Uganda wins at the AFRIMA’s in Lagos.

The 3rd edition of the All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA) took place in Lagos Sunday the 6th November 2016 in Lagos, Nigeria

The night saw Cindy Sanyu beat Yemi Alade, Evelyn Wanjiru (Kenya) and Sinachi (Nigeria) to win Best Female East Africa accolade but lost out to Patoranking (Nigeria) for the Best Artist/Duo/Group African Ragga & Dancehall gong

Eddy Kenzo won the Best Collaboration award for the Mbilo Mbilo rmx ft. Nigerian Niniola. they beat off competition from Tiwa Savage Ft Dr. Sid (Nigeria – If I Start to Talk) Sarkodie ft Pat Thomas (Ghana – Bra) who were in the same category

Song writer of the year award went to another Ugandan Unique For Navio’s hit single Njogereza fending off competition from Eddy Kenzo’s (Mbilo Mbilo) remix ft & Niniola (Nigeria)

The only other east African winner on the night was Diamond Platnumz from Tanzania who beat fellow East Africans Navio & Eddy Kenzo to the Best Male East Africa & Song of the year

Jose Chameleone, Bebe Cool, Irene Ntale, Juliana Kanyomozi were the other ugandan artists who come home empty handed.


  1. Best Male East Africa – Diamond Platnumz (Tanzania)
  2. Best Female East Africa – Cindy Sanyu (Uganda)
  3. Best Male South Africa – Black Coffee (South Africa)
  4. Best female South Africa – Sally Boss Madam (Namibia)
  5. Best Male Central Africa- Wax Dey (Cameroon)
  6. Best Female Central Africa- Bruna Tatiana (Angola)
  7. Best Male North Africa – DJ Van (Morocco)
  8. Best Female North Africa- Zina Daoudia (Morocco)
  9. Best Male West Africa – Flavour (Nigeria)
  10. Best Female West Africa – Aramide (Nigeria)
  11. Best Inspirational Female – Naomi Achu (Cameroon)
  12. Best Artiste/Dou/GroupBand in African Contemporary- Flavour (Nigeria)
  13. Most Promising Artiste- Amine Aub (Morocco)
  14. African Fans Favorite – Phyno (Nigeria)
  15. Song writer of the year – Unique (Uganda)
  16. Special Recognition Award- King Sunny Ade (Nigeria)
  17. Best Artist/Duo/Group African Hiphop- Stanley Enow (Cameroon)
  18. Best Artist/Duo/Group African Ragga & Dancehall- Patoranking (Nigeria)
  19. Best Artist/Duo/Group African Traditional music- Zeynab (Benin)
  20. Best Artist/Duo/Group African Electro -Such (Zimbabwe)
  21. Best Artist/Duo/Group African RnB – Henok & Mehari Brothers (Ethiopia)
  22. Best Artist/Duo/Group in African Rock -M’vula (Angola)
  23. Best African Jazz – Jimmy Dludlu (South Africa)
  24. Best African Group -VVIP (Ghana)
  25. Best African Collaboration – Mbilo Mbilo by Eddy Kenzo (Uganda) ft Niniola (Nigeria)
  26. Video of the Year – Dogo Yaro by VVIP (Ghana)
  27. Revelation of the year – Falz (Nigeria)
  28. Album of the year – Ahmed Soultan (Morocco)
  29. Song of the year- Utanipenda by Diamond Platnumz (Tanzania)
  30. Artist of the Year -Wizkid (Nigeria)