Nigerian pop star Davido has been named Artist of the Year at this year’s AFRIMA awards.
Davido led other Nigerian musicians to clinch significant categories at the awards held at the weekend at the Accra International Conference Centre in Ghana’s capital city.
Nigeria’s Wizkid won the category last year.
The singer, real name David Adeleke, and Nigerian popstar Tiwa Savage, won the Best Male and Female Artist in Western Africa respectively.
Nigerian rapper Falz took home the trophy for the Best African Rapper/Lyricist.
His song, ‘This is Nigeria’, a cover version of Childish Gambino’s viral video, ‘This is America’ caused a storm online when it was released this year, including a reaction from hip-hop musician Diddy.
Ethiopian singer Betty G won the highly coveted Album of the Year for “Wegegta.” She was also rated Best Female Artist in Eastern Africa.
Nigeria’s Afrobeat musician 2Baba and singer Peruzzi won the award for Best African Pop Duo.
AFRIMA, organized annually in collaboration with the African Union, seeks to bring African music to a global audience by propelling the continent’s music across many borders, according to its organizers.