Hugh Mapanzure a.k.a Hillzy has presented his African Music Awards (AFRIMA) Best Artist, Duo or Group in African R&B & Soul Award to the Minister of Youth, Sport, Arts And Recreation, Dr Kirsty Coventy.
The crooner was crowned the winner of the segment at the 6th AFRIMA ceremony held at Eko Convention Centre in Lagos Nigeria on the 23rd of November 2019.
Presenting the gong to the Minister, Mapanzure said he was elated to have emerged winner in the highly competitive continental awards.
“Honourable Minister as you may be aware the AFRIMA are run by the African Union and they have artists from the whole continent and I was surprised that I emerged victorious in a category with some great names,” he said.
Dr Coventry congratulated the young artists for his victory and urged him to work harder.
“I want to encourage you to keep working harder and if there is anything that you need to be assisted with, please feel free to tell me and I will able to assist,” she said.
Hillzy revealed that he was working on a new album that he would soon be unleashing on the market.
AFRIMA boasts 34 categories and other winners at the 2019 awards include Congolese Rhumba Legend, Awilo Longomba, Wizkid of Nigeria for best African Song of the year, Nasty C of South Africa for Best African Rapper/Lyricist and Burna Boy, Nigeria for Best Male Artiste in Western Africa.