Pay Shatta Wale and I one million Dollars each for a joint concert – Samini

A joint Samini and Shatta Wale concert would cost an event organizer at least two million Dollars.

The former speaking with DJ Advicer on Happy FM’s ‘Ayekoo’ show stated that it’s “big business” and that they owe the country a big concert.

“Between two of us, we still owe the country a big concert to prove that this is it, but this will involve a big budget and it’s a big business, give us each a million dollars,” explained Samini.

“That will be a full stadium so if an investor comes forward, I will perform, it’s a huge business and the venue would have to be the stadium because that is where fans from each party can be contained…Since it’s under renovation, we will be the first to use it once it’s done, or better still we can use the Fantasy Dome.

The two artistes have been going against each other for many years mainly over who is the king of Dancehall/Reggae genre in Ghana.

Shatta Wale, Stonebwoy, others earn 2018 Ghana Music Awards South Africa – SEE FULL LIST

Nominations for the 2018 Ghana Music Awards South Africa have been released.

Leading with the highest nominations is “One Corner” hit maker Patapaa Amisty with nine(9) nods.

The maiden edition of the Awards scheme comes off on November 3, 2018 in Pretoria, South-Africa

Below is the full Nominees of the maiden edition:

Ghana Music Awards South Africa

1 * GOSPEL ARTIST OF THE YEAR

JOYCE BLESSING

GIFTY OSEI

JOE METTLE

PATIENCE NYARKO

CELESTINE DONKOR

PRINCESS ROY

MAAME SERWAH

SONNIE BADU

OHEMAA MERCY

2 * PROMISING ARTIST OF THE YEAR

KOO KYIE

MACCASIO
KAY 9ICE
EFE KEYZ
WAKILI
DEM TINZ
XYLO
DHAT GYAL
AMERADO
CITIZEN WELKINS

KASIEBO
ADI GOVNOR
BRAYN THE MENSAH
ICONZY FIACK
DZIDU

3 * NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR

KIDI

KING PROMISE

KWESI ARTHUR

KUAMI EUGENE

WENDY SHAY

B4 BONAH

KELVIN BOY

PATAPAA

ESHUN

4 * BEST GROUP OF THE YEAR

VVIP

REGGIE AND BOLLIE

R2BEES

KECHE

EEIINATION

WUTAH

GALAXY

5 * HIP-LIFE ARTIST OF THE YEAR

KOFI KINAATA

CAPTAIN PLANET

KWESI ARTHUR

YAA PONO

PATAPAA

NII FUNNY

GASMILLA

QUATA BUDUKUSU

NERO X

6 * BEST RAPPER OF THE YEAR

SARKODIE

ENO BARONY

YAA PONO

TEEPHLOW

QUATA BUDUKUSU

MANIFEST

MEDIKAL

STRONGMAN BURNER

7 * BEST DJ OF THE YEAR

DJ VYRUSKY

DJ BLACK

DJ SWITCH

DJ CHAMPAGNE

DJ EXTRA

DJ NYCE

DJ MAXTA PRIME

ANDY DOSTY

DJ WOBETE

8 * BEST MUSIC JOURNALIST / BLOGGER OF THE YEAR

KWAME DADZIE

EBENEZER DONKOR

AMEYAW DEBRAH

ATTRACTIVE MUSTAPHA

ZION FELIX

DAVID MAWULI

CHRIS HANDLER

NII ATAKORA MENSAH

JONATHAN NII LARYEA

9 * MOST POPULAR SONG OF THE YEAR

ANGELA / WISH ME WELL – KUAMI EUGENE

MAAME HW3 – EBONY

AKWAABA – MR. EAZI

OBI AGYE OBI GIRL  – CAPTAIN PLANET

GRIND DAY RMX – KWESI ARTHUR

SHATTA WALE – GRINGO

ONE CORNER – PATAPAA

THAT THING -ARTICLE ONE

10 * HIGH LIFE ARTIST OF THE YEAR

BISA KDEI

KUMI GUITAR

KUAMI EUGENE

KIDI

DADA HAFCO

K.K. FOSU

FATAU KEITA

11 * BEST MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR

KING PROMISE

CHOIR MASTER

KIDI

KK FOSU

KUAMI EUGENE

LUTA

EPIXODE

MUGEEZ

12 * REGGAE / DANCE HALL ARTIST OF THE YEAR

STONEBWOY

EPIXODE

SAMINI

RUDEBWOY RANKING

BLAKK RASTA

SHATTA WALE

KELVIN BOY

MZVEE

13 * REGGAE / DANCE HALL SONG OF THE YEAR

SAMINI (MY OWN)

