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South Africa's Shekhinah bagged two awards. Photo via Shekhinah on Instagram.

Here’s The Full List of Winners For The 2018 AFRIMA Awards

Here are the winners for the All Africa Music Awards.

The 2018 AFRIMAs (All Africa Music Awards) took place in Ghana on Saturday, and below is a full list of the winners:

See the full list of AFRIMA 2019 winners here.


REGIONAL CATEGORY

Best Female Artiste in Central Africa

Daphne (Cameroon)


Best Male Artiste in Central Africa

Fally Ipupa (DRC)


Best Female Artiste in Eastern Africa

Betty G (Ethiopia)


Best Male Artiste in Eastern Africa

Bebe Cool (Uganda)


Best Female Artiste in Northern Africa

Lyna Mahyem (Algeria)


Best Male Artiste in Northern Africa

Hamza El Fadly (Morocco)


Best Female Artiste in Southern Africa

Shekhinah (South Africa)


Best Male Artiste in Southern Africa

Nasty C (South Africa)


Best Female Artiste in Western Africa

Tiwa Savage (Nigeria)


Best Male Artiste in Western Africa

Davido (Nigeria)


CONTINENTAL CATEGORY

Album of the Year

Betty G (Ethiopia)


Artiste of the Year

Davido (Nigeria)


Best African Video

Sesan for "Gringo" by Shatta Wale (Nigeria)


Best African Act in Diaspora

Hazel Mak (Malawi)

Best African Collaboration

GuiltyBeatz, Mr. Eazi, Patapaa & Pappy Kojo (Ghana, Nigeria) for "Akwaaba"


Best Artiste Duo or Group in African Contemporary

Kidi (Ghana)


Best Artiste Duo or Group in African Dance or Choreography

Mr P (Nigeria)


Best African DJ

Afrotronix (Chad)


Best Artiste Duo or Group in African Electro

Master KG (South Africa)


Best Artiste Duo, Group or Band

Toofan (Togo)


Best Artiste Duo or Group in African Hip-Hop

M.anifest ft. King Promise (Ghana)


Best Artiste Duo or Group in African Jazz

Sibusiso Mashiloane (South Africa)


Best African Rapper or Lyricist

Falz (Nigeria)


Best Artiste Duo or Group in African Pop

2Baba (Nigeria)


Best Artiste Duo or Group in African Ragga, Reggae and Dancehall

Stonebwoy (Ghana)


Best Artiste Duo or Group in African R&B/ Soul

Praiz (Nigeria)


Best Artiste Duo or Group in African Rock

Maryam Saleh, Maurice Louca, Tamer Abu Ghazaleh (Egypt)


Best Artiste Duo or Group in African Traditional

Irene Namatovu (Uganda)


Best Female Artiste in African Inspirational Music

Sandra Nankoma (Uganda)


Best Male Artiste in African Inspirational Music

Sarkodie (Ghana)


Most Promising Artiste in Africa

Kuami Eugene (Ghana)


Producer of the Year

Fresh VDM (Togo)


Revelation of the African Continent

Betty G (Ethiopia)


Song of the Year

GuiltyBeatz, Mr. Eazi, Patapaa & Pappy Kojo "Akwaaba" (Ghana)


Songwriter of the Year

Shekhinah Donell, Amon Taulo Chibiya II (South Africa) for "Different" by Shekhinah ft. Mariechan


African Fan's Favorite

Nedy Music (Tanzania)

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26 Pioneers Inducted Into the South African Hip Hop Museum’s Wall of Fame

Here's the full list of inductees of the South African Hip Hop Museum's Wall of Fame.

On Thursday night, the South African hip-hop community gathered for a night of celebrating the culture and artform's pioneers and icons. The Hennessy Wall of Fame is the first phase of the South African Hip Hop Museum, which is still under construction.

The Wall of Fame consists of 26 names who have been instrumental in the growth of hip-hop in South Africa, from the likes of Prophets of da City, Godessa and Lance Sterh to younger artists like Cassper Nyovest, Da L.E.S and AKA.

