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Top 10 RICHEST Musicians In Nigeria And Their Net Worth – (2017)

In time past Nigerian parents rebuked their wards for dare dreaming about becoming musicians. You dare not harbor such thoughts talk more of telling your parents about it. You’ll get a good dose of the cane and rebuke.
Fast forward to the present, music is probably one sure way to earn a good fortune for yourself. ‘Music dey pay pass some white collar jobs these days’ and we all know these.

Some of of our artistes have been able to beat others to top the list of the richest Nigerian artistes. These values are estimated net worth (a realistic measure of wealth) and hence used to rank these artistes.

If your favorite is not on the list, there can only be one solution. They have to double their efforts to appear on the list next time.

Timaya

Ekperipapa 1 of Bayelsa Timaya is one of Nigeria’s to ten richest musicians. The dancehall king net worth comes from heavy booking fees, brand endorsement and not so much from music sales. Timaya is brand ambassador to Glo and Hennessy X. O. Cognac. His estimated net worth N1.1 Billion Naira


Iyanya

Iyanya who hails from Cross River State hit stardom after he won the maiden edition of MTN project fame. After that first shot at fame subsided, he bounced back with one of the biggest hit song in his career ‘Kukere’. Iyanya has been brand ambassador to MTN, Solo phones, Dunes Nigeria and Cross River State tourism ambassador. Iyanya’s estimated net worth is put at N 1.8 Billion Naira.


Banky W

Nigeria’s own king of R&B Banky W has a good share of the money generated in the music industry. A mentor to Wizkid, Banky is one of the longest serving brand ambassador for Samsung Africa. He is also ambassador to many multinational corporations and most importantly co-founder of EME records. All these and many more put his total estimated net worth at N2.3 Billion Naira.


Flavour


Chinedu Okoli, who is popularly known as Flavour is not only Nigeria’s king of contemporary highlife music, his fame runs through Africa. The dreadlocks sporting musician rakes in good cash performing at big events around Africa and overseas 3 – 4 times in a week all year long. He has backed many endorsement deals, one notably with NBC (Nigerian Breweries Company). The singer is valued at an estimated net worth of N2.5 Billion Naira.


Wizkid

Star boy! Wizkid who has been a big sensation on the Nigerian music scene cuts big checks yo! He is one artiste that doesn’t run short of endorsement deals, from MTN, to Glo, Pepsi etc. Wizkid who is now a bona-fide Sony Music act charges heavy fees to perform at shows. Wizkid is CEO of StarBoy Worldwide, his estimated net worth is N2.8 Billion Naira. His Sony Music deal excluded.

Davido


One time for OBO – Omo Baba Olowo). Since his entry into the Nigerian music industry, Davido has always shown he has loads of money, especially when you put in mind his Nigerian billionaire father. Well, besides his father’s mulla Davido rakes in millions for himself monthly. He is well known for his ostentatious lifestyle, a Sony Music act as well as Wizkid. Davido’s estimated net worth is N2.9 Billion Naira.


2face

2face who now prefers to be addressed as 2Baba is the most prominent of the defunct music group Plantashun Boyz. 2Baba has a music career spanning over 20 years and he has a lot of money in the bank to show for it. Aside his normal booking fees and numerous endorsements, 2Baba is a real estate investor. He owns the popular Rumours Night Club situated in Festac, Victoria Island and Ikeja. The ‘African Queen’ is valued at about estimated net worth of N4.5 Billion Naira.


D’banj

These days D’banj, one of Nigeria’s biggest music export is more of a shrewd business man. He is CEO of DB records and Koko Holdings. D’banj has a multitude of endorsements from United Nations, Bank of Industry, Slot etc. The ‘Oliver Twist’ crooner has an estimated net worth of N5 Billion Naira.


Don Jazzy

Don Jazzy who was a former partner with D’banj during the defunct Mo’Hits era makes number two spot. Now Don Jazzy is the CEO of the Mavin Records. Micheal Collins has had a good number of endorsement from Samsung to Johnny Walker. He has several investments and most recently his newest company Flobyt. The ace music producer is valued at an estimated net worth of N6.5 Billion Naira.


