Grammy 2019 Nominee, Burna Boy, Wizkid and Tiwa Savage were conspicuously absent on Saturday at the 6th AFRIMA in Lagos, where they were crowned the African Artiste of the year(Burna Boy), Song Of The Year (Wizkid) African Best Female Artiste Of The Year (Tiwa Savage).
The African Giant (Burna Boy) also won Best Male artiste in West Africa.
The event was held at Eko Hotel and Suites in Lagos on Saturday night was attended by Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed.
It was almost marred by the absence of many of the Nigerian artistes who won awards, including Burna Boy.
For Burna Boy, being absent at such an event has become a recurring pattern.
He has always been a no-show at several awards, with his mother and manager, Bose Ogulu standing in for him.
Bose collected Burna Boy’s 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.
Many Nigerian artiste were absent at awards night set for on last Saturday, they just didn’t show up.
The award winners from Nigeria, were represented by their managers.
Meanwhile, other award winners from other regions in Africa turned up for the show.
Wizkid bagged song of the year in Africa, with his song ‘Fever’. Tiwa Savage won Best Female Artiste in Western Africa. The award was collected by her manager.