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Nikita Kering, Sauti Sol and Khaligraph Jones win big at Afrima 2019

By , People Daily Digital
Monday, November 25th, 2019 15:24 | 2 mins read
Nikita Kering

The sixth annual All African Music Awards (Afrima) took place over the weekend at the Eko Convention Centre in Lagos, Nigeria.

The event recognises African musical talent from various regions of the continent.

It was a memorable night for Kenyan musicians as Khaligraph Jones won the Best Male Artiste in East Africa, rock band Rash Band scooped the Best African Rock with their track Grave Robbers andboy band Sauti Sol won Album of the Year with Afrikan Sauce 

Seventeen-year-old singer Nikita Kireng collected two awards; Best Female Artiste in Eastern Africa and Revelation of the African Continent. 

Kering posted on social media: “WE DID IT!! Youngest ever Afrima nominee and now winner of; Best female in Eastern Africa and Revelation of the African continent! Thank you so much to all that took their time to vote!” 

Check below for the full list of this year's winners.

2019 Afrima winners:

·         Best Video Director Of The Year – Director Kenny, Tanzania

·         Best Artist, Duo or Group in African Rock – Rash, Kenya

·         Best Female Artiste Southern Africa – Nadia Nakai, South Africa

·         Revelation of the African Continent – Nikita Kering, Kenya

·         Best African DJ – DJ SPINALL, Nigeria

·         Best Male Artiste in Central Africa – Salatiel, Cameroon

·         Best Female Artist in Northern Africa – Nada Azhari, Morocco

·         Best Female Artist in Central Africa – Shan'L, Gabon

·         Best Male Artiste in Northern Africa – Amiinux, Morocco

·         Best Male Artiste in Eastern Africa – Khaligraph Jones, Kenya

·         Artist of the Year in Africa – Burna Boy, Nigeria

·         Best Artist, Duo or Group in African Contemporary – 2face Idibia, Nigeria

·         Best Male Artist in Southern Africa – Sjava, South Africa

·         African Fans' Favourite – Mohamed Ramadan, Egypt

·         Album of the Year in Africa – Afrikan Sauce by Sauti Sol, Kenya

·         Best African Act in the Diaspora – Manno Beats, ft. Afrotronix & Vox Sambou, Chad

·         Best Male Artiste in Western Africa – Burna Boy, Nigeria

·         Best Female Artist in Western Africa – Tiwa Savage, Nigeria

·         Best Female Artist in Eastern Africa – Nikita Kering, Kenya

·         Best Artist, Duo or Group in African Pop – Joeboy, Nigeria

·         Best African Collaboration – Nasty C ft. Rowlene

·         Best African Artist, Duo or Group in African Electro – Manno Beats ft. Afrotronix & Vox Sambou

·         Best African Duo, Group or Band – Sauti Sol, Kenya

·         Best African Dance or Choreography – Aminux, Morocco

·         Best Artist, Duo or Group in African Hip Hop – Nadia Nakai, South Africa

·         Best African Rapper/Lyricist – Nasty C, South Africa

·         Best Artist, Duo in Group in African Jazz – Owen & Tiana, Gabon

·         Best Artist, Duo or Group in African R&B & Soul – Hillzy, Zimbabwe

·         Best Artist, Duo or Group in African Reggae, Ragga or Dancehall – Stonebwoy, Ghana

·         Best Artist, Duo or Group in African Traditional – Abrham Belanyeh, Ethiopia

·         Best Female Artist, Duo or Group in African Inspirational Music – Kanvee Adams, Liberia

·         Best Male Artist, Duo or Group in African Inspirational Music – Onesimus, Malawi

·         Best African Video – Director Kenny, Tanzania

·         Most Promising Artiste in Africa – Bráulio Alexandre, Angola

·         Producer of the Year in Africa – Kel P, Nigeria

·         Song of the Year in Africa – Fever by Wizkid, Nigeria·         Songwriter of the Year in Africa – Kanvee Adams, Liberia

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