Psquare

Sitting on the top of the list is Africa’s most successful singing duo Psquare. The singers who are from Anambra State Nigeria, are highest earning Nigerian musicians. Booking Psquare for a show definitely cost a lot as the twin charge the highest fee. Much of their money comes from booking fees, mouth watering endorsement deals, music sales and other investments. Psquare are highest grossing Nigerian artistes on YouTube. The ‘Bank Alert’ crooners own multi-million naira homes in of the best neighbourhood in Lagos. The estimated net worth of the singing twins is put at an impressive N15 Billion Naira.

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Meet The First Nigeria Female Pilot – Captain Chinyere Kalu

Meet The First Nigeria Female Pilot - Captain Chinyere Kalu
Meet The First Nigeria Female Pilot – Captain Chinyere Kalu
Captain Chinyere Kalu was born in 1970. She is the first female pilot in Nigeria. A woman grew up in a very supportive big family. She decided to begin her career in Aviation because of her adventurous aunt. Her aunt was well famous for traveling abroad a lot of times. They had the matriarch in their family, so her aunt approved Chinyere’s decision and so a lady began her career into aviation.

The first female Nigerian pilot is Chinyere Kalu, who studied in Anglican Girls Grammar School, which is in Yaba, in Lagos. Then she was trained as a Commercial and Private Pilot. She also took a few aviation courses in Zaria, UK, and the USA.

Chinyere Kalu always wanted to travel the world and have an adventurous lifestyle. So she decided to take up the truly male dominated and very difficult career in order to become the first female pilot in Nigeria.

Nigeria first female fighter pilot is married to Mr. Okoli Kali and has children. 6 years ago President Goodluck Jonathan proclaimed her the Chief Executive and Rector of Nigerian College of Aviation Technology (which is mostly known as NCAT) – which is the biggest aviation training institute in the whole continent. 

Before that, Chinyere Kalu was leading the College’s Flying School. There Chinyere Kalu worked as a contractual instructor.


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Everything You Should Know About Rachel Dolezal

Everything You Should Know About Rachel Dolezal
Everything You Should Know About Rachel Dolezal
Rachel Dolezal has been the topic of discussion for a little over 48 hours.

The 37-year-old president of the Spokane chapter of the NAACP came under question for pretending to be a black woman, which was brought to national attention when her parents outed her as a “Caucasian woman of European descent.” Dolezal’s mis-identity wasn’t something that just happened in 2015 though. According to her parents, she’s been disguising herself as a black woman dating back nine years ago, following the family’s adoption of four African-American children.

To have a clear understanding to squash your confusion, here are some facts you should know about the occurrence.

1.) Rachel Dolezal engaged in a career of civil rights activism, serving as a professor of Africana Studies at Eastern Washington University to becoming the president of the Spokane chapter of the NAACP. [Power Line]

2.) She first garnered the media’s attention when she claimed she was the victim of nine hate crimes because of the color of her skin. [Coeur d’Alene Press]


3.) She previously received her Masters in Fine Arts from Howard University in 2002. An anonymous administrator at the university told Jezebel that Dolezal’s thesis on the inner workings of a black man’s mind was just as controversial as her name is in the news now. “This was ten years ago but I still remember one was a three dimensional piece of a man was being consumed by a fire all the way into the ground,” he said. “The rest of her work were two dimensional paintings.” She also has an art blog. [Jezebel]

4.) Her parents admitted she’s been this way for years. “Rachel has wanted to be somebody she’s not. She’s chosen not to just be herself, but to represent herself as an African American woman or a bi-racial person and that’s simply not true,” her mother, Ruthanne Dolezal said. [The Guardian]


5.) Also, her adoptive brother Ezra Dolezal recalls his sister’s physical change when she attended Howard University for her Master’s Degree. He stated Rachel asked him not to “blow my cover” about her appearance. [The Spokesman-Review]
6.) A photo of Rachel as a young girl also surfaced, which stirred up even more controversy to her claim. [USA Today]

