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Master KG, Makhadzi win at African Entertainment Awards USA

Published Nov 14, 2023


It’s been a great year for South African and African music artists who have showed up on the global stage offering the world hit songs like “Water”, “Calm Down” and “Mnike”.

Their efforts were celebrated at the ninth annual African Entertainment Awards USA held in the US on Saturday, November 11.

The international awards, which aim to celebrate African entertainment and achievements, saw “Jerusalema” hitmaker Master KG and his former girlfriend Makhadzi bag an award each.

Master KG walked away with the Music Producer of the Year award, while Makhadzi won the Best Collaboration award for her song “MaGear” featuring Mr Brown.

South African musician Tyla also featured among the South African winners.

The night’s biggest winners were Tanzanian artist and “Young, African & Famous” reality star Diamond Platnumz, who won the coveted Artist of the Year prize.

Nigeria’s Davido took home silverwear for Album of the Year, while Rema’s “Calm Down”, featuring Selena Gomez, won the gong for Song of the Year.

Best Male Artist went to global superstar Burna Boy.

Full list of winner:

Best Male Artist

Burna Boy

Best Female Artist


Best Hip Hop/ Rap Artist

Iba One

Best Duo/Group


Music Producer of the Year

Master KG

Best Collaboration

Makhadzi – “MaGear” Ft. Mr Brown

Best Music Video

Harmonize – “Single Again”

Artist of the Year


Best Dancer/Group

Endurance Grand

Best DJ

DJ Neptune

Best Francophone Male Artist

Soul Bangs

Best Francophone Female Artist/Group

Viviane Chidid

Best Palop Male Artist

Lisandro Cuxi

Best Palop Female Artist

Eva Rap Diva

Best New Artist


Song of the Year

Rema, Selena Gomez – “Calm Down”

Album of the Year

“Timeless” by Davido

Rising Star of the Year

Tribe Mark

Best Male Artist (Central/West Africa)


Best Female Artist (Central/West Africa)

Ayra Starr

Best Male Artist East/South/ North Africa

Jah Prayzah

Best Female Artist (East/ South/North)

Gemma Griffiths

Best Comedian


Best Gospel Artist

Deborah Lukalu

Best Reggae/Dancehall Artist

Winky D

Latino Artist of the Year

Bad Bunny

Social Media Influencer of the Year

Santiago Matias

Digital Content Creator of the Year

William Last KRM