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Friday 24th of May 2024

Nairobi, Kenya

The Brit Awards 2024 With Mastercard – Winners

The BRIT Awards 2024 ceremony is officially over, with many flocking into the O2 arena for the biggest night in British music.

This marks the show’s 44th year of celebrating British and international artistry live with celebrities and music fans. Hosted by British presenter icons Maya Jama, Clara Amfo, and Roman Kemp, the Mastercard-sponsored event was broadcast on ITV1 and ITVX and live-streamed on YouTube for international viewers.

This year, the two-hour show was populated with 17 awards, interspersed with eight jaw-dropping performances from some of the biggest names in music: Dua Lipa, RAYE, Rema, and Kylie Minogue, to name a few. Charli XCX, Green Day, Ben Kingsley-Adir, Joe Keery and Bimini were just a few of this year’s presenters, each of them showing support for their creative peers.

RAYE dominated the night with six wins out of a record-breaking seven. A BRIT school graduate, the 26-year-old singer-songwriter won some of the most prestigious awards of the night, including Mastercard Album of the Year. She was presented the award by her school principal, Stuart Worden, and brought her grandmother, Agatha, onto the stage during her acceptance speech. Tonight, RAYE made history for the most BRIT wins in one night, surpassing Harry Styles, Adele, and Blur, who had all received four in previous years.

Dua Lipa took home the Pop Act award, one of five fan-voted awards. Dua is now the recipient of seven BRIT awards since her first win in 2018. She opened the show with her most recent single, ‘Training Season’, which saw her leather-clad dancers flipping through the air.

Ahead of the main ceremony, The Last Dinner Party, winners of this year’s Rising Star award, were presented with their award by US musician St Vincent on ITV2’s The Brits Red Carpet show.

Producer of the Year was awarded to Chase & Status, who performed their song, ‘Disconnect’ with Becky Hill, who was nominated for BRITs Dance Act for a third consecutive year.
This year’s category changes saw the BRITs extend the number of nominees in the Artist of the Year category from five to ten and introduce the R&B genre award. This meant that the BRITs were able to showcase a diverse range of talent, including Mahalia, Jorja Smith, Salut, and Cleo Sol.

Additional performances came from nominees for the International Song of the Year, Tate McRae, who performed her pop hit, ‘Greedy’, and Rema, who performed ‘Calm Down’. The award went to Miley Cyrus for ‘Flowers’. Last month, ‘Flowers’ won a Grammy for Best Pop Solo Performance, making it Miley’s first Grammy award.

And the winners are…

AWARD: BRITS RISING STAR (presented on The BRITs’ Red Carpet show on ITV2)
Winner: The Last Dinner Party
AWARD: SONG OF THE YEAR WITH MASTERCARD
Winner: RAYE ft. 0207 SHAKE – ‘Escapism’
AWARD: GROUP OF THE YEAR
Winner: Jungle
AWARD: R&B ACT
Winner: – RAYE
AWARD: ALTERNATIVE/ROCK ACT
Winner: Bring Me The Horizon
AWARD: INTERNATIONAL ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Winner: SZA
AWARD: BEST NEW ARTIST
Winner: – RAYE
AWARD: SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR
Winner: – RAYE
AWARD: DANCE ACT
Winner: Calvin Harris
AWARD: HIP HOP/GRIME/RAP ACT
Winner: CASISDEAD
AWARD: POP ACT
Winner: Dua Lipa
AWARD: INTERNATIONAL GROUP OF THE YEAR
Winner: Boy Genius
AWARD: PRODUCER OF THE YEAR
Winner: Chase & Status
AWARD: ARTIST OF THE YEAR
WINNER: RAYE
AWARD: INTERNATIONAL SONG OF THE YEAR
Winner: Miley Cyrus

Content courtesy of BRITs & NFH

Trace Awards & Festival 2023 Winners Full List

The winners of the 2023 Trace Awards have finally been announced at the prestigious awards ceremony, which took place in Kigali, Rwanda, on October 21st.

