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Sunday 14th of August 2022

Nairobi, Kenya

Full List Of Winners At The 2021 AFRIMA ( All Africa Music Awards ) Held in Lagos At Eko Conventional Hotel

On Sunday, the Gala for the 2021 All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA) went down at the Eko Hotel in Lagos, Nigeria.
The All Africa Music Awards was held on the 21st of November, 2021 and it was a memorable day as many celebrities around the world took home the award they deserved.
After weeks of dishing out the nominees, the organizers revealed the winners of each category.

The event saw big names in the entertainment industry battle out for the prestigious Award.
Kenyan songstress Nikita Kering took home two awards; Best Female Artiste East Africa and Best Artist, Duo or Group in African RnB & Soul.

Award-winning Kenyan Boy band Sauti Sol was crowned as the Best group while the award for the Best in African Rock went to Rash Band.

Nigerian Afrobeats superstar, Wizkid became one of the biggest winners on the AFRIMMA 2021 stage with three awards going to him including the Best African Artist.
The most of which might be 13-year-old gospel singer Shanah Manjeru who became the youngest holder of an AFRIMA Award for the Best African Female Artiste in Inspirational Music.

Biggest Winner
But the biggest winner of the night was Malian Ibaone, who won four awards – Album of the Year, African Male Artiste in Inspirational Music, Best Song Writer, and Best Male Artiste from Western Africa.
Wizkid won three awards out of the four nominations he got in this year’s AFRIMA; Best Song of the Year and Best African Collaborations and Best Artiste of the Year award.

The show was hosted by Eddie Kadi and Pearl Thusi and witnessed singing performances from Zuchu, Patoranking, Chike, Olakira, D’banj among others.

See the full list of AFRIMA 2021 winners;

  • Best African Female Artiste in Inspirational Music – Shanah Manjeru
  • African Male Artiste in Inspirational Music – Iba One
  • Best Artiste, Duo, or Group in African R & B Soul –Nikita Kering
  • Best Artist or Duo in African Dance or Choreography – Flavour, Diamond Platnumz, FallyIpupa
  • Best Female Artist in the Diaspora – Naomi Achu
  • Artiste, Duo, or Group in African Pop –Iba One
  • Best Group – Sauti Sol
  • Best Collaboration –Wizkid, Tems
  • Best African Rapper Lyricist – Elow’n
  • Best Female Artiste in Northern Africa – Manal Benchlikha
  • Best Male Artist in Northern Africa – Dizzy Dros
  • Best Male Artiste in Eastern Africa – Eddy Kenzo
  • Best Female Artist Central Africa – Shan L
  • Best Female Artist in East Africa – Nikita Kering
  • Male Artist Central Africa – Fally Ipupa
  • Best Male Southern Africa – Blaq Diamond
  • Best Male Artiste Western Africa – Iba One
  • Best Song Of The Year – Wizkid, Tems
  • Best Producer Of The Year – Legendary Beatz
  • Best Duo African HipHop – Fireboy, Cheque
  • Best African Dj – Sinyorita
  • African Fan’s Favorite – Fireboy
  • AFRIMA Artist of the Year Award – Wizkid
  • Album of the Year – Iba One
  • Song Writer of the Year – Iba One
  • Best in African Rock – Rash Band

Kofi Olomide joins the list of Legendary Afrima Award holders which also includes Fela Kuti, Manu Dibango, and more.

Content courtesy of AFRIMA and Nairobi Fashion Hub Digital Team

Khaligraph Jones – Tuma Kitu Official HD Video 

Blu Ink presents Tuma KItu by Khaligraph Jones, Song recorded at Blu Ink Studios, Produced by The OG, instrumental by Call me G x Beast inside Beats. Video directed by Jijo Drum Beats

The ‘Tuma Kitu’ is Swahili words but in this context, it can be as well be in Sheng loosely translating to ‘Send Money’ M-pesa mobile money.

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Award wining Kenya rapper Khaligraph unleashed another new jam dubbed Tuma Kitu, Papa Jones Aka OG ” Khaligraph Jones ” started his music career way back in 2009, he has been in Kenyan entertainment industry since then and  after he won the Kenyan Edition of the Channel O Emcee Africa competitions at the age of 19.

The rapper who is now considered as one of the African greats when it comes to hip hop music has since made a name for himself by making his name stand out from the rest with an impressive music catalog has released his latest record that has already been co-signed by fans and critics alike and it’s only a few minutes-old since he released it.

