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Afrimma releases nomination list for 2018; Wizkid, Davido lead with highest nominations (Full list)



The 2018 Africa Muzik and Magazine Awards (AFRIMMA) is here again.

The nominee list has been released and it is packed with the biggest stars from all over the continent.

The event which is set to hold in October has regulars like Davido and Wizkid, but their competition this year is tight with music heavyweights from different countries vying for artiste of the year.

Other notable Nigerians on the list include Tiwa Savage, Flavour, Yemi Alade, Chidinma, Tekno, Mr Eazi, Kiss Daniel, and Simi, Timaya, Patoranking, Dj Cuppy.

A new category, ‘Afrimma Achievers Award’, has been added to celebrate the feats of African stars in entertainment and sports.

See the full list below.

Artist of The Year

Davido – Nigeria

Diamond Platnumz – Tanzania

Fally Ipupa – Congo

Wizkid – Nigeria

Cassper Nyovest – South Africa

Nasty C – South Africa

Flavour – Nigeria

Sarkodie – Ghana

MHD – Senegal/Gambia

Mafikizolo – South Africa

Best Male West Africa

Wizkid – Nigeria

Tekno – Nigeria

Sarkodie – Ghana

Davido – Nigeria

Toofan – Togo

J Hus – Gambia

Sidibe Diabate – Mali

Stonebwoy – Ghana

Kiss Daniel – Nigeria

Mr Eazi – Nigeria

Best Female West Africa

Tiwa Savage – Nigeria

Simi – Nigeria

Efya – Ghana

Adiouza – Senegal

Ebony – Ghana

Josey – Ivory Coast

Vivien Chidid – Senegal

Chidinma – Nigeria

Becca – Ghana

Yemi Alade – Nigeria

Best Male East Africa

Eddy Kenzo – Uganda

Diamond Platnumz – Tanzania

Harmonize – Tanzania

Ommy Dimpoz – Tanzania

Sauti Sol – Kenya

Khaligraph Jones – Kenya

Ali Kiba – Tanzania

Bebe Cool – Uganda

Nyashinski – Kenya

Juma Jux – Tanzania

Best Female East Africa

Victoria Kimani – Kenya

Vanessa Mdee – Tanzania

Leyla Kayondo – Uganda

Knowles Butera – Rwanda

Rema – Uganda

Akothee – Kenya

Nandy – Tanzania

Sheebah Karungi – Uganda

Juliana Kanyomozi – Uganda

Charly & Nina – Rwanda

Best Male Southern Africa

Tha Dogg – Namibia

Nasty C – South Africa

Emtee – South Africa

Roberto – Zambia

Cassper Nyovest- South Africa

Tresor- South Africa

EXQ – Zimbabwe

Jah Prayza – Zimbabwe

Shyn – Madagascar

Prince Kaybee – South Africa

Best Female Southern Africa

Ammara Brown – Zimbabwe

Busiswa – South Africa

Shekinah – South Africa

Mampi – Zambia

Lady Zamar – South Africa

Babes Wodumo – South Africa

Sally Boss Madam – Namibia

Shashl__ – Zimbabwe

Ice Queen Cleo – Zambia

Bucie – South Africa

Best African Group

Sauti Sol – Kenya

Mafikizolo- South Africa

Toofan – Togo

B26 – Angola