7.) When KXLY4’s Jeff Humphrey brought up Dolezal’s ethnicity during an interview, she swiftly dismissed the rest of the Q&A after Humphrey asked, “Are your parents white?” [KXLY]

8.) The NAACP later issued a statement on the matter, sticking by Dolezal’s side. “One’s racial identity is not a qualifying criteria or disqualifying standard for NAACP leadership. The NAACP Alaska-Oregon-Washington State Conference stands behind Ms. Dolezal’s advocacy record. In every corner of this country, the NAACP remains committed to securing political, educational, and economic justice for all people, and we encourage Americans of all stripes to become members and serve as leaders in our organization.” [NAACP]
9.) Dolezal recently spoke out about her ethnicity being questioned by the audience and her parents, stating, ‘I don’t give two sh*ts what you guys think,’ she said unabashedly. “You’re so far done and out of my life.” [Mirror]

10.) The Spokane Police department also revealed that any cases involving Dolezal’s hate crime claims have been suspended. “If new information comes to light, we can investigate that information,” the department tweeted. [Boise Weekly]

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VIDEO: Philkeyz – Afro-Fusion Session (S01E00)

 

 Philkeyz – Afro-Fusion Session
Philkeyz – Afro-Fusion Session
 
Check out the trailer to the first episode of the Afro-fusion studio session series by ace Nigerian Record producer Philkeyz.

The series will be showing the fun studio session with the ace Nigerian Record Producer Philkeyz who has also partnered with platinum vibez music.

Philkeyz promises to bring his fans and African music lovers worldwide more interesting episodes and how their Favorite African music are being created.

Watch and Enjoy

eNEWS: The Headies Awards 2016 : (WINNERS LIST) #theheadies2016

  
The Headies Awards 2016 took place in Lagos on 22nd of December 2016 at the The award ceremony will take place at Eko Convention Centre, Victoria Island, Lagos.