EPIXODE (KUTU)

STONEBWOY (BAWASABA)

SHATTA WALE (GRINGO)

EBONY (SPONSOR)

BLAKK RASTA (FLOWER IN THE SHOWER)

KAY DIZZLE (MURDER)

ESHUN (FA ME KOR)

RUDEBWOY RANKING (ORIGNAL RUDEBWOY)

14 * BEST COLLABORATION OF THE YEAR

YAA PONO X STONEBWOY (OBIAA WONI MASTER)

SAMINI X DEM TINZ (FAMA ME)

MR. EAZI FT PATAPAA (AKWAABA)

CAPTAIN PLANET X KOFI KINAATA (OBI AGYE OBI GIRL)

OBRAFOUR X SARKODIE (MOESHA)

SHATTA WALE X PATAPAA (BODI FI BODY)

PATAPAA X RAS CANN X MR. LOYALTY (ONE CORNER)

K.K FOSU X NEROI X (YENKODA)

KING PROMISE X MUGEEZ X SARKODIE (C.C TV)

ARTICLE WAN X PATAPAA (THAT THING)

DJ VYRUSKY FT SHATTA WALE AND KUAMI EUGENE ( ADWENFI)

15 * BEST PRODUCER OF THE YEAR

KING DEE (WUTAH – BRONYA)

MASTER GARZY (CAPTAIN PLANET – OBI AGY OBI GIRL)

PEEWEZEL (OSIKANI ABRANTIE – OBIA DON)

DATBEAT GOD (KIDI – ADIEPENA)

EYOH SOUNDBWOY (DEM TINZ – PRESSUER B3 FAWU)

EPHRIAM (KK FOSU – YENKODA)

GUILTYBEATZ (AKWAABA)

DANNY BEATZ (MEDEKUKU)

KILL BEAT (KING PROMISE – CCTV)

DR. RAY (FINAL SOLUTION – BLESSER)

TUBHANI MUZIK (STRONGMAN BURNER – MONSTER)

16 * BEST MUSIC VIDEO OF THE YEAR

KING PROMISE (CCTV)

STRONGMAN BURNER (BABY GIRL)

QATA BUDUKUSU (GINGER)

FANLY (LIVE WIRE)

SHATTA WALE (GRINGO)

MANTSE AY (NYAME WATSE)

CITIZEN WELKINS (MY BABY)

KAY DIZZLE (MURDER)

YPEE (MEYE GUY RMX)

17 * ARTISTE OF THE YEAR

PATAPAA

SHATTA WALE

EBONY

STONEBWOY

KUAMI EUGENE

CATEGORIES FOR GHANA MUSIC AWARDS SOUTH AFRICA

1* NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR

DOUPBOY LASKA

KAHPUN
KD BAKES

TYPHOON
AKU MERCY

2* BEST HI-LIFE ARTISTE OF THE YEAR

DRUMPIPO

AKU MERCY
POLAMO
KD BAKES

DISKYBOY
DJEEY PHILL

3* BEST MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR

DOUPBOY LASKA

STEVEN
NICHOLAS MENSAH
BEST MAN
BIG AFRO

4* BEST MUSIC VIDEO OF THE YEAR

DOUPBOY LASKA

YINKS
POLAMO
DJEEY PHILL

5* GOSPEL SONG OF THE YEAR

DRUMPIPO (LOBOLA)

HALAL AFRICA (WOSO)
MOHADI (CASANDRA)
ADAMO (LERATO)