The top winners of the 2023 Trace Awards were Rema and Davido, who were announced on Saturday, October 21, in Kigali, Rwanda. Global TV and multimedia platform Trace has launched a new award series called the Trace Awards.
Recognizing musicians with African and Afro-influenced influences is the aim of the awards.
With his worldwide hit song “Calm Down,” Rema received song of the year. On the Billboard Hot 100, a remix of the song featuring Selena Gomez peaked at number three. Additionally, the Nigerian celebrity received the best worldwide African artist award (tying with Nomcebo).
Two more awards were given to Davido: Best Male and Best Cooperation. With his collaboration with South African artist Musa Keys, “Unavailable,” he took home the latter honor.

Album of the Year went to Nigerian Burna Boy for Love Damini. About fifty international musicians with African and Afro-inspired influences, such as Davido, Yemi Alade, Mr. Eazi, and Diamond Platnumz, performed at the Trace Awards.

Tonight has been a magnificent exhibition of the force and originality of African and African-origin musicians, according to a statement from Trace chairman and co-founder Olivier Laouchez.
African current music has become a global phenomenon, and this was highlighted by all of the candidates and performers at the Trace Awards.

In the last year, African music has gained recognition at a number of additional award events. At the American Music Awards in November 2022, Wizkid became the first-ever favorite Afrobeats artist.
The first-ever winner of Best Afrobeats at the MTV Video Awards in September was “Calm Down,” featuring Rema and Selena Gomez. On November 10, the first-ever Grammy Award nominees for greatest African music performance will be unveiled.

Three categories were declared without nominees, and prizes were given in addition to the competitive categories listed below.
These included the aforementioned Best Global African Artist award going to Rema and Nomcebo, a Change Maker award going to Mr. Eazi (also from Nigeria) for his charitable endeavors, and a lifetime achievement award going to 2Face of Nigeria.

Here is the full list of winners for the 2023 Trace Awards.

Best Male
Burna Boy (Nigeria)
Davido (Nigeria) – WINNER
Diamond Platnumz (Tanzania)
Didi B (Ivory Coast)
K.O (South Africa)
Rema (Nigeria)

Best Female
Ayra Starr (Nigeria)
Josey (Ivory Coast)
Nadia Mukami (Kenya)
Soraia Ramos (Cape Verde)
Tiwa Savage (Nigeria)
Viviane Chidid (Senegal) – WINNER

Song of the Year
“BKBN” – Soraia Ramos (Cape Verde)
“People” – Libianca (Cameroon)
“Suavemente” – Soolking (France)
“Encre” Emma’a (Gabon)
“Sugarcane” – Camidoh (Ghana)
“Last Last” – Burna Boy (Nigeria)
“Rush” Ayra Starr (Nigeria)
 “Calm Down” – Rema (Nigeria) FT Serena Gomez – WINNER
“Peru” – Fireboy DML (Nigeria) with Ed Sheeran (UK)
“Sete” – K.O (South Africa)
“Cough” – Kizz Daniel (Nigeria)
“MORTEL 06” – Innoss’B (Ivory Coast)

Best Music Video
“2 Sugar” Wizkid (Nigeria) feat. Ayra Starr (Nigeria)
“Baddie” Yemi Alade (Nigeria) – WINNER
“Kpaflotage” – Suspect 95 (Ivory Coast)
“Loaded” – Tiwa Savage (Nigeria) & Asake (Nigeria)
“Ronda” Blxckie (South Africa)
“Tombolo” – Kalash (Martinique)
“Yatapita” – Diamond Platnumz (Tanzania)

Best Newcomer sponsored by Belaire
Azawi (Uganda)
Krys M (Cameroon)
Libianca (Cameroon)
Nissi (Nigeria)
Odumodublvck (Nigeria)
Pabi Cooper (South Africa)
Roseline Layo (Ivory Coast) – WINNER