The show was hosted by Falz the Bahdguy and Adesua Etomi

Here are the winners of the night 

BEST RECORDING OF THE YEAR
 1. Emergency – D’banj

2. Pray for me – Darey feat. Soweto choir (WINNER)

3. Love don’t care – Simi

4. Orente – Adekunle gold

5. Something Good is Happening – Brymo

PRODUCER OF THE YEAR

1. Dj coublon ‘good time & raba’

2. Pheels – ‘pick up & lagos boys’ – olamide

3. Legendury beats – ‘final – baba nla’ wizkid

4. Young john – ‘mama’ – kiss daniel (WINNER)

5. Mastakraft – ‘fada fada’, ‘connect’ – phyno

6. Oscar herman-ackah – ‘pray for me’ – darey

BEST MUSIC VIDEO
1. Emergency (D’banj) – Unlimited LA

2. Mary (seyi shay) – Meji Alabi

3. Soldier (Falz tha bad guy) – Clarence peters (WINNER)

4. Made for you – Banky W

5. Bad – Tiwa Savage Feat. Wizkid – Sesan

BEST R&B/POP ALBUM

1. New Era – kiss daniel (WINNER)

2. Wanted – Wande coal

3. Klitoris – Brymo

4. 4. Nak3d – Darey

5. Seyi or shay – seyi shay

BEST R&B SINGLE

1. Love don’t care – simi

2. Made for you – banky w

3. Super woman – wande coal

4. Pray for me – darey (WINNER)

5. Aduke – tjan

6. Smile – shaydee

BEST POP SINGLE

1. Mama – kiss daniel

2. Final (baba nla) – wizkid

3. Pick up – adekunle gold

4. Osinachi – humblesmith feat. Davido

5. Reggae blues – harrysong feat. Orezi, iyanya, olamide, kcee (WINNER)

6. Emergency – d’banj

7. Fada fada – phyno feat. Olamide

8. Money – timaya feat. Flavour

BEST REGGAE/DANCEHALL SINGLE

1. No kissing’ – Patoranking Ft. Sarkodie – (WINNER)

2. Body hot – Praiz ft. Jesse jagz & stone bwoy

3. Jaga love – Jesse jagz

4. Olowo – Cynthia morgan

5. Pam pam – Ketchup

6. Timaya – I like the way

BEST RAP ALBUM
1. Eyan mayweather – olamide

2. Powerful – ill bliss (Winner)

3. Stories that touch – falz

4. Lil’ kesh – yagi

BEST COLLABO

1. Soldier – falz feat. Simi (winnner)

2. Reggae blues – harrysong feat. Orezi, iyanya, olamide, kcee 

3. Osinachi – humblesmith feat. Davido

4. Wait – solidstar feat. Tiwa savage

5. No kissing – patoranking feat. Sarkodie

6. Money – timaya feat. Flavour

BEST RAP SINGLE
1. Eyan mayweather – Olamide (WINNER)

2. Asamalekun – Reminisce

3. Jagaban – Ycee

4. Chukwu agozi gogi – ill bliss

5. Agu ji ndi men – A-Q

6. Show you something – Boogey

BEST VOCAL PERFORMANCE (MALE)
1. Brymo – Something good is happening

2. Darey feat. Soweto choir – Pray for me

3. Shaydee – Smile (WINNER)

4. Wande coal – Super woman

5. Ric hassani – Gentleman

BEST VOCAL PERFORMANCE (FEMALE)
1. Simi – love don’t care (WINNER)

2. Seyi shay – right now

3. Aramide feat. Adekunle gold – love me

4. Omawumi feat. Angelie kidjo – play na play

NEXT RATED
1. Ycee

2. Tekno (DISQUALIFIED)

3. Mr. Eazi (WINNER)

4. Humblesmith

5. Aramide

HIP HOP WORLD REVELATION
1. Kiss daniel – new era (winner)

2. Seyi shay – seyi or shay

3. Lil’ kesh – yagi

4. Runtown – ghetto university

LYRICIST ON THE ROLL
1. Ill bliss – chukwu agozi gogi (WINNER)

2. Reminsce – asalamaleku

3. Ycee – jagaban

4. Boogey – show you something

5. A-q – agu ji ndi men’

6. Modenine – no matter what

BEST STREET-HOP ARTISTE
1. Olamide – Who You Epp – (WINNER)

2. Ajebutter Feat. Falz – bad gang

3. Koker – Ko le werk

4. Ycee – Jagaban

5. Small doctor – Gbera

6. 2T Boys – Customer dada ni

BEST ‘ALTERNATIVE’ SONG
1. Pick up – Adekunle gold

2. Something good is Happening – Brymo

3. You suppose know – Bez – (WINNER)

4. Wait for me – Johnny drille

5. Gentleman – Ric hassani

ALBUM OF THE YEAR
1. Stories that touch – falz

2. New era – kiss daniel (WINNER)

3. Wanted – wande coal

4. Seyi or shay – seyi shay

ARTISTE OF THE YEAR
1. Wizkid (WINNER)

2. Tiwa savage

3. Falz

4. Yemi alade

5. Olamide

SONG OF THE YEAR
1. Final (baba nla) – wizkid

2. Osinachi – humblesmith feat. Davido

3. Pick up – adekunle gold

4. Reggae blues – harrysong feat.

5. Fada fada – phyno feat. Olamide (WINNER)

AFRICAN ARTISTE
1. Sauti sol

2. Casper nyovest

3. Dj maphorisa

4. Stonebwoy

5. Sarkodie

 Headies Hall Of Fame – Laolu Akins


Special Recognition – Flavour

eNEWS: Headies Awards Releases 2016 Rookie Of The Year Nominees List

  
We are days away from the headies and the last batch of Headies Awards nominees list is out. The last category where nominees were not revealed until now is “Rookie of the Year”. We have been anticipating it all along and now it’s here.

The Headies Secretariat today released the list of nominees for the Headies 2016 Rookie of the Year.

