There is no doubt about Diamond Platnumz tenacity and prowess and yesterday it was all there for everyone to see after he walked with the Afrimma awards for Best Dance Video, East African Artist of the year and African artist of the year.
The Afrimma awards which held yesterday in Dallas, Texas, US saw the Tanzanian star walk away as the biggest winner with three accolades. Overwhelmed with joy and at a loss of words, the proud father of one tweeted,
‘Dah, I realy don’t know What to say😔
#BestDanceVideo #EastAfricaArtistOfTheYear #AfricanArtistOfTheYear #afrimma2015’
Diamond Platnumz wasn’t the only big winner of the event, South African rapper AKA walked away with the awards for Best Male Souuthern Africa and Best Collabo. Have a look at the full winners list below.
Best Male (South Africa) – AKA
Best Male (East Africa) – Diamond Platnumz
Best Male (Central Africa) – Yuri Da Cunha
Best Male (West Africa) – Davido
Best Female (East Africa) – Vanessa Mdee
Best Female (West Africa) – Yemi Alade
AFRIMMA Inspirational Song – Bracket feat. Tiwa Savage and Diamond Platnumz for ‘Alive’
Best DJ (US) – DJ Simplesimon Best Newcomer – Ommy Dimpoz
Best Collaboration – AKA feat. Da Les and Burna Boy for ‘All Eyes on Me’
Best Dance Video – Diamond Platnumz for ‘Nana’
Best Video – Wizkid for ‘Ojuelegba’
Artist of the Year – Diamond Platnumz
Legendary Award – Yossou N’Dou
The award show which was hosted by Basket Mouth and Anne Kansiime, 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.