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Samsung launches Galaxy S5 in Nigeria, Gear 2 and Gear Fit too

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The world’s largest maker of mobile handsets, Samsung Electronics, on Wednesday, April 11,

formally unveiled its new Galaxy S5 smartphone, alongside the latest in its industry-leading wearable

device line, the Gear Fit and Gear 2, in Nigeria. The devices are already on sale at all Samsung

Experience Stores and accredited dealers’ nationwide.

The Samsung Galaxy S5 is completely dust proof and can be submerged in up to one metre of

water for about 30 minutes, a feature that was demonstrated by the company at an elaborate launch

in Lagos. The device, which features a screen that is slightly larger than that of the Galaxy S4, has

been described as having the “best smartphone display ever tested’ by highly-respected gadget

display performance calibrators, DisplayMate. The Galaxy S5 offers 27 percent improvement in

display power efficiency over its predecessor, the Galaxy S4, while using 18 percent less display

power.

The highlight of the smartphone is a new fingerprint scanner, which is integrated with the device’s

home button and provides consumers with a safe, biometric screen-locking feature. For fitness

enthusiasts, the Galaxy S5 comes with a heart rate sensor that helps monitor heart rate during

exercise and fitness routines using the S Health service. The new S health application boasts

different fitness management applications that allow users to stay fit the smart way.

Other key features of the Galaxy S5 include an advanced camera system, improved battery capacity

and a download booster that can fuse the device’s Wi-Fi and data connections together to provide

smoother internet connectivity. Its unique ultra-power saving mode shuts down all of the device’s key

functions to allow users make the most of their last bit of battery power. According to Samsung, the

Galaxy S5 can run for up to 24 hours on a 10 percent battery charge when this mode is activated.

Speaking at the unveiling of the device, Managing Director of Samsung Electronics West Africa, Mr.

Brovo Kim, said the Galaxy S5 will redefine how technology innovation enhances quality of life. “With

the Galaxy S5, Samsung is going back to basics to focus on delivering capabilities that matter most

to our consumers. Consumers today are on the lookout for mobile tools that inspire and support

them as they improve their everyday lives. The Galaxy S5 represents an iconic design with essential

and useful features that focus on delivering the ultimate smartphone on the market today through

people-inspired innovation.” he said.

Also on display at the event were brand new additions to Samsung’s wearable-technology line-
up, the Gear 2 and Gear Fit, offering consumers enhanced connectivity alongside an integrated

communication experience. The Gear 2, an upgrade of Samsung’s original Gear device,

incorporates a 1.63-inch screen, a 2-megapixel camera that is now located on the device’s screen,

a sensor that enables usage of the device as a television remote control and a personal fitness

coaching guide. The device also comes with a range of changeable straps and interface themes that

lets wearers create their own style, with a choice of colours including Charcoal Black, Mocha Grey

and Wild Orange.

The Gear Fit is the industry’s first curved super AMOLED display and merges the convenience

of Samsung Gear technology with comprehensive fitness tools that empower consumers to

stay physically active without sacrificing personal style or mobile connectivity. The wrist-worn

device incorporates a built-in heart rate monitor, a lightweight swappable strap and provides

instant notification for incoming calls, e-mails, text messages and much more. Like the Galaxy S5

smartphone, both Gear devices are dust and water-resistant.

Speaking of the Gear Fit and Gear 2, Director, Information Technology and Mobile, Samsung

Electronics West Africa, Mr. Emmanouil Revmatas said: “At Samsung, we understand that the next

generation of wearable mobile solutions must directly reflect the diverse interests and needs of

consumers. Our Gear product portfolio continues to expand with unique devices for a wide range of

lifestyles, including the Gear 2 and the new Gear Fit designed to help those consumers striving to

live fit and active lives without sacrificing their own personal style or their ability to stay connected on

the go.”

Revmatas added that the Gear 2 and Gear Fit can run for between two to six days before requiring a

battery recharge, depending on usage levels and number of connected devices.

In further demonstration of its commitment to providing innovative, consumer-oriented service,

Samsung announced that the new Galaxy S5 smartphone will feature Samsung Premium, an

advanced version of the company’s original 24-month accidental damage from handling (ADH)

warranty. Under the Samsung Premium package, consumers will receive a substitute device in the

event of screen or liquid damage to their Galaxy S5, at no extra charge.

