The second edition of the African Muzik Magazine Awards AFRIMMA took place this past weekend in Dallas and the whole city was brought to a standstill with the influx of fans and African music superstars. With wonderful performances from Yuri Da Cunha, Yvonne Chaka Chaka, Carlou D, Kcee and more, the star studded event in front of a sold out venue proved a true celebration of African music in Diaspora.
Hosted by African Comedy King Basketmouth and East Africa comedy Queen Anne Kansiime, guests were treated to an evening of fun, music, pomp and pageantry.
The Black Academy of Arts and Letters was the grand stage with eclectic performances from Angola’s Yuri Da Cunha, Senegalese Carlou D, Botswana’s Vee, Afropolitan Queen Yemi Alade, Tanzania’s Diamond Platnumz, Ommy Dimpoz and Vanessa Mdee. Other star performers on the night included Big A Entertainment star Teddy-A , STS Afrimma winner Tade Lasgiidii, South African rap lord Aka and the legendary Princess of Africa Yvonne Chaka Chaka.
Diamond Platnumz stunned on the night as he bagged the Best Male East Africa, Afrimma Video of The Year and big gong African Artist of the Year. Other Big winners include Aka from South Africa with Best Male South Africa and Best Collaboration for the song ‘All Eyes on Me’. Yemi Alade won Best Female West Africa while Davido won back to back Best Male West Africa and Ghana’s Stonebwoy won the Best Dancehall Artist.
Here is a full list of winners for Afrimma 2015
Best Male West Africa – Davido
Best Female West Africa Yemi Alade
Best Newcomer – Ommy Dimpoz
Best Male East Africa – Diamond Platnumz
Best Video Director – Godfather
Best Male Central Africa – Yuri da Cunha
Best Female East Africa – Vanessa Mdee
Best African DJ USA – Dj Simple Simon
AFRIMMA Video of The Year – ‘Nana’ by Diamond Platnumz ft Flavour
Best Male Southern Africa – Aka
Crossing Boundaries With Music Award – Jidenna
Song of The Year – Ojuelegba – Wizkid
Best Dancehall Artist – Stonebwoy
Best Dance In A Video – Serge Beynaud – Okeninkpin
Best Collaboration – Aka ft Burnaboy, DaL.E.S and JR – All Eyes On Me
Artist of The Year – Diamond Platnumz
AFRIMMA Inspirational Song – Bracket ft Diamond Platnumz – Alive *
Transformational Leadership Award – Botswana President, Lieutenant General Seretse Khama Ian Khama
Legendary Award – Youssou Ndour
Best Traditional Act – Flavour
Music Producer of The Year – Legendury Beatz
Best Female Central Africa – Mani Bella
Best Dance In A Video – Serge Beynaud Okeninkpin.
AFRIMMA Humanitarian Artist – 2face Idibia
Best Group – Sauti Sol
Best Dance Group – D3 dancers
Best African Dj – Jimmy Jatt
Best Rap Act – Sarkodie
Best Gospel Artist – Icha Kavons
More photos from the event below