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Here Are the Winners at the 2019 African Muzik Magazine Awards in Dallas

These are the big winners at this year's African Muzik Magazine Awards (AFRIMMA).

This is an article about the African Muzik Awards which took place in October. For the results of the 2019 All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA) winners, please follow this link.

The 2019 African Muzik Magazine Awards (AFRIMMA) took place over the weekend in Dallas, Texas.

The awards show hosted a lot of the biggest and brightest new African talent, with the likes of Fally Ipupa, 2Baba, Zlatan Rema, and many more in attendance. The show is not to be confused with the All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA) which is a seperate event taking place in November.

The big winners at the 2019 AFRIMMAs include Nigeria's Zlatan, who took home the Best Newcomer award and the Song of the Year award for "Killin Dem" alongside Burna Boy. Burna Boy also won the Artist of the Year award.

For the Best East African Male and Female awards, Tanzania's Ommy Dimpoz and Kenya's Akothee won big. In the Best Male Southern Africa categories, Master KG took home a trophy, while Fally Ipupa won for Best Male Central Africa.

Late Ivorian star DJ Arafat received a post-humous honor for Best Francophone, while Togo's Toofan won Best African Group. Phyno won Best Rap Act and his fellow countryman Rema won Video of the Year.

Additionally, 2Baba was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award.

See the full list of 2019 AFRIMMA winners below.


Best Female East Africa – Akothee

Best Collaboration – Burna Boy x Zlatan – Killing Dem

Afrimma Video of The Year – Rema – Dumebi

Best Lusophone – Nelson Freitas

Best New Act – Zlatan

Best Rap Act – Phyno

Best African Group – Toofan

Best Video Director – Sasha Vybz

Best Male Southern Africa – MasterKG

Best Francophone – DJ Arafat

Song of The Year – Burna Boy x Zlatan – Killin Dem

Best Male Central Africa – Fally Ipupa

Best Male East Africa – Ommy Dimpoz

Artist of The Year – Burna Boy

RADIO/TV PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR – Willy Tuva

Transformational Leadership Award – Governor Hassan Ali Joho

AFRIMMA COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP AWARD – Rep. Helen Giddings

AFRIMMA COMMUNITY IMPACT AWARD – Prince Ned Nwoko

Best Female West Africa – Aya Nakamura

Best Female Central Africa – Daphne

Best Female Southern Africa – Sho Madjozi

Crossing Boundaries with Music Award – Davido

Best Gospel Artist – Mercy Chinwo

Best Dj Africa – Dj Man Renas

Best African Dj USA – Dj Poison Ivy

Music Producer of The Year – Kel-P

Best African Dancer – Izzy Odigie

Best Live Act – Diamond Platnumz

Best Male West Africa – Burna Boy

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This Compilation Shines a Light On East African Underground Music

We talk to a few of the artists featured on the Music For the Eagles compilation from Uganda's Nyege Nyege.

Nyege Nyege, a label in Kampala, Uganda is channelling the confidence brimming over a whole continent. Africa is no longer the future. For dance music, its time is right now.

Music For the Eagles is a compilation released in conjunction with Soundcloud to showcase the best new acts that East Africa has to offer outside the mainstream. A new wave of artists firmly blasting non-conformist energy for you to spasm to. Music that takes you places. Otim Alpha's high BPM wedding frenzy of incessant rasping vocals accompanied by feverous violin will have you clawing the walls to oblivion. Anti Vairas' dancehall from a battleship with super galactic intentions doesn't even break a sweat as it ruins you. FLO's beautiful sirens call, is a skittish and detuned nursery rhyme that hints at a yearning for love but reveals something far more unnerving. Ecko Bazz's tough spiralling vocal over sub-bass and devil trap energy is an anthem that can only be bewailed. And Kidane Fighter's tune is more trance-like prayer. These are only some of the highlights for you to shake it out to.

We got to chat with a few of the artists featured on the Music For the Eagles compilation as they took a break from the studio below.

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