Azawi loses the Trace music award to Diamond Platnumz

In Summary
  • The awards saw three Ugandan artists nominated
  • None of them warn award
Image: Courtesy photo

Swangz Avenue singer Azawi lost the best East African Award to Tanzanian singer Diamond Platnumz in the Trace Awards 2023.

The inaugural edition of the Awards that saw Azawi  nominated in two categories took place on 21st /October /2023 at the BK Arena Kigali Rwanda.

For the Best Newcomer category, the hit maker lost it to Ivory Coast’s Roseline Layo.Other Ugandan artists who were nominated include Levixone under Best Gospel Artist category however KS Bloom from Ivory Coast won the award.

In the same vein,Ugandan Dance Group ,the Ghetto Kids ,were competing under the Best Dancer Category but lost the award to South Africa’s Robot Boii.

A total of three East African artist managed to scoop awards namely Diamond Platnumz from Tanzania ,Rwanda’s Bruce  Melodie  and Fally Ipupa from DR Congo

Below is the full list of winners.

Album of the Year

Love Damini – Burna Boy (Nigeria)

Song of the Year

Calm Down – Rema (Nigeria)


Best Music Video


Baddie' – Yemi Alade (Nigeria)

Best Male

Davido (Nigeria)

Best Female

Viviane Chidid (Senegal)

Best Collaboration

Unavailable' – Davido (Nigeria) with Musa Keys (South Africa)

Best Newcomer

Roseline Layo (Ivory Coast)

Best DJ

Michael Brun (Haiti)

Best Producer

Tam Sir (Ivory Coast)

Best Gospel Artist

KS Bloom (Ivory Coast)

Best Live

Fally Ipupa (DRC)

Best Artist Africa – Anglophone

Asake (Nigeria)

Best Artist Africa – Francophone

Didi B (Ivory Coast)

Best Artist Africa – Lusophone

Lisandro Cuxi (Cape Verde)

Best Artist – Rwanda

Bruce Melodie (Rwanda)

Best Artist – East Africa

Diamond Platnumz (Tanzania)

Best Artist – France & Belgium

Tayc (France)

Best Artist – UK

Central Cee (UK)

Best Artist – The Caribbean

Rutshelle Guillaume (Haiti)

Best Artist – Indian Ocean

Goulam (Comoros)

Best Artist – Brazil

Ludmilla (Brazil)

Best Artist – North Africa

Dystinct (Morocco)