AFRIMA unites Africa as Burna Boy, Wizkid, Tiwa Savage, others shine
Nov. 30, 2019
The 6th edition of AFRIMA (All Africa Music Awards) held in glittering fashion last week at the Eko Convention Centre of Eko Hotels and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria, with Nigerian music stars includ-ing Tiwa Savage; Burna Boy, Wizkid, Dj Spinall; Joeboy and others recording wins at the grand event.
At the event, which united Africa as one, some of the winners’ acceptance speeches brought tears and emotions, with Nadia Nakai from South Africa notably saying: “We are One Africa, we should use our voice to preach peace & unity and not hate and separation. Don’t give up on us because we haven’t given up on you.” Some of the winners who emerged from the 36 awards category include Kanvee Adams (Liberia), Stonebwoy (Ghana), Nasty C (South Africa), Owen & Tiana (Gabon),Salatiel (Cameroon), Manno Beatz (Chad), Aminix (Morocco), Nadia Nakai (South Africa), Mohamed Ramadan (Egypt), Nikita Kering (Kenya), Bráulio Alexandre (Angola), Director Kenny (Tanzania), Onesimus (Malawi), Abrham Belanyeh (Ethiopia), Rash (Kenya) and Hillzy (Zimbabwe). A mixture of joy and sober reflections filled the atmosphere as two of Africa’s living legends were bestowed with the 6th AFRIMA Legendary awards, with international Congolese music veteran, Awilo Longomba and Nigerian music icon, 2Baba honoured via a category dedicated to individuals who recorded a huge, positive impact on the world using their craft impact in the music, arts and culture industry. Nigeria’s Minister of Information and culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, represented by the Director-General of Nigerian Television Authority (NTA), Yakubu Mohammed, welcomed artiste and guests relating a feel-at-home treatment and promised hospitality during their stay in Nigeria. A major highlight of the 6th AFRIMA was the AFRIMA Music Village, with over 30 African superstars entertaining fans and music lovers at the 5,000 capacity Agege Stadium.