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.
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
Best Female Artist
Best Hip Hop/ Rap Artist
Music Producer of the Year
Makhadzi – “MaGear” Ft. Mr Brown
Best Music Video
Harmonize – “Single Again”
Artist of the Year
Best Francophone Male Artist
Best Francophone Female Artist/Group
Best Palop Male Artist
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
Best Male Artist (Central/West Africa)
Best Female Artist (Central/West Africa)
Best Male Artist East/South/ North Africa
Best Female Artist (East/ South/North)
Best Gospel Artist
Best Reggae/Dancehall Artist
Latino Artist of the Year
Social Media Influencer of the Year
Digital Content Creator of the Year
William Last KRM