2020 African Entertainment Awards USA

6th AEAUSA Awards
DateDecember 20, 2020
LocationJim Wise Theater, New Jersey
Hosted byNkechi Blessing Sunday
Seun Sean Jimoh
Most nominationsBurna Boy (6)
Television/radio coverage
Produced byDominic Tamin
Oluwole Ogundare

The 6th AEAUSA was held at New Jersey on December 20, 2020[1] with no live audience due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The ceremony was broadcast live on AEAUSA YouTube channel.[2] Nominees[3] were revealed on October 9, 2020. The ceremony seeks to reward excellence in entrepreneurship, community leadership, and the entrainment industry in Africa and the diaspora.

The ceremony was sponsored by Empak Corp,[2] and Siderz Entertainment LLC.[4]



  • Maua Sama
  • KG
  • Jahllano
  • Tinashe Mukasa
  • Mando
  • Connell Thompson
  • Manamba Kanté
  • Dub Afrika
  • Jamaal Hoggard
  • Lil Ommy
  • TY Vybz
  • Nandy
  • Ms. Bodega
  • Afro Afrique
  • Morachi


  • Nkechi Blessing Sunday
  • Seun Sean Jimoh
  • Dr. Nelson Aluya MD
  • Lwanga Douglas
  • II Kaya Ises
  • Osita F. Ugeh
  • Tina Johnson

Nominations and winners

The following is a list of nominees[5] and the winners[6] are listed highlighted in boldface.

Best Male Artist Best Female Artist
Best Hip Hop Artist Hottest Group
Best Collaboration Best Video
Entertainer of the Year Best Gospel Artist
Best Dancer/Group Song of the Year
  • Fire K Stars
    • Ghetto Kids
    • Afro Afrique
    • Papi Ojo
    • Masaka Kids Africana
    • Scró Q Cuia
    • Os Moikanos
    • Melinda Etienne
    • The Jaiy Twins
    • Dancegod Lloyd
Best DJ Best Francophone Artist
Best Palop Male Artist Best Palop Female Artist
Best Upcoming/Local Artist Best Dancehall Act
  • KG
    • BiQo
    • Halison Paixão
    • HSK
    • Mide
    • Bones
    • Anita Kalule
    • Papi Ojo
    • King Tappa
    • Mark Batson
Best Male Artist – Central/West Africa Best Female Artist – Central/West Africa
Best Male Artist – East/South/North Africa Best Female Artist – East/South/North Africa
Best New Artist Best African Comedian
Best Host TV/Radio Best Influencer
  • The Hot Jem
    • Platinaline
    • Tunde Ednut
    • Moz Paparazzi
    • David Bayingana
    • George Brittongh
    • Instablog9ja
    • Phylx Entertainment
    • Edgar Obare
    • Victor Kange


  • This year's award introduced a new category named the Best New Artist. Laycon fans took to Twitter[7] to celebrate his win, as being the first to be awarded the Best New Artist.


  1. ^ "Trinidadians Nominated For 2020 African Entertainment Awards". Caribbean Entertainment Hub. 12 October 2020. Retrieved 6 December 2020.
  2. ^ a b "Actress, Nkechi Blessing, Seun Jimoh unveiled as hosts of African Entertainment Awards USA 2020". Vanguard. 16 December 2020. Retrieved 22 December 2020.
  3. ^ "Africa Entertainment Awards USA 2020: All the nominees". Music In Africa. 9 October 2020. Retrieved 6 December 2020.
  4. ^ "Beyoncé, Burnaboy, Diamond Platnumz, Yemi Alade, Others Shine At African Entertainment Awards, USA 2020". Independent Nigeria. Retrieved 22 December 2020.
  5. ^ "Check out list of Kenyan Musicians nominated in this year's AEAUSA Awards (Full List)". Pulse Live Kenya. 8 October 2020. Retrieved 6 December 2020.
  6. ^ "Sauti Sol, Diamond, Eric Omondi & Nandy win big at 2020 AEAUSA Awards (Full List)". Pulse Live Kenya. 21 December 2020. Retrieved 21 December 2020.
  7. ^ Yaakugh, Kumashe (21 December 2020). "BBNaija: Fans celebrate as Laycon wins Best New Artist at AEAUSA 2020". Legit.ng. Retrieved 21 December 2020.

External links

AEAUSA YouTube Channel AEAUSA Archived 2020-11-26 at the Wayback Machine