“With the original ADH warranty, our consumers got to take their Galaxy S4 for charge-free and no-
questions asked repairs for screen and liquid damage, not once but twice during the first two years

of the life of their device. For the Galaxy S5, we have upgraded the service. With the Samsung

Premium warranty, instead of two repair claims, users of the device will now get two instant phone

substitutions over the 24-month warranty period, at no extra charge. This value-add represents our

commitment to anticipating the needs of our consumers and providing them with superior service

towards making their lives worry-free,” Revmatas explained.

Samsung will also be offering a trade-in and upgrade programme for consumers who purchase the

Galaxy S5, guaranteeing the future value of the device by up to 25%, to be used on the purchase of

consumers’ next premium Samsung Galaxy device. Customers who purchase the Galaxy S5 will be

able to get 25% back within 12 months, to be used as a discount on their next premium purchase.

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South African rapper, Gigi Lamayne professes love to Burna Boy

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Popular South African rapper, Genesis Gabriella Tina Manney, also known as Gigi Lamayne has publicly professed her love for famous Nigerian singer, Damini Ebunoluwa Ogulu, a.k.a Burna Boy.

Gigi declared her love for Burna Boy in a post shared on her Twitter handle.

The rapper expressed that despite how she feels deeply about the self-acclaimed African Giant, he never knows about her emotions.

“I’m so in love with @burnaboy, and he may never know this life thing, yooooo.”

Reacting, Burna Boy liked her post. And this made her pleased as she shared a screenshot of the tweet Burna liked, claiming to have received confirmation that he is aware of how much she likes him.

 

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Faouzia, Davido, Burna Boy, Ans-T Crazy, Wizkid, Marwan Moussa, Makahazi, Didi B,Others Shine At 8th Edition In Senegal

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IT was a breathtaking experience, Sunday night, at the 15-000 capacity Dakar Arena, in Dakar, Senegal, as superstars across the continent clinched trophies at the 8th edition of the All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA), aka ‘The Teranga Edition’.
Broadcast live to over 84 countries around the world, the 8th AFRIMA in Senegal saw superstars like the Nigerian maverick Davido, clinch 3 awards in one night as he emerged winner of the “Best African Collaboration”, “Best Duo or Group in African Electro”, and “Best Male Artiste in African Inspirational Music” categories, respectively.
Other continental champions such as Egyptian rapper Marwan Moussa followed closely, clinching two awards for “Best African Rapper/Lyricist,” as well as “Best Duo or Group in African Hip Hop” categories, respectively.
Importantly, in the non-voting category, the International Executive Committee bestowed the “Legend Award” for the 8th AFRIMA to three iconic Senegalese veterans including Youssou N’dour, Baaba Maal, and Ismail Lo.
All the winners across all the remaining 39 categories for the 8th AFRIMA in Senegal were decided by popular votes from music lovers. The voting period for the 8th AFRIMA began on September 25, 2022 and ended on Friday January 13, 2023. The voting procedure and results were reviewed and collated by an international auditor of great repute, Pricewaterhousecoopers (PwC) – auditors of the Oscars.

Find the full list of winners for the 8th AFRIMA below:

REGIONAL WINNERS

Best Male Artiste in Western Africa
Black Sherif Kwaku the Traveller Ghana
Burna Boy Last Last Nigeria
Didi B Tala Cote d’Ivoire
Fireboy DML Ft. Ed Sheeran Peru (Remix) Nigeria
Kizz Daniel Buga Nigeria
Rema Calm Down Nigeria
Serge Beynaud C’est Dose Cote d’Ivoire
Sidiki Diabate Diarabi Nene Bena Mali
Wally B. Seck Ft. Viviane Reugine Tass Senegal
Wizkid (Winner) Anoti Nigeria

 

Best Female Artiste in Western Africa
Asa Ocean Nigeria
Gyakie Something Ghana
Josey Ft. Bonigo (Winner) Zambeleman Cote d’Ivoire
Manamba Kante Bhouloun Djouri Guinea
Oumou Sangare Wassulu Don Mali
Simi Woman Nigeria
Soraia Ramos BKBN Cape Verde
Tems Crazy Tings Nigeria
Tiwa Savage Ft. Brandy Somebody’s Son Nigeria
Viviane CHIDID Ft. Bass Thioung Sweet Game Senegal

 

 

 

