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Entertainment of Monday, 29 December 2014

Source: yfmghana.com

Wiyaala wins double at All Africa Music Awards

Wiyaala and Bro Philemon won a total of three awards at the maiden edition of the All Africa Music Awards held at the Grand Oriental Ballroom, Victoria Island, Lagos on Saturday.

Wiyaala won two of the coveted 23.9-carat gold-plated trophies for The Most Promising Artist in Africa and The Revelation of the African Continent, whilst Bro Philemon took home the trophy for the Best Inspirational Artist of the African Continent.

The glitteringly ceremony which celebrates musical talent across the African continent was broadcast live on 109 TV Stations and attended by a host of international African music celebrities including Davido (Nigeria), 2face Ibidia (Nigeria), DJ Arafat (Cote D’Ivoire); Mi Casa (South Africa); Ahmed Soultan (Morocco); Laurette La Perle (Democratic Republic of Congo); Vanessa Mdee (Tanzania); Radio and Weasel (Uganda); Lawi (Malawi); D Bling (Mozambique); Davina Green (Mozambique); Cindy Munyavi (Zimbabwe); MC Mahjoul (Algeria); Elani (Kenya) and Dear Zim (South Africa).

The multi-cultural event included themes from the rich Egyptian heritage of the Pharaoh era to the earthy depth of the artistically intricate Benin Kingdom and the fierce power of the Zulu Kingdom was set alight with fierce live performances from Wiyaala and Davido amongst others.

The Upper West songstress has bounced back in style and has ended the year with a string of awards and citations including Face of Pepsi Ghana, Converse All Stars Brand Ambassador for Ghana, the Youth Achievers Award of the Upper West, Female Personality of the Year at the Sissala Prestige Awards, Music Ambassador for the Upper West and for being the Indomie Kid’s Music Icon of the year besides Saturday’s Afrima Pan-African accolades.

In her acceptance speech, Wiyaala said that she hoped that her success would serve as an example to her community in the Upper West that there was a future for young women beyond an early forced marriage which can lead to independence and self-fulfillment. The singer added that Afrima had done a great job in providing a great awards platform to include all African countries and predicted that it would by next year become the premier African awards event for artists and music lovers alike.

A FULL LIST OF THE AWARD WINNERS HERE

BEST MALE ARTIST IN WEST AFRICA

Davido

BEST FEMALE ARTISTE IN WEST AFRICA

Angelique Kidjo

BEST FEMALE ARTISTE IN NORTH AFRICA

Noura Mint Seymale

BEST MALE ARTISTE IN NORTH AFRICA

Ahmed Soultan

BEST EAST AFRICAN MALE ARTIST

Diamond

BEST EAST AFRICAN FEMALE ARTIST

Vanessa Mdee

BEST MALE ARTISTE IN CENTRAL AFRICA

Fally Ipupa

BEST FEMALE ARTISTE IN CENTRAL AFRICA

Laurette La Perle

BEST MALE ARTISTE IN SOUTHERN AFRICA

Heavy K

BEST FEMALE ARTISTE IN SOUTHERN AFRICA

Cindy Munyavi

BEST FEMALE ARTISTE IN AFRICAN INSPIRATIONAL MUSIC

Nikki Laoye

BEST MALE ARTISTE IN AFRICAN INSPIRATIONAL MUSIC

Bro Philemon

BEST AFRICAN CONTEMPORARY

Angelique Kidjo

MOST PROMISING ARTISTE IN AFRICA

Wiyaala

BEST AFRICAN ROCK

Dear Zim

BEST AFRICAN TRADITIONAL

Adjiboye

BEST AFRICAN HIP-HOP (SONG)

Davido

BEST AFRICAN POP (SONG)

Elani

BEST AFRICAN RNB & SOUL

2BABA

BEST AFRICAN REGGAE, RAGGA & DANCEHALL

Radio and Weasel

BEST AFRICAN TRADITIONAL

Yinka Ayanda

BEST AFRICAN GROUP/ DUO/BAND

P square

BEST AFRICAN COLLABORATION

D’Banj and Friends (Cocoa na Chocolate)

REVELATION OF THE AFRICAN CONTINENT

Wiyaala

SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR

Olawale Ashimi (Down)

PRODUCERS OF THE YEAR

Don Jazzy (for Eminado) and Robbie Malinga & Mojalefa Thebe (for Impilo)

ALBUM OF THE YEAR

Baddest Guy ever liveth (olamide)

BEST VIDEO

Bez (Say)

SONG OF THE YEAR

Davido (Aiye)

ARTISTE OF THE YEAR

Davido

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