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​The AFRIMA Awards ceremony will remain to be one of the most prestigious celebrations of African music and achievement held in Africa this year. Coke Studio Africa artistes were the stars at the latest edition, which went down in Lagos, Victoria Island at the Eko Hotel Convention Centre (Sunday 15th November). They bagged a total of nine awards with the biggest winner being Tanzania’s Diamond Platnumz (Coke Studio Season II artiste). The Nana singer took home several awards for Best African Artist of the Year, Best Song of the Year and Best Male Eastern of the Year.

Kenyan top music group Sauti Sol at the verge of releasing their third album titled Live and Die in Afrika - came out the second biggest winners bagging awards for Best African Group and Producer of the Year for their hit single Sura Yako. On the upcoming 7th episode of Coke Studio Africa season III, watch Sauti Sol and Ice Prince mash up Sura Yako/Aboki.

Nigerian singer Yemi Alade has performed mash ups with Sauti Sol and Jua cali. The songbird won big at AFRIMA being crowned the Best Female Artist West Africa. Tanzanian songbird Vanessa Mdee won Best African Pop song for the song Hawajui, a song she performed on the second season of Coke Studio Africa with Burna Boy. The Best Artist in African Electro went to Flavour whose chemistry with Uganda’s Juliana Kanyamozi has attracted fan attention on the new season of the show. Uganda’s Chameleone clinched the Songwriter of the year for his hit song Valu Valu which he mashed up with Nigerian rap princess Eva Alordiah’s Shuga on the show this season.

AFRIMA looks to honour artists who have done exemplary in their music all over Africa in the hopes to preserve and promote the African culture in music. Coke Studio Africa looks to celebrate and unite the best of African music flaunting talent and diversity.
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