Around this time last year, De Nu Eagles’ singer Irene Namatovu’s inbox was being flooded with congratulatory messages when she emerged as the AFRIMA Best African Dance or Choreography Artist of the Year.

This year, the story is different as she fell short of glory to Morocco’s Aminux who was announced as the 2019 Best African Dance or Choreography.

The sixth edition of the annual celebrations that recognize African musical talent from various regions of the continent took place on November 23rd at the Eko Convention Centre in Lagos, Nigeria.

The event, which was hosted by Pearl Thusi and Eddie Kadi, also had many nominees perform at the AFRIMA Music Village Festival. It saw several big-name artists walk home with awards.

In good faith, Namatovu has also taken to her socials to congratulate Morocco’s Aminux upon winning the 2019 African Dance or Choreography artist of the year accolade.

First of all I congratulate him and say, I congratulations to my brother Aminux so and so much for this big achievement. It’s really amazing sharing great ideas with different great people in the same music industry around Africa and the world at large. I give the glory to God the almighty. This has really challenged and encouraged me a lot to put in more effort for the next AFRIMA awards edition.

Irene Namatovu

Check below for a full list of this year’s winners:

2019 AFRIMA Winners:

  • Best Video Director Of The Year – Director Kenny, Tanzania
  • Best Artist, Duo or Group in African Rock – Rash, Kenya
  • Best Female Artiste Southern Africa – Nadia Nakai, South Africa
  • Revelation of the African Continent – Nikita Kering, Kenya
  • Best African DJ – DJ SPINALL, Nigeria
  • Best Male Artiste in Central Africa – Salatiel, Cameroon
  • Best Female Artist in Northern Africa – Nada Azhari, Morocco
  • Best Female Artist in Central Africa – Shan’L, Gabon
  • Best Male Artiste in Northern Africa – Amiinux, Morocco
  • Best Male Artiste in Eastern Africa – Khaligraph Jones, Kenya
  • Artist of the Year in Africa – Burna Boy, Nigeria
  • Best Artist, Duo or Group in African Contemporary – 2face Idibia, Nigeria
  • Best Male Artist in Southern Africa – Sjava, South Africa
  • African Fans’ Favourite – Mohamed Ramadan, Egypt
  • Album of the Year in Africa – Afrikan Sauce by Sauti Sol, Kenya
  • Best African Act in the Diaspora – Manno Beats, ft. Afrotronix & Vox Sambou, Chad
  • Best Male Artiste in Western Africa – Burna Boy, Nigeria
  • Best Female Artist in Western Africa – Tiwa Savage, Nigeria
  • Best Female Artist in Eastern Africa – Nikita Kering, Kenya
  • Best Artist, Duo or Group in African Pop – Joeboy, Nigeria
  • Best African Collaboration – Nasty C ft. Rowlene
  • Best African Artist, Duo or Group in African Electro – Manno Beats ft. Afrotronix & Vox Sambou
  • Best African Duo, Group or Band – Sauti Sol, Kenya
  • Best African Dance or Choreography – Aminux, Morocco
  • Best Artist, Duo or Group in African Hip Hop – Nadia Nakai, South Africa
  • Best African Rapper/Lyricist – Nasty C, South Africa
  • Best Artist, Duo in Group in African Jazz – Owen & Tiana, Gabon
  • Best Artist, Duo or Group in African R&B & Soul – Hillzy, Zimbabwe
  • Best Artist, Duo or Group in African Reggae, Ragga or Dancehall – Stonebwoy, Ghana
  • Best Artist, Duo or Group in African Traditional – Abrham Belanyeh, Ethiopia
  • Best Female Artist, Duo or Group in African Inspirational Music – Kanvee Adams, Liberia
  • Best Male Artist, Duo or Group in African Inspirational Music – Onesimus, Malawi
  • Best African Video – Director Kenny, Tanzania
  • Most Promising Artiste in Africa – Bráulio Alexandre, Angola
  • Producer of the Year in Africa – Kel P, Nigeria
  • Song of the Year in Africa – Fever by Wizkid, Nigeria
  • Songwriter of the Year in Africa – Kanvee Adams, Liberia

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