Nigeria: Simi na Songwriter of di Year

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Nigerian Singer Simi talk to BBC Pidgin at AFRIMA

Nigerian singer Simi na one of those wey win big for di All Africa Music Award (AFRIMA); as songwriter of di year.

E never tay after she win na im Simi tell BBC News Pidgin say na excitement full her bodi.

"I just dey happy say dem dey recognise dis kain thing (song-writing)...I dey very grateful," na wetin she talk.

Di artiste wey her real name na Simisola Bolatito Ogunleye add say Africa music industry don dey mature, and no be everybodi wey dey sing song, need to write song: "if you be singer and you no too strong for writing, no let am bring you down."

"But also if you be writer wey wan improve on yourself… di more you do something, di more di thing go dey your hand."

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Di 29-year-old singer and producer wey start her career as gospel artiste join other stars from across Africa for di event.

Image example Some of dis fine-fine sisi dem be hostess wey dey arrange celebs for di event

Who else win for AFRIMA 2017?

  • BEST FEMALE ARTISTE FOR CENTRAL AFRICA: Montess - Love Witta Gun Man
  • BEST MALE ARTISTE FOR CENTRAL AFRICA: Locko - Supporter ft Mr Leo
  • BEST FEMALE ARTISTE FOR EASTERN AFRICA: Nandy - One Day
  • BEST MALE ARTISTE FOR EASTERN AFRICA: Eddy Kenzo - Shauri Yako
  • BEST MALE ARTISTE FOR SOUTHERN AFRICA: Emtee - We Up
  • BEST FEMALE ARTISTE FOR WESTERN AFRICA: Tiwa Savage - All Over
  • BEST MALE ARTISTE FOR WESTERN AFRICA: Wizkid - Come Closer ft Drake
  • ARTISTE OF DI YEAR: Davido - Fall
  • BEST AFRICAN COLLABORATION: Ali Kiba - AJE ft MI
  • BEST AFRICAN CONTEMPORARY: Wande Coal - Iskaba ft DJ Tunez
  • BEST AFRICAN HIP-HOP: Ycee - Juice
  • BEST AFRICAN POP: Toofan - Tere Tere
  • BEST AFRICAN ROCK: Gilad - Angel Uriel ft Omer Millo
  • BEST FEMALE INSPIRATIONAL: Asikey - Earth Attack
  • PRODUCER OF DI YEAR: DJ Coublon - Yolo Yolo by Seyi Shay
  • SONG OF DI YEAR: Shauri Yako - Eddy Kenzo
  • VIDEO OF DI YEAR: Cooking Pot - Orezi Dir. Adasa Cookey - Winner

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