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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.

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Fans pay tribute to DJ Arafat at the site of his motorcycle accident in Abidjan. Photo: ISSOUF SANOGO/AFP/Getty Images

Hommage to DJ Arafat, the King of Coupé-Décalé

Celebrating the late Ivorian artist who helped birth francophone Africa's urban music scene.

News of DJ Arafat's death broke the morning of Monday, August 12th.

DJ Arafat was the ambassador of a music form popularized in Cote D'Ivoire but exported worldwide. Long before azonto, Nigerian music's command of air waves and the blanket term "afrobeats," he commanded Coupé-Décalé's fast percussion, vocals and dances. He gave birth to Francophone Africa's urban music scene.

A nation mourned. Europeans mourned. Africans worldwide mourned. Abidjan, his home, is said to have been cloudy all day.

Condolences poured out from far and wide: Ivorian Culture Minister, Maurice Kouakou Bandaman, President Alassane Ouattara, footballers Samuel Eto'o and Didier Drogba, musicians Burna Boy, Davido, Iyanya, MHD from a prison cell, Salatiel, Magic System's A'salfo, Serge Beynaud, DJ Mix Premier, his protégés Ariel Sheney and the group Kiff No Beat to name a few.

Fans cried and screamed in front of the hospital his body lay as well as his home. They chanted, "Il n'est pas mort" ("he isn't dead"). The King of Coupé-Décalé was gone.

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