6* MOST POPULAR SONG OF THE YEAR

DOUPBOY LASKA

DRUMPIPO
AKU MERCY (OBI)
DO LIKE I DO (FINAL SOLUTON)

7* RAGGAE / DANCEHALL SONG OF THE YEAR

DOUPBOY LASKA (NUN DEM READY)

HALAI AFRICA (FIRST LOVE)
ZION KING (BLACK CULTURE)
FLEXY (CRY FOR LIFE)

SHAKER PONZY (RIGHTEOUS)

8* SOUTH AFRICAN BASED MUSIC VIDEO OF THE YEAR

9PM

KD BAKES

YINKS
POLAMO

9* SOUTH AFRICAN BASED HIP-LIFE ARTIST OF THE YEAR

9PM

KD BAKES
POLAMO
YINKS
FINAL SOLUTION

10* SOUTH AFRICAN BASED BEST CLUB DJ OF THE YEAR

DJ ELEMENTO

DJ LUTHA
DJ CRAKK
DJ SHADOW
DJEEY PHILL

11* SOUTH AFRICAN BASED BEST COLLABORATION OF THE YEAR

AKU MERCY X MEDOSKY (OBI)

POLAMO X DJ MAPHORISA X DJ BUCKS (SMTHING ABT U)

DJEEY PHILL X DJ LESH (LOBOLA)
ADAMO X DEM TINZ (KINGS AND QUEENS)
C-TEA X FINAL SOLUTION (YOUR STYLE)

12* SOUTH AFRICAN BASED BEST CULTURAL AND LIVE BAND GROUP OF THE YEAR

DRUM PIPO

RICHARD BENYARKO
SANKOFA BAND
AGROBESO CULTURAL GROUP
ROOT AFRICA BAND

13* SOUTH AFRICAN BASED BEST GOSPEL ARTIST OF THE YEAR

CASANDRA

DRUMPIPO
HALAI AFRICA
ROOT AFRICA BAND

14* SOUTH AFRICAN BASED BEST PRODUCER OF THE YEAR

C-TEA

POLAMO

FRE-D
RICHARD BENYARKO
DRUMPIPO

15* SOUTH AFRICAN BASED ARTIST OF THE YEAR

AKU MERCY

KD BAKES
POLAMO
RICHARD BENYARKO
YINKS
FINAL SOLUTION

INTERNATIONAL CATEGORY FOR GHANA MUSIC AWARDS SOUTH AFRICA

1* BEST INTERNATIONAL ACT WEST AFRICA

PATORANKING

RUNTOWN
KISS DANIEL
TEKNO

2* BEST INTERNATIONAL ACT EAST AFRICA

JOSE CHAMELEON
NAVIO

EDDY KENZO
BEBE COOL
SHEEBA

3* BEST INTERNATION ACT SOUTHERN AFRICA

NC DREAD

D.J MAPHORISA
BABES WODUMO
LADY ZAMAR
WINKY D

Record labels in Ghana signing kid musicians not matured souls like me – Samini

Dancehall artiste Samini has said any notable Ghanaian record label signing artistes is primarily for ‘kids’ artistes.

In an interview with Kasapa Fm’s Kwame Bee on the ‘Di Wu Lane Mu’ show, the ‘My Own’ crooner confidently stated that any music entity with interest of signing him on to its label should have the requisite value.

According to him, he has invested so much resources and individually worked on his music career so will not agree to a deal that won’t benefit his brand as an artiste.

Though Samini indirectly referred to Zylofon Music, the Highgrade Family Boss praised the label for their great strides in the industry, something he never experienced during his heydays as a musician.

“There are some record deals you can’t say no to because I’ve built my brand single-handedly to this level… I’ve invested so much in this brand personally so if someone wants to partner with me, that person should have everything that it takes. I also think that a new label is doing very well when it comes to managing artistes in Ghana and that is unprecedented when I started as a musician. But such record labels are meant for the young artistes.” Samini told Kwame Bee

So far Zylofon Music has signed 6 artistes namely Stonebwoy, Shatta Wale, Becca, Joyce Blessing, Kumi Guitar and Obibini.

