Afrimma Awards: Kenya’s Femi One crowned Africa’s Best Female Rapper

Afrimma Awards: Kenya’s Femi One crowned Africa’s Best Female Rapper

By Zipporah Odionyi

Wanjiku Kimani popularly known as Femi One has taken to her official Instagram account to celebrate her latest accolade after being crowned Africa best female rapper at AFRIMMA Awards. 

The "Utawezana" hitmaker claimed that being crowned was recognition for all of the work she and her team have put in over the years.

"We Won!!! Best Female Rapper in Africa. The first East African Female rapper to take it home, it's such a big part on the back for my team and I for all the work we've put in throughout the years,”she wrote.

“Truly consistency, teamwork, patience pays!!"

Femi said there is a chance for everyone in the industry in her celebratory message to other female rappers, especially those who are just starting out.

"This should be an encouragement for all the up and coming female rappers! There is a spot for you in this industry,keep building,keep doing it they are watching. Thank you all so much for the continued support."

The Kaka Empire signee received the honor alongside other East African artists such as Zuchu, who won Best Female Artist in East Africa, WCB President Diamond, who won Best Live Act, and Next Level Music CEO Rayvanny, who won Best Male Artist in East Africa.

Zuchu said after receiving the prize that the Kiswahili language should make East African artists work a little harder.

This comes after her show at Houston over the weekend flopped.

"I'm actually very emotional right now because I spent the whole night crying yesterday because my show in Houston did not go as planned,” Zuchu said on Instagram. 

We can always take failures as a lesson,as an upcoming artist I'm telling you guys this is not the end but actually the beginning of my journey. As East Africans,we gonna work a bit harder because of the Swahili but we gonna make it and we have to make it..."she said.


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