Tay Grin beaten by Emtee

Tay Grin-Chipapa

It’s a gloomy week for Malawi’s top notch musician Tay Grin following his recent loss to South African Emtee.

The Malawi flag bearer failed to bring home the accolade in the All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA), as best artist from Southern Africa, at a colourful ceremony that was held in Lagos, Nigeria on Sunday.

Tay Grin-Chipapa
Tay Grin: Has failed to bring home the accolade.

South African high flying rapper Emtee proved to be too good for his competitors as evidenced by his win in the category. He came against strong challenge from six internationally recognised artists from the region to claim the award.

Apart from Tay Grin, Emtee whose real name is Mthembeni Ndebvu, defeated his countrymen, the legendary Hugh Masekela, AKA, Nasty C, and Ndunduzo Makhathini. He also won at the expense of Zimbabwe’s Jah Prayzah.

It was another red letter night for Nigerian artists as they dominated the awards. Wiz Kid, Ycee, and Orezi are among the artists from that country who got honoured.


Malian and Zimbabwean legends Salif Keita and Oliver Mtukudzi, were recognised in the African legend category.


Below are some of the winners.


Best male artiste in South Africa –



Best female artiste in South Africa –



Most influential African artiste–




Best African collaboration –

Ali Beka


Best artiste in African jazz –

Nduduzo Makhatini



Best in contemporary African RnB & soul –

Eli Keba


Best Artiste in contemporary song –

Wande Coal (Iskaba)


Best artiste in African raggae/dancehall



Best artiste in African traditional –

Halmelmal Abate


Best African hip-hop –



Best artiste in African pop –



Video of the year –

Orezi (Cooking Pot)


African legend award –

Salif Keita and Oliver ‘Tuku’ Mtukudzi


Songwriter of the year –



Best African group –



African discovery of the year –



Album of the year –

Eddy Kenzo


Song of the year –



Artiste of the year





  1. U dont vote but you complain his beaten, that indicate you dont wish him lucky, this goes to admin then to those who are coming with negative comment about #grin watch him soon beat some

  2. Tay Grin lost?? WTF? Do you mean? It’s music awards you don’t lose you just didn’t vote for him, you idiot
    This guy is way way better 95% African musicians, lost my foot, you are just ignorant

  3. If it depends on votin/internet views lyks,youtube,e.t.c malawians can’t compete with south African’s,zambians,Nigerians whn it comes to dis,moo over they r advanced&many in nambaz,i Av seen tht b4.

  4. Malawians, why r we always happy shouting out negatives. No wonder we r poor; we rejoice in our country-mens downfall. If Mogadishu was Malawi, we would all be forgoten history.

  5. None of them went there,but only him among all musicians. I hope next time he will stand.

  6. Fotsekiiiiiii ….mmalo molemba zamagetsi mulimbana ndimunthu oti zake zinayera kale olo iweyo atha kukulemba ntchito . zanziiiii …. shame

  7. Mwati ndani wa mutimba tay grin ????? Amakwapurirana kuti??? Shaaaaaaa oooooh kodi kuthibulidwe ku za manganje? Muzinena bwino ….

    1. Mukudziwa abale wanga inde inu ndi ine timakonda kunvera nyimbo za gospel koma sibwino kumanyadira wina zinthu zikamuvuta ngakhale malemba a m’baibulo amatero. Iye amaimirira ngat mmalawi so tinayenera kumunyadira ngat mmodzi wa ife.

    1. Brotherman Mafuno Stev Uladi ndipo ndimadabwatu kuti akaputhabuye amalimbana ndi akatundu ngati awa buaj…kuona enawa nyimbo zawo ngakhale ku Chitipa sizimveka komwe…

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