Best Collaboration
“Many Ways” – BNXN (Nigeria) with Wizkid (Nigeria)
“Mine” – Show Dem Camp (Nigeria) with Oxlade (Nigeria)
“Peru” – Fireboy DML (Nigeria) with Ed Sheeran (UK)
“Second Sermon” – Black Sherif (Ghana) with Burna Boy (Nigeria)
“Sete” – K.O (South Africa) with Young Stunna (South Africa), Blxckie (South Africa)
“Stamina” – Tiwa Savage with Ayra Starr (Nigeria) & Young Jonn (Nigeria)
“Trumpet” – Olamide (Nigeria) with Ckay (Nigeria)
“Unavailable” – Davido (Nigeria) with Musa Keys (South Africa)

Best Artist: UK
Headie One (UK)
Ms Banks (UK)
Stormzy (UK)
Raye (UK)

Best Artist: Caribbean
Admiral T (Guadeloupe)
Bamby (French Guiana)
Kalash (Martinique)
Maureen (Martinique)
Popcaan (Jamaica)
Princess Lover (Martinique)
Rutshelle Guillaume (Haiti) – WINNER
Shenseea (Jamaica)

Best Artist: Indian Ocean
Donovan BTS (Mauritius)
GaEi (Madagascar)
Goulam (Comoros) – WIINNER
Mikl (Reunion)
Sega el (Reunion)
Terell Elymoor (Mayotte)

Best Artist: Brazil
Djonga (Brazil)
Iza (Brazil)
Leo Santana (Brazil)
Ludmilla (Brazil) – WINNER
Luedji Luna (Brazil)

Best Artist: North Africa
Amira Zouhair (Morocco)
Artmasta (Tunisia)
Dystinct (Morocco) – WINNER
El Grande Toto (Morocco)
Kader Japonais (Algeria)
Raja Meziane (Algeria)
“DNK”- Aya Nakamura (France)

Best Artist: East Africa
Bruce Melodie (Rwanda)
Diamond Platnumz (Tanzania) – WINNER
Zuchu (Tanzania)
Khaligraph (Kenya)
Nadia Mukani (Kenya)
Azawi (Uganda)

Album of the Year
“Love Damini” – Burna Boy (Nigeria) – WINNER
“Maverick” – Kizz Daniel (Nigeria)
“More Love, Less Ego” – Wizkid (Nigeria)
“Timeless” – Davido (Nigeria)
“Work of Art” – Asake (Nigeria)

Best Collaboration
“Mine” – Show Dem Camp (Nigeria) with Oxlade (Nigeria)
“Peru” – Fireboy DML (Nigeria) with Ed Sheeran (UK)
“Second Sermon” – Black Sherif (Ghana) with Burna Boy (Nigeria)
“Sete” – K.O (South Africa) with Young Stunna (South Africa), Blxckie (South Africa)
“Stamina” – Tiwa Savage with Ayra Star(Nigeria) & Young Jonn (Nigeria)
“Trumpet” – Olamide (Nigeria) with Ckay (Nigeria)
“Unavailable” – Davido (Nigeria) with Musa Keys (South Africa) – WINNER

Best DJ
Danni Gato (Cape Verde)
DJ BDK (Ivory Coast)
DJ Illans (France)
DJ Spinall (Nigeria)
Michael Brun (Haiti) – WINNER
Uncle Waffles (Swaziland)

Best Producer
DJ Maphorisa (South Africa)
Juls (Ghana)
Kabza de Small (South Africa)
Kel-P (Nigeria)
Tam Sir (Ivory Coast) – WINNER
Benjamin Dube (South Africa)

Best Gospel Artist
Benjamin Dube (South Africa)
Janet Otieno (Kenya)
KS Bloom (Ivory Coast) – WINNER
Levixone (Uganda)
Moses Bliss (Nigeria)