Best Male Artiste in Southern Africa
A-Reece Couldn’t Have Said It Better, Pt.3 South Africa
Blxckie feat A-Reece Sneaky South Africa
DJ Tarico Ft. DJ Consequence, Nelson Tivane & Preck Number One Mozambique
Gemini Major Ft. Ayra Starr Ooh Lala Malawi
Focalistic X Madumane and Mellow & Sleazy feat. DJ Maphorisa 16 Days No Sleep South Africa
Kabza De Small Ft. DJ Maphorisa Abalele South Africa
Musketeers Ft. Azmo Danko feat. Azmo Namibia
Master KG x Wanitwa Mos Ft. Nkosazana Daughter, Basetsana, Obeey Amor Dali Nguwe South Africa
Winky D (Winner) Happy Again Zimbabwe
Zakes Bantwini Ft. Kasango Osama South Africa

 

Best Female Artiste in Southern Africa
DJ Yessonia Ft. Boohle Ngifuna Wena Namibia
DJ Zinhle Ft. Black Motion, Kabza De Small & Nokwazi Siyabonga South Africa
Kamo Mphela Ghost South Africa
Makhadzi (Winner) Mama South Africa
Nadia Nakai Ft. Lucasraps Not The Same South Africa
Nomfundo Moh Ft. ShaSha & Ami Faku Phakade Lami South Africa
ShaSha Ft. Kamo Mphela & Felo Le Tee iPiano Zimbabwe
Simmy We Were Here South Africa
Tamy Moyo Sare Zimbabwe
Uncle Waffles & Tony Duardo Ft. Sino Msolo & Boibizza Tanzania South Africa

Best Male Artiste in Northern Africa
A.L.A (Winner) 30 Tunisia
Ali Loka Matkhafesh Yamma Egypt
Ahmed Saad Ft. 3enba & Double Zuksh AlMoulouk Egypt
DJ Snake Disco Maghreb Algeria
Draganov Chichi Morocco
El Grande Toto Salade Coco Morocco
Marwan Moussa Batal 3alam Egypt
Snor Kasseta Morocco
Soolking Suavemente Algeria
Wegz Albakht Egypt

Best Female Artiste in Northern Africa
Faouzia (Winner) RIP Love Morocco
Jaylann Oui Oui Morocco
Kenza Morsli Ft. DJ Adel Moustahil Algeria
Lyna Mahyem Mal De Toi Algeria
Manal Makhelaw Magalou Morocco
Marwa Loud & Moha K Ghir Ntiya Morocco
Ruby Namet Nenna Egypt
Rym Stylo Warqa Morocco

 

Best Male Artiste in Central Africa
C4 Pedro Posa Angola
Dadju Ambassadeur DRC
Fally Ipupa (Winner) Bloqué DRC
Innoss’B Mortel-06 DRC
Gaz Mawete 500 DRC
Matias Damasio Como Antes Angola
Ninho Jefe DRC
Roga Roga & Extra Musica Bokoko DRC
Tayc Dodo Cameroon
Tenor Ft. Innoss’B Mami Wata Cameroon

Best Female Artiste in Central Africa
Asaba Mon Bebe Cameroon
Blanche Bailly Ft. Joeboy Mine Cameroon
Emma’a Encré Gabon
Espoir La Tigresse Abiane Gabon
Pérola Sincera Angola
Shay DA DRC
Vernyuy Tina (Winner) Ndani Ya Cameroon
Zara Williams Ft. C4 Pedro Posa DRC

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Best Male Artiste in Eastern Africa
Addis Legesse Enja Ethiopia
Bien (& Aaron Rimbui) Bald Men Anthem Kenya
Diamond Platnumz Ft. Zuchu Mtasubiri Tanzania
Eddy Kenzo Songa Uganda
Kassmasse (Winner) Sewasew Ethiopia
King Saha Zakayo Uganda
Marioo Ft. Jovial Mi Amor Tanzania
Mbosso Ft. Costa Titch & Phantom Steeze Moyo Tanzania
Nyashinski Ft. Femi One Properly Kenya
Rayvanny Ft. Vjollca Pele Pele Tanzania

Best Female Artiste in Eastern Africa
Betty G Addis Semay Ethiopia
Frida Amani Fala Mimi Tanzania
Hewan Gebrewold Shemuna Ethiopia
Muthaka (Winner) Sorry Kenya
Nandy Siwezi Tanzania
Nikita Kering Last Name Kenya
Rosa Ree Watatubu Tanzania
Spice Diana Ft. DJ Seven Tujuoge Uganda
Tanasha Donna Maradonna Kenya
Zuchu Ft. Bontle Smith & Tyler Kitu Tanzania

