• Best Female Artiste in Central Africa

Montess (Cameroon) “In Love With a GunMan”

• Best Male Artiste in Central Africa

Locko (Cameroon) “Supporte ft Mr Leo”

• Best Female Artiste in East Africa

Nandy (Tanzania) “One Day”

• Best Male Artiste in Eastern Africa

Eddy Kenzo (Uganda) “Firkir Yishala”

• Best Female Artiste in Northern Africa

Ibitssam Tiskat (Morocco) “Menak Wla Meni”

• Best Male Artiste in Northern Africa

Shayfeen (Morocco) “Wach Kayn Wader”

• Best Female in Southern Africa

Thandiswa (South Africa) “Nonsokolo”

• Best Male Artiste in Southern Africa

Emtee (South Africa) “We Up”

• Best Male Artiste in West Africa

Wizkid (Nigeria) “Come Closer ft Drake”

• Best Female Artiste in West Africa

Tiwa Savage (Nigeria) “All Over”


Best Male Artiste in Inspirational

Gilad (Kenya) “Angel Uriel’ ft Omer Millo”

• Best Female Artiste in Inspirational Music

Asikey (Nigeria) “Earth Attack”

• Best Artiste or Group in African Contemporary

Wande Coal (Nigeria) “Iskaba Ft. DJ Tunez”

• Most Promising Artiste in Africa

Neza (Rwanda) “Uranyica”

• Best African Group

Toofan (Togo) “Tere Tere”

• Best African Collaboration

Ali Kiba ft MI (Tanzania) “Aje”

• Best Artiste in African Rock

Gilad (Kenya) “Angel Uriel”

• Best Artiste in African Jazz

Nduduzo Mhakatini (South Africa) “Igagu

• Best Artiste or Group in African Electro

Nsoki (Angola) “Africa Unite ft DJ Maphorisa and Paulo Alves”

• Best Artiste or Group in African Reggae, Ragga & Dancehall

2Baba (Nigeria) “Holy Holy”

• Best Artiste or Group in African Hip-Hop

YCEE (Nigeria) “Juice”

• Best Artiste or Group in African RnB & Soul

Ali Kiba (Tanzania) “Aje ft MI”

• Best Artiste in African Pop

Toofan (Togo) “Tere Tere”

• Best Artiste or Group in African Traditional

Halmelmal Abate (Ethiopia) “Harar”

• African Fans’ Favourite

The Dogg (Namibia) “Shuukifa Kwi”

• Video of the Year Director - Adaza Cookey with Artist Orezi (Nigeria) “Cooking Pot”

• Songwriter of the Year

Simi (Nigeria) “Smile for Me”

• Revelation of the Year

Shyn (Madagascar) “Resim Pitia”

• Album of the Year in Africa

Eddy Kenzo (Uganda) “Shuari Yako”

• Producer of the Year

DJ Coublon (Sheyi Shay) (Nigeria) “Yolo Yolo”

• Song of the Year in Africa

Wizkid (Nigeria) “Come Closer ft. Drake

• Artiste of the Year in Africa

Wizkid (Nigeria) “Come Closer ft Drake”

• AFRIMA Legendary Award #1

Salif Keita (Mali)

• AFRIMA Legendary Award #2

Oliver Mutikudzi (Zimbabwe)

AuthorRab Bakari

Are you going to be in the United States of America during the last week of October 2017? Will you fly or drive to Dallas, Texas? Get ready!

4th Annual AFRIMMA: African Muzik Magazine Awards & Music Festival on October 8 at 5 p.m.

Are You Ready for The Biggest African Music Awards in Diaspora? AFRIMMA!!!  The 4th Annual African Muzik Magazine Awards and Music  Festival ( AFRIMMA 2017 Awards & Music Festival )  at The Prestigious 'House of Blues' Dallas.  Visit to get your tickets now to avoid last minute scramble.  

Artist Experience - $299  VIP - $100  Regular-$40  Limited Front Row VIP Booths Are Also Available, Reserve Yours Now 📱4693353458.  Sidenote: Is your red carpet outfit ready for October 8th,2017? 😜  It promises to be the Biggest and Best Ever Afrimma Experience so far . #crossingboundarieswithmusic #afrimma #afrimma2017 #africa #dallas #africanmusic #issafestival #fortheculture  #bigaent #afrimma2k17


The Deal

  • One G-Pass to the AFRIMMA award show and music festival, starting from $25
  • General-admission standing

Afrimma 2017 Awards & Music Festival Full weekend of Activities Line Up  - Dallas, Texas - USA

Afrimma Music Panel - Friday 6th, October 2017.

Afrimma Fashion Show - Friday 6th, October 2017.

Afrimma Kick -off Party - Friday 6th, October 2017. 

Afrimma Day Party/Pool Party - Saturday 7th, October 2017.

Afrimma PreParty with Compozers Band - Saturday 7th , October 2017. 

Afrimma Awards Main Show - Sunday 8th of October , 2017 

Afrimma Official After Party - Sunday 8th of October , 2017 . 

Get Ready for an exciting , packed and loaded Afrimma Weekend
Get your tickets now at
#crossingboundarieswithmusic #afrimma #afrimma2017 #africa #dallas #africanmusic #issafestival #fortheculture  #bigaent #afrimma2k17

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AuthorRab Bakari

The original returns to the New York lounge performance scene.

