Burna Boy is AFRIMMA 2019 artist of the year

Written by on November 4, 2019

The Afrimma 2019 Awards & Music Festival literally shut down the city of Dallas as a plethora of African stars and fans descended on the historic city. It was a night of beauty, culture and most importantly a celebration of African music and talents on the world stage hosted by Basketmouth and Dj Poizon Ivy. The Afrimma weekend kicked off with the Demand Africa Presents Afrimma Music Panel on Friday October 25, with Richard Iroko as moderator and 2face, SlikkMuzik, KC, Cat Daddy and Queen Julie Endee amongst others as panelists.
Shortly after the panel, the Afrimma Fashion show held with African and International fashion brands strutting the runway to a packed house. Saturday, October 26, 2019 all roads led to The Bomb Factory for a night of magnificent performances and unforgettable memories. Some of the African stars on parade include Fally Ipupa, Ommy Dimpoz, Lisa Yaro, Daphne and more. Nigerian star Burna Boy was the biggest winner of the night bagging four awards Artist of The Year — Best Male West Africa, Song of the Year with Zlatan and best collaboration with Zlatan. Rema took home the Afrimma Video of The Year Award while Zlatan won Best Newcomer as well as Best Collaboration and Song of The Year alongside Burna Boy. Other winners include, Aya Nakamura – Best Female West Africa and Ommy Dimpoz – Best Male East Africa, Akothee from Kenya, Nandy from Tanzania, Toofan from Togo alongside the Nigerian duo of Rema, Zlatan as well as Congolese superstar Fally Ipupa provided unforgettable performances on a spectacular night.
AFRIMMA 2019 winners list
Best Female East Africa – Akothee
Best Collaboration – Burna Boy x Zlatan – Killing Dem
Afrimma Video of The Year – Rema – Dumebi
Best Lusophone – Nelson Freitas
Best New Act – Zlatan
Best Rap Act – Phyno
Best African Group – Toofan
Best Video Director – Sasha Vybz
Best Male Southern Africa – MasterKG
Best Francophone – DJ Arafat
Song of The Year – Burna Boy x Zlatan – Killin Dem
Best Male Central Africa – Fally Ipupa
Best Male East Africa – Ommy Dimpoz
Artist of The Year- Burna Boy
Radio/TV Personality of the Year -Willy Tuva
Transformational Leadership Award – Governor Hassan Ali Joho
AFRIMMA Community Leadership Award – Rep. Helen Giddings
AFRIMMA Community Impact Award – Prince Ned Nwoko
Best Female West Africa -Aya Nakamura
Best Female Central Africa – Daphne
Best Female Southern Africa – Sho Madjozi
Crossing Boundaries with Music Award – Davido
Best Gospel Artist – Mercy Chinwo
Best Dj Africa – Dj Man Renas
Best African Dj USA – Dj Poison Ivy
Music Producer of The Year – Kel-P
Best African Dancer – Izzie Odigie
Best Live Act – Diamond Platnumz
Best Male West Africa – Burna Boy

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