By Glam & Essence
Grammy 2019 Nominee, Burna Boy,who emerged as African Artiste Of The Year at the 6th AFRIMA was conspicuously absent at the event that held on Saturday at the Who Hotel and suites in Lagos.
The African Giant also won Best Male artiste in West Africa.
The event was attended by Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed.
Burna Boy was not the only absent artiste at the event,several other Nigerian artistes who won awards, were not present to collect their award.lts now a common thing to see Burna Boy absent at events he is being honoured,with his mother and manager, Bose Ogulu standing in for him.
For instance,his mum,Bose collected his award in Los Angeles in June this year, when he won the Best International Act, awarded by BET. Burna Boy also shunned the Seville, Spain show, where he won the Best African Act category at the 2019 MTV EMAs awards. The Nigerian act was in Wembley in London, where he performed at a sell-out show.
Similarly, Burna Boy was not around to receive the Headies award on 19 October.
Other Nigerian artistes who won awards but were absent include
Wizkid,who won song of the year in Africa, with his song ‘Fever’. Tiwa Savage,who won Best Female Artiste in Western Africa. The award was collected by her manager.
Some of the other Winners are:
Best Male Artist in Eastern Africa,won by Khaligraph Jones
Best female Artist in East Africa: Nikita Kering
Revelation of the African Continent: Nikita Kering
Best Female Artiste in Southern Africa: Nadia Nakai
Best AFRICAN/Group/ Duo in African Pop: Joe Boy
Best Dancehall/Reggae artiste: Stonebwoy
The Legend Awilo Logomba, was also recognised.
Also Tu Baba Idibia ,who entertained the audience, like Awilo, was also recognised with an award.