Mr. Killa Wins Best Reggae/Dancehall AFRIMMA Award

Written by: Lesandra Scott

The AFRIMMA Awards; the biggest African Music Awards and Music Festival, gave Mr. Killa TWO nods. 

Hollice Mapp, Mr Killa, has won the African Muzik Magazine Award in the ‘BEST REGGAE/DANCEHALL’category. The exclusive award ceremony caters to all music genres including but not limited to Afrobeats, Assiko, Bongo, Decale, Funana, Genge, Highlife, Kwaito, Lingala and Soukous, Dancehall, and Soca. Now, since there isn’t an official Soca category, Mr. Killa was the only Soca artiste placed alongside well-known Dancehall artistes: Spice, Patoranking, Steff London, Shatta Wale, Popcaan, and Shenseea. 

Recognition from the biggest and most highly acclaimed African Music Awards is an accomplishment for the Stage God. Mr. Killa saw this as a prime opportunity to continue pushing Soca. This task is never far from his mind, it’s as if it’s been embedded in him. This he feels proud about as he was the first Soca artiste to be nominated at the Award show and for this particular award.

Mr. Killa, with the opportunity at hand, felt naturally inclined to do Soca’s recognition justice the only way he knew best; performing. With his performance and presence at the AFRIMMA Awards, it became an even more historical night. That night, it was announced that the Rolly Polly artiste was named the winner of his category. 

Held on November 19th, 2022 in Texas and tagged ‘This is Africa’, this AFRIMMA Award show was deemed as the celebration of “this time”; the time being Africa’s time. Yes on this night, Mr. Killa further cemented in history the legacy that he’s been fighting to bring to the forefront for years: The Art of Soca.

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