Blu Ink presents Tuma KItu by Khaligraph Jones, Song recorded at Blu Ink Studios, Produced by The OG, instrumental by Call me G x Beast inside Beats. Video directed by Jijo Drum Beats The ‘Tuma Kitu’ is Swahili words but in this context, it can be as well be in Sheng loosely translating to ‘Send Money’ M-pesa mobile money. https://www.instagram.com/p/CDI1c-cp_2o/?utm_source=ig_embed Award wining Kenya rapper Khaligraph unleashed another new jam dubbed Tuma Kitu, Papa Jones Aka OG " Khaligraph Jones " started his music career way back in 2009, he has been in Kenyan entertainment industry since then and  after he won the Kenyan Edition of the Channel O Emcee Africa competitions at the age of 19. The rapper who is now considered as one of the African greats when it comes to hip hop music has since made a name for himself by making his name stand out from the rest with an impressive music catalog has released his latest record that has already been co-signed by fans and critics alike and it’s only a few minutes-old since he released it. [taq_review] OG is popularly known as Baba Yao, he won the Channel O Emcee Africa competition at a tender age of 19, since then he has worked with the most top Kenyan musician A-list including Xtatic, Stella Mwangi, Rabbit, Kristoff, Abbas Kubaff, Chiwawa, Christine Apondi, The Mith of Klear Kut, Kaytrixx, Dj Creme Dela Creme, and Ulopa Ngoma. Content courtesy of Nairobi fashion hub Online Digital Team 
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OG is popularly known as Baba Yao, he won the Channel O Emcee Africa competition at a tender age of 19, since then he has worked with the most top Kenyan musician A-list including Xtatic, Stella Mwangi, Rabbit, Kristoff, Abbas Kubaff, Chiwawa, Christine Apondi, The Mith of Klear Kut, Kaytrixx, Dj Creme Dela Creme, and Ulopa Ngoma.

Content courtesy of Nairobi fashion hub Online Digital Team 

Nigerian superstar Reekado Banks Releases New Single ‘Put In Pressure’

Nigerian based Star Reekado Banks has returned with another hit and its the ultimate soundtrack for all things celebration. The act partnered with urban video director Clarence Peters to unleash his new single “PUT IN PRESSURE”

Put in Pressure comes sequel to the massive success of his song “Rora” which is still gaining massive airplay’s all over the world. The song “PUT IN PRESSURE” is off his new Project slated for the 1st Quarter of 2020.

Nigerian based Star Reekado Banks has returned with another hit and its the ultimate soundtrack for all things celebration. The act partnered with urban video director Clarence Peters to unleash his new single "PUT IN PRESSURE” Put in Pressure comes sequel to the massive success of his song "Rora" which is still gaining massive airplay's all over the world. The song “PUT IN PRESSURE” is off his new Project slated for the 1st Quarter of 2020. [taq_review] The new single was produced by certified hit maker, Kel P who gave him an addictive vibe Ayoleyi Hanniel Solomon known by the moniker, Reekado Banks is a multiple award-winning Nigerian international singer, songwriter and performer. Reekado made his big break in 2014 and has since been on an impressive streak. Over the years, he has worked with pop stars, Wizkid, Tiwa Savage and BET Hip-hop award-winner, Sarkodie. Content courtesy of Nairobi fashion hub Online Digital team 
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The new single was produced by certified hit maker, Kel P who gave him an addictive vibe Ayoleyi Hanniel Solomon known by the moniker, Reekado Banks is a multiple award-winning Nigerian international singer, songwriter and performer.

Reekado made his big break in 2014 and has since been on an impressive streak. Over the years, he has worked with pop stars, Wizkid, Tiwa Savage and BET Hip-hop award-winner, Sarkodie.

Content courtesy of Nairobi fashion hub Online Digital team 

Patoranking Covers the May edition of BlackNBold magazine

In celebration of the highly anticipated Wilmer album, Nigerian reggae-dancehall singer Patoranking covers the May edition of Uk/Nigerian based black inspired publication, BlackNBold magazine. The edition focuses on his journey, his career and more emphasis on Wilmer, his upcoming album.

Patrick Nnaemeka Okorie better known by his stage name Patoranking started his career doing underground collaborations with artists like Konga, Slam and X project.

In 2010 he signed a record deal with K-Solo’s Igberaga Records, releasing “Up in D Club” under the outfit. Patoranking became a protégé of Dem Mama Records after collaborating with Timaya on his song “Alubarika”.

In February 2014, he signed a record deal with Foston Musik and released “Girlie O”, a single that gave him the spotlight and in February he signed a distribution deal with VP Records. Since then Patoranking has gone on to release multiple singles and Top hits, including his most recent hit song “confirm” with Davido.

Patoranking chats with BlackNBold magazine about his new album named after his daughter ”Wilmer” and his thoughts on fashion and style.

Cover credit:
Photography: @jonathanmannion
Stylist: @juliannalexander
Editor: @rrhodaa
Graphics: @layonjaydesign
Magazine: @blacknboldmagazine

Content courtesy of BlackNBold magazine & Nairobi Fashion Hub 

Sheebah Karungi

Sheebah Karungi aka Queen Sheebah born November 11, 1989 in Ugandan she is a recording artist, dancer and actress debuting her acting career in Queen of Katwe as Shakira. After quitting Obsessions, a dance group she joined in 2006, she rose to recognition upon the release of her hit single titled “Ice Cream”.

 

In 2014, she released her debut project Ice Cream, a five-track EP which did well commercially and further led her to win back-to-back HiPipo Music Awards Best Female Artist in 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018. She also won the Artist of the Year award twice, in 2017 and 2018, at the HiPipo Music Awards. Sheebah has also represented uganda at coke studios africa twice.