Best Live
Burna Boy (Nigeria)
Fally Ipupa (DRC) – WINNER
Musa Keys (South Africa)
The Compozers (Nigeria)
Wizkid (Nigeria)
Yemi Alade (Nigeria)

Best Dancer
Robot Boii (South Africa) – WINNER
Tayc (France)
Uganda Ghetto Kids (Uganda)
Yemi Alade (Nigeria)
Zuchu (Tanzania)

Best Artist Africa: Anglophone
Asake (Nigeria) – WINNER
Ayra Starr (Nigeria) Black Sherif (Ghana)
Davido (Nigeria)
Diamond Platnumz (Tanzania)
Fireboy DML (Nigeria)

Best Artist Africa: Francophone
Didi B – Ivory Coast – WINNER
Emma’a (Gabon)
Fally Ipupa (DRC)
KO-C (Cameroon)
Locko (Cameroon)
Serge Beynaud (Ivory Coast)
Viviane Chidid (Senegal)

Best Artist Africa: Lusophone
Gerilson Insrael (Angola)
Lisandro Cuxi (Cape Verde) – WINNER
Perola (Angola)
Plutonio (Mozambique)
Soraia Ramos (Cape Verde)

Best Artist: Rwanda sponsored by Kiss FM
Ariel Wayz (Rwanda)
Bruce Melodie (Rwanda) – WINNER
Bwiza (Rwanda)
Chriss Eazy (Rwanda)
Kenny Sol (Rwanda)

Best Artist: France and Belgium
Aya Nakamura (France)
Booba (France)
Nihno (France)
Ronisia (France)
Soolking (France)
Tayc (France) – WINNER

Best Artist: UK
Central Cee – WINNER
Headie One (UK)
Ms Banks (UK)
Raye (UK)
Stormzy (UK)

Best Global Africa Artist ( By Voting): Rema WINNER

The Trace Awards included performances by approximately 50 African and Afro-inspired artists from around the world, including Davido, Yemi Alade, Mr. Eazi, and Diamond Platnumz.

The Trace Awards are a new award franchise created by Trace, a global TV and multimedia platform. The purpose of the awards is to recognize African and Afro-influenced musicians from Africa and around the African diaspora.

Content courtesy of Not Just Ok, Billboard & NFH Digital Team

Trace Awards & Festival 2023 Nominees Full List

The 2023 Trace Awards nominees have been revealed in advance of the ceremony, which will be held in Kigali, Rwanda, in October.

The Trace Awards & Festival, a magnificent new live awards ceremony and festival celebrating the originality, coolness, and confidence of African and Afro-inspired music and culture around the world, will mark the 20th anniversary of global music powerhouse and Afro-music tastemaker Trace.

The Trace Awards & Festival, which shines a global spotlight on artists, creators, businesspeople, and achievers from all over Africa and the African diaspora, will take place in Kigali, Rwanda, from October 20 to 21, 2023, in collaboration with Visit Rwanda and QA Venue Solutions Rwanda, the venue management company of BK Arena.

A 2-day cultural festival intended to engage and inspire music makers and listeners will take place before the 3-hour live, televised, magnificent music extravaganza.
The Trace Awards will be presented in front of 7,500 music superfans, musicians, opinion leaders, style-setters, and influencers from Africa and around the world at BK Arena in Kigali, Rwanda. Performances by the biggest African and Afro-descent artists in the world will take place there.

The Awards will honor artists in a variety of cultural and lifestyle categories while honoring a wide range of musical genres, including Afrobeat, Dancehall, Afro-pop, Mbalax, Amapiano, Zouk, Kizomba, Genge, Coupé Décalé, Bongo Flava, Soukous, Gospel, Rap, Kompa, R&B, and Rumba.

The campaign will also include a number of build-up activities, an awards tour, celebrations, and screenings across Brazil, the Indian Ocean, the Caribbean, Europe, Africa, and the United States.

The Trace Awards will be broadcast live on Trace channels in more than 180 nations to a global audience of fans of African and Afro-inspired music and culture. Additionally, Trace terrestrial TV partners and satellite stations will broadcast the awards worldwide.

