The best Afrobeat musicians in Germany were celebrated at a colourful event in Berlin that attracted several hundreds of African music lovers.
The Afrobeat Music Award Germany (ABMAG), organized by Afrobizgermany, was a very big party featuring most of Afrobeat musicians in the country together with DJs and promoters.
The award was created to celebrate German based Afrobeat musicians and the role Afrobeat music plays in uniting both people from different backgrounds.
ABMAG also celebrates the business opportunities Afrobeat has created for musicians, DJs, presenters, journalists, promoters, club owners, bar owners, etc.
Samson Onoja Itodo, a music promoter and the organizer of Afrobeat Music Award Germany thanked the ABMAG team Cynthia, Mercy, Monica, Sandra and Tommy for the good job in organising the wonderful event.
He also thanked all the friends who came to help and all German based and international artists who graced the ceremony and supported the show.
Jesty B Peter whose song “Kalongolo Love” won the Best Afrobeat Song Award said he felt great because it was a dream come true. He could not believe he was the winner when his name was announced since the other two finalists were really good.
“Thanks to the Almighty God for my career and for this fantastic Award,” Jesty B Peter said. “A big shout out to all my fans, family and friends who voted for me, and to all the musicians from N.B.S Entertainment who travelled with me to Berlin for the Award.”
Afrobeat Music Award Germany (ABMAG) 2016 winners
1. Best dance group: Bella Garcia (One Vibe dance group)
2. Best party: GBM Entertainment
3. Best RnB: Jimmy Jayy (Move your body)
4. Best producer: Sutflute (Loaded Gun) ft Slim Burna
5. Best HipHop: Sutflute (Flipping Birdz)
6. Best Video: Molare cash money (Ijo)
7. Best Reggae: Thiecko (Not in his name)
8. Best bar: Okiki Bar Lipzig
9. Best club: Surprise Club Berlin
10. Best radio presenter: Carol Kay (BURUDIKA on African Heritage Radio)
11. Best Event: Boss Entertainment
12. Best DJ: DJ Freshboy
13. Best Afrobeat song: Jesty B (Kalongolo Love)
14. Best Legend: Tony Airhenbuwa (African Heritage Radio)
15. Best Legend: Souleyman Troure (Musician)
16. Humanitarian Award: Black Diaspora School (Educational Organization)
17. Humanitarian Award: Taina Gartner (Lampedusa in Berlin)
18. Humanitarian Award: Mouctar Ouldadah Bah