 

CONTINENTAL WINNERS

Song of the year
Black Sherif Kwaku The Traveller Ghana
Burna Boy Last Last Nigeria
Costa Titch feat. Banaba Des, Alfa Kat, Man T, Sdida, C’Buda M Big Flexa South Africa
Dadju Ambassaduer DRC
Didi B (Winner) Tala Cote d’Ivoire
DJ Snake Disco Maghreb Algeria
Fireboy DML feat. Ed Sheeran Peru (Remix) NIgeria
Kizz Daniel feat. Tekno Buga Nigeria
Marioo feat. Jovial Mi Amor Tanzania
Rema Calm Down Nigeria
Soolking Suavemente Algeria
Wegz Elbakht Egypt

 

Album of the year
Brymo 9: Esan Nigeria
Burna Boy (Winner) Love Damini Nigeria
Dadju Cullilan DRC
Diamond Platnumz First of All Tanzania
Didi B History Cote d’Ivoire
Kabza De Small KOA II South Africa
Nomfundo Moh Amagama South Africa
Oumou Sangare Timbuktu Mali
Soolking Sans Visa Algeria
Rema Raves & Roses Nigeria

 

Producer of the year
C4 Pedro Posa C4 Pedro Angola
CKay & BMH Emiliana by CKay Nigeria
Kimambobeats Mi Amor by Marioo feat. Jovial Tanzania
Nyadjiko & Dadju Ambassaduer by Dadju DRC
Rahal Elbakht by Wegz Egypt
Reward Beats Buga by Kizz Daniel feat. Tekno Nigeria
Sdida & Man T Big Flexa by Costa Titch South Africa
Serge Beynaud C’est Dose by Serge Beynaud Cote d’Ivoire
Shizzi (Winner) Peru (Remix) by Fireboy DML Nigeria
Stan-E Kibulu & William Grigahcine Disco Magrehb by DJ Snake Algeria

Artist of the Year
Burna Boy (Winner) Last Last Nigeria
CKay Emiliana Nigeria
Dadju Ambassaduer DRC
Diamond Platnumz feat. Zuchu Mtasubiri Tanzania
Fireboy DML feat. Ed Sheeran Peru (Remix) Nigeria
Kabza De Small feat. DJ Maphorisa, Ami Faku Asibe Happy South Africa
Manal Makhelaw Magalou Morroco
Tiwa Savage feat. Brandy Somebody’s Son Nigeria
Wegz Elbakht Egypt
Zakes Batwini feat. Kasango Osama South Africa

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Songwriter of the Year
Bridget Blue & Jibiril Blessing Woman by Bridget Blue Kenya
Daniel Baron How To Feel by Daniel Baron South Africa
Iba One (Winner) Hommage a mes parents Mali
Lloyiso Mandlovandile Gigana, Luke Goliath Seasons by Lloyiso South Africa
Martin Obudho, Muthaka Sorry Kenya
Matias Damasio Como Antes Angola
Mordecai ‘Dex’ Mwini Reason by Wanavokali Ft. H_art the Band Kenya
Olawale Olofo’ro Fura Sára by Brymo Nigeria
Rokia Kone, Garret Lee Kurunba Mali
Sidy Diop Ngalam Senegal

Winner
Breakout Artist of the Year
Asake (Winner) Peace Be Unto You (PBUY) Nigeria
Camidoh Sugarcane (Remix) feat. Darkoo, King Promise, Mayorkun Ghana
Costa Titch Ma Gang feat Champuru Makhenzo, Phantom Steeze, ManT, Sdida & C’BUDA M South Africa
Daliwonga Abo Mvelo feat. Mellow And Sleazy & M.J South Africa
El Grande Toto Salade Coco Morroco
Fior 2 Bior Godo Godo Cote d’Ivoire
Hewan Gebrewold Shemuna Ethiopia
Marwan Moussa (Winner) Batal 3alam Egypt
Nomfundo Moh Phakade Lami feat. ShaSha & Ami Faku South Africa
Pheelz Finesse feat. BNXN Nigeria

 

