All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA) 2022 Winners List: Winky D, Burna Boy, Wizkid, Davido and many more

The 8th AFRIMA was held from January 12 - 15 2023 in Dakar Senegal attracting African superstars from all parts of the continent who gathered in celebration of the best music the continent had on offer during the previous year. The nominations were announced on September 24, 2022 whilst voting began on September 25, 2022 and ended on January 13, 2023.

Zimbabwean Dancehall chanter Winky D took home the award for Male Artist in Southern Africa for his smash hit "Happy Again". Winky D was the only Zimbabwean musician nominated in this category with the rest of the nominations as follows: 

  • A-Reece, South Africa, "Couldn't Have Said It Better, Pt.3"
  • Blxckie, South Africa, "Sneaky" feat A-Reece
  • DJ Tarico, Mozambique "Number One X DJ Consequence" Ft. Nelson Tivane & Preck
  • Gemini Major, Malawi, "Ooh Lala" feat. Ayra Starr
  • Focalistic, Sleazy Madumane and Mellow, South Africa, "16 Days No Sleep"  feat. DJ Maphorisa
  • Kabza De Small, DJ Maphorisa, South Africa, "Abalele" 
  • Musketeers, Namibia, "Danko" feat. Azmo
  • Master KG, South Africa "Dali Nguwe x Wanitwa Mos" Ft. Nkosazana Daughter, Basetsana, Obeey Am
  • Winky D, Zimbabwe, "Happy Again" (Winner)
  • Zakes Bantwini, South Africa, "Osama" feat. Kasango

Winky D also went neck for neck with fellow Dancehall artist Nutty O with their songs Happy Again and Handipere Power in the Best Artiste in African Reggae, Ragga and Dancehall categories alongside 8 artists from different African countries including Nigeria's Ruger for the smash hit Dior and KiDi whose song, Touch it remix features US Rapper Tyga. 

All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA) 2022 Winners List


Other winners from the continent include Nigerian superstar Burna Boy who took home the award for Best Album and Best African Act. Davido and Wizkid also walked away with wins. Davido won the Best Inspirational Song for 'Stand Strong' and Best African Pop for 'High' for his collaboration with Adekunle Gold. Wizkid took home the Best West African Act award.

The Full List of Winners will be updated here soon as we receive it. 


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