The list, in no particular order, comprises:

1. Mayorkun @iammayorkun 

2. Dice Ailes @dice_ailes 

3. Terry Apala @terry_apala 

4. Mz. Kiss @officialmzkiss 

5. Dremo. @dremoapg 

Who among these nominees will win The Rookie of the Year 2016?

eNEWS: Google 2016 Trends: Top 10 Most Searched Nigerian Songs On Google


With less than 2 weeks left on the calendar year of 2016, one can confidently say it has been a successful year for the Nigerian music industry. The year which kicked off with several controversies from The Headies to the P-Square saga has also birthed several hits, no lies about that.
So check out the top 10 most searched Nigerian songs on Google.

10. OLAMIDE – ABULE SOWO
Produced by Pheelz (Mista Producer), YBNL boss, Olamide, made this his first solo track of 2016. Coincidentally, Baddo-Sneh premiered the hit track on his birthday while he celebrated in grand style. Just incase it’s not on ur playlist
9. P-SQUARE – BANK ALERT
We just have to give it to the twins cos they know exactly how to win the hearts of their fans after a nasty dog fight. Bank Alert is currently the anthem in vogue and with the current recession and yuletide season, we would really love to get bank alerts like “Chakam!!!”.
8. DRAKE – ONE DANCE Ft WIZKID & KYLA
Wizkid bagged a huge one on this track. With Canadian rapper Drake featuring him and Kyla on his hit track One Dance, it further elevated his international recognition, most notably his nomination at the 2017 Grammy Awards for the “Best Album” category. We wish him luck.
7. ADEKUNLE GOLD – READY
Another hit banger produced by Pheelz, Ready crooner and YBNL act, Adekunle Gold has fed the media with nothing but exceptional music. Also, the GOLD album which was released this year, has received rave reviews so far.
6. FALZ – SOFT WORK
Coming off his debut album “Stories That Touch” and produced by Sess (The Problem Kid), Soft Work is also jam to remember. Falz the Bahd Guy did what he does best and that’s creating a hit which kept the parties alive.
5. LIL KESH – ISHE
Y.A.G.I boss and affiliate YBNL act, Lil Kesh has been a bit quiet this year but Ishe is a jam we can work with and has remained one of the most searched songs of 2016. Another hit production by Pheelz, is being capped with exclusive visuals directed by Adasa Cookey.
4. OLAMIDE – WHO YOU EPP?
A cliché that still remains on the lips of Nigerians, Olamide has appeared twice on the list with Who You Epp?. Produced by Shizzi, this particular track has had one too many covers from various acts thereby making it the fourth most searched song on google.
3. KISS DANIEL – JOMBO
With an exceptional voice and his debut album “New Era“, G-Worldwide lead act Kiss Daniel has earned the number 3 spot with Jombo. The track which was given its Midas touch by Masterkraft, had visuals directed by Ani James.
2. TEKNO – PANA
I could have a logical argument why this should be number one but well, this is googles list. Tekno’s Pana is currently one of the most popular jams this year. An epic jam produced by Krizbeatz and visuals by the highly revered Clarence Peters, Tekno is currently one of the artistes with a strong likelihood to have a long and successful industry lifespan.
1. KISS DANIEL – MAMA
He’s on the list for the second time and has claimed the number one spot. Kiss Daniel’s Mama is Nigeria’s most searched song of 2016. The hit track was produced by Young John(The Wicked Producer) while visuals is accredited to AJE Filmworks.
Here’s googles’ top 10 most search songs for 2016. Lets do this again next year. Merry Xmas and a happy new year in advance

 

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Is Ayo Jay the Hottest Afrobeats Artist in America? See Facts.

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Ayo Jay is that guy that’s been in the game for some time, but nobody seemed to have taken notice. However, when everybody finally did take notice, they did it at the same time! He’s like the Naija version of Jeremy Lin during Linsanity, Tim Tebow during his legendary 2011 season, or Fetty Wap when “Trap Queen” debuted. On the topic of Fetty Wap, he was Ayo Jay’s first international feature, appearing on his debut single, “Your Number.” Prior to the feature, the single picked up traction on youtube, soundcloud, and in the clubs, camouflaging as a reggae tune. The song became so popular that another remix was created featuring Chris Brown and Kid Ink.

