The fourth edition of the African Entertainment Awards USA (AEAUSA) has announced this year’s winners.
The awards were held last weekend at G50 Productions in New Jersey, and East Africa was well represented among the list of winners.
Ugandan musician Eddy Kenzo received the Award Of Prestige, which is accorded to musicians who use their music to promote the continent in a positive way and who maintain a good personal reputation globally.
“Eddy Kenzo has not only enriched the lives of others in Uganda and Africa through his music and soul-searching melodies, but he has also helped to improve the lives of children in his community, which has paved the way for these children to a brighter tomorrow,” the event organisers said.
From Tanzania, Diamond Platnumz won the Best Collaboration of the Year (for ‘African Beauty’) and Best Male Artist of the Year categories. Kenya’s Sauti Sol won Hottest Group.
Here is the full list of winners:
The Award Of Prestige
Best Male Single
Best Male Artist of the Year
Best Male Palop Artist
Best New Artist
Best Francophone Artist
Best Female Central/West Africa
Best Single Female
Video of the Year
Best Hip Hop Artist
Best Male Central/West Africa
Best Female East/South/North Africa
Best Male East/South/North Africa
Best Francophone DJ – USA
Female Artist of the Year
Best Female Palop Artist
Best Caribbean Artist
Best Upcoming Artist
Promising Local Artist
Source: Music in Africa