Friday, November 6, 2015

African Acts Light-Up Dallas for AFRIMMA 2015

Saturday, October 10 witnessed another inventory of African musical journey, with the Diaspora African Music Magazine Awards, AFRIMMA, holding sway at the historic Black Academy of Arts and Letters in Dallas, Texas, United States.
There is no gainsaying that in just two years, AFRIMMA has become another rallying point for African artistes, artiste managers, label owners and fans of African music from around the world, who converge on the Dallas-Forth Worth metropolis.
The red carpet was a sight to behold. And as one artiste performed after another, the crowd went into frenzy, setting the mood for the awards proper. Yet, at intervals, the thrill of musical performances, great choreography and comedy continued.
Adding verve to the show was co-hosts, Nigeria's Basketmouth and Uganda's comedy queen, Anne Kansiime.
Sliding into the business of the evening, the night was so much in favour of Diamond Platnumz, having won Best Male East Africa, AFRIMMA Video of The Year, and African Artist of the Year.
Winners also include Bracket for Alive - AFRIMMA Inspirational Song ft Diamond Platinum; Yemi Alade -Best Female West Africa; Vanessa Mdee -Best Female East Africa; Mani Bella-Best Female Central Africa; Kiss Daniel-Best Newcomer; Davido-Best Male West Africa; AKA -Best Male Southern Africa; Yuri da Cunha-Best Male Central Africa; Jidenna-Crossing Boundaries With Music Award; Wizkid's Ojuelegba-Song of The Year and Icha Chavons-Best Gospel Artist.
Others are Best Dancehall Artist – Patoranking Stonebwoy; Best Dance In A Video – Serge Beynaud – Okeninkpin; Best Collaboration – Aka ft Burnaboy, DaL.E.S and JR – All Eyes On Me; Legendary Award – Youssou Ndour; Best Traditional Act – Fla­vour; Best dancehall Artist – Stonebwoy; Best Dance In A Video – Serge Beynaud Okeninkpin; AFRIMMA Humanitarian Art­ist – 2face Idibia; Best Dance Group – Sauti Sol; and Best Dance Group – D3 dancers.

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