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WAMVA 2016: Diamond Platnumz, Shatta Wale, Beyonce win big; see full list of winners

Updated: December 28, 2016

WatsUp TV, the organisers of the WatsUp TV Africa Music Video Awards (WAMVA) have announced the winners of its maiden edition of the pan African entertainment awards meant to boost and encourage the production of quality music videos across Africa and beyond.

In a short winners announcement presser held at Lizzy’s Sports Complex in Accra, 22 winners emerged out of the over 170 music acts and video directors who were nominated.

Voted as the “African Music Video of the Year” was “Kidogo”, a video by Diamond Platnumz from Tanzania featuring P-Square and directed by Godfather.

Godfather also won the “Video Director of the Year” with “Kidogo” music video.

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The over-all winners in each category was determined by popular votes from fans across the world.

Winners are set to storm Ghana next year for the ‘Made in Africa Concert’, a music festival by WatsUp TV which is set to feature music acts from Africa and beyond.

See the full list of winners below.

Best Newcomer Video of the Year

Hamonize – Bado feat. Diamond Platinium (Tanzania)


Best African Reggae Dancehall Video

Shatta Wale – Chop Kiss (Ghana)


Best Afro Pop Video

Scientific – Rotate feat. Quincy B (Liberia)


Best African Hip-hop Video

Iba One – Dokera (Mali)


Best African RnB Video

Alikiba – Aje (Tanzania)


Best African Traditional Video

Tay Grin – Chipapapa feat. 2 Baba (Malawi)


Best African Dance Video

Oudy 1er – Lokolo (Guinea)


Best African Collabo  Video

Diamond – Make We Sing feat. AKA (Tanzania)


Best African Group Video

Navy Kenzo – Kamatia (Tanzania)


Best African Male Video

Diamond Platinium – Kidogo feat. P-Square (Tanzania)


Best African Female Video

Vivian Chidid – Wuyuma (Senegal)


Best African Performance

DJ Arafat – Concert a Korkogo (Cote D’Ivoire)


Best International Video

Beyonce – Formation (USA)


Best East African Video

Alikiba – Aje (Tanzania)


Best Central African Video

Ferre Gola – Tucheze feat. Voctoria Kimani (DR Congo)


Best North Africa Video

Ibtissam Tiskat – Ma Fi mn Habibi (Morroco)


Best South African Video

Casper Nyvorvest – War Ready (South Africa)


West Africa Video

DJ Arafat – Maplorly (Cote d’Ivoire)


Best African Video Director

Kidigo (Nigeria)


Best African Music of the Year

Diamond Platinium – Kidigo feat. P-Square (Tanzania)


Special Recognition Award Music Video Africa

Mr Eazi – Skin Tight feat. Efya (Nigeria)


Viewer’s Choice Awards

Designer – Panda (USA)

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