DJ Black, born Kwadwo Ampofo, beat off stiff competition from DJ Jimmy Jatt (Nigeria), DJ Exclusive (Nigeria), DJ Joe Mfalme (Kenya), DJ Cndo (South Africa), DJ Creme de la Creme (Kenya), and DJ Shiru (Uganda) to win the prestigious award.
The 2014 AFRIMMA came off at the Eisemann Center in Texas Saturday night.
African Muzik Magazine Awards is a sole award ceremony in the Diaspora that caters for all musical genres including, Afrobeats, Assiko, Bongo, Decale, Funana, Genge, Highlife, Hiplife, Kwaito, Lingala and Soukous.
The awards also creates a platform to promote the diversity of African music by bringing influential artists from different African countries for a night of celebration.
Ghana’s fastest rapper Sarkodie won Best Rap Act but lost out on the night’s biggest award, Artiste of the Year to Nigerian musician, Davido. Davido also won the Best Male West Africa.
Ghanaian songstress Efya lost out on the Best Female Artiste West Africa to Nigeria’s Tiwa Savage while Shatta Wale and Samini also lost out on the Best Dancehall Artiste to Timaya from Nigeria.
Ghanaian-born Afrobeat sensation Fuse ODG won Best Male Artiste (Diaspora).
The awards show, hosted by beautiful Ghanaian actress Juliet Ibrahim and Nigerian comedian Basketmouth, witnessed exciting performances from Iyanya, Davido, Stanley Enow and a host of others.
Full list of winners:
Best DJ Africa 2014- Dj Black (Ghana)
Best African DJ USA 2014 – Dj Josh (Kenya)
Best Video of the Year 2014 – Flavour (Nigeria)
Best Male East Africa 2014 – Diamond (Tanzania)
Best Male West Africa 2014 – Davido (Nigeria)
Best Female East Africa 2014- Lady Jaydee (Tanzania)
Best Female West Africa 2014 – Tiwa Savage (Nigeria)
Best Male Central Africa 2014 – Fally Pupa (Congo)
Best Female Central Africa 2014- Gasha (Cameroon)
Best Male Southern Africa 2014 – Khuli Chana (South Africa)
Best African Group 2014 – P-square (Nigeria)
Best Male Diaspora 2014 – Fuse ODG (Ghana)
Best Female Diaspora 2014 – Les Nubians (Cameroon)
Best Female Southern Africa 2014 – Zahara (South Africa)
Best Dancehall Artist 2014 – Timaya (Nigeria)
Best Dance in a Video 2014 – Iyanya (Lekwa Ukwu) (Nigeria)
Best Gospel Artiste 2014 – Bahati (Kenya)
Best Traditional Artist 2014 – Flavour (Nigeria)
Best Newcomer 2014 – Stanley Enow (Cameroon)
Best Video Director 2014 – Ogopa Dj’s (Kenya)
Music Producer of the year 2014 – Dj Oskido (South Africa)
Best Dance Group 2014 – Imagineto (Nigeria)
Best Rap Act 2014 – Sarkodie (Ghana)
Best Collaboration 2014 – Mafikizolo ft Uhuru (Khona) (South Africa)
Song of the Year 2014 – Kcee (Nigeria)
Artist of the Year 2014- Davido (Nigeria)
Leadership in Music Award 2014 – 2face Idibia
Legendary Award 2014 – Yvonne Chaka Chaka
Transformational Leadership Award 2014 – Chief Dr. Godswill Akpabio.