Awards Categories

There are a total of 40 awards spread across different music genres and creative expressions ranging from the classic to the traditional to the contemporary forms of African music and creativity. The awards also include the honorary AFRIMA Legend Award.

The Legend Award is a special recognition/honour to an African music veteran whose personality and musical art has contributed immensely to the advancement of the music and creative sectors of the continent. This celebrated veteran, through his or her professional career, has brought about positive international perception of African heritage and art.

AFRIMA CONTINENTAL CATEGORIES

  1. Album Of The Year
  2. Artiste Of The Year
  3. African Fan's Favorite
  4. Best African Video
  5. Best African Act In The Diaspora Male
  6. Best African Act In The Diaspora Female
  7. Best African Collaboration
  8. Best Artiste, Duo Or Group In African Contemporary
  9. Best Artiste, Duo Or Group In African Dance Or Choreography
  10. Best African Dj
  11. Best Artiste, Duo Or Group In African Electro
  12. Best African Duo, Group Or Band
  13. Best Artiste, Duo Or Group In African Hip Hop
  14. Best Artiste, Duo Or Group In African Jazz
  15. Best African Rapper Or Lyricist
  16. Best Artiste, Duo Or Group In African Pop
  1. Best Artiste, Duo Or Group In African Reggae, Ragga & Dancehall
  2. Best Artiste, Duo Or Group In African r 'n' b & Soul
  3. Best Artiste, Duo Or Group In African Rock
  4. Best Artiste, Duo Or Group In African Traditional
  5. Best Female Artiste In African Inspirational Music
  6. Best Male Artiste In African Inspirational Music
  7. Producer Of The Year
  8. Revelation Of The African Continent
  9. Song Of The Year
  10. Song Writer Of The Year
  11. Best Global Act
  12. Breakout Artiste of the Year
  13. Best Soundtrack in a Movie / Series / Documentary Film
  14. AFRIMA Legend Award

AFRIMA REGIONAL CATEGORIES

  • Best Female Artiste In Central Africa
  • Best Male Artiste In Central Africa
  • Best Female Artiste In Eastern Africa
  • Best Male Artiste In Eastern Africa
  • Best Female Artiste In Northern Africa
  • Best Male Artiste In Northern Africa
  • Best Female Artiste In Southern Africa
  • Best Male Artiste In Southern Africa
  • Best Female Artiste In West Africa
  • Best Male Artiste In West Africa

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