The biggest annual event in African music, the All Africa Music Awards 2017, took place last week. In addition to honoring the most successful musicians of the year, we also couldn’t miss all of the outstanding AFRIMA fashion. Check out the AFRIMA Awards 2017 winners list and the best looks from the red carpet!
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1. Nana Akua Addo
The host of the awards show has to not only do a great job at entertaining the guests, but also look memorable, and this year’s AFRIMA host Nana Akua Addo did it all. Her dramatic red dress with feather detailing is one of the most impressive looks we’ve seen all night.
This year the AFRIMA Awards red carpet was graced by many emerging celebrities, and Olajumoke was one of the best-looking ladies out there. Her AFRIMA 2017 look follows all of the red carpet fashion trends of the year.
While most of the female AFRIMA Awards 2017 nominees and guests went for various gowns, some musicians were not afraid to take fashion risks – and in Aramide’s case the risk definitely paid off, as her blouse and trousers combination was a huge red carpet hit.
4. Mo Abudu
Mo Abudu is one of the classiest ladies among Nigerian celebrities, and for the AFRIMMA red carpet, she went for her usual chic and elegant black gown. Mo’s beaded braids make the look even more beautiful!
5. Seyi Shay
As any celebrity would tell you, red carpet fashion is all about eye-catching designs and unusual shapes. That is why the dress Seyi Shay chose for her appearance works so well, from the rich emerald color to the highly unusual cut.
What color could be more appropriate for the night when you’re recognized as the Songwriter of the Year? This sparkly gold dress worn by Simi was the perfect choice for many reasons, but mainly because it matches her award so well!
The BBNaija star TBoss rarely misses an opportunity to make an impression on the red carpet, and her fashion choice is always successful – like this silver gown with an asymmetric bodice and a high slit.
8. MBGN Tourism
The winner of this year’s MBGN Tourism Winfrey Okolo wore a dreamy princes’s gown to the AFRIMA 2017 red carpet, and her choice of a dress couldn’t be more appropriate both for the occasion and the wearer.
The men also showed off their fashion sense at the AFRIMA red carpet – for example, Orezi, who went for truly high fashion with his ripped jeans, white leather jacket, and a gold chain that is now an indispensable part of a male musician’s look.
10. Joe El
Joe El decided to choose casual chic for his red carpet outfit – everything about this look, from the unbuttoned floral shirt to the black loafers, is so relaxed and fashionable that you can’t help but be inspired by this look.
11. AFRIMA Awards 2017 winners
Here are the most significant wins at AFRIMA 2017:
- Best Male Artiste in West Africa: Wizkid
- Best Female Artiste in West Africa: Tiwa Sawage
- Best Artist or Group in African Contemporary: Wande Coal
- Best Artist or Group in African Hip-Hop: YCEE
- Video of the Year: Orezi – Cooking Pot
- Songwriter of the Year: Simi
- Song of the Year in Africa: Wizkid
- Artiste of the Year in Africa: Wizkid
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