THE Afrimma 2019 Awards & Music Festival shut down Dallas, USA as many African stars and fans descended on the city. Hosted by Basketmouth and Dj Poizon Ivy, it was a night of beauty, culture and celebration of African music and talents on the world stage.
The Afrimma weekend kicked off with the Demand Africa Presents Afrimma Music Panel on Friday October 25, with Richard Iroko as moderator and 2face, SlikkMuzik, KC, Cat Daddy, Queen Julie Endee amongst others as panelists.
Shortly after the Music Panel, the Afrimma Fashion show took place with African and International fashion brands strutting the runway to a packed house. Saturday, October 26th, 2019 all roads led to The Bomb Factory for magnificent performances. Some of the African stars on parade were Fally Ipupa, Ommy Dimpoz, Lisa Yaro and Daphne.
Burna Boy was the biggest winner of the night bagging four awards – Artist of The Year, Best Male West Africa, Song of The Year with Zlatan and best collaboration with Zlatan. Rema took home the Afrimma Video of The Year Award while Zlatan won Best Newcomer as well as Best Collaboration and Song of The Year alongside Burna Boy.Other winners include Aya Nakamura – Best Female West Africa and Ommy Dimpoz – Best Male East Africa.
Akothee from Kenya, Nandy from Tanzania, Toofan from Togo alongside the Nigerian duo of Rema, Zlatan as well as Congolese superstar Fally Ipupa performed.