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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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