The label dwells in the creative arts industry with emphasis on producing international standards work and also give local artists platforms to expound on their talents.

SAMINI ON RECORD LABEL

PHOTOS: Shatta Wale discusses partnership with Italian Embassy

Ghanaian musician and the King of African dancehall, Shatta Wale, and his team on Monday 13th August 2018 paid a courtesy call on the Deputy Ambassador of the Embassy of Italy in Ghana, H.E Lorenzo Pinelli at the Embassy of Italy in Accra.

The musician who has been engaging with the relevant stakeholders to drive his youth empowerment initiative was at the embassy to have an insight into the operations of the embassy and also discuss possible areas of partnership with the embassy.

During the meeting, Shatta Wale expressed his desire to work with the embassy and its partners to address pertinent issues affecting both countries and also work on programmes to help strengthen and build the Ghanaian creative arts industry. He further highlighted his planned youth empowerment project aimed at building the capability of the youth to make them self-sufficient.

On his part, Mr Pinelli expressed his appreciation to Shatta Wale and his team for the visit and indicated the readiness of the embassy to collaborate with Shatta Wale at all times to pursue any project of mutual interest.

Italy and Ghana maintain excellent bilateral relations, consolidated by recent political missions at the highest levels.

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Corrupt Gov’t officials must be punished the ‘Rawlings way’ – Shatta Wale

A section of the public believe the court system in Ghana has given more Government officials and other public office holders the advantage to embezzle state fund without properly accounting for their deeds.

But, Ghanaian Dancehall artiste, Shatta Wale believes it’s about time corrupt government officials are made to test the full rigors of the law as ordinary citizens are made to go through for same misconduct.

Speaking with Starr Fm’s Giovani Caleb on Starr Drive, the Zylofon Music artiste said it would have been good if government appointees and public officers are subjected to corporal punishment to serve as a deterrent to others practicing same vices.

Shatta Wale shared his thought on how an ordinary person is jailed for many years for pilfering yet a government appointee who has misappropriated funds meant for good course is left off the hook.

According to him, the country will be a better and comfortable place to live in if officials working for Government are given tough punishments as in Former President, Jerry John Rawlings’ era.

“For me first I had always shared a view that if an officer steals the country’s money, he or she needs to be jailed or subjected to Rawlings’ type of punishment where the person is laid in public and given lashes. We’re leaving in a system where we are scared to speak the truth and that is our problem. When we really stand on our feet as youth and we say no to such corrupt acts in government, government officials will be very scared in deceiving us.” Shatta Wale told Starr FM

Lack of investors crippling music activities in Ghana – Keche

Music Duo Keche has said music business in Ghana keeps declining due to unwillingness on the part of investors to support music events and artistes with their resources.

In a recent disaccord between Chief Executive Officer Menzgold, Nana Appiah Mensah and Bank of Ghana regarding series of cautions to Menzgold Ghana Company Limited to desist from the act of deposit-taking, the hiplife group also added their voice, speaking in favour of Zylofon Media CEO.

The group in an interview with Andy Dosty on Hitz Fm, were disappointed in BoG for their continuous effort to drag the CEO of Zylofon Media into muddy waters.

Supporting Nana Appiah Mensah’s thought of investing into music, the hiplife duo expressed how the Ghanaian music industry has suffered in the past because individuals and corporate bodies have refused to invest in music.

Keche eulogized Nana Appiah Mensah for rescuing and financially supporting the ailing Ghana’s music industry with better structures.

“The music industry lacks investors. The CEO of Menzgold is doing a lot for the industry and for the youth. He is one investor we pray that God will give him the strength to do more for the industry.” Keche said

Keche is known to be one of the most consistent and versatile music groups in West Africa. Joshua is a rapper with the power of word play and Andrew is a songster with a silvery voice.

The BoG, in a public notice signed by Mrs Caroline Otoo, Secretary to Governor Dr Ernest Addison, said in spite of several of cautions to Menzgold Ghana Company Limited to desist from the act, it persists in its deposit-taking activity in breach of section 6(1) of the Banks and Specialised Deposit-Taking Institutions Act, 2016 (Act 930).

