Below is the full list of winners of the inaugural 2023 Trace Awards and festival, which took place in Kigali, Rwanda on 21st October. The awards showcased the excellence and diversity of Afro-centric music from the continent and the diaspora.
Who won what at Rwanda’s Trace awards?
Best Artist East Africa: Diamond Platnumz
Best Male: Davido (Nigeria)
Best Female: Viviane Chidid (Senegal)
Song of the Year: “Calm Down” – Rema (Nigeria) FT Serena Gomez –
Best Music Video: “Baddie” Yemi Alade (Nigeria) Best Newcomer sponsored by Belaire – Roseline Layo (Ivory Coast)
Best Artist (UK): Central Cee
Best Artist Carribean: Rutshelle Guillaume (Haiti)
Album of the Year: “Love Damini” – Burna Boy (Nigeria)
Best Collaboration: “Unavailable” – Davido (Nigeria) with Musa Keys (South Africa) Best Producer – Tam Sir (Ivory Coast)
Best Live Performance: Fally Ipupa (DRC)
Best Dancer: Robot Boii (South Africa)
Best Global Africa Artist ( By Voting): Rema