AFRIMA: Faouzia, Davido, Burna Boy, Ans-T Crazy, Wizkid, Marwan Moussa, Makahazi, Didi B, others shine at 8th edition in Senegal

AFRIMA 8 – RED CARPET

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.

Congolese maestro Ya Levis performing at main awards ceremony for the 8th AFRIMA in Senegal – Copy
Cross-section of guests at the 15-000 capacity Dakar Arena, Dakar, Senegal, at the main award ceremony for the 8th AFRIMA in Senegal
Ivorian maverick Didi B performing at main awards ceremony for the 8th AFRIMA in Senegal
Ivorian star Bello Falcao performing at main awards ceremony for the 8th AFRIMA in Senegal

Nigerian songbird Fave performing at main awards ceremony for the 8th AFRIMA in Senegal
Nigerian star Asake at main awards ceremony for the 8th AFRIMA in Senegal
Nigerian star Tiwa Savage at main awards ceremony for the 8th AFRIMA in Senegal
Northern African mavericks at main awards ceremony for the 8th AFRIMA in Senegal

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