Osmic Menoe, the founder of Ritual Media Group, the company behind the museum, the festival Back To The City and the South African Hip Hop Awards, shared that he felt hip-hop was running the risk of its story not being preserved and told by itself.

Osmic Menoe. Photo by Sabelo Mkhabela.

"It just scared me when meeting the younger generation and when you reference a POC, they were confused," he said in his opening speech during the event at Museum Africa in Newtown, Joburg. "When you tell them that we used to go a place in town called Le Club that opens at 12 when the sun's out and then Le Club closes at six in the afternoon, it sounded very weird because Taboo opens at six and closes the next day at six."

He added:

"So, to me, it made the most sense to say, why don't we preserve the same one's having a good one because it's changed a lot in our lives. It's changed my life. I know it's changed Bionic's life. I know it's changed Kenzhero's life. I can tell you for a fact it changed Vouks' life, [he] even has his own watch nowadays. When you look at people such as, like I say, Cassper, who's extending culture from where people like POC took it in the world tour."


Khomotso Ledwaba
, brand manager of Hennessy SA, said during the event:

"Our brand has become synonymous with hip hop culture around the world. Ever since first being uttered on a verse, Hennessy has featured in some 2500 songs and has made an indelible mark on the genre. To date, it's the most mentioned spirit not just in hip hop but in the broader music industry. From collaborations with Rakim, Nas, KAWs, Vhils and Shepard Fairey, to campaigns like the ever-popular Hennessy Artistry, we're deeply committed to hip hop culture. Our Wall of Fame is another way to champion the creatives making waves in the industry."

The Wall of Fame consists of multimedia information about each inductee. Photo by Sabelo Mkhabela.

The Wall of Fame will be updated every year, with new names being added. This year's inductees shared heartfelt speeches, with some sharing parts of their backstories in hip-hop. The producer, Thaso told the audience being inducted was "the biggest award of my whole career."

Below are the names of this year's inductees:

1. HHP (Rapper)

2. Pro Kid (Rapper)

3. P.O.C (hip-hop group)

4. Amu (Rapper and producer)

5. Ready D (DJ)

6. Skwatta Kamp (Rap group)

7. Gogga (Graffiti writer)

8. Falco (Graffiti writer)

9. Bionic (DJ and promoter)

10. Battlekat (Producer)

11. Cassper Nyovest (Rapper and promoter)

12. Godessa (Rappers)

13. Tumi (Rapper and record label owner)

14. Watkin Jones (Rapper)

15. Lee Kasumba (Radio hot)

16. Hymphatic Thabs (Rapper)

17. Osmic Menoe (Promoter)

18. Kenzhero (Promoter and DJ)

19. Lance Stehr (Record label owner)

20. AKA (Rapper)

21. Slikour (Rapper)

22.Da Les (Rapper)

23.Proverb (Rapper)

24.Thasso (Producer)

25.Emile YX? (Pioneer)

26.Kwesta (Rapper)




Shameema from Godessa. Photo by Sabelo Mkhabela.


Photo by Sabelo Mkhabela.


Thaso. Photo by Sabelo Mkhabela.


DJ Bionic. Photo by Sabelo Mkhabela.

The South African Hip Hop Museum is still under construction and will be opened in 2020.

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DMV-based visual artist Tenbeete Solomon also known as Trap Bob is a buzzing illustrator using her knack for colorful animation to convey both the "humor and struggle of everyday life."

The artist, who is also the Creative Director of the creative agency GIRLAAA has been the visual force behind several major online movements. Her works have appeared in campaigns for Giphy, Girls Who Code, Missy Elliott, Elizabeth Warren, Apple, Refinery 29 and Pabst Blue Ribbon (her design was one of the winners of the beer company's annual art can contest and is currently being displayed on millions of cans nationwide). With each striking illustration, the artist brings her skillful use of color and storytelling to the forefront.

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