Shatta Wale grabs best dancehall act at AFRIMMA Awards

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There is no doubt that Shatta Wale is the current Champion of African Dancehall. Shatta Wale won ‘Best DanceHall Act’ award at the 2016 African Muzik Magazine Awards – AFRIMMA  held over the weekend in Dallas, Texas, United States of America.

Wale cemented his claim by beating African dance hall heavyweights like Stonebwoy, Samini, Burna Boy, Buffalo Soldier, Timaya and Patoranking to win his first AFRIMMA award.

The AFRIMMA, organizers say the award scheme “is the sole award ceremony in the Diaspora that caters to all musical genres including but not limited to: Afrobeats, Assiko, Bongo, Decale, Funana, Genge, Highlife, Hiplife, Kwaito, Lingala and Soukous.”

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The award show was hosted by Nigerian Comedian Basket Mouth and Reality TV Star Cynthia Bailey.

Full list of  AFRIMMA winners below. 

Best Male West Africa – Olamide

Best Female West Africa – Efya

Best Male North Africa  – Amr Diab

Best Female North Africa – Ibtissam Tiskat

Best Dj Africa – Dj D’Ommy

Best Male East Africa – Diamond Platnumz

Best Female East Africa – Akothee

Best African Dj USA – Dj Dee Money

Best Male Central Africa – c4 Pedro

AFRIMMA Video of The Year – Brother Brother – Bisa Kdei

Best Female Central Africa – Daphne

Music Producer of the Year – Masterkraft

Best Male South Africa – AKA

Best African Dancer – Brenda Derry

Best Female Southern Africa – Chikune

Best Rap Act – Phyno

Best African Group – Sauti Sol

Best Collaboration Award- Reggea Blues , Harrysong, Kcee

Crossing Boundaries with Music – Wizkid

Song of The Year – Tekno – Duro

Best Gospel Act- Willy Paul

Artist of The Year – Flavour

Best Newcomer – Harmonize

Best Dancehall Act – Shatta Wale

Best Video Director – Patrick Elis

Caribbean Artist of The Year – Machel Montano

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