Thursday, 14 September 2017

S.O.B.s 204 Varick Street New York NY 10014 USA

19:00 hours

$50.00 - $55.00 USD

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Salif Keita's career as a musician will always be colored by the fact that he is a member of the Royal Family of Mali. In 1970 he was invited to play in Rail Band, an orchestra supported in part by public money that played in the restaurant of the railway hotel in Bamako. In Rail Band he came into contact with Kante Manfila who had many of the same ideas as Keita concerning the blending of disparate styles. After three years Keita and Manfila moved on to the (then) second most prolific group in Mali, Les Ambassadeurs, that had a more modern repertoire. The group's popularity soared and in 1978 Salif Keita was created "Minister for Music and Culture" by the president of neighboring Guinea. In gratitude, Salif Keita composed the song ‘Mandjou’, which was an enormous success. Keita and Manfila continued to develop their fusion music and create hypnotic sounds, one after the other, but in the 1980s Keita dissolved Les Ambassadeurs and set out on his solo career. Since then his meaningful influence has cropped up in many areas - from western pop and rock to Pink Floyd, among others

AuthorRab Bakari

Ghanaian contemporary soul / alternative singer Efya is in New York for a two hour showcase with a live band!


Afrobeat Nights NYC makes its official return April 26th with DJ Tunez featuring Efya at SOB's. It is the quintessential event to indulge in rich, vibrant culture through music. This event will provide an intimate vibe with eclectic music provided by a live band. Join us as we unwind with the latest afrobeat sounds.

When? Wednesday 26 April, 2017Doors open at 7:30PM (Come after work! 😃)
Location: S.O.B.'s (Sounds of Brazil)

204 Varick Street

New York, NY 10014

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Please buy tickets in advance; $20.00 (Same price at the venue door)

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Watch: - "Skin Tight"



AuthorRab Bakari

I will be speaking at this year's South By SouthWest Music Conference [SXSW] and Festival 2016.

How Five Cities Propelled Modern African Music

Rab Bakari
SXSW Music Conference 2016

Africa as a continent is often misinterpreted. Many people outside of it fail to realize that it has vibrant and creative urban cosmopolitan areas. How did Accra, Lagos, Nairobi, Luanda & Pretoria set the template for modern African music? These metro areas are making huge ripples in music creation and style movements associated with various music types. Natural ethnic languages or borrowed European languages are not a barrier for proper introduction to these influential cities to the attendees of SXSW 2016. The innovative sounds + visuals propelled by YouTube, Channel O, BET Int'l, Sound City, Trace and MTV Base along with their respective annual awards ceremonies up the competition and exposure.

Hashtags: #sxsw #CityAfrica #Accra #Lagos #Nairobi #Luanda #Tswane

Friday, March 18
3:30PM - 4:30PM

Austin Convention Center
Room 11AB
531 E 4th St


Music Badge, Platinum Badge, Artist Wristband

Format: Solo Panel

Event Type: Sessions


AuthorRab Bakari

Here is the final list of trophy winners for all 33 categories of the AFRIMA 2015 All Africa Music Awards - The evening of 15 NOV - Lagos, Nigeria.


Charlotte Dipanda (Cameroon) "Elle n'a pas vu" Album of the Year

Jose Chameleone (Uganda) "Wale Wale" Song Writer of the Year

Sauti Sol (Kenya) "Sura Yako" Best African Group/Duo/Band

AKA ft Burna Boy, Dales & Jr. (South Africa & Nigeria) "All Eyes On Me" Best African Collaboration

Kiss Daniel (Nigeria) "Woju" Most Promising Artist in Africa

Charlotte Dipanda (Cameroon) "Elle n'a pa vu" Best Artiste in African Contemporary

Flavour (Nigeria) "Power to win" Best Artiste in African Electro

Cassper Nyovest (South Africa) "Ghetto" Best Artiste in African Hip Hop

Vanessa Mdee (Tanzania) "Hawajui" Best African Artist in Pop

Stonebwoy (Ghana) "Pull Up (Remix)" Best Artiste in Reggae, Ragga & Dancehall

Praiz (Nigeria) "If I fall" Best Artiste in African RnB &Soul

Gangbe Brass Band (Benin) "Yoruba" Best Artiste in African Traditional Music

Ladysmith Black Mabazo (South Africa) AFRIMA Legendary Award

M'vula (Angola) "Volume 10" Best Artiste in African Rock

Betty Akna (Equatorial Guinea) "Africa United" Best Female Artiste in Inspirational Music

Darey (Nigeria) "Pray for me" Best Male Artiste in Inspirational Music

Wiyaala (Ghana) "Africa" Video of the year in Africa

Adekunle Gold (Nigeria) "Sade" Revelation of the African Continent

Diamond Platnumz (Tanzania) "Nasema Nawe" Song of the Year

Producer of the Year for Sauti Sol "Sura Yako"

Music/Entertainment Journalist of the year Oris Aigbokhaevbolo (Nigeria) "Going Country: Nashville-Lives"

Diamond Platnumz (Tanzania) Artiste of the Year

Kunle Ayo (Nigeria) "Joromi" Best Artiste in African Jazz



Charlotte Dipanda (Cameroon) "Elle n'a pas vu" Best Female in Central Africa

Stanley Enow (Cameroon) "King Kong" Best Male in Central Africa

Tsedenia (Ethiopia) "Yet Biye" Best Female artist in East Africa

Diamond Platinumz (Tanzania) "Nasema Nawe" Best Male in East Africa

Manal BK (Morocco) "Denia" Best Female Artist in Northern Africa

Ahmed Soultan (Morocco) "This is who I am" Best Male Artist in North Africa

Busiswa (South Africa) "Lahla" Best Female in Southern Africa

Cassper Nyovest (South Africa) "Ghetto" Best Male in Southern Africa

Yemi Alade (Nigeria) "K-I-S-S-I-N-G" Best Female artiste in West Africa

Olamide (Nigeria) "Shakity Bobo" Best Male Artiste in West Africa

AuthorRab Bakari