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.


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)


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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Interview: How Stogie T’s ‘Freestyle Friday’ Became a TV Show

Freestyle Friday started as lockdown content but is now a fully-fledged TV show on Channel O. In this interview, Stogie T breaks down why the show is revolutionary and talks about venturing into media.

When South Africa was put under a hard lockdown in 2020, Stogie T started Freestyle Friday to "make SA rap again." Freestyle Friday, hosted on Instagram, saw a different cohort of rappers each rap over the same beat picked by the veteran rapper. From niche and emerging rappers to some of the most notable names in South African hip-hop—the likes of AKA, Focalistic, Ginger Trill and several others all participated.

In the last few weeks, however, Freestyle Friday has found its way to cable TV. The show airs every Friday on Channel O, one of the continent's longest-running music TV channels. Freestyle Friday as a TV programme isn't just about freestyles, it's about the art of rapping and the music business, particularly SA hip-hop. Guests range from lyricists to record executives and other personalities aligned with the scene—Ninel Musson and Ms Cosmo for instance.

But Freestyle Friday is only the first media product Stogie T is working on as he is in the process of starting a podcast network, a venture in which he is collaborating with Culture Capital. In the Q&A below, Stogie T breaks down the relationship with Culture Capital, how the show moved from the internet to TV, why it's a revolutionary idea, touches on his venture into media and his future plans.

This interview has been edited for clarity and length.

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