AFRICAN MUZIK MAGAZINE AWARDS (AFRIMMA) has withdrawn Malian Artist Sidiki Diabate from the 2020 Edition. Afrimma is the sole award ceremony in the Diaspora that caters to all musical genres including but not limited to: Afrobeats, Assiko, Bongo, Decale, Funana, Genge, Highlife, Hiplife, Kwaito, Lingala and Soukous.
We are announcing the official withdrawal of the Nominations of Malian Artist Sidiki Diabate for Afrimma 2020 . This is a consequence of the overwhelming allegations of assault and battery against him. Afrimma stands as a body against women battery or assault.
— AFRIMMA (@afrimma) September 20, 2020
The talented Malian singer is accused of physical violence on a young girl with whom he is said to have a romantic relationship. It all started, in fact, from several photos posted on Twitter, showing a young woman with burn marks and physical violence all over her body. There followed a series of publications which openly accused the Malian artist of being primarily responsible.