As one of the hosts at the glitzy show, TV icon Bonang Matheba made sure her audience lacked nothing at the 2016 AFRIMAs which was held on Sunday evening in Lagos Nigeria.
The award which was hosted by Ahmed Soultan; Bonang Matheba and Ika Jang took place at the Eko Hotel and Suites Victoria Island, Lagos.
The 2016 All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA) celebrated some of the biggest acts we have on the continent. Meanwhile, DJ Black Coffee who wasn’t so lucky at the MTV EMAs which was also held on Sunday evening smiled home with a prestigious award added to his accolades.
DJ Black beat several contenders to score the best male artist in Southern Africa award at the 2016 AFRIMAs. In fact, only Black Coffee and Jimmy Dludlu were the only South Africans who walked away with prizes at the event.
Black Coffee beat the likes of AKA, Anatii, Cassper Nyovest, Dizu Plaaties, Jay Prayzah and DJ Maphorisa to win the Best Southern African Male award. Similarly, music icon Jimmy Dludlu received the Best African Jazz award.
Subsequently, Nigerian star Wizkid, was arguably the most decorated artist on Sunday evening. The singer won the Artist of the Year award at the Afrimmas. But, that’s not all.
Notably, Wizkid had already won two awards in the same night at the MTV Europe Music Awards 2016. He was decorated with the Best African Act and the Best Worldwide Act at the award ceremony which was held in Ahoy Rotterdam Rotterdam in Rotterdam, Netherlands.
Wizkid was one of six artists from around the globe who were named as Worldwide Act winners. Other artists on the list include – Shawn Mendes (Canada); Zara Larsson (Sweden); Maluma (Columbia); GOT7 (Korea) and Troye Sivan (Australia).