Most Promising Artist
Ans-T Crazy (Winner) 10 Na ifari feat. Ibro Gnamet Guinea
Dafencii King Alhalaba Sudan
Fave Baby Riddim Nigeria
Frida Amani Fala Mimi Tanzania
Jeeba Lamou Saff Senegal
Khanyisa Bheka Mina Ngedwa feat Tsiki XII, Marcus MC and Lady Du South Africa
Kikimoteleba Tigini feat. Franglish Cote d’Ivoire
Lloyiso Speak South Africa
Magixx Love Don’t Cost A Dime feat. Ayra Starr Nigeria
Zara Williams Posa feat. C4 Pedro DRC

 

African Fans Favourite
Bello Falcao Dibango Dibanga Cote d’Ivoire
Ch’cco, Mellow, Sleazy Nkao Tempela South Africa
Goya Menor & Nektunez Ameno Amapiano Ghana & Nigeria
Joeboy Sip (Alchohol) Nigeria
Lojay X Sarz feat. Chris Brown Monalisa (Remix) Nigeria
Mavins; Ayra Starr, Boy Spyce, Crayon, LADIPOE, Magixx Overloading (Overdoes) Nigeria
Oxlade (Winner) Ku Lo Sa Nigeria
The Therapist Nack Serria Leone
Young John Dada Nigeria
Young Stunna feat. Kabza De Small, DJ Maphorisa Adiwele South Africa

 

 

 

 

 

Best African DJ
DJ Lito (Winner) Tick Talk feat. Bebe Cool, Sheilah Gashumba, SlickStuartRoja Uganda
DJ P2N Likolo (Remix) feat. Tenor, DJ Amaroula DRC
DJ Sly King Ngama Bono Ghana
DJ Snake Disco Maghreb Algeria
DJ Tarico Ft. DJ Consequence Number One feat. Nelson Tivane, Preck Mozambique & Nigeria
DJ Yessonia Ngifuna Wena feat. Boohle Namibia
DJ Zinhle Siyabonga feat. Black Motion, Kazba de Small, Nokwazi South Africa
MAJOR LEAGUE DJz Bakwa Lah South Africa
Spinall Pallazo feat. Asake Nigeria
Uncle Waffles Tanzania feat. Tony Duardo Ft. Sino Msolo & Boibizza Swaziland
Zakes Batwini Osama feat. Kasango South Africa

 

Best African Video
Amine Boumediene Moustahil Algeria
Costa Titch Big Flexa by Costa Titch. South Africa
DAMMY TWITCH Woman by Simi. Nigeria
Director Pink Nwoke Oma by Chike Nigeria
Elias Belkader Disco Maghreb by DJ Snake Algeria
Maranta Tegegne Sewasew Ethopia
Mateo Da Silva Donnelemoi by TayC Cameroon
Napephasha Ghost Kamo Mphela South Africa
Soolking & Digital Nak Suavemente by Soolking Algeria
TG Omori (Winner) Buga by Kizz Daniel feat. Tekno Nigeria

 

 

Best African Rapper OR Lyricist
A-Reece Couldn’t Have Said It Better, Pt.3 South Africa
Dafencii feat. Khayyat King Alhalaba Sudan
Didi B Game De Djai Cote d’Ivoire
Dip Doundou Guiss Califat Senegal
Marwan Moussa (Winner) Batal 3alam Egypt
Ladipoe feat. Rema Afro Jigga Nigeria
LAMB (Loose Kaynon, A-Q, MI, Blaqbonez) The Last Cypher Nigeria
Nata 94 Sierra Leone
Nay Wa Mitego Rais Wa Kitaa Tanzania
Youssoupha Amapiano Cote d’Ivoire

 

Best Africa Collaboration
Ahmed Saad feat. 3enba & Double Zuksh Al Moulouk Egypt
Calema x Zé Felipe Onde Anda Sao Tome and Principe/Brazil
Costa Titch feat. C’buda M, Alfa Kat, Banaba Des, Sdida & Man T Big Flexa South Africa
Davido feat. focalistic (Winner) Champion Sound Nigeria / South Africa
Fireboy feat. Ed Sheeran Peru (Remix) Nigeria/Great Britain
Kikimoteleba feat. Franglish Tigini (Remix) Cote d’Ivoire/DRC
Kizz Daniel feat. Tekno Buga Nigeria
Marioo feat. Jovial Mi Amour Tanzania
Mbosso, Costa Titch, Phantom Steeze Moyo Tanzania/South Africa
Tiwa Savage feat. Brandy Somebody’s Son Nigeria/USA