Mi Casa – South Africa

R2bees – Ghana

X-Maleya – Cameroon

Bracket – Nigeria

Navy Kenzo – Tanzania

Fancy Gadam – Ghana

Crossing Boundaries With Music Award

J Hus – Gambia /UK

Skepta – Nigeria / UK

Stormzy – Ghana/UK

MHD – Senegal/ France

Tobe Nwigwe – Nigeria

Brian Soko – Zimbabwe

French Montana – Morocco/USA

Wale – Nigeria /USA

Young Paris – Congo

Steff London – Caribbean /UK

Best Gospel

Frank Edwards – Nigeria

Gloria Muliro – Kenya

Beejay Sax – Nigeria

Papa Dennis – Kenya

Miguel Buila – Angola

Joe Mettle – Ghana

Icha Chavons – Congo

Willy Paul – Kenya

Nikkie Laoye – Nigeria

Winnie Mashaba – South Africa

Best Newcomer

Mayorkun – Nigeria

Kuami Eugene – Ghana

Distruction Boyz- South Africa

King Promise – Ghana

Tenor -Cameroon

Dice Ailes – Nigeria

Ykee Benda – Uganda

Arrow Boy – Kenya

Neru Americano – Angola

Afro B – Ivory Coast

Best Live Act

Flavour – Nigeria

Ali Kiba – Tanzania

Sauti Sol – Kenya

Stonebwoy – Ghana

Sidiki Diabate – Mali

Yemi Alade – Nigeria

Becca – Ghana

Burnaboy – Nigeria

Fally Ipupa – Congo

Jah Prayzah – Zimbabwe

Best Video Director

Justin Campos – South Africa

Patrick Elis- Nigeria

Dr Nkeng -Cameroon

Enos Olik – Kenya

Avalon Okpe – Nigeria

Godfather – South Africa

Clarence Peters – Nigeria

Prince Dovlo – Ghana

Sasha Vybz – Uganda

Unlimited LA – Nigeria

Best DJ Africa

DJ Spinall – Nigeria

DJ Joe MFalme – Kenya

DJ Black Coffee – South Africa

DJ Cuppy – Nigeria

DJ Dollar – Senegal

DJ D-Ommy – Tanzania

DJ Helio Baiano – Angola

DJ Crème Delacreme – Kenya

DJ Slim- Ghana

DJ Neptune – Nigeria

Best African DJ USA

DJ Tunez – Nigeria

DJ Wagura – Ethiopia

DJ Fully Focus – Kenya

DJ Deemoney – Nigeria

DJ Silent Killa – Carribeans

DJ Poison Ivy – Kenya

DJ Ecool – Nigeria

DJ Rell – Sierra Leone

DJ Buka – Nigeria

DJ Shinski – Kenya

AFRIMMA Video of The Year

Shatta Wale – El Gringo

Fally Ipupa – Mannequin feat Keblack & Naza

Falz – This is Nigeria

Wizkid – Soco

Diamond Platnumz ft Omarion – African Beauty

Toofan – Money

Runtown – Energy

Mayorkun – Cheche

Ali Kiba – Mvumo Wa Radi

Cassper Nyovest – Ksazobalit

Music Producer of The Year

Killbeatz – Ghana

Masterkraft – Nigeria

Dr Fizzo – Uganda

Eno Beats – Uganda

The Composers – Nigeria

Tweezy – South Africa

Tud Thomas – Tanzania

Sidiki Diabate – Mali

Kidomminant – Nigeria

Bebe Philip – Ivory Coast

Best African Dancer

Kaffy Dancequeen – Nigeria

The Grove – Angola

Sherri Silver – Rwanda

La Petite Zota – Ivory Coast

Manuel Canza Laurenzo – Angola

Moses Iyobo – Tanzania

Ghetto Triplet Kids(Uganda)

Dream Chaser Kids (Nigeria)

