Shanah Manjeru becomes the youngest AFRIMA winner.
KBC’s Big Minds presenter Shanah Manjeru became the youngest AFRIMA award winner on Sunday night at the AFRIMA award ceremony. She took home the award for Best African Female Artiste in Inspirational Music beating out Ada Ehi (Nigeria), Afrie (Uganda), Eden (Ivory Coast), Kamo Mphela (South Africa), Montess (Cameroon), Nata (Sierra Leone), Noel Nderitu (Kenya), Ruth Asong (Cameroon), Diana Hamilton (Ghana), and Kelly Khumalo (South Africa).
At 13, Shanah is the youngest winner taking over from Nikita Kering’ who won the award at 17.
Speaking of Nikita, she took home two awards beating out Nigerian Wizkid, and Tanzanians Zuchu and Nandy to win an award for the Best Artiste, Duo, or Group in African R & B Soul. She also took home the award for Best Female Artist in East Africa beating out Kenya’s very own Xenia Manasseh and Karun.
Sauti Sol also won the award for the Best African Group, making it their third win at AFRIMA. The group took to social media later in the evening to thank their fans and the AFRIMA team for their award.
Nigerian Wizkid was the biggest winner of the night taking home three awards namely Best African Artiste, Best African Collaboration and Song of the year.
See the full list of winners here.