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APA 2017 Awards Winners and Nominees: Who came out top?

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Competition lines were drawn on Saturday, as Black stars gathered at the 2nd African Pride Awards 2017 in London, to discover who won the reputable #APA trophy.

Four to five Black celebrities considered top of their games were put in categories to be nominated by the public.

It was artists like Maleek Berry vs Stormzy in one category, comedians – Mike Dapaah vs Mikes Comedyy, Youtube queens Estare vs Grace Ajilore.

Who came out on top? Find out below

Artist of the Year – Africa

  • Shatta Wale – winner
  • Diamond Platnumz
  • Wizkid
  • Rayvanny

Artist of the Year – UK

  • Maleek Berry – winner
  • Stormzy
  • Eugy
  • J Hus

Outstanding Achievement in Film – UK

  • Idris Elba – winner
  • John Boyega
  • Amma Asante
  • Arnold Oceng
  • Chucky Ven

Outstanding Achievement in Film – Africa

  • Nomzamo Mbatha – winner
  • Funke Akindele
  • Nyokabu Gethaiga
  • Abraham Attah
The Young Gens! Popular Youtubbers, Jennie Jenkins (left) and Estare (right in long Brazillian hair) went away with awards on the night, along with Micheal (centre) following an extraordinary 3-month Instagram follower rise in favour of his comedy

Comedian of the Year

Social Media Personality of the Year

  • Estare – winner
  • David Zinyama
  • Grace Ajilore
  • BkChat LDN

Outstanding Media & PR Agency of the Year

  • WE PLUG GOOD MUSIC – winner
  • DLA
  • Stefi Koko
  • Ren San & Co

Dance/Choreography of the Year 2017

  • Ghana Boys – winners
  • CEO Dancers
  • Sherrie Silver
  • Nqobile Danseur

Make-Up Artist (MUA) of the Year

  • Jennie Jenkins – winner
  • Edith Williams
  • Bernicia Boateng
  • Marie Chantal

TV Personality of the Year

  • Oyin Aregbesola – winner
  • Remel London
  • Afua Adom
  • Reggie Yates
The event which celebrates Africans who have impacted the African Diaspora community postively, crowned Steffi, Selecta and D-Boy winners of PR, DJ and Radio

Outstanding Achievement in Sports/Sports Personality of the Year

  • Cheick Titoe – winner
  • Andre Ayew
  • Amma Asante
  • Ade Adepitan
  • Anthony Joshua

African Online Entertainment Platform of the Year

  • 3 Shots of Tequila – winner
  • Bkchat LDN
  • Iroko TV
  • Ameyaw Debrah


Radio Personality of the Year

  • Dboy Dayo – winner
  • DJ Abrantee
  • Ace
  • Maya Jama

Outstanding Disc Jockey (DJ) of the Year

  • Selecta Maestro – winner
  • Invisible
  • Cynthia MVP
  • Montana

Sam Sarprong Foundation Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Fashion

  • FYC  – winner
  • Lou Ratidzo
  • Ozwald Boateng
  • ODF

Event Organiser/Promoter of the Year

  • DLA – winner
  • One African Music Fest
  • Smade
  • Guba Awards
  • Akwaaba UK
The event was hosted by comedian Eddie Kadi who was recognised alongside Awilo Longomba (left) for his contribution to music and Ghanaian instrumental band, The Compozers (right)

Outstanding Business/Entrepreneur of the Year

  • Diva’s by Claudia – winner
  • Shoobs
  • Hackney’s finest
  • Dapped Clothing

African Club/Club Night of the Year

  • LA Lounge – winner
  • Gold Coast
  • CokoBar
  • Dstrkt (Afrobeats Sundays)

African TV Station of the Year

  • Vox Africa – winner
  • ABN channel
  • Trace TV
  • ROK

Outstanding Pan-African Chef/Caterer/Restaurant of the Year

  • Enish – winner
  • 805
  • Tasty
  • Nula’s Kitchen

Outstanding Recognition Award
Eddie Kadi + The Compozers

Lifetime Achievement Awards
Awilo Longomba

UK X-factor contestants, Reggie Zippy and Bollie Babeface of ReggienBollie at the event
Event organisers, DLA Worldwide won their category picked up representative Kashliya
APA Founder, BadGuyToba poses with guests on the red carpet
Tv presenter, Oyin Aregbesola won TV personality of the year, seen with BenTV’s head of entertainment, Femi Amusan

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