Award Categories

There are a total of 37 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 Fans’ Favourite
  4. Best African Video
  5. Best African Act In The Diaspora
  6. Best African Collaboration
  7. Best Artiste, Duo Or Group In African Contemporary
  8. Best Artiste, Duo Or Group In African Dance Or Choreography
  9. Best African Dj
  10. Best Artiste, Duo Or Group In African Electro
  11. Best African Duo, Group Or Band
  12. Best Artiste, Duo Or Group In African Hip Hop
  13. Best Artiste, Duo Or Group In African Jazz
  • Best African Rapper Or Lyricist
  • Best Artiste, Duo Or Group In African Pop
  • Best Artiste, Duo Or Group In African Reggae, Ragga & Dancehall
  • Best Artiste, Duo Or Group In African r 'n' b & Soul
  • Best Artiste, Duo Or Group In African Rock
  • Best Artiste, Duo Or Group In African Traditional
  • Best Female Artiste In African Inspirational Music
  • Best Male Artiste In African Inspirational Music
  • Most Promising Artiste In Africa
  • Producer Of The Year
  • Revelation Of The African Continent
  • Song Of The Year
  • Song Writer Of The Year
  • 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 Western Africa
  • Best Male Artiste In Western Africa
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