Daphne Wins Best Female artiste Central Africa at AFRIMMA
Once again, Daphne represents and keeps Cameroon relevant at another International award, this time around at the AFRIMMA 2019 where she emerged as Best Female artiste Central Africa, and the only Cameroonian that managed to return home with an award.
Daphne beat her fellow country colleagues like Blanche Bailly and Charlotte Dipanda including other Central African heavy weights like Shan’L from Gabon and Neima from Mozambique to maintain the crown given she won same last year.
In the category “Best Francophone” where she was nominated alongside fellow country mates, Stanley Enow and Salatiel, they were all beaten by DJ Arafat (RIP).
Salatiel goes home empty handed
The biggest loser from Cameroon in this year’s AFRIMMA is Salatiel who managed to bag 3 nominations but couldn’t win any. Salatiel was nominated for Best Male Central Africa which went to Fally Ipupa, Best music producer which went to Kel-P and lastly Best Francophone which as mentioned above went to DJ Arafat (RIP)
In our article of last August 7th where we used AFRIMMA 2019 nominations as a tool to measure the progress rate of the Cameroon Music Industry through 2018 and 2019, we mentioned that Cameroon is regressing as they were seen mostly in categories at regional level and very few at the level of the Continent as a whole. The list of winners recently proclaimed proves this fact as only 1 artiste, Daphne among the 6 initially nominated managed to win.
Recall that the African Muzik Magazine Awards (AFRIMMA) is the sole award ceremony in the Diaspora that caters to all musical genres including but not limited to: Afrobeats, Assiko, Bongo, Decale, Funana, Genge, Highlife, Hiplife, Kwaito, Lingala and Soukous.
See below the full list of winners as posted on the African Muzik Magazine website
Best Female East Africa – Akothee
Best Collaboration – Burna Boy x Zlatan – Killing Dem
Afrimma Video of The Year – Rema – Dumebi
Best Lusophone – Nelson Freitas
Best New Act – Zlatan
Best Rap Act – Phyno
Best African Group – Toofan
Best Video Director – Sasha Vybz
Best Male Southern Africa – MasterKG
Best Francophone – DJ Arafat
Song of The Year – Burna Boy x Zlatan – Killin Dem
Best Male Central Africa – Fally Ipupa
Best Male East Africa – Ommy Dimpoz
Artist of The Year- Burna Boy
RADIO/TV PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR – Willy Tuva
Transformational Leadership Award – Governor Hassan Ali Joho
AFRIMMA COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP AWARD – Rep. Helen Giddings
AFRIMMA COMMUNITY IMPACT AWARD – Prince Ned Nwoko
Best Female West Africa – Aya Nakamura
Best Female Central Africa – Daphne
Best Female Southern Africa – Sho Madjozi
Crossing Boundaries with Music Award – Davido
Best Gospel Artist – Mercy Chinwo
Best Dj Africa – Dj Man Renas
Best African Dj USA – Dj Poison Ivy
Music Producer of The Year – Kel-P
Best African Dancer – Izzie Odigie
Best Live Act – Diamond Platnumz
Best Male West Africa – Burna Boy