Wizkid Beats Davido, Oth­ers to AFRIMA Top Hon­ours

THISDAY - - PAGE SIX -

Star Boy, Wizkid, was the big­gest win­ner at the All Africa Mu­sic Awards held on Sun­day night at the Eko Con­ven­tion Cen­tre, La­gos.

The pop star clinched three ma­jor awards: Best West African Artiste Award, The Song of the Year Award and the Artiste of the Year Award, trump­ing the likes of Davido, Run­town, Te­kno and oth­ers.

Wizkid’s win came shortly af­ter Davido edged him out at the 2017 MTV EMA by win­ning the “Best African Act” on Sat­ur­day.

Wizkid’s big win has once again re­newed his long-stand­ing bat­tle for supremacy with Davido.

In his ac­cep­tance speech, the Ojuelegba crooner thanked 2baba and DJ Jimmy Jatt for their con­tri­bu­tions to the African mu­sic land­scape, re­ported on­line news site Pre­mium Times.

As ex­pected, Wizkid ar­rived late and his en­try sent the sold-out crowd into frenzy. While some jos­tled to take a selfie with him, oth­ers stood up to catch a glimpse of him. His bounc­ers had a hard time try­ing to pre­vent the crowd from mob­bing him. This time, he did not rain down naira bills on his fans.

Nige­rian acts Simi, M.I, Tiwa Sav­age, Ycee, Orezi, 2Baba all bagged awards.

Mean­while, mid­way through her en­er­getic per­for­mance at the award cer­e­mony, singer, Seyi Shay, lost her bal­ance, slipped and fell.

The singer picked her­self up al­most im­me­di­ately and con­tin­ued per­form­ing her hit song, Yolo Yolo.

She later re­called the in­ci­dent by say­ing “the devil is a liar”. Her fall was the sub­ject of dis­course on the so­cial me­dia. See the full list of win­ners below: Best Cen­tral African Act (Male) – Locko Best Cen­tral African Act (Fe­male) – Mont­ess Best East African Act (Male) – Eddy Kenzo Best East African Act (Fe­male) – Nandy Best South­ern Africa Act (Male) – Em­tee Best West African Act (Male) – Wizkid Best West African Act (Fe­male) – Tiwa Sav­age Best African Col­lab­o­ra­tion – Alik­iba feat M.I – “AJE“Best Artist in African Rock – Gi­lad Millo (Kenya) Best Artist or Group in African RnB & Soul – Alik­iba feat. M.I – “AJE“ Best Artist or Group in African Con­tem­po­rary: DJ Tunez feat. Wande Coal – “Isk­aba“Best Artist or Group in African Rag­gae & Dance­hall – 2Baba – “Holy Holy” Best Artist or Group in African Hip Hop – Ycee – “Juice“Best Artist of Group in African Pop – Toofan Video of the Year – Orezi x Adasa Cookey – “Cook­ing Pot” Best Fe­male Artist in In­spi­ra­tional Mu­sic: Asikey George African Song­writer of the Year – Simi Pro­ducer of the Year – DJ Cou­blon for Seyi Shay’s “Yolo Yolo“Artist of the Year – Wizkid Song of the Year – Wizkid feat. Drake – “Come Closer”

Wizkid dur­ing his ac­cep­tance speech at the 2017 AFRIMA

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