Kenyan musician Femi One has been named the best female rapper during the AFRIMMA awards ceremony held in Dallas, Texas on November 19, 2022.
The ‘Utawezana’ singer expressed joy on Social Media writing “We won!!! Best Female Rapper In Africa. The first East African Female rapper to take it home, it’s such a big pat on the back for my team and I for all the work we’ve put in throughout the years.”
Adding, “consistency and patience had been key in her work and has finally paid off.”
Femi also took the opportunity to encourage upcoming artists by writing; “This should be an encouragement for all the up-and-coming Female rappers! There is a spot for you in this industry, keep building, keep doing it, they are watching. Thank you all so much for the continued support.”
Kaka Empire (where she is signed) boss King Kaka congratulated her by writing on his Instagram page; “I’ve seen you grow, I’ve seen you build, now the world is ready for you. Ladies and Gentlemen I present to you The Best Female Rapper in Africa @femi_one your story is a miracle, God Loves you. The Kaka Empire Team Big Up and everyone who made this possible.”
Other artists from East Africa who won this year’s awards were Wasafi Classic Baby (WCB) boss, Diamond Platnumz who was crowned Best Live Act in Africa, his signee Zuchu who won the award for the best female artiste in East Africa, and Next Level Music president Rayvanny took home the award for the best male artiste in East Africa.
A heartbroken Zuchu who was in attendance at the event after the almost failed show due to poor attendance used to stage to console herself saying; “I’m actually very emotional right now because I spent the whole night crying yesterday because my show in Houston did not go as planned but God told me, we can always take failure as a lesson, as an upcoming artiste I’m just telling you guys this is not the end but actually the beginning of my journey.”
Other Kenyan artists nominated for the awards were Khaligraph Jones- Best Male East Africa, Otile Brown- Best Male East Africa, Jovial- Best Female East Africa, Ssaru- Best Newcomer, Sauti Sol- Best Live Act, Fena Gitu- Best Female Rap Act, Marioo X Jovial- Mi Amor- Best Collaboration, Enos Olik- Best Video Director, DJ Shinski- Best African DJ USA, DJ Poison Ivy- Best African DJ USA, and Jamal Ghadafi – Radio/TV Personnel of the Year.
All Africa Music Awards is an annual awards event that reward and celebrate musical works, talents, and creativity around the African continent while promoting the African cultural heritage.