Top Nigerian music act Wizkid, was the big winner of the 2016 All Africa Music Awards as he took home the coveted Artiste of the Year prize beating other performers like Black Coffee and Tiwa Savage.

Tanzanian singer Diamond Platnumz also had a good showing taking home awards in Best Male East Africa and the Song of the year award for his single Utanipenda.

Ghanaian group VIP also grabbed two awards in the Best African Group and Video of the year for their hit, Dogo Yaro.

Baseline artist Aramide won the Best Female West Africa prize while Falz took home the Revelation of the Year award.

All Africa Music Awards popularly known as AFRIMA, is designed to promote African Music across the globe by celebrating the artistry of performers.

Some of the musicians on the red carpet of the 2016 edition spoke on the importance of platforms that showcase the cultural heritage of Africans.