The Central Bank has cautioned the general public that anyone who transacts “any of the above-mentioned businesses with Menzgold Ghana Company Limited does so at his or her own risk,” and the Bank of Ghana will not be liable in the event of loss of investments of deposits.

However, In a social media post, Nana Appiah has responded to BOG’s claim, describing them as propagadist

He wrote;

TODAY’s JOKE: Bank of Ghana, so now you dey do propaganda? I beg paa “Tell Ghanaians exactly what happened with the 5 or so collapsed banks you duly LICENSED & SUPERVISED for years. Please don’t attempt to use our dear Menzgold to cover up. I beg make we think!

 

If Yaa Pono wants a collabo with me then he has to pay – Shatta Wale

Shatta Wale claims rapper Yaa Pono does not have a vision for his music career like he does.

Wale stated that latter sees the music industry as “something else” instead of a business.

“He disrespected me and some of these boys are not boys Ghana should be looking up to. They are not artists that have the vision that I have. Most of these Ghanaian artists should know if they try to fight me, they will all fall. Everyone is fighting me in the industry. I want people to know the God is looking after me,” explained Wale to DJ Advicer on Happy FM’s Happy ChatRoom.

“You know I had a problem with him but I want him to learn something because if you say you are an artist and you have beef with another person then you should know how to feed people with the beef because beef is food. If you want to beef me then you should also study me.”

“If he can afford it why not. This thing is business but artists like Yaa Pono see the music thing as something else. I’m a very serious person and people sometimes think its medicine but I make you think about me all the time. If he needs a song with me then he has to pay. He doesn’t know what he is doing even though he is a good artist.” was Wale’s response to the question of if he would ever collaborate with Pono.

Wale also spoke about his approach to making music.

“People should be humble and come so we learn together. It’s been long since Yaa Pono made a hit and people keep asking when he is releasing a hit. The hit he created will not go far. He should come and we will write a hit for him.”

WATCH: Shatta Wale kisses Shatta Michy to celebrate their re union

Recording artiste, Shatta Wale and the mother of his son, Shatta Michy shared an intimate moment during a recent taping of ‘The Late Afternoon Show’ hosted by Berla Mundi to celebrate their re union.

In the past few months, several media reports claimed that the two have gone their separate ways as a result of irreconcilable differences.

In a July 2018 interview, Wale stated that his relationship with Michy “is for life.” 

“Me and Shatta Michy? It is for life. Come on! She is my next artiste I’m going to produce… She is back home.” stated Wale to Giovani Caleb and Berla Mundi, hosts of Starr Drive on Starr 103.5 FM.

The ‘Low Tempo‘ act commended Michy for making an impact in his life.

“…cos I’ve experienced that. Let me just say like, for instance when people see Shatta Wale, they see me like this rugged, rowdy boy… who doesn’t know what he is doing. I’d say with the help of my partner around me, I’ve been able to put certain things on the table for myself. I feel women are more important in our lives.”

Watch below.

Shatta Wale’s songs are better than some gospel songs – Rev. Obofuor

The founder and leader of the Anointed Palace Chapel, Reverend Obofuor has said that songs by Ghanaian dancehall artiste, Shatta Wale are much better than some gospel songs.

The man of God expressed concern about how most gospel songs do not make any meaningful impact because those gospel artistes have refused to touch on relevant issues.

Rev. Obofour who is noted for singing Shatta Wale’s song during church service said most of Shatta Wale’s songs have better content than the most gospel songs.

According to him, most content of gospel songs do not inspire listeners. He added that he needs songs that will make him dance and also keep his congregation on their feet.

“Who is a gospel artiste? The message in the song is the most important thing. Dances performed in the clubs are also right here in church,” he said.

“Is Shatta Wale not a human being? Those who call themselves gospel musicians are engaging in sexual immorality,” he added.

