Rapper Eno Barony has dedicated her Best Female Rap Act at this year’s edition of the African Muzik Magazine Awards (AFRIMMA) to Ghana.
Eno Barony was the sole Ghanaian winner at the event, which was held virtually on Sunday, November 15 and she beat strong competition from nine other female rappers across the continent.
They were Rouge and Nakai (South Africa), Candy Bleakz (Nigeria), Moonya (Senegal), Bombshell Grenade (Zambia), Muthoni Drummer Queen (Kenya), Rosa Ree (Tanzania) Keko (Uganda) and Askia from Cameroon.
Other Ghanaian nominees included KiDi who was selected in the Best Male Artiste West Africa category; Kuami Eugene who was also nominated for Best Male Artiste West Africa and Best Producer; Kofi Mole and J. Derobie for Best Newcomer; Sarkodie for Best Rapper; Efya and Stonebwoy for Best Live Act and Diana Hamilton who was nominated for Best Gospel Act.
In a post on Instagram about the award, Eno Barony said dreams do come true and thanked everyone who believed in her adding that the win was for Ghana.
Congratulations have poured in for Eno from her musician colleagues and other celebrities in the entertainment industry with many saying the award is long overdue.
Though she has been grinding for years on the rap circuit, 2020 has been the year that Eno has really gained the recognition that she deserves.
That is all thanks to the three-way ‘beef’ involving her, Sista Afia and Freda Rhymz earlier in the year. Somehow rapper Medikal, also found a way into the ‘beef’ making for some interesting times.
The ‘beef,’ which was thoroughly enjoyed by Ghanaians, brought attention to all three ladies especially Eno whose punchlines on tracks such as Rap Goddess, Force Dem To Play Nonsense featuring Sister Deborah and Argument Done won her a lot of fans.
She established her reputation even more with a fiery performance at the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMA) in August this year and followed that up with a track titled Game of Thrones when she missed out on the Best Rapper award at the event.
This year’s edition of AFRIMMA was themed “Destination Africa.”
Below is the full list of winners:
Best Male West Africa – Rema (Nigeria)
Best Female Act West Africa – Simi (Nigeria)
Best Male East Africa – Diamond Platnumz (Tanzania)
Best Female East Africa – Nandy (Tanzania)
Best Male Central Africa – Fally Ipupa (DRC)
Best Female Central African – Soraia Ramos (Cape Verde)
Best Male Southern Africa – Master KG (South Africa)
Best Female Southern Africa – Sho Madjozi (South Africa)
Best African Group – Umu Ibiligbo (Nigeria)
Crossing Boundaries with Music Award – Burna Boy (Nigeria)
Best New Act – Zuchu (Tanzania)
Artist of the Year – Master KG (South Africa)
Best Gospel Artist – Mercy Chinwo (Nigeria)
Best Live Act – Flavour (Nigeria)
Best Male Rap Act – Nasty C (South Africa)
Best Female Rap Act – Eno Barony (Ghana)
Best Collaboration – Master KG ft Nomcebo Zikode & Burna Boy Jerusalema Remix
Song of the Year – Master KG ft Nomcebo Zikode – Jerusalema
Best Video Director – TG Omori (Nigeria)
Best DJ Africa – Cuppy (Nigeria)
Best African DJ USA – Fully Focus (Kenya)
Video of the Year – Gaz Mawete ft Fally Ipupa – C’est Rate
Producer of the Year – Kabza De Small (South Africa)
Best African Dancer – Poco Lee (Nigeria)
Best Lusophone – Calema (Cape Verde)
Best Francophone – Fally Ipupa (DRC)
Best Radio/TV Personality – James Onen (Uganda)