Nandy Beats Zuchu to Emerge Best East African Female Musician During 2020 Afrimma Awards
16 November 2020
[Photo Credit:Biggest Kaka]
By Paul A.
Tanzania’s Nandy has emerged as the best female musician in East Africa during the 2020 Afrimma virtual awards.
Nandy was competing alongside other musicians like Zuchu, Maua Sama, and Tanasha Donna.
While acknowledging the award, Nandy noted that the win was dedicated to fans who had voted for her.
“Speechless hi ni yenu mashabiki zangu bila nyie mimi sio kitu! Never let you down guys! Wewe kijana unaye niangalia kama mfano wa maisha yangu nakupa neno moja tu la maisha focus.... focus..... focus... kila kitu kitaenda sawa,” Nandy posted on Instagram.
On the other hand, Wasafi’s Zuchu emerged as the best new act in the continent.
She noted that it was a big honor to grab the win just seven months in the music industry.
“Miezi 7 nyuma kabla ya kutoka Nlikua najiongelesha kwenye vioo na spichi za ushindi wa tuzo Imagine leo sio tena ndoto from fake mirror speeches to a real award speech Alhamdulillah. asanteni sana East Africa mapokezi yenu ndo yameleta hii tuzo nawapenda sanaa ,” Zuchu posted on Instagram.
Elsewhere, WCB boss Diamond Platnumz was voted as the best male musician in East Africa.
The 2020 awards were held virtually due to travel restrictions imposed by the coronavirus.
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)