Tuface, T-pain, others excite at AFRIMMA
The much-anticipated African Muzic Magazine Awards (AFRIMMA), which held at the weekend, has again confirmed hip-hop act David Adeleke, aka Davido, as an artiste to reckon with in 2014 – the singer clinched the diadem for Artiste of the Year and Best Male West Africa, making it the third of such awards this year.
Davido had contested the category with three other Nigerian artistes, Wizkid, Iyanya and Flavour; two Ghanaian acts, Sarkodie and Shatta Wale and Ivorian singer, DJ Arafat.
As if destined for the same journey, Tiwa Savage, who alongside Davido won the Best Female Act in the MTV Africa Music Award (MAMA) also beat her West African counterparts at the AFRIMMA award. She defeated Nigeria’s Chidimma, Senegal’s Viviane Chidid, Ivory Coast’s Teeyah, Benin Republic’s Sessima and Ghana’sEfya.
High musical renditions were part of the activities that made the night thick. Expectedly, the show featured spectacular performances from top artistes from Africa, including a duet from hip hop act, Tuface Idibia and Grammy award-winning rapper, Faheem Najm, alias T-pain.
During the awards show which held at the Eisemann Center, Richardson, Texas, the two artistes thrilled the crowd individually and jointly. Their duet was the remix of Tuface’s song, Rainbow, which features the American star. The song is Tuface’s popular single on his 2012 album, Away & Beyond.
Anchored by comedian Basketmouth and Ghanaian actress Juliet Ibrahim, the show also featured performances by Kcee (Song of the Year), Iyanya (Best Dance in a Video) and Flavour (Best Video of the Year) among others.
AFRIMMA’s founder Anderson Obiagwu, who was excited about the success of the show, noted that his company was determined to sustain the drive towards a world-class African awards show through what he described as its “crossing boundaries with music”.
Other Nigerian winners at the awards are: Best African Group 2014- P-square, Best Dancehall Artist 2014 – Timaya, Best Traditional Artist 2014- Flavour, Best Dance Group 2014- Imagineto, Leadership in Music Award 2014- 2face Idibia and Transformational Leadership Award 2014- Chief Dr. Godswill Akpabio.
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