Here is the complete list of 2023 Trace Award nominees.

Best Male
Burna Boy (Nigeria)
Davido (Nigeria)
Diamond Platnumz (Tanzania)
Didi B (Ivory Coast)
K.O (South Africa)
Rema (Nigeria)

Best Female
Ayra Starr (Nigeria)
Josey (Ivory Coast)
Nadia Mukami (Kenya)
Soraia Ramos (Cape Verde)
Tiwa Savage (Nigeria)
Viviane Chidid (Senegal)

Song of the Year
“BKBN” – Soraia Ramos (Cape Verde)
“People” – Libianca (Cameroon)
“Suavemente” – Soolking (France)
“Encre” Emma’a (Gabon)
“Sugarcane” – Camidoh (Ghana)
“Last Last” – Burna Boy (Nigeria)
“Rush” Ayra Starr (Nigeria)
“Calm Down” – Rema (Nigeria)
“Peru” – Fireboy DML (Nigeria) with Ed Sheeran (UK)
“Sete” – K.O (South Africa)
“Cough” – Kizz Daniel (Nigeria)
“MORTEL 06” – Innoss’B (Ivory Coast)

Best Music Video
“2 Sugar” Wizkid (Nigeria) feat. Ayra Starr (Nigeria)
“Baddie” Yemi Alade (Nigeria) “Kpaflotage” – Suspect 95 (Ivory Coast)
“Loaded” – Tiwa Savage (Nigeria) & Asake (Nigeria)
“Ronda” Blxckie (South Africa)
“Tombolo” – Kalash (Martinique)
“Yatapita” – Diamond Platnumz (Tanzania)

Best Newcomer sponsored by Belaire
Azawi (Uganda)
Krys M (Cameroon)
Libianca (Cameroon)
Nissi (Nigeria)
Odumodublvck (Nigeria)
Pabi Cooper (South Africa)
Roseline Layo (Ivory Coast)

Best Collaboration
“Many Ways” – BNXN (Nigeria) with Wizkid (Nigeria)
“Mine” – Show Dem Camp (Nigeria) with Oxlade (Nigeria)
“Peru” – Fireboy DML (Nigeria) with Ed Sheeran (UK)
“Second Sermon” – Black Sherif (Ghana) with Burna Boy (Nigeria)
“Sete” – K.O (South Africa) with Young Stunna (South Africa), Blxckie (South Africa)
“Stamina” – Tiwa Savage with Ayra Starr (Nigeria) & Young Jonn (Nigeria)
“Trumpet” – Olamide (Nigeria) with Ckay (Nigeria)
“Unavailable” – Davido (Nigeria) with Musa Keys (South Africa)

Best Artist: UK
Headie One (UK)
Ms Banks (UK)
Stormzy (UK)
Raye (UK)

Best Artist: Caribbean
Admiral T (Guadeloupe)
Bamby (French Guiana)
Kalash (Martinique)
Maureen (Martinique)
Popcaan (Jamaica)
Princess Lover (Martinique)
Rutshelle Guillaume (Haiti)
Shenseea (Jamaica)

Best Artist: Indian Ocean
Donovan BTS (Mauritius)
GaEi (Madagascar)
Goulam (Comoros)
Mikl (Reunion)
Sega el (Reunion)
Terell Elymoor (Mayotte)

Best Artist: Brazil
Djonga (Brazil)
Iza (Brazil)
Leo Santana (Brazil)
Ludmilla (Brazil)
Luedji Luna (Brazil)

Best Artist: North Africa
Amira Zouhair (Morocco)
Artmasta (Tunisia)
Dystinct (Morocco)
El Grande Toto (Morocco)
Kader Japonais (Algeria)
Raja Meziane (Algeria)
“DNK”- Aya Nakamura (France)

