African musicians are creating unique sounds that are matching that of the international market, recognizing and appreciating their efforts is always a great thing.

A host of African music superstars gathered last night at Eko Hotel & Suites in Lagos Nigeria for the 2017 edition of All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA).

The night was hosted by American singer of Senegalese descent, Akon with Nigerian artistes such as Wizkid, Tiwa Savage, Simi, 2Baba, Ycee etc walking home with laurels.

See the complete list of winners below:

Best Central African Act (Male) – Locko

Best Central African Act (Female) – Montess

Best East African Act (Male) – Eddy Kenzo

Best East African Act (Female) – Nandy

Best Southern Africa Act (Male) – Emtee

Best West African Act (Male) – Wizkid

Best West African Act (Female) – Tiwa Savage

Best African Collaboration – Alikiba feat M.I – (AJE)

Best Artist in African Rock – Gilad Millo (Kenya)

Best Artist or Group in African RnB & Soul – Alikiba feat. M.I – (AJE)

Best Artist or Group in African Contemporary: DJ Tunez feat. Wande Coal – (Isakba)

Best Artist or Group in African Raggae & Dancehall – 2Baba – (Holy Holy)

Best Artist or Group in African Hip Hop – Ycee – (Juice)

Best Artist of Group in African Pop – Toofan

Video of the Year – Orezi x Adasa Cookey – (Cooking Pot)

Best Female Artist in Inspirational Music: Asikey George

African Songwriter of the Year – Simi

Producer of the Year – DJ Coublon for Seyi Shay’s (Yolo Yolo)

Artist of the Year – Wizkid

Song of the Year – Wizkid feat. Drake – (Come Closer)

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