What makes the RCA Records/One Nation signee’s story so unique is the irony of him being embraced by an American audience and not yet securing the African market, whereas popular Nigerian artists garner an African fanbase first and then dream to achieve acceptance from The States. He is only just getting started and it is highly likely that he is on the path to superstardom. Here are five reasons why Ayo Jay is the most important player in the Nigerian music scene right now.

CONSTANT RADIO PLAY IN MOST USA MARKETS:

Other African artists have not yet penetrated the US market. Ayo Jay’s leap to stardom can be credited to the large reception of his hit, “Your Number,” in the regions of New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut. It has since spread out from that radius. Your Number is in regular rotation on radio, appears on top 10 countdowns, receives regular club spins, etc. Rolling Stone placed Boy Wonder in their category of “10 Artists You Need to Know.”

EARNED BILLBOARD CHARTS SPOT WITHOUT COSIGN:

Ayo Jay’s accolades are well deserved because he reached such heights with no industry endorsements, heavy backing from labels, but solely off of the demand of his song. Your Number strongly debuted at number 24 on the Billboard charts. Although Ayo Jay is Naija and of the afropop genre, American publications market him as a singer. This allows for him to be universal and not pigeonholed as a Nigerian, afropop artist.

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DOING URBAN RADIO LIVE SHOWS OFF POPULARITY OF SINGLE:

It is utterly amazing that Ayo Jay is perpetually booked for performances on live urban radio shows because of his popular single. He has yet to release a full length project, but is being booked at the rate of an industry juggernaut. At the 105.1 Powerhouse 2016 Concert, Ayo Jay shared the stage with A-list artists like Desiigner, Young Jeezy, Young M.A, Remy Ma, Usher, Kehlani, Wiz Khalifa, and Bryson Tiller. He was the sole act representing afropop, and even Africa for that matter.

HAS OVER 17 MILLION SPOTIFY STREAMS:

Ayo Jay has not only received standout numbers on the Youtube and Soundcloud music platforms, but Spotify as well. He has amassed an astounding 17 million plus streams in his recent rise to stardom. These numbers are unprecedented for African acts. The only artist with comparable numbers is Wizkid, which was earned with an assist from Drake(One Dance).

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SIGNED TO RCA RECORDS DIRECT WITHOUT SONY MUSIC GLOBAL INVOLVEMENT:

The year 2016 has proven to be a great time for young Nigerian talent and Sony Music. In the same year, Davido, Wizkid, and Ayo Jay have all been signed to Sony Music’s subsidiary, RCA Records. However, there is a misconception that all three signed the same deal. The distinction is that both Davido and Wizkid signed under Sony Music Global/RCA, whereas Ayo Jay’s deal is with Sony Music/RCA. Sony Music Global more or less signs international artists they would like to be consumed by an American demographic. Ayo Jay was signed directly by Sony Music, which alludes to their confidence in him being ready to be accepted by the US market.

eNEWS: AFRIMMA AWARDS 2016 WINNERS COMPLETE LIST

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The African Diaspora music awards Afrimma was held on the 15th October 2016 in Dallas, Texas. Phyno, Olamide, Flavour, Harrysongz, Tekno and music video director Patrick Elis all won awards  in their categories. The biggest loser of the night was Tiwa Savage who lost out in all categories she was nominated.

Take a look at the comprehensive list of winners.

Best Male West Africa                          

  • Wizkid – Nigeria
  • Bisa Kdei – Ghana
  • Serge Beynaud – Ivory Coast
  • Olamide – Nigeria      (Winner)
  • Flavour – Nigeria
  • Carlou D – Senegal
  • Davido – Nigeria
  • Sarkodie – Ghana

Best Male North Africa

  • Amr Diab – Egypt        (Winner) 
  • Tamer Hosny – Egypt
  • Chawki – Morocco
  • Mohammed Hamaki – Egypt
  • Douzi – Morocco
  • Saad Lamjareed – Morocco
  • Khaled – Algeria
  • Saber Rebai – Tunisia

