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Museke Online African Music Awards Winners

Check out the Museke Online African Music Awards Winners including Fally Ipupa and others.


Though we (sadly) missed out on Afrotainment's Museke Online African Music Awards last weekend, we were very excited to see the list of this year's winners. Big up to Kinshasa's Fally Ipupa (pictured above), Naija's 2Face IdibiaViviane, and P-Square! Check out Fally Ipupa and the rest of the winners below:

Artiste of the Year – Fally Ipupa

Best Male Artist – 2Face Idibia

Best Female Artist – Viviane

Best Group – P-Square

Best New Artist/Group – Jay Ghartey

Best Album – Didier Awadi’s Presidents d’Afrique

Voters’ choice award – Moh Dediouf

Best Video producer/director – Gelongal

Best Beat maker/audio producer – Don Jazzy

Best African Collaboration – Jukpa remix

Best Music Video – Sama Champion

Most popular song of the year – Fally (Sexy Dance)

Best DJ of the year – DJ Mixmaster Brown

Lifetime Achievement Award – Angelique Kidjo

Western Africa song of the year – Ce magik by Toofan

Northern Africa song of the year – Be winner by Fnaire

Central Africa song of the year – Sexy dance by Fally Ipupa

Eastern Africa song of the year – Songa mbele by Alpha

Southern Africa song of the year – Windeck by Cabo Snoop

African Diaspora song of the year – Voce me da – Clarisse Albrecht

Record of the year – positive African song – Bayi yoon

Best Religious song – A e phetete thato ya hao by Kabelo Eric

Best Reggae song – Marley by Youssou Ndour

Best Afro Hip-hop song – Away by VIP

Best Hip Hop song – Dans mon reve by Awadi

Best Afro-soul/RnB – Kele kele love by Tiwa Savage

Best Afro-Pop song – Shoga by Shaa

Best Afro-fusion – Be my man by Asa

Best Acoustic song – Boda boda by Maurice Kirya

Best Afro-Dancehall song – Plantain boy by Timaya

Best Alternative – Black girl, white boy by Stefan Ludik

Best Zouk – Proibido by Djodje

Best Afro-rhythms – Fima tollu by Viviane

Best Tribal House song – Zekete Zekete by Anges d’Afrik

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It's Fireboy's first time in the Big Apple — and in the US — and the rain that's pouring outside his hotel doesn't hinder his gratitude. "It's such a relief to be here, it's long overdue," he tells OkayAfrica. "I was supposed to be here last year, but Covid stopped that. This is a time to reflect and refresh. It's a reset button for me."

Olamide looks on, smiling assuredly. Since signing Fireboy to his YBNL Nation label in 2018, he's watched the soulful young singer rise to become one of Nigeria's most talked-about artists — from his breakout single, "Jealous," to his debut album Laughter, Tears & Goosebumps, hit collabs with D.Smoke and Cuppy, and his sophomore release, Apollo, last year.

Even while he shares his own latest record, UY Scuti, with the world, Olamide nurtures Fireboy's career with as much care and attention as he does his own, oscillating between his two roles of artist and label exec seamlessly. His 2020 album Carpe Diem is the most streamed album ever by an African rap artist, according to Audiomack, hitting over 140 million streams. When Olamide signed a joint venture with US-based record label and distribution company, Empire, in February last year he did so through his label, bringing Fireboy and any other artist he decides to sign along for the ride, and establishing one of the most noteworthy deals on the continent.

Below, Olamide & Fireboy DML speak to OkayAfrica about their mutual admiration for each other, what makes them get up in the morning and how they switch off.

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