Best Artist: East Africa
Bruce Melodie (Rwanda)
Diamond Platnumz (Tanzania)
Zuchu (Tanzania)
Khaligraph (Kenya)
Nadia Mukani (Kenya)
Azawi (Uganda)

Album of the Year
“Love Damini” – Burna Boy (Nigeria)
“Maverick” – Kizz Daniel (Nigeria)
“More Love, Less Ego” – Wizkid (Nigeria)
“Timeless” – Davido (Nigeria)
“Work of Art” – Asake (Nigeria)

Best Collaboration
“Mine” – Show Dem Camp (Nigeria) with Oxlade (Nigeria)
“Peru” – Fireboy DML (Nigeria) with Ed Sheeran (UK)
“Second Sermon” – Black Sherif (Ghana) with Burna Boy (Nigeria)
“Sete” – K.O (South Africa) with Young Stunna (South Africa), Blxckie (South Africa)
“Stamina” – Tiwa Savage with Ayra Star(Nigeria) & Young Jonn (Nigeria)
“Trumpet” – Olamide (Nigeria) with Ckay (Nigeria)
“Unavailable” – Davido (Nigeria) with Musa Keys (South Africa)

Best DJ
Danni Gato (Cape Verde)
DJ BDK (Ivory Coast)
DJ Illans (France)
DJ Spinall (Nigeria) Michael Brun (Haiti)
Uncle Waffles (Swaziland)

Best Producer
DJ Maphorisa (South Africa)
Juls (Ghana)
Kabza de Small (South Africa)
Kel-P (Nigeria)
Tamsir (Ivory Coast)
Benjamin Dube (South Africa)

Best Gospel Artist
Benjamin Dube (South Africa)
Janet Otieno (Kenya)
KS Bloom (Ivory Coast)
Levixone (Uganda)
Moses Bliss (Nigeria)

Best Live
Burna Boy (Nigeria)
Fally Ipupa (DRC)
Musa Keys (South Africa)
The Compozers (Nigeria)
Wizkid (Nigeria)
Yemi Alade (Nigeria)

Best Dancer
Robot Boii (South Africa)
Tayc (France)
Uganda Ghetto Kids (Uganda)
Yemi Alade (Nigeria)
Zuchu (Tanzania)

Best Artist Africa: Anglophone
Asake (Nigeria)
Ayra Starr (Nigeria) Black Sherif (Ghana)
Davido (Nigeria)
Diamond Platnumz (Tanzania)
Fireboy DML (Nigeria)

Best Artist Africa: Francophone
Didi B – Ivory Coast
Emma’a (Gabon)
Fally Ipupa (DRC)
KO-C (Cameroon)
Locko (Cameroon)
Serge Beynaud (Ivory Coast)
Viviane Chidid (Senegal)

Best Artist Africa: Lusophone
Gerilson Insrael (Angola)
Lisandro Cuxi (Cape Verde)
Perola (Angola)
Plutonio (Mozambique)
Soraia Ramos (Cape Verde)

Best Artist: Rwanda
Ariel Wayz (Rwanda)
Bruce Melodie (Rwanda)
Bwiza (Rwanda)
Chriss Eazy (Rwanda)
Kenny Sol (Rwanda)

Best Artist: France & Belgium
Aya Nakamura (France)
Booba (France)
Nihno (France)
Ronisia (France)
Soolking (France)
Tayc (France)

Best Artist: UK
Central Cee (UK)
Headie One (UK)
Ms Banks (UK)
Raye (UK)
Stormzy (UK)

The Trace Awards included performances by approximately 50 African and Afro-inspired artists from around the world, including Davido, Yemi Alade, Mr. Eazi, and Diamond Platnumz.

The Trace Awards are a new award franchise created by Trace, a global TV and multimedia platform. The purpose of the awards is to recognize African and Afro-influenced musicians from Africa and around the African diaspora.

Content courtesy of Not Just Ok, Rwanda Convention Bureau & NFH Digital Team

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.

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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.
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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.

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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