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Tuku Honored at AFRIMA

By Tsitsi Ndabambi

Dr Oliver Mtukudzi and Salif Keita recieved the African Legend Awards for their contribution to the African music industry at the 2017 All Africa Music Awards were held on Sunday 12 November at the Eko Hotels and Suites in Victoria Island Lagos Nigeria.

Tuku expressed his appreciation to Dr Karikoga Kaseke, the Zimbabwe Tourism Authority and The Ministy Of Tourism for making it possible for Dr Mtukudzi to able to attend the awards ceremony.

Songstress Ru and Jah Prayzah did not make it in the categories of the best female and male winners.

Below is the full list of winners.

AFRICAN LEGEND AWARD:  Salif Keita (Mali) and Oliver Tuku Mtukudzi (Zimbabwe)

ARTISTE OF THE YEAR: Wizkid (Nigeria)
AFRICAN FANS FAV: The Dogg (Namibia)
ALBUM OF THE YEAR: Eddy Kenzo – “Biology” (Uganda)
BEST AFRICAN COLLABORATION: Alikiba – ‘Aje’ ft M.I Abaga (Tanzania)
BEST AFRICAN CONTEMPORARY: Wande Coal – ‘Iskaba’ ft DJ Tunez (Nigeria)
BEST AFRICAN ELECTRO: Nsoki – ‘Africa Unite’ ft DJ Maphorisa, Paulo Alves (Angola)
BEST AFRICAN GROUP/DUO/BAND: Toofan – ‘Tere Tere’ (Togo)
BEST AFRICAN HIP HOP: Ycee – ‘Juice’ (Nigeria)
BEST AFRICAN JAZZ: Nduduzo Makhatini – ‘Igagu’ (South Africa)
BEST AFRICAN POP: Toofan – ‘Tere tere’ (Togo)
BEST AFRICAN REGGAE,RAGGA,DANCE-HALL: 2baba – ‘Holy holy’ (Nigeria)
BEST AFRICAN RnB AND SOUL: Alikiba – ‘Aje’ ft M.I Abaga (Tanzania)
BEST AFRICAN ROCK: Gilad – ‘Angel Uriel’ ft Omer Millo (Kenya)
BEST AFRICAN TRADITIONAL: Halmelmal Abate – ‘Harar’ (Ethiopia)
BEST FEMALE INSPIRATIONAL: Asikey – ‘Earth Attack’ (Nigeria)
BEST MALE INSPIRATIONAL: Gilad – ‘Angel Uriel’ ft Omer Millo (Kenya)                                MOST PROMISING ARTISTE OF THE YEAR: Neza – ‘Uranyica’ (Rwanda)
SONG OF THE YEAR: Wizkid:  ‘Come closer’ (Nigeria)
REVELATION OF THE AFRICAN CONTINENT: Shyn – ‘Resim Pitia’ (Madagascar)
PRODUCER OF THE YEAR: DJ Coublon – ‘Yolo Yolo’ by Seyi Shay (Nigeria)
SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR: Simi – ‘Smile’
VIDEO OF THE YEAR: Adasa Cookey:  ‘Cooking Pot’ by Orezi
Central Africa (Best Female)
Montess – Love Witta Gun Man (Cameroon) – WINNER                                                             Central Africa (Best Male)
Locko – Supporter ft Mr Leo (Cameroon) – WINNER
East Africa (Best Female)
Nandy – One Day (Tanzania) – WINNER
East Africa (Best Male)
Henok & Mehari Brothers – Firkir Yishala (Ethiopia) – WINNER
Southern Africa (Best Female)
Thandiswa – Nontsokolo (South Africa) – WINNER
Southern Africa (Best Male)
Emtee – We Up (South Africa) – WINNER
West Africa (Best Female)
Tiwa Savage – All Over (Nigeria) – WINNER
West Africa (Best Male)
Wizkid – Come Closer ft Drake (Nigeria)t – WINNER
North Africa (Best Female)
Ibitssam Tiskat – Menak Wla Meni (Morocco) – WINNER
North Africa (Best Male)
Shayfeen – Wach Kayn Wader (Morocco) – WINNER

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