Life and career

Sheebah Karungi was born and raised by a single mother in Kawempe, a division of Kampala, the capital city of Uganda. After completing her basic education at Kawempe Muslim Primary School, she dropped out of school in senior two when she was a student of Midland High School, Kawempe.

At the age of 15, she started dancing for money after she joined a dance group called Stingers before she left the group for Obsessions Music Group in 2006. At Obsessions she developed an interest in music, recording two songs before she left the group for a solo career in music.

In 2010, she released “Kunyenyenza”, her first official single, produced by Washington with writing credit from Cindy. She went on to release another song titled “Bulikyekola”, featuring vocals from KS Alpha and then “Baliwa” featuring Coco Finger.

It was until she released “Automatic”, a song written by Sizzaman, that her solo career experienced a major turnaround. Upon the success of “Automatic”, she teamed up again with Sizzaman to release “Ice Cream” to massive airplay and positive reviews before she went on to release another hit single, “Twesana”.

In 2014, she released her first musical project, Ice Cream, a five-track EP which contained hit singles including “Ice Cream” and “Jordan”. The EP was well received and helped win her Best Female Artist at the 2014 and 2015 HiPipo Music Awards.

Content courtesy of Sheebah Karungi  & Nairobi fashion hub

Guardian Angel New Song Mercy Official HD Video

The award winning Kenyan gospel artiste and renown dancehall-reggae sensation Guardian Angel has release a new song. titled “Mercy”  He has established dominance and relevance in a slightly challenging space and has managed to remain a household name since his break into the music scene in 2012.

Originally known as Audiphaxad Peter, he has recently just received a Gold Award of the coveted Mdundo Download Awards amongst six other awards last year in both local and international awards including the Groove Awards Artiste of the Year title.

This song coincidentally comes just as he was unveiled, as the Brand Ambassador for Crowned Eagle Safaris. A travel agency based in Nairobi, Kenya that plans tours and travels for clients in Africa, Europe, Dubai and Asia. The official event was held at the Agency’s offices at Krishna Centre, Westlands, where he was welcomed into Crowned Eagle Safaris, Guardian pours his heart out on this redemption song that resonates with what majority of believers go through.

The award winning Kenyan gospel artiste and renown dancehall-reggae sensation Guardian Angel has release a new song. titled "Mercy"  He has established dominance and relevance in a slightly challenging space and has managed to remain a household name since his break into the music scene in 2012. Originally known as Audiphaxad Peter, he has recently just received a Gold Award of the coveted Mdundo Download Awards amongst six other awards last year in both local and international awards including the Groove Awards Artiste of the Year title. [gallery link="file" size="full" ids="7706,7707,7705"] This song coincidentally comes just as he was unveiled, as the Brand Ambassador for Crowned Eagle Safaris. A travel agency based in Nairobi, Kenya that plans tours and travels for clients in Africa, Europe, Dubai and Asia. The official event was held at the Agency’s offices at Krishna Centre, Westlands, where he was welcomed into Crowned Eagle Safaris, Guardian pours his heart out on this redemption song that resonates with what majority of believers go through. [taq_review] The singer who also in 2017 was among Taxify Kenya's brand influencers, expressed his excitement about the new deal. Guardian Angel is obviously having one of his best times, as this deal is coming after he won seven awards last year alone in both local and international awards including the Groove Awards Artiste of the Year title. Song: Mercy Artist: Guardian Angel Song Produced by Vicky Pondis (Simba Sound Production) Video Produced by NF Inc (Nezzoh Monts) Content Courtesy Of Mdundo & Nairobi Fashion Hub 
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The singer who also in 2017 was among Taxify Kenya’s brand influencers, expressed his excitement about the new deal. Guardian Angel is obviously having one of his best times, as this deal is coming after he won seven awards last year alone in both local and international awards including the Groove Awards Artiste of the Year title.

Song: Mercy Artist: Guardian Angel
Song Produced by Vicky Pondis (Simba Sound Production)
Video Produced by NF Inc (Nezzoh Monts)

Content Courtesy Of Mdundo & Nairobi Fashion Hub 

Bounce Trumpet Awards 2018

The 2018 Bounce Trumpet Awards, the prestigious annual event celebrating African-American achievements and contributions, world premieres exclusively on Bounce on Sunday, February 11 at 9:00 p.m. ET.
The Red Carpet Pre-Show, featuring arrival interviews with the honorees, performers, presenters and stars, will air immediately beforehand at 8:30 p.m. ET; Ed Gordon, Demetria McKinney and Juhuan Jones host.

The 2018 Bounce Trumpet Awards is hosted by actors Larenz Tate (“Power”) and Erica Ash(“Survivor’s Remorse”) and the spectacular show includes powerful performances, moving tributes and appearances by many entertainers, politicians, activists, thought leaders and more.
Memorable moments from the show include:

A rousing musical tribute to So So Def Recordings Founder and honoree Jermaine Dupriwhich included performances by Anthony Hamilton, Bow Wow, Xscape and a surprise appearance by Ludacris that brought the house down. Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms joined for the presentation.

Content Courtesy Of Nairobi Fashion Hub & Bounce Tv

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