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Bebe Cool Named ‘Best Male East African Artiste’ at 2018 AFRIMA Awards

Ugandan music giant Bebe Cool has won the award for ‘Best Male East African Artiste’ at the 2018 AFRIMA Awards in Accra, Ghana.

The Gagamel Entertainment musician beat top East African Artistes like Diamond Platnumz, Harmonize from Tanzania and Kenyan rapper Kaligraph among others to win in the category.

“Ladies and gentlemen, this is my first AFRIMA Award and I am 41 years old. I would like to thank my fans in Uganda and allover the world for voting for me. It has been a big war, but we have won,” Bebe Cool said after being handed his accolade at the Award Ceremony in Accra on Saturday night

Despite losing the award for ‘Best Female Artiste East Africa’ to Betty G from Ethiopia, female Ugandan artistes Irene Namatovu and Sandra Nankoma did not leave empty handed.

Irene Namatovu took home the award for ‘Best Artist in African Traditional’, while Sandra Nankoma won the ‘Best Female Artist in African Inspirational Music’ award.

Here is the full list of winners:

REGIONAL CATEGORIES

  • Best Female Artist in Central Africa
    Daphne / Cameroon / Jusqu’à La Gare
  • Best Male Artist in Central Africa 
    Fally Ipupa / DRC / Mannequin Ft Keback & Naz
  • Best Female Artist in Eastern Africa
    Betty G / Ethiopia / Mengedegna
  • Best Male Artist in Eastern Africa
    Bebe Cool / Uganda / Freedom
  • Best Female Artist in Northern Africa
    Lyna Mahyem ft Medi Meyz /Algeria / Bye Bye
  • Best Male Artist in Northern Africa
    Hamza El Fadly / Morocco / Ya Mraya
  • Best Female Artist in Southern Africa
    Shekhinah / South Africa / Please Mr
  • Best Male Artist in Southern Africa
    Nasty C / South Africa / Jungle
  • Best Female Artist in Western Africa
    Tiwa Savage / Nigeria / Ma Lo Ft. Wizkid & Spellz
  • Best Male Artist in Western Africa
    Davido / Nigeria / Fia

CONTINENTAL CATEGORIES

  • Album of the Year
    Betty G / Ethiopia / Wegegta
  • Artist of the Year
    Davido / Nigeria / FIA
  • Best African Video
    Sesan / Gringo (Shatta Wale) / Nigeria
  • Best African Act in Diaspora
    Hazel Mak / Malawi / Jaiva Ft. Roberto & Tay Grin
  • Best African Collaboration
    GuiltyBeatz, Mr. Eazi, Patapaa & Pappy Kojo / Ghana-Nigeria / Akwaaba
  • Best Artist, Duo or Group In African Contemporary
    Kidi / Ghana / Odo Remix Ft. Mayorkun & Davido
  • Best Artist, Duo or Group in African dance or Choreography
    Mr P. / Nigeria / Ebeano
  • Best African DJ
    Afrotronix / Chad / OyO
  • Best Artist, Duo or Group in African Electro
    Master KG / South Africa / Skeleton Move Ft. Zanda Zakuza
  • Best African Duo, Group or Band
    Toofan / Togo / Money
  • Best Artist, Duo or Group in African Hiphop
    M.anifest ft King Promise / Ghana / Me Ne Woa
  • Best Artist, Duo or Group in African jazz
    Sibusiso Mashiloane / South Africa / Niza
  • Best African Rapper or Lyricist
    Falz / Nigeria / La Fête
  • Best Artist, Duo or Group in African pop
    2Baba / Nigeria / Amaka Ft. Peruzzi
  • Best Artist, Duo or Group in African Ragga, Reggae & Dancehall
    Stonebwoy / Ghana / Hero
  • Best Artist, Duo or Group in African R&B&Soul
    Praiz / Nigeria / Champagne and Flowers
  • Best Artist, Duo or Group in African Rock
    Maryam Saleh, Maurice Louca, Tamer Abu Ghazaleh / Egypt / Ekaa Maksour
  • Best Artist, Duo or Group in African Traditional
    Irene Namatovu / Uganda / Nsambila Nyuma Nga Janzi
  • Best Female Artist in African Inspirational Music
    Sandra Nankoma / Uganda / Kaddugala
  • Best Artist in African Inspirational Music
    Sarkodie / Ghana / Glory Ft. Yung
  • Most Promising of the Year
    Kuami Eugene / Ghana / Confusion
  • Producer of the Year
    Fresh VDM / Togo / Fia
  • Revelation of the Year
    Betty G / Ethiopia / Ere Manew
  • Song of the Year
    GuiltyBeatz, Mr. Eazi, Patapaa & Pappy Kojo / Akwaaba / Ghana
  • Songwriter of the Year
    Shekhinah Donell, Amon Taulo Chibiya II / South Africa / Different Ft. Mariechan
  • African Fans’ Favourite
    Nedy Music / Tanzania / One and Only Ft. Ruby

 

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