The stars sparkled brightly, the performances were electrifying, and the audience enjoyed a thorough feast of the different flavors of African Music. AFRIMMA 2021 ‘Flavors of Africa’ Edition was indeed a beautiful celebration of the Biggest African Music Award in Diaspora.

The virtual award ceremony was co-hosted by superstar Comedian Bovi and elegant screen goddess Tashara Parker and was live streamed to fans across the world. Tanzania’s Nandy, Zuchu, Kenya’s Sauti Sol, South Africa’s Focalistic, Nigeria’s Ladipoe and Ruger lighted up the ceremony with terrific performances. Mozambican star Dj Tarico and Yaba Buluku Boys as well as Soweto’s finest all put in enthralling performances.

  • Artist of The Year – Wizkid (Nigeria)
  • Best Male West Africa – Adekunle Gold (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 (Congo)
  • Best Female Central Africa – Mimie (Cameroon)
  • Best Male Southern Africa – Focalistic (South Africa)
  • Best Female Southern Africa – Elaine (South Africa)
  • Best Male North Africa – El Grande Toto (Morocco)
  • Best Female North Africa – Ruby (Egypt)
  • Best Newcomer – Ruger (Nigeria)
  • Best African Group – Sauti Sol (Kenya)
  • Best Collaboration – Focalistic (South Africa) x Davido (Nigeria) ‘Ke Star’ Remix
  • Afrimma Video of The Year – Flavour (Nigeria) x Diamond Platnumz (Tanzania) x Fally Ipupa (Congo) ‘Berna’
  • Best Gospel – Mercy Chinwo (Nigeria)
  • Best Live Act – Burnaboy (Nigeria)
  • Crossing Boundaries With Music Award – Wizkid (Nigeria)
  • Best Male Rapper – Olamide (Nigeria)
  • Best Female Rapper – Bombshell Grenade (Zambia)
  • Song of The Year – Wizkid (Nigeria) ft Tems (Nigeria), Justin Bieber (USA) ‘Essence’ Remix
  • Best Video Director – Director Kenny (Tanzania)
  • Best DJ Africa – Dj Big N (Nigeria)
  • Best African DJ USA – Dj Tunez
  • Best African Dancer – Soweto’s Finest (South Africa)
  • Best Lusophone – Calema (Sao Tome and Principe)
  • Best Francophone – Toofan (Togo)
  • Personality of the Year – Boity (South Africa)

Wizkid carted home the Artist of the Year and Crossing Boundaries With Music Award as well as Song of The Year with Tems and Justin Bieber for ‘Essence’. Focalistic won Best Collaboration with Davido and Diamond Platnumz bagged Best Male East Africa. Adekunle Gold and Simi made it a double slam winning Best Male West Africa and Best Female West Africa respectively.

The unique theme ‘Flavors of Africa’ draws inspiration from the diverse flavors found on the continent. Like the people, the food, and the culture, the music comes in different melodic flavors and this virtual ceremony was a musical experience of the different flavors of African music.