Sarkodie Wins Artiste of the Year after beating several other legendary African acts at Legends Awards!
Rapper Sarkodie was crowned the ‘Artiste of the Year’ at this year’s African Legends Awards. The event which was held at the BESPOKE Event Centre in Lagos-Nigeria, last week saw scores of legendary African acts take home various prestigious awards.
Sarkodie Wins Artiste of the Year after beating several other legendary African acts like AKA (South Africa), D’Banj (Nigeria), K’naan (Somalia), Yemi Alade (Nigeria), Asa (Nigeria), Daddy Lumba and Amandzeba.
The event hosted by Bryan Okwara and Ella Mensa, was powered by Flexy Entertainment with support from Smile Global Entertainment.
It has indeed been a good year for the legendary rapper, who also picked up the award for the Top Subscribed YouTube Channel in Ghana, in November. The rap legend who could not hide his joy at the feat he recently achieved, shared the plaque on social media with the caption;
Thank you #AELA2016 for the African Legend Artiste of The Year.
Sarkodie wins Artiste of the Year Award alongside being nominated for two categories including the African Best Rap Artiste category and the African Legend Artistes of the year.
See full list of winners below:
AFRICAN LEGEND ARTIST OF THE YEAR – Sarkodie
BEST MUSIC PRODUCER –Altims
BEST FILM DIRECTOR – Kunle Afolayan
BEST MUSIC VIDEO – [Romantic] Korede Bello
BEST COMEDIAN OF THE YEAR – Bovi Ugboma
EMERGING COMEDIAN OF THE YEAR – Princewill
FASHION DESIGNER OF THE YEAR – Adedeji Jide -JReason
EMERGING FASHION DESIGNER OF THE YEAR – Yoms Collection
HIT SONG OF THE YEAR – [Mama] Kiss Daniel
AFRICAN BEST FILM PRODUCER – Deo Studios – In April
AFRICAN GOSPEL SONG OF THE YEAR – [You are Great] Steve Crown
BEST COLLABORATION [AFRICA] – Diamond Platnumz x PSquare [Kidogo]
SOCIAL MEDIA INFLUENCER OF THE YEAR – XtreemHype
FAST RISING ARTIST – Minjin
ON AIR PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR – Elvina Ibru [Classic Fm]
MOST POPULAR BLOG SITE OF THE YEAR- Ghanagist
BEST CINEMAS FILM 2016 – A trip to Jamaica –[Producer, Ayo Makun]
ENTERTAINMENT TV STATION OF THE YEAR – HipTv.
ENTERTAINMENT RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR – Naija FM 102.7 FM
BEST RED CARPET DRESS/PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR – Nana Akua Addo
BEST MODEL OF THE YEAR – Bryan Okwara
EMERGING MODEL OF THE YEAR [MALE] – Serena Sylvester
EMERGING MODEL OF THE YEAR [FEMALE] – Charlotte Derban
FAST RISING ACTRESS OF THE YEAR- Adu Safuwah Regina
FAST RISING ACTOR OF THE YEAR – Kunle Remi
NGO OF THE YEAR – Eneanya World Foundation
AFRICAN BEST RAP ARTIST – Phyno
AFRICAN DANCE HALL ACT OF THE YEAR – Patoranking – No kissing Baby
BEST ACTOR OF THE YEAR – Alex Ekubo
BEST ACTRESS OF THE YEAR – Funke Akindele
CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY COMPANY OF THE YEAR – Joy Dadi
AELA DISCOVERY ARTIST OF THE YEAR – Emmanuel Luther