 

Best African Band / Duo / Group
Calema & Zé Felipe Onde Anda Sao Tome & Principe
Disco Misr, Aziz Maraka Ahla Wahda Egypt
Jano Band Zebnanaw Ethiopia
Mafikizolo Ft. Simmy Mamazela South Africa
MAJOR LEAGUE DJz BAKWA LAH South Africa
Ridimz Shabasiko Cameroon
The Cavemen ft. Made Kuti (Winner) Biri Nigeria
Toofan Ona Togo
Umoja Sounds Ft. Ariel Wayz Happy Kenya
Wanavokali What A Time Kenya

 

Best African Act In Diaspora (Female)
Aya Nakamura Ft. Damso Degaine Mali
Bey T Ft. Boohle Unanicheza Kenya
Darkoo Ft Black Sherif Always Nigeria
Faouzia (Winner) RIP, Love Morocco
Moha K, Marwa Loud Ghir Ntiya Morocco
Nata 94 Sierra Leone
Rimon Feed Me Eritrea
Ronisia Melodie Cape Verde
Shay DA DRC
Soraia Ramos BKBN Cape Verde

 

 

 

 

Best African Act In Diaspora (Male)
Calema Ft. Zé Felipe Onde Anda Sao Tome & Principe
Dadju KIng DRC
Dafencii ft. Khayyat King Alhalaba Sudan
DJ Snake Disco Maghreb Algeria
Gil Semedo Ft. Calema, Soraia Ramos & Mito Kaskas Gostu Sabi Cape Verde
Jae5 Ft Dave, Bnxn Propeller Ghana
Ninho VVS DRC
Soolking Suavemente Algeria
Tion Wayne Ft. Davido & Jae5 (Winner) Who’s True Nigeria
Ya Levis Pardonne Moi DRC

 

Best Female Artist in Africa Inspirational Music
Bridget Blue Woman Kenya
Chaama & Eljoee Burakia Morocco
Diana Hamilton Awurade Ye(Do it Lord) Ghana
DJ Zinhle Ft. Black Motion, Kabza De Small & Nokwazi Siyabonga South Africa
Irene Robert Ft. Rose Muhando (Winner) Hainidhuru Tanzania
Janet Otieno Siri Kenya
Makhadzi Ft. Jon Delinger Zwivhuya South Africa
Manal 3ari Morocco
TY Bello Ft. Sinmidele & Ore Macaulay Amen Amen Nigeria

 

Best Male Artist in Africa Inspirational Music
Davido Ft. Sunday Service Choir (Winner) Stand Strong Nigeria
Grace Lokwa Kumama DRC
Kassmasse Sesasew Ethiopia
KS Bloom Ft. Chidinma C’est Dieu (Remix) Cote d’Ivoire
Majoos Jayah DRC
Masterkraft Ft. Chike Hosanna Nigeria
Nathaniel Bassey See What the Lord Has Done Nigeria
Noel Nderitu Waweza Kenya
Samthing Soweto Amagents South Africa
Wave Rhyder Wa Nkutlwa Na Lesotho

Best Artist, Duo or Group in African Electro
Asake Peace Be Unto You Nigeria
Costa Titch Ft. C’buda M, Alfa Kat, Banaba Des, Sdida & Man T Big Flexa South Africa
Davido Ft. Focalistic (Winner) Champion Sound Nigeria
DJ Snake Disco Maghreb Algeria
DJ Maphorisa & Tyler ICU Ft. Sir Till & Co Banyana South Africa
DJ Yessonia Ft. Boohle Ngifuna Wena Namibia
Felo Le Tee & Myztro Ft. Daliwonga 66 & Dipatje Tsa Felo South Africa
Mbosso Ft. Costa Titch & Phantom Steeze Moyo Tanzania
Tresor Ft. Kabza De Small and DJ Maphorisa Makosa DRC
Zakes Bantwini Ft. Kasango Osama South Africa

 

 

 

Best Artist, Duo or Group in African Hip-Hop
Black Sherif Kwaku the Traveller Ghana
Blxckie Your All South Africa
Cdrik Kodjo Nyi Nudé Benin
Darkoo Ft. Black Sherif Always Nigeria
Didi B Tala Cote d’Ivoire
KikiMoteleba Ft. Franglish Tigini Cote d’Ivoire
Marwan Moussa (Winner) Batal 3alam Egypt
Nay Wa Mitego Rais Wa Kitaa Tanzania
Ninho Jefe DRC
Nyashinski Ft. Femi One Properly Kenya

