When African Muzik Magazine Awards (Afrimma) released the list of nominees earlier this year, a section of Ugandans appealed the public to vote Diamond Platinumz instead of Eddy Kenzo in the Best Male artiste East Africa.
The boycott came after the Sitya Loss artiste made comments about Bobi Wine.
The award ceremony happened over the weekend and Kenzo lost out to the Tanzanian. He wasn’t the only Ugandan who lost as, Sheebah Karungi, Vinka, Keko, Sasha Vybz and Masaka Kids Africana were all on the losing end.
It wasn’t a loss after all, as Fat Boy, real names James Onen was the only winner in the 7th edition of these awards. He took the best Radio/TV presenter category.
South Africa’s Master KG of the Jerusalema hit was the biggest winner of the day with four accolades including song of the year.
Besides the awarding ceremony, the event had outstanding performances from Fally Ipupa, Rema from Nigeria and Soraia Ramos from Cape Verde. Eddy Kenzo, Gaz Mawete, Nadia Nakai and Master KG were the other performers of the night.
This edition of the AFRIMMA Awards were virtual and broadcasted live on AFRIMMA YouTube page from Dallas, Texas.
Below is the list of all winners from the 2020 AFRIMMA awards:
BEST MALE WEST AFRICA – Rema (Nigeria)
BEST FEMALE WEST AFRICA – Simi (Nigeria)
BEST MALE EAST AFRICA – Diamond Platnumz (Tanzania)
BEST FEMALE EAST AFRICA – Nandy (Tanzania)
BEST MALE CENTRAL AFRICA – Fally Ipupa (DRC)
BEST FEMALE CENTRAL AFRICA – Soraia Ramos (Cape Verde)
BEST MALE SOUTHERN AFRICA – Master KG (South Africa)
BEST FEMALE SOUTHERN AFRICA – Sho Madjozi (South Africa)
BEST AFRICAN GROUP – Umu Ibiligbo (Nigeria)
CROSSING BOUNDARIES WITH MUSIC AWARD – Burna Boy (Nigeria)
BEST NEW ACT– Zuchu (tTanzania)
ARTIST OF THE YEAR – Master KG (South Africa)
BEST GOSPEL ARTIST – Mercy Chinwo (Nigeria)
BEST LIVE ACT – Flavour (Nigeria)
BEST MALE RAP ACT – Nasty C (South Africa)
BEST FEMALE RAP ACT – Eno Barony (Ghana)
BEST COLLABORATION – Master KG ft Nomcebo Zikode & Burna Boy Jerusalema Remix
SONG OF THE YEAR – Master KG ft Nomcebo Zikode – Jerusalema
BEST VIDEO DIRECTOR – TG Omori (Nigeria)
BEST DJ AFRICA – Cuppy (Nigeria)
BEST AFRICAN DJ USA – Fully Focus (Kenya)
VIDEO OF THE YEAR – Gaz Mawete ft Fally Ipupa – C’est Rate
PRODUCER OF THE YEAR – Kabza De Small (South Africa)
BEST AFRICAN DANCER – Poco Lee (Nigeria)
BEST LUSOPHONE – Calema (Cape Verde)
BEST FRANCOPHONE – Fally Ipupa (DRC)
BEST RADIO/TV PERSONALITY – James Onen (Uganda)