Nigeria shines as Davido, Wizkid, Burnaboy win big (FULL WINNERS LIST)

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On Sunday, Nigerian music stars received their due accolades at the eighth All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA) held in Dakar, Senegal.

It was themed in the Teranga edition, AFRIMA and was held from 12th – 15th January 2023.

The award ceremony witnessed a convergence of African superstars celebrating the best music from around the continent.

Ahead of the ceremony, AFRIMA President Mike Dada said, “This is such an exciting moment in African music, and we are proud of the way these artists have been able to cross over to several markets both on the home front and even globally.”

Highlights included performances from Psquare, and Black Sheriff, which lit up the

main awards ceremony at the 15,000-seat Dakar Arena in Dakar, Senegal.

The award ceremony was broadcast live on 104 TV stations in more than 84 countries around the world.

Davido was the star of the night as he won in five categories.

He won the ‘Best Male Artiste in African Inspirational Music’ for ‘Stand Strong’ and was also a recipient of Best African Pop for ‘High’ for his collaboration with Adekunle Gold.

His song ‘Champion sound’ also won him the ‘Best African Collaboration and Best Duo Group In African Electro’.

His collaboration with Tion Wayne on the single ‘Who’s true’ earned him the ‘Best Male Act in Diaspora’

Burna Boy won the Best Album and Best African Act awards, beating the likes of South African Kabza De Small, Didi B from Cote d’Ivoire and others to win the prize.


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Adekunle Gold won two awards: Best Act Group in African contemporary music and Best Act, Duo or Group in African Pop, for his song ‘high’ featuring Davido.

Wizkid took home the Best West African Act award.

Asake, who dominated in 2022 with an incredible run, emerged the Artiste of the Year.

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Full List of Winners

Best Male Artist in Central Africa
Artist Song Country
C4 Pedro Posa Angola
Dadju Ambassadeur DRC
Fally Ipupa Bloqué DRC
Innoss’B Mortel-06 DRC
Gaz Mawete 500 DRC
Matias Damasio Como Antes Angola
Ninho Jefe DRC
Roga Roga & Extra Musica Bokoko DRC
Tayc Dodo Cameroon
Tenor Ft. Innoss’B Mami Wata Cameroon
Best Female Artist in Central Africa
Asaba Mon Bebe Cameroon
Blanche Bailly Ft. Joeboy Mine Cameroon
Emma’a Encré Gabon
Espoir La Tigresse Abiane Gabon
Pérola Sincera Angola
Shay DA DRC
Vernyuy Tina Ndani Ya Cameroon
Zara Williams Ft. C4 Pedro Posa DRC
Best Male Artiste in Eastern Africa
Addis Legesse Enja Ethiopia
Bien (& Aaron Rimbui) Bald Men Anthem Kenya
Diamond Platnumz Ft. Zuchu Mtasubiri Tanzania
Eddy Kenzo Songa Uganda
Kassmasse Sewasew Ethiopia
King Saha Zakayo Uganda
Marioo Ft. Jovial Mi Amor Tanzania
Mbosso Ft. Costa Titch & Phantom Steeze Moyo Tanzania
Nyashinski Ft. Femi One Properly Kenya
Rayvanny Ft. Vjollca Pele Pele Tanzania
Best Female Artiste in Eastern Africa
Betty G Addis Semay Ethiopia
Tanasha Donna Maradonna Kenya
Frida Amani Fala Mimi Tanzania
Hewan Gebrewold Shemuna Ethiopia
C4 Pedro Posa Angola
Dadju Ambassadeur DRC
Fally Ipupa Bloqué DRC
Innoss’B Mortel-06 DRC
Gaz Mawete 500 DRC
Matias Damasio Como Antes Angola
Ninho Jefe DRC
Roga Roga & Extra Musica Bokoko DRC
Tayc Dodo Cameroon
Tenor Ft. Innoss’B Mami Wata Cameroon
Best Female Artist in Central Africa
Asaba Mon Bebe Cameroon
Blanche Bailly Ft. Joeboy Mine Cameroon
Emma’a Encré Gabon
Espoir La Tigresse Abiane Gabon
Pérola Sincera Angola
Shay DA DRC
Vernyuy Tina Ndani Ya Cameroon
Zara Williams Ft. C4 Pedro Posa DRC
Best Male Artiste in Eastern Africa
Addis Legesse Enja Ethiopia
Bien (& Aaron Rimbui) Bald Men Anthem Kenya
Diamond Platnumz Ft. Zuchu Mtasubiri Tanzania
Eddy Kenzo Songa Uganda
Kassmasse Sewasew Ethiopia
King Saha Zakayo Uganda
Marioo Ft. Jovial Mi Amor Tanzania
Mbosso Ft. Costa Titch & Phantom Steeze Moyo Tanzania
Nyashinski Ft. Femi One Properly Kenya
Rayvanny Ft. Vjollca Pele Pele Tanzania
Best Female Artiste in Eastern A



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