Best Female West Africa

  • Tiwa Savage – Nigeria
  • Yemi Alade – Nigeria
  • Efya – Ghana              (Winner) 
  • Vivian Chidid – Senegal
  • Mz Vee – Ghana
  • Dobet Gnahore – Ivory Coast
  • Adiouza – Senegal
  • Almok – Togo

Best Female North Africa

  • Samira Said – Morrocco
  • Ibtissam Tiskat – Morocco (Winner) 
  • Angham – Egypt
  • Sandy – Egypt
  • Amal Maher – Egypt
  • Latifa – Tunisia
  • Amani Swissi – Tunisia
  • Jannat Mahid – Morocco

Best Male East Africa

  • Diamond Platnumz – Tanzania (Winner) 
  • Eddy Kenzo – Uganda
  • Jacky Gosee – Ethiopia
  • Ali Kiba – Tanzania
  • Bebe Cool – Uganda
  • Sauti Sol – Kenya
  • Dynamq – South Sudan
  • Jose Chameleon – Uganda

Best Female East Africa

  • Victoria Kimani – Kenya
  • Vanessa Mdee – Tanzania
  • Ester Aweke – Ethiopia
  • Tsedenia Gebremarkos – Ethiopia
  • Linah – Tanzania
  • Knowles Butera – Rwanda
  • Sheebah Karungi – Uganda
  • Akothee – Kenya          (Winner)

Best Male Central Africa

  • Fally Ipupa – Congo
  • Magasco – Cameroon
  • Ferre Golla – DRC
  • C4 Pedro – Angola       (Winner)
  • Stanley Enow – Cameroon
  • Franko – Cameroon
  • Fabregas – Republic of Congo
  • Kyaku Kadaff –Angola

Best Female Central Africa

  • Anna Joyce – Angola
  • Laurette La Perle – Congo
  • Betty Akna – Equitorial Guinea
  • Charlotte Dipanda – Cameroon
  • Chikune – Namibia
  • Daphne – Cameroon       (Winner) 
  • Rennis – Cameroon
  • Arielle T – Gabon

Best Male Southern Africa

  • AKA – South Africa          (Winner) 
  • Black Coffee – South Africa
  • The Dogg – Namibia
  • Vee Mampeezy – Botswana
  • Dj Bongz – South Africa
  • Emtee – South Africa
  • Roberto – Zambia
  • Cassper Nyovest – South Africa

Best Female Southern Africa

  • Zonke – South Africa
  • Miss Lira – South Africa
  • Ice Queen Cleo – Zambia
  • Lizha James – Mozambique
  • Pah Chihera – Zimbabwe
  • Nnunu Ramo Gotsy – Botswana
  • Busiswa – South Africa
  • Chikune – Namibia       (Winner)

Best African Group

  • Sauti Sol – Kenya       (Winner) 
  • Radio & Weasel – Uganda
  • Os Moikanos – Angola
  • Bracket – Nigeria
  • Mi Casa – South Africa
  • R2Bees – Ghana
  • Bana C4 – Congo
  • Yamoto Band – Tanzania

Crossing Boundaries With Music Award

  • C4 Pedro – Angola
  • Wizkid – Nigeria       (Winner)
  • Maitre Gims – Congo
  • Tinie Tempah – Nigeria
  • MHD – Senegal
  • Ayo Jay – Nigeria
  • STL – Kenya
  • Rotimi – Nigeria

Best African DJ USA

  • Dj Tunes – Nigeria
  • Dj Amin – Ethiopia
  • Dozzy Ross – Nigeria
  • Dj Deemoney – Nigeria    (Winner)
  • Dj Akua – Ghana
  • Dj Silent Killer – Caribbeans
  • Dj Fully Focus -Kenya
  • Dj Rell – Sierra Leone

AFRIMMA Video of The Year

  • Flavour – Champion
  • Emma Nyra ft Patoranking – For My Matter (Remix)
  • Sauti Sol ft Ali Kiba – Unconditional Bae
  • Bisa Kdei – Brother Brother  (Winner)
  • Akothee ft Diamond – My Sweet Love
  • Stanley Enow ft AKA and Locko – Bounce
  • Phyno ft Olamide – Fada Fada
  • Korede Bello ft Tiwa Savage – Romantic

