who? What has she done?

  26. Gloria

    November 13, 2017 at 9:07 am

    Montess… hmmmmm #speechless

  27. Miranda

    November 13, 2017 at 9:07 am

    Congratulations to our winners

  28. Christopher

    November 13, 2017 at 9:08 am

    Full list of winners long like river Nile…..
    Congratulations to Locko and Montess

  29. Yo Gotti

    November 13, 2017 at 9:09 am

    Congrats to them both.. Locko is a king

  30. Kendra

    November 13, 2017 at 9:09 am

    Both deserved their win. Congrats

  31. Mbamba

    November 13, 2017 at 9:10 am

    Ewube looked goooooood. Realy gooooood.
    Congrats Montess and Locko

  32. Erica

    November 13, 2017 at 9:10 am

    Haters ohhhhh chai!

  33. Ebangha

    November 13, 2017 at 9:11 am

    Montess is a winner! Full stop! If you dont agree go kiss transformer for Malingo

  34. Orock

    November 13, 2017 at 9:12 am

    Congratulations to them both. Well deserved. We need more International winners in this our country.

  35. Coco

    November 13, 2017 at 9:12 am

    Happy for them. Congrats

  36. Prudence

    November 13, 2017 at 9:13 am

    Locko is just amazing. Please come and take me

  37. Claude

    November 13, 2017 at 9:13 am

    Huge congrats to Locko. I mean, this guy is true, humble and very talented. Sorry, i dont really know the other winner but congrats to her

  38. OG

    November 13, 2017 at 9:14 am

    Montess win howwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww?

  39. Bladder

    November 13, 2017 at 9:15 am


  40. Loverboy

    November 13, 2017 at 9:15 am


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  42. sophia

    November 13, 2017 at 10:15 am

    pls who is montess?

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