The young female Cameroonian musician Daphne, once again shines the light of her country at an international awards ceremony. Last week, during the AFRIMMA 2019, she managed to win the prize for the best female artist in Central Africa for the second time in a row. To maintain her title, Daphne who is also the only artist to be back home with a trophy, had to beat her compatriots Blanche Bailly and Charlotte Dipanda, as well as other heavyweights of music in Central Africa as Shan’L from Gabon and Neima from Mozambique. In the category “Best Francophone Artist” where she was also nominated alongside her compatriots, Stanley Enow and Salatiel, they were all beaten by Ivorian artist of late memory, DJ Arafat.
The loser of this 6th edition of the AFRIMMA is certainly the Cameroonian producer, arranger and beatmaker Salatiel. The author of the “Anita”, who alone had 3 nominations, did not win any in the end. The High Man General was nominated for the Best Male Artist of Central Africa, awarded to Fally Ipupa, Best Music Producer awarded to Kel-P and Best Francophone Artist mentioned as posthumously, awarded to DJ Arafat.
Recall that Africa Musik Magazine (AFFRIMA) is the only Awards ceremony in the Diaspora that caters for all musical genres.