Tuface Idibia, popularly known as 2Baba and Burna Boy were among the artistes that won awards at the 6th All Africa Music Awards (Afrima).
According to Daily Post, Afrima, which was a four-day event held at Eko Hotel and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos, had 36 categories.
The publication said 2Baba won the award for Best African Artiste in African contemporary and a Special Recognition Award which he won with Awilo Logomba.
Burna Boy, whose African Giant album was recently nominated for Grammy carted home the award for Best Male Artiste (West-Africa) and Artiste of the Year award.
South African Malawian gospel artist Onesimus bagged the best male artist duo/group award, joining Hazel Mak who last year won the Best African Act in Diaspora accolade last year. The two are the only Malawians to win Afrima awards, although previously Wambali Mkandawire, Tay Grin and Lawi were nominated.
In an interview with our sister paper, The Nation, Onesimus, real name Sopani Kalua beamed: “This is something great and big for me. Although I was confident of winning, I knew anything could happen considering the quality of works from other artists in the category.”
South African rapper, Nasty C also won the awards of Best African Collaboration and Best African Lyricist.
Nadia Nakai from South Africa was also among the artistes that won two awards in the categories of Best Artiste in African Hip-Hop and Best Female Artist in Southern Africa.
17-year-old Nikita Hering from Kenya stunned the audience after carting away the awards for Best Female Artiste in East Africa and Revelation of the African Continent award.
Amiinux from Morroco also bagged two awards in the categories of Best Male Artiste in Northern Africa and Best African Dance or Choreography.
Also in the category of artistes that went home with two awards was the Kenyan group, Sauti Sol, who won the award for Album of the Year and Best African Duo, group or band.
Other artistes that bagged awards were :Ayodeji Balogun, popularly known as Wizkid, whose song, Fever, won the Song of the Year award and Tiwa Savage who won Best Female Artiste in West Africa.
Desmond Sodamola, a popular Nigerian DJ with stage name DJ Spinal, won the Best African D.J while Kelvin Peter (Kel P) won the Best Producer of the Year.
Kanve Adams from Liberia won the Songwriter of the Year award while Joseph Akinfenwa, popularly known as Joeboy won the award for Best Artiste in African Pop.
The event, which was hosted by South-African Host, Pearl Thusi and Comedian Eddie Kadi, saw the audience dancing to African music.
Some of the artistes that performed were: Teni, Joeboy, Skibbi, Sauti Sol, Nikita Kering and Awilo Longomba.