Best Gospel

  • Frank Edwards – Nigeria
  • Uche Agu – Nigeria
  • Willy Paul – Kenya    (Winner) 
  • SP Koffi Sarpong – Ghana
  • Icha Kavons – Congo
  • Ntokozo Mbambo – South Africa
  • Sinach – Nigeria
  • Sonnie Badu – Ghana

Best Newcomer

  • Adekunle Gold – Nigeria
  • Reekado Banks – Nigeria
  • Harmonize – Tanzania    (Winner) 
  • Falz – Nigeria
  • Locko – Cameroon
  • Nathi – South Africa
  • Kofi Kinaata – Ghana
  • Humblesmith – Nigeria

Best Video Director

  • Justin Campos – South Africa
  • Godfather – South Africa
  • Clarence Peters – Nigeria
  • Patrick Elis – Nigeria     (Winner) 
  • Mysta Adrenalyne – Cameroon
  • Enos Olik – Kenya
  • Phamous Films – Ghana
  • Savy Filmz – Uganda

Music Producer of The Year

  • Young John – Nigeria
  • Masterkraft – Nigeria     (Winner) 
  • Dr Fizol – Uganda
  • Kaywa – Ghana
  • Visita – Kenya
  • Tweezy – South Africa
  • Tud Thomas – Tanzania
  • Dj Coublon – Nigeria

Best African Dancer

  • Kaffy Dancequeen – Nigeria
  • Ezinne CEO – Nigeria
  • Brenda Derry – Cameroon   (Winner) 
  • Sherrie Silver – Rwanda
  • La Petite Zota – Ivory Coast
  • Eddy Wizzy – Uganda
  • Moses Iyobo – Tanzania
  • Roxy Roberts

Best Rap Act

  • Phyno – Nigeria    (Winner)
  • Olamide – Nigeria
  • Aka – South Africa
  • Sarkodie – Ghana
  • Cassper Nyovest – South Africa
  • King Kaka Sungura – Kenya
  • Octopizzo – Kenya
  • Prodigio – Angola

Best Collaboration

  • Reggae Blues – Harrysong , Kcee , Iyanya, Olamide and Orezi   (Winner) 
  • Finally by MasterKraft , Flavour and Sarkodie
  • Mr. Eazi ft Efya – Skin Tight – Ghana
  • Diamond Platnumz ft Aka – Make Me Sing
  • Wizkid X Dj Maphorisa – Soweto Baby
  • Kiff No Beat ft Dj Arafat – Approchez Regardez
  • Lil Kesh ft Patoranking – Is it Because I Love You
  • J Martins ft Yousosour Ndour – Time is Now

Song of The Year

  • Sauti Sol ft Ali Kiba – Unconditional Bae
  • Franko – Coller La Petite
  • Reggae Blues – Kcee, Harrysong, Orezi, Iyanya and Olamide
  • Bisa Kdei – Mansa
  • Tekno – Duro       (Winner) 
  • Kiss Daniel – Mama
  • Phyno ft Olamide – Fada Fada
  • Diamond Platnumz ft Aka – Make Me Sing

Artist of The Year

  • Flavour – Nigeria    (Winner) 
  • Diamond Platnumz – Tanzania
  • Sarkodie – Ghana
  • Wizkid – Nigeria
  • Aka – South Africa
  • Tiwa Savage – Nigeria
  • Sauti Sol – Kenya
  • C4 Pedro – Angola

Dancehall Act of the Year

  • Timaya – Nigeria
  • Stonebwoy – Ghana
  • Buffola Soldier – Zimbabwe
  • Burna Boy – Nigeria
  • Mc Norman Ganja -Uganda
  • Samini – Ghana
  • Patoranking – Nigeria
  • Shatta Wale – Ghana     (Winner) 

AFRIMMA Caribbean Artist of The Year

  • Morgan Heritage
  • Alaine
  • Machel Montano   –    (Winner) 
  • Sean Paul
  • Konshens
  • Busy Signal
  • Tarrus Riley
  • Olatunji