September 28, 2021
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AFRIMMA 2020 VIRTUAL AWARDS – View Winners List

2020 VIRTUAL AWARDS – View Winners List

When the organizing body for announced the theme of the 7th edition as ‘Destination Africa’, not many realized this was about to be the journey of a lifetime. History was made as the first African music awards to be held virtually aired on page. It was a fun experience, a musical journey into the different parts of Africa hosted by WFAA’s Tashara Parker.

Proudly sponsored by Majority official, the private jet took off in Dallas, Texas the spiritual home of the awards, touching down in West Africa, East Africa, Central Africa and Southern Africa. The performances were exuberant and colorful and left viewers yearning for more. Nigeria’s new school King gave an eclectic performance, Cape Verdean Soraia Ramos was an example in sonic beauty, while veteran showed why he is in African music. Some of the performers on the night include dance king Poco Lee, Congo’s Gaz Mawete, the Ugandan star Eddy Kenzo, South Africa’s rap and man of the moment Master KG.

South African sensation with the viral hits emerged the biggest winner of the night, bagging the Artist of The Year Award, Song of The Year, Best Male Southern Africa as well as Best Collaboration with on Jerusalema remix.

With their second consecutive year as the title sponsor of the awards and presenting sponsor of Artist of The Year, MAJORITY’s Co-founder and CEO, Magnus Larsson said “In light of all that we have collectively experienced this year, the 2020 Awards means more than ever before. As a community focused company, we are extremely proud of being part in realizing this one-of-a-kind celebration of African excellence and look forward to elevating more of the ambitions that shines a light on”.

There were simultaneous viewing parties in Dallas and Houston as the rest of the world joined in via YouTube. Anderson Obiagwu, Founder/CEO was filled with delight and stated “There were initial doubts about pulling this off, but seeing we pulled this off today fills me with so much joy and I want to express my appreciation to our sponsors, the team, the artists, dancers, video editors and everybody that played a part in making history today”. The 2020 experience is one that can only be described as mind-blowing, a journey of a lifetime into the sounds of Africa.

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is the biggest African music award ceremony in Diaspora that creates a platform to promote the diversity of African music. Every year, top African talents across the world come on the same stage to celebrate African culture and music. However, this year due to impact of the pandemic the award had to go virtual and it was an outstanding success. Check out full winner’s list below.

  2020 FULL WINNERS LIST

BEST MALE WEST AFRICA – Rema (Nigeria)

BEST FEMALE WEST AFRICA – Simi (Nigeria)

BEST MALE EAST AFRICA – Diamond Platnumz (Tanzania)

BEST FEMALE EAST AFRICA – Nandy (Tanzania)

BEST MALE CENTRAL AFRICA – Fally Ipupa (DRC)

BEST FEMALE CENTRAL AFRICA – Soraia Ramos (Cape Verde)

BEST MALE SOUTHERN AFRICA – Master KG (South Africa)

BEST FEMALE SOUTHERN AFRICA – Sho Madjozi (South Africa)

BEST AFRICAN GROUP – Umu Ibiligbo (Nigeria)

CROSSING BOUNDARIES WITH MUSIC AWARD – Boy (Nigeria)

BEST NEW ACT– Zuchu (tTanzania)

ARTIST OF THE YEAR – Master KG (South Africa)

BEST GOSPEL ARTIST – Mercy Chinwo (Nigeria)

BEST LIVE ACT – Flavour (Nigeria)

BEST MALE RAP ACT – Nasty C (South Africa)

BEST FEMALE RAP ACT – Eno Barony (Ghana)

BEST COLLABORATION – ft Zikode & Jerusalema Remix

SONG OF THE YEAR – ft Zikode – Jerusalema

BEST VIDEO DIRECTOR – TG Omori (Nigeria)

BEST DJ AFRICA – Cuppy (Nigeria)

BEST AFRICAN DJ USA – Fully Focus (Kenya)

VIDEO OF THE YEAR – ft Fally Ipupa – C’est Rate

PRODUCER OF THE YEAR – Kabza De Small (South Africa)

BEST AFRICAN DANCER – Poco Lee (Nigeria)

BEST LUSOPHONE – Calema (Cape Verde)

BEST FRANCOPHONE – Fally Ipupa (DRC)

BEST RADIO/TV PERSONALITY – James Onen (Uganda)

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