Dem3 – Ghana

Didi Emah – Nigeria

Best Rap Act

Shane Eagle – South Africa

Olamide – Nigeria

Zoro – Nigeria

Sarkodie – Ghana

Tha Dogg – Namibia

Casper Nyovest – South Africa

MHD – Senegal

Phyno – Nigeria

Nasty C – South Africa

Khaligraph Jones – Kenya

Best Collaboration

Tiwa Savage ft Wizkid – Ma Lo

Diamond Platnumz ft Neyo – African Beauty

Duncan Mighty x Wizkid – Fake Love

Heavy K ft Bucie, Wokwazi – Inde

Nasty C ft Runtown – Said

Kwesta ft Wale – Spirit

Fally Ipupa – Mannequin ft Kebzla & Naza

Major Lazer ft Dj Maphorisa , Ice Prince, Patoranking & Jidenna – Particular

Nsoki ft Rayvanny – African Sunrise

Dj Spinall ft Wizkid – Nowo

Song of The Year

Wizkid – Soco

Big Shaq – Man’s Not Hot

Davido – FIA

Distruction Boyz – Omunye

Diamond Platnumz ft Omarion – African Beauty

Afro B – Joanna (Drogba)

Nasty C & Runtown – Said

Duncan Mighty ft Wizkid – Fake Love

Major Lazer & Dj Maphoriza ft Ice Prince, Nasty C, Patoranking & Jidenna – Particular

Harmonize ft Diamond Platnumz – Kwangaru

Best African Dancehall/Reggae Act

Stonewbwoy – Ghana

Burnaboy – Nigeria

Shatta Wale – Ghana

Timaya – Nigeria

Samini – Ghana

Patoranking – Nigeria

Winky D – Zimbabwe

Yxng Bane – Congo/Angola

Wyre – Kenya

Takana Zion – Guinea

Afrimma Achievers Award

Luol Deng – South Sudan

Trevor Noah – South Africa

Lupita Nyongo – Kenya

Fatma Samoura – Senegal

Kamaru Usman – Nigeria

Serge Ibaka – Congo

Bismack Biyombo – DRC

D. J Mbenga – Congo DRC

Nigerian Bobsled Team

Djimon Honsou – Benin

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‘Nigeria Should Be A YouTube Channel Or A Netflix Movie’ – BBNaija’s Kimoprah





Reality TV star, Kimoprah, has likened Nigeria to a YouTube channel or a Netflix movie. The former BBNaija ‘Pepper Dem’ housemate took to her Twitter page to express that some of the events that have occurred in the past few days seem too unbelievable to be real.

In her words:

“This country is supposed to have a Youtube channel or be a movie on Netflix cos some things are just unbelievable You will wondering if they are real… God help us”

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She also weighed in on the COVID-19 palliatives stored in warehouses. To her, it is broad daylight robbery and greed to hoard what is meant to be shared to the masses.

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Toke Makinwa Blasts Lagos Lawmaker For Saying He Wanted To Share Looted Palliatives On His Birthday



Toke Makinwa
Toke Makinwa

Media personality, Toke Makinwa

Popular OAP, Toke Makinwa, has expressed her distaste for the Lagos Lawmaker, SOB Agunbiade, who said he wanted to share looted palliatives on his birthday.

The media personality cum actress and author took to her Twitter page to describe the actions of the Majority Leader of Lagos State House of Assembly as disgusting, adding that it is a means to profit off the poverty of the masses.

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In her words:

“Then someone said he was planning to share the palliatives on his birthday, I simply cannot can’t, my head is spinning from it all. How do you share what is rightfully ours on your birthday like as messiah saving the masses, you profit off their poverty? Disgusting. #endsars”

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‘We Need A Female President Now, More Than Ever’ – Actress Sylvia Oluchy



'We Need A Female President Now More Than Ever' - Actress Sylvia Oluchy
Actress Sylvia Oluchy

Actress Sylvia Oluchy

Nigerian actress, Sylvia Oluchy, has called for the need to have a female president in Nigeria. According to the actress, Nigeria is in dire need of a feminine and motherly touch.

She took to her Twitter page to share her views. She also touched on the fact that Nigeria has never had a female president, attributing it to the lack of success in many areas of the nation’s development.

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In her words:

“We need a female president now more than ever to run this country with feminine and motherly touch. Engaging only one gender is like using only half of your capabilities and ignoring the other half. You can never succeed that way! #EndSARS #EndBadGovernanceInNigeria”

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