Sarkodie, Shatta Wale, Stonebwoy, Efya, R2Bees, OTHERS bag AFRIMM Awards nominations

The 5th Edition of one the Biggest African Music Awards in Diaspora, All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMMA) 2018 Awards & Music Festival is fast approaching and the announcement of the nominees list is set to crank up the anticipation. Over the past one year African music stars from around the over 52 countries in the continent has put out beautiful musical works  and the board of AFRIMMA after a thorough and excruciating screening process has come up with these nominees.

African musical heavyweights like Davido, Wizkid, Fally Ipupa, Diamond Platinum, Ali Kiba, Khaligraph Jones , Mr Eazi,  J Hus, Hiro all  earn nomination gongs for a brilliant and consistent year. While fresh talents like Ghana’s Kuami Eugene, Kenya’s Arrowboy, Uganda’s Ykee Benda, South Africa’s Tresor amongst others also earn their first Afrima Awards & Music Festival nomination. This year , AFRIMMA has decided to add another category to the awards show — (AFRIMMA ACHIEVERS AWARD). This category would be celebrating the feats of African stars in the fields of entertainment and sports.

AFRIMMA 2018 Awards & Music Festival would be taking place at the prestigious ‘House of Blues’, Dallas, Texas on October 7th, 2018 and it promises to be another thrilling edition and probably the best so far. Every year, the bar is raised higher and African music fans can expect no less this year as African music stars align in Dallas, Texas to celebrate the beauty of the music and culture of the continent.

Check out the full nominees list below and head to www.afrimma.com to vote for your favorite artists.

Best Male West Africa
1. Wizkid – Nigeria
2. Tekno – Nigeria
3. Sarkodie   – Ghana
4. Davido – Nigeria
5. Toofan – Togo
6.  J Hus  – Gambia
7. Sidibe Diabate  – Mali
8. Stonebwoy – Ghana
9. Kiss Daniel – Nigeria
10. 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 Central Africa
Fally Ipupa – Congo
Hiro – Congo
Numerica – Cameroon
C4 Pedro – Angola
Locko – Cameroon
Maitre Gims – (Congo)
Naza – Congo
Puto Portugues – Angola
Anselmo Ralph – Angola
Kyaku Kyadaff – Angola
Best Female Central Africa
Yola Semedo  – Angola
Shan’l -Gabon
Neima – Mozambique
Rennis – Cameroon
Charlotte Dipanda- Cameroon
Nsoki – Angola
Daphne – Cameroon
Maria Andrade  – Cape Verde
Edmanzia  – Angola
Gasha  – Cameroon
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 Male North Africa
Saad El Majarid
Ihab Amir – Morroco
Chawki – Morocco
Khaled – Algeria
Mohammed  Abbas  – Egypt
Douzi  – Morocco
Amr  Diab – Egypt
Khaled – Algeria
Saber Rebai – Tunisia
Tamer Hosny – Egypt
Best Female North Africa
Kenza Morsli – Algeria
Ibtissam Tiskat – Algeria
Souhila Ben Lachhab – Algeria
Angham – Egypt
Latifa – Tunisia
Amani Swissi – Tunisia
Sandy – Egypt
Sarah Ayoub – Morocco
Samira Said – Morocco
Amal Maher – Egypt
Best African Group
Sauti Sol – Kenya
Mafikizolo- South Africa
Toofan – Togo
B26 – Angola
Mi Casa – South Africa
R2bee’s – 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
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 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 Lusophone
C4 Pedro – Angola
Mr Bow – Mozambique
Preto Show – Angola
Nelson Freita – Cape Verde
Anselmo Ralph – Angola
Maira Andrade – Cape Verde
Cakema – Sao Tome
Kyaku Kyadaff – Angola
Puto Portugues – Angola
Yola Semedo – Angola
Best Francophone
Stanley Enow – Cameroon
Fally Ipupa – Congo
Hiro – Congo
Toofan – Togo
Serge Beynaud – Ivory Coast
Dj Arafat – Ivory Coast
Daphne – Cameroon
Numerica – Cameroon
Maitre Gims – Congo
Locko – Cameroon
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