Ugandan BET winner Edrissa Musuuza alias Eddy Kenzo lost to Tanzania’s Diamond Platinumz in the AFRIMA awards as the Best Male Artist in East Africa during the 7th edition dubbed ‘Destination Africa’.
It shall be remembered that Eddy Kenzo has been decampaigned by fellow Ugandans after he met with President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni and it is alleged that he was paid not to join singer turned presidential aspirant Bobi Wine and this made NUP supporters trash him for siding with their enemy.
This also created hatred for him from the same people. It is against this background that they put in their energy to vote for Diamond Platinumz.
It was a fun experience, a musical journey into the different parts of Africa hosted by WFAA’s Tashara Parker.
The performances were exuberant and colorful and left viewers yearning for more. Nigeria’s new school King Rema gave an eclectic performance, Cape Verdean Soraia Ramos was an example in sonic beauty, while veteran Fally Ipupa showed why he is evergreen in African music. Some of the performers on the night include dance king Poco Lee, Congo’s Gaz Mawete, the Ugandan star Eddy Kenzo, South Africa’s rap queen Nadia Nakai and man of the moment Master KG.
AFRIMMA 2020 FULL WINNERS LIST:
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)