Nigerian highlife duo Umu Obiligbo finally gets deserved recognition as they win Best African Group award at the African Muzik Magazine Awards (AFRIMMA) on Sunday 15th November 2020.
Umu Obiligbo is an indigenous music group made up of two siblings, Okpuozor and Akunwafor Obiligbo. They are arguably the best group in Nigeria at what they do – churning out groovy highlife music.
At the 2020 African Muzik Magazine Awards (AFRIMMA), the group won the Best African Group award. The award was held as a virtual event due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Yet, this did not stop it from being a thrilling festival of music, art and dance.
Here is a complete list of the winners at AFRIMMA 2020
Best Male West Africa – Rema (Nigeria)
Best Female West Africa – Simi (Nigeria)
Best Male East Africa – Diamond Platnumz (Tanzania)
Best Female East Africa – Nandy (Tanzania)
Best Male Central Africa – Fally Ipupa (Drc)
Best Female Central Africa – Soraia Ramos (Cape Verde)
Best Male Southern Africa – Master Kg (South Africa)
Best Female Southern Africa – Sho Madjozi (South Africa)
Best African Group – Umu Obiligbo (Nigeria)
Crossing Boundaries With Music Award – Burna Boy (Nigeria)
Best New Act– Zuchu (Tanzania)
Artist Of The Year – Master Kg (South Africa)
Best Gospel Artist – Mercy Chinwo (Nigeria)
Best Live Act – Flavour (Nigeria)
Best Male Rap Act – Nasty C (South Africa)
Best Female Rap Act – Eno Barony (Ghana)
Best Collaboration – Master Kg Ft Nomcebo Zikode & Burna Boy Jerusalema Remix
Song Of The Year – Master Kg Ft Nomcebo Zikode – Jerusalema
Best Video Director – Tg Omori (Nigeria)
Best Dj Africa – Cuppy (Nigeria)
Best African Dj Usa – Fully Focus (Kenya)
Video Of The Year – Gaz Mawete Ft Fally Ipupa – C’est Rate
Producer Of The Year – Kabza De Small (South Africa)
Best African Dancer – Poco Lee (Nigeria)
Best Lusophone – Calema (Cape Verde)
Best Francophone – Fally Ipupa (Drc)
Best Radio/Tv Personality – James Onen (Uganda)
No doubt, the biggest winner on this list is master KG for bagging the overall award as Best Artiste and for Best Song.