The AFRIMA awards ceremony, the ultimate recognition of African music at the global level, took place on Sunday evening in Lagos, Nigeria. Three Moroccan artists, Dizzy Dros, Manal Benchlikha, and El Grande Toto were named the best artists in North Africa.
Manal Benchlikha was named, for the second time, Best Female Artist in North Africa. As for Dizzy Dros, he won Best Male Artist in North Africa while El Grande Toto received the award for the Most Promising African artist.
Manal is a graduate in audit and management control from the National School of Commerce and Management (ENCG) in Marrakech. She made her debut on YouTube, in particular with covers. Her first single “Denia” sung in Arabic won her the prize for “Best Female Artist in North Africa” at the Africa Music Awards in 2015.
The AFRIMA Awards 2021 was broadcast live on 84 TV channels in 109 countries from Lagos, November 19-21.