Kenyan Musicians Lose Big at the 2020 AFRIMMA Awards
16 November 2020
[Photo Credit:Biggest Kaka]
By Lydia M Joshua
Kenyan artists had a disappointing outing in the 2020 AFRIMMA awards losing in all top categories.
The event which took place at 10pm on 15th November 2020, left all nominated artists from Kenya with zero awards.
Last year, Akothee won in the Best Female East African Artist category. This year she had been nominated in the same category together with celebrated Kenyan artists Nadia Mukami and Fena Gitu but the award landed to Tanzanian musician Nandy.
Other artistes who had been nominated under different categories in Kenya and lost included; Sauti Sol, Khaligraph, Otile Brown, Enos Olik, DJ Moh Spice, Willy M Tuva among others.
On a positive note, Nadia Mukami and Akothee represented Kenya well by delivering electrifying performances with their live bands at the event. Nadia delivered her performance for her hit song ‘Lola’.
AFRIMMA is a prestigious event that features top artists from Africa and gives them recognition for their artistry.
Here is the full list of AFRIMMA 2020 winners
BEST MALE WEST AFRICA – Rema (Nigeria)
BEST FEMALE WEST AFRICA – Simi (Nigeria)
BEST MALE EAST AFRICA – Diamond Platnumz (Tanzania)
BEST FEMALE EAST AFRICA – Nandy (Tanzania)
BEST MALE CENTRAL AFRICA – Fally Ipupa (DRC)
BEST FEMALE CENTRAL AFRICA – Soraia Ramos (Cape Verde)
BEST MALE SOUTHERN AFRICA – Master KG (South Africa)
BEST FEMALE SOUTHERN AFRICA – Sho Madjozi (South Africa)
BEST AFRICAN GROUP – Umu Ibiligbo (Nigeria)
CROSSING BOUNDARIES WITH MUSIC AWARD – Burna Boy (Nigeria)
BEST NEW ACT– Zuchu (tTanzania)
ARTIST OF THE YEAR – Master KG (South Africa)
BEST GOSPEL ARTIST – Mercy Chinwo (Nigeria)
BEST LIVE ACT – Flavour (Nigeria)
BEST MALE RAP ACT – Nasty C (South Africa)
BEST FEMALE RAP ACT – Eno Barony (Ghana)
BEST COLLABORATION – Master KG ft Nomcebo Zikode & Burna Boy Jerusalema Remix
SONG OF THE YEAR – Master KG ft Nomcebo Zikode – Jerusalema
BEST VIDEO DIRECTOR – TG Omori (Nigeria)
BEST DJ AFRICA – Cuppy (Nigeria)
BEST AFRICAN DJ USA – Fully Focus (Kenya)
VIDEO OF THE YEAR – Gaz Mawete ft Fally Ipupa – C’est Rate
PRODUCER OF THE YEAR – Kabza De Small (South Africa)
BEST AFRICAN DANCER – Poco Lee (Nigeria)
BEST LUSOPHONE – Calema (Cape Verde)
BEST FRANCOPHONE – Fally Ipupa (DRC)
BEST RADIO/TV PERSONALITY – James Onen (Uganda)