 

Best Artist, Duo or Group in African RnB & Soul
Ahmed basyoni & Hussein Gamal ElHalawa Di Egypt
Bridget Blue Goodbye Kenya
C4 Pedro Esta Tudo Bem Angola
Frida Amani Ft. Mayunga Tanzania Tanzania
Lil Jay Sauce Graine Cote d’Ivorie
Nomfundo Moh Ft. ShaSha & Ami Faku Phakade Lami South Africa
Omah Lay (Winner) I’m A Mess Nigeria
Tayc D O D O Cameroon
Tiwa Savage, Amaarae Tales By Moonlight Nigeria
Ya Levis Pardonne Moi DRC

 

 

 

 

 

Best Artist, Duo or Group in African Reggae, Ragga, Dancehall
DJ Lito Ft. Bebe Cool x Sheilah Gashumba x SlickStuartRoja Tick Talk Uganda
Fave Baby Riddim Nigeria
Femi One Ft. King Kaka & Mbithi Hepi Kenya
KiDi Ft. Tyga Touch It(Remix) Ghana
Navy Kenzo Manzese Tanzania
Nutty O Handipere Zimbabwe
Rosa Ree Watatubu Tanzania
Ruger Dior Nigeria
Teddy Afro (Winner) Naet Ethiopia
Winky D Happy Again Zimbabwe

 

Best Artist, Duo or Group in African Contemporary
Adekunle Gold Ft. Fatoumata Diawara (Winner) Born Again Nigeria
Alikiba UTU Tanzania
Brymo Fura Sara Nigeria
Fadilee Itulya Ft. Fidq & Taz Goemi Problem Tanzania
Fally Ipupa Bloqué DRC
Fior 2 Bior Godo Godo Cote d’Ivoire
Roga Roga & Extra Musica Bokoko DRC
Sidiki Diabate Diarabi nene bena Mali
Wally B. Seck ft Viviane Reugine Tass Senegal
Wegz Al bakht Egypt

 

Best Artist, Duo or Group in African Jazz
Addis Legesse Enja Ethiopia
Elida Almeida, Jimmy P Mau Menino Cape Verde
Franck Biyong Negropolitaine Cameroon
Gutu Abera (Winner) Deemi Ethiopia
Jano Band Zebnanaw Ethiopia
Jimmy Dludlu Ft. Rhodalia Silvestre, Dx Nuvunga & Mano Tsotsi Male Ya Pepa Mozambique
Kelvin Momo Feat. TBO and JaySax Funa South Africa
Somi Love Tastes Like Strawberries Rwanda
Thapelo Lekoane Heritage South Africa
The Cavemen Ft. Made kuti Biri Nigeria

 

Best Artist, Duo or Group in African Pop
Adekunle Gold Ft. Davido (Winner) High Nigeria
Ckay Emiliana Nigeria
Kizz Daniel & Tekno Buga Nigeria
Kouz1 Magic Morocco
Matias Damasio Como Antes Angola
Pheelz, BNXN Finesse Nigeria
Ronisia Melodie Cape Verde
Roseline Layo Donnez Nous Un Peru Cote d’Ivoire
Soraia Ramos BKBN Cape Verde
Tenor Ft. Innoss’B Mami Wata Cameroon

 

 

 

Best Artist, Duo or Group in African Rock
Amir Eid Ana Negm Egypt
Clayrocksu (Winner) Amin Nigeria
Daniel Baron How to Feel South Africa
Franck Biyong Pepe Soup Cameroon
RASH FAR BEYOND Kenya
Reen and Refentse Morake Skobbejak South Africa

 

Best Artiste, Duo or Group in African Traditional
Azaya Ft. Djelykaba Bintou (Winner) BB La Guinea
Betty G Addis Semay Ethiopia
Flavour Level Nigeria
Josey Ft. Bonigo Zambeleman Cote d’Ivoire
Lencho gemechu Saglii Ethiopia
Manamba Kante Bhouloun Djouri Guinea
Oumou Sangare Wassulu Don Mali
Rokia Kone & Jacknife Lee N’yanyan Mali
Strongbangwaboy Royalty Ft. Longue Longue, Tzy Panchak Cameroon
Stewart Sukuma Ezamany Kim’bedima Mozambique

