With both the MTV European Music Awards and the All Africa Music Awards, all eyes turned to see who shall emerge victorious and in some form, everyone managed to snag a win.
Davido bagged his first two MTV European Music Award for the Best African Act and Best Worldwide Act prompting emotional celebrations from Angola where he performed as part of his ongoing African tour. He came in ahead of Wizkid, South Africa’s Nasty C and Babes Wodumo, Angola’s C4 Pedro and Kenya’s Nyashinki in the Best African Act category and trumped Stormzy, Lali, Baby Metal and more on the road to the Best Worldwide Act Award.
At the AFRIMA’s Wizkid emerged a big winner with three awards for the Best African Act, Song of the Year (Come Closer Featuring Drake) and Best West African Act (Male).
YCee, Simi, Tiwa Savage, Wande Coal and DJ Coublon were some of the other winners on the night with one award apiece.
Here’s the full winner’s list.
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 – “Iskaba”
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”