By Evelyne Wareh
Celebrated Kenyan artists, Akothee,Willy Paul and Sauti Sol have brought the wins back home winning the Best Female Artist Award, Best Gospel Act and Best Group Africa Award respectively at the AFRIMMA 2016 awards.
Golden voiced 4-man group SautiSol and vibrant artiste Akothee have done Kenya proud once more, this time bringing home the gold from the 2016 AFRIMMA Awards.
Sauti Sol won the Best Group accolade. Taking to social media celebrate their win, they thanked fans for their support and asked for more support ahead of the MAMAs.
“A big thank you to everyone who voted for us #Afrimma2016. Now let’s bring the MAMAs home. Only 3 days left to VOTE!” they wrote.
Akothee, who looked regal in a flowing blue dinner gown, took a picture of her golden trophy and thanked fans for making it happen.
“Thank you my fans, god bless you for making it happen, yes you did it and God confirmed it. Best female artist East Africa. This is not mine; it’s ours be blessed!
The awards, hosted by Nigerian comedian Basketmouth and Real Housewives of Atlanta star Cynthia Bailey, brought together artists from all over Africa to celebrate African Talent in Dallas, Texas.
This was the third annual edition of the awards with the first one being held back in 2014.
FULL LIST WINNERS AFRIMMA 2016:
Best Male West Africa Olamide
Best Female West Africa Efya
Best Male North Africa Amr Diab
Best Female North Africa Ibtissam Tiskat
Best Dj Africa – Dj D’Ommy
Best Male East Africa – Diamond Platnumz
Best Female East Africa – Akothee
Best African Dj USA – Dj Dee Money
Best Male Central Africa – c4 Pedro
AFRIMMA Video of The Year – Brother Brother – Bisa Kdei
Best Female Central Africa – Daphne
Music Producer of the Year – Masterkraft
Best Male South Africa – Aka
Best African Dancer – Brenda Derry
Best Female Southern Africa – Chikune
Best Rap Act – Phyno
Best African Group – Sauti Sol
Best Collaboration Award- Reggea Blues , Harrysong, Kcee
Crossing Boundaries with Music – Wizkid
Song of The Year – Tekno – Duro
Best Gospel Act- Willy Paul
Artist of The Year – Flavour
Best Newcomer – Harmonize
Best Dancehall Act – Shatta Wale
Best Video Director – Patrick Elis
Caribbean Artist of The Year – Machel Montano