The 5th All Africa Music Awards held on the 24th of November, 2018 in Accra, Ghana.

Ethiopian singer Betty G was the big winner of the night, winning the awards for African Album of the Year and Best Female Artiste in East Africa.

Chaka Chaka, dubbed Princess of Africa, won the 5th AFRIMA legendary award.

Lagos state governor Akinwunmi Ambode was awarded a special recognition for his contributions towards the growth and development of the Arts and Tourism sector of Lagos state, most importantly the role Lagos state played as official host of AFRIMA in its last 4 years from 2014 – 2017.

See the full winners list below.

REGIONAL CATEGORY

Best Female Artiste in Central Africa -Daphne / Cameroon / Jusqu’à La Gare

Best Male Artiste in Central Africa -Fally Ipupa / DRC / Mannequin Ft Keback & Naz

Best Female Artiste in Eastern Africa -Betty G / Ethiopia / Mengedegna

Best Male Artiste in Eastern Africa -Bebe Cool / Uganda / Freedom

Best Female Artiste in Northern Africa -Lyna Mahyem ft Medi Meyz /Algeria / Bye Bye

Best Male Artiste in Northern Africa -Hamza El Fadly / Morocco / Ya Mraya

Best Female Artiste in Southern Africa -Shekhinah / South Africa / Please Mr

Best Male Artiste in Southern Africa -Nasty C / South Africa / Jungle

Best Female Artiste in Western Africa -Tiwa Savage / Nigeria / Ma Lo Ft. Wizkid & Spellz

Best Male Artiste in Western Africa -Davido / Nigeria / Fia

5TH AFRIMA WINNERS CONTINENTAL CATEGORY

ALBUM OF THE YEAR -Betty G / Ethiopia / Wegegta

ARTISTE OF THE YEAR -Davido / Nigeria / FIA

BEST AFRICAN VIDEO -Sesan / Gringo (Shatta Wale) / Nigeria

BEST AFRICAN ACT IN DIASPORA -Hazel Mak / Malawi / Jaiva Ft. Roberto & Tay Grin

BEST AFRICAN COLLABORATION – GuiltyBeatz, Mr. Eazi, Patapaa & Pappy Kojo / Ghana-Nigeria / Akwaaba -Kidi / Ghana / Odo Remix Ft. Mayorkun & Davido

BEST AFRICAN DJ -Afrotronix / Chad / OyO -Master KG / South Africa / Skeleton Move Ft. Zanda Zakuza

BEST AFRICAN DUO, GROUP OR BAND – Toofan / Togo / Money -M.ANIFEST FT KING PROMISE / Ghana / ME NE WOA

BEST AFRICAN RAPPER OR LYRICIST -Falz / Nigeria / La Fête – Maryam Saleh, Maurice Louca, Tamer Abu Ghazaleh / Egypt / Ekaa Maksour -Irene Namatovu / Uganda / Nsambila Nyuma Nga Janzi

BEST FEMALE ARTISTE IN AFRICAN INSPIRATIONAL MUSIC -Sandra Nankoma / Uganda / Kaddugala

BEST MALE ARTISTE IN AFRICAN INSPIRATIONAL MUSIC -Sarkodie / Ghana / Glory Ft. Yung

MOST PROMISING ARTISTE IN AFRICA -Kuami Eugene / Ghana / Confusion

PRODUCER OF THE YEAR -Fresh VDM / Togo / Fia

REVELATION OF THE AFRICAN CONTINENT -Betty G / Ethiopia / Ere Manew

SONG OF THE YEAR -GuiltyBeatz, Mr. Eazi, Patapaa & Pappy Kojo / Akwaaba / Ghana

SONG WRITER OF THE YEAR -Shekhinah Donell, Amon Taulo Chibiya II / South Africa / Different Ft. Mariechan

AFRICAN FANS’ FAVOURITE -Nedy Music / Tanzania / One and Only Ft. Ruby