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Best Artist, Duo or Group in African Dance or Choreography
Ans-T Crazy (Winner) Pause Guinea
Costa Titch Ft. C’buda M, Alfa Kat, Banaba Des, Sdida & Man T Big Flexa South Africa
Eltee Skhillz ODG Nigeria
Kamo Mphela Ghost South Africa
Portable X Poco Lee Ft. Olamide ZaZoo Zehh Nigeria
Roga Roga & Extra Musica Bokoko DRC
Serge Beynaud C’est Dose Cote d’Ivoire
Simi Woman Nigeria
Spice Diana Tujooge Ft. Dj Seven Uganda
Toofan Ona Togo

Best Soundtrack Movie / Series / Documentary
Ahmed Saad Ft. 3enba & Double Zuksh AlMoulouk (Moon Knight) Egypt
Amarae & Marvel A Body, A Coffin (Black Panther Wakanda Forever Prologue EP) Ghana
Amir Eid Ana Negm (RIVO) Egypt
Dadju Ima(From the movie “IMA”) DRC
Eltee Skhillz ODG (The Blood Convenant Movie) Nigeria
Mohamed Osama & Karim Mahmoud (Ahmed Tarik Yahia) EL GHAZALA RAYE2A (ZEKO) Egypt
Stephane Legar Speed Llife (From Sonic 2 Le Film)
From Sonic 2 Le Film Togo
Tems & Marvel (Winner) No Woman No Cry (Black Panther Wakanda Forever Prologue EP) Nigeria
Wegz B3oda Ya Belady(From the film “Captains Of Zaatari”) Egypt

 

 

Best Global Act
Anitta (Winner) Mon Soleil (By Dadju) Brazil
Brandy Somebody’s Son (By Tiwa Savage) USA
Chris Brown Call Me Everyday Ft. Wizkid/Monalisa Remix By Lojay X Sarz/Nobody Has to Know Ft. Davido/Diana By Fireboy DML/Time & Affection By Rema USA
Drake Fountains Ft. Tems, Tresor Canada
Ed Sheeran Peru Remix (By Fireboy DML)/For My Hand (Burna Boy) Great Britain
Justin Bieber Essence Remix (By Wizkid)/Attention By Omah Lay Canada
Maluma Mama Tetema Ft. Rayvanny Colombia
Popcaan Toni-Ann Singh (By Burna Boy) Jamaican
Tyga Touch it Remix (By KiDi) USA
Vitaa Prends Ma Main (By Maitre Gims & Vitaa) France

African music lovers are encouraged to keep up with updates and trends ahead of the 9th AFRIMA, which will be held later this year. Kindly visit the AFRIMA website at www.afrima.org and turn on notifications on social media platforms (IG/TikTok – @afrima.official ; Facebook – Afrimawards; Twitter – @afrimaofficial; LinkedIn – AFRIMA).
In partnership with the African Union Commission, AFRIMA is the pinnacle of African music globally.

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Nigerian Top Filmmaker, Anyiam-Osigwe Who Founded Africa Movies Awards, AMAA Dies In Lagos

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The founder and Chief Executive Officer, Africa Movies Academy Awards (AMAA), Peace Anyiam-Osigwe, is dead.

The Nigerian top filmmaker breathed her last on Monday at St Nicholas Hospital, Lagos, State after a brief illness.

In a terse confirmation that the respected and influential filmmaker breathed her last, Obi Emelonye, the producer of Last Flight to Abuja said: “Thank you and good night dada Peace,” in a short tribute to her on the social media network, Facebook.

She reportedly gave up the ghost after being in a coma since Saturday.

While colleagues and close friends, some of whom went to see her at hospital wouldn’t believe news of her demise, maintaining that she was merely in the ICU, notable movie maker, Zik Zulu also confirmed the news.

“Our President, Peace, has passed. As at Saturday, she was reported to be in coma at Saint Nicholas. But now her family has confirmed her transition. May the memory of her life be a blessing. Rest in peace, dear Peace,” he wrote on a Nollywood platform.

The industrious woman would be remembered as one of those who shaped the face of the new Nollywood, as her contributions to the industry could not be overemphasised.

Peace Anyiam-Osigwe was not only the Founder of the African Movie Academy Awards, AMAA, she was also the President of the Association of Movie Producers, AMP and one of the most prominent figures in Nollywood.

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