On June 4, 2022, at the Event Center Venue located in West Des Moines, Iowa another history was made as the third edition of the
Des Moines African Youth Festival came to life. It was a night of celebration of African music, culture, foods, and seeing the best performances from our most talented African youths across the diaspora. On that day 16 different awards were given to the following outstanding African men and women.
This guy has been working so hard to give his fans what they want and deserve. he joined the music industry three years ago. He has made some outstanding progress; this year alone, he has released five different songs on his YouTube channel, and the most viewable song has 22 thousand views in less than a month. This guy is verified on Instagram with 21.9 thousand followers and is one of the best rapper/singers in town. Ladies and gentlemen, this year’s Best Male Artist is DANNY BREEZY
This lady is one of the hard-working African musicians living in the diaspora. She released her very first cover song titled Pills and Potions by Nicki Minaj 7 years ago. since then, she found her passion in music, and here is her short journey: She is verified on Instagram with 51.2 thousand followers One of her singles reached 83 thousand views on YouTube in only three years Not only that, last year, she also released SALE, her collab ft Aslay which reached up to 207 thousand views on YouTube in only one year. Finally, this year she also found her passion in fashion and opened an online clothing store known as MaZgi Fashion Line. Ladies and gentlemen, this year’s Best female artist is MAGGIE BUSHIRI from Los Angeles, California.
The winner of this category truly teaches us that life it’s not always about winning. But it would help if you put in the hard work and commitment to your craft. Whether you are an artist, an actress, an athlete, or anybody with talent, your passion will not go unseen, and nothing will be given to you. Therefore, you must continuously work on yourself to perfect your ability. Speaking of his career journey, this winner started his music journey not very long ago, but what he has accomplished is truly the definition of hard work and dedication. Ladies and gentlemen, this year’s Best Upcoming Artist is: PAPA SAPERE from Rockford, Illinois.
This winner’s accomplishments are a real example of how God can change our life from one step to another. The winner of this category is blessed with a very sweet voice tone and great melodies and most of his songs are always a message to people of all ages. This winner has a long and successful career in gospel music. The fact that God blessed him with his own sound. We all can agree that God started paying off for him because one thing you might don’t know is that; he is the owner of an African collect store and Topic TV located in Texas. Ladies and gentlemen, this year’s Best Gospel Artist is: BROTHER GODFREY From Texas
This guy started his career back in 2016. Where he wanted to bring his visions into reality. Since then, he started taking different videos and hoping to become one of the best video directors. He has shot multiple weddings, birthdays party, choir videos, and other music videos from various people throughout his career. His challenges have been his first motivation to maintain the best quality possible for his videos, and his directing style is always on point. We are looking to see what the future holds for him. Ladies and gentlemen, this year’s Best Video Director is: DIRECTOR DEE From Iowa
Dave Smalley said, “Music is the one universal language”. Do you all know we hear all this music because it passed in the producer’s hand? Yes, Music producers play a critical role in the musical entertainment industry. They oversee the entire process of making music, and without them, quality recordings would not get made. The winner in this category has been doing music production work for a while, and his accomplishments have been on another level. Ladies and gentlemen, this year’s best producer is ESEKA BITENDELO from Kansas City, MO.
The owner of this song officially started his music career in only two to three years back, but what he has been doing is on another level, from his golden sounds, his very own lirycs, and of course some of the beautiful melodies. The best song of the year was released nine months ago, and it currently has ten thousand views on YouTube and many views on other streams platforms. This song deserves this award because the melody is on point, has great mixing, and has wonderful lyrics when you express it to someone you love. Ladies and gentlemen, this year’s Best Song is: PUT IT DOWN by CHIDBOY from Rockford, Illinois.
DJs are significant to the music industry. They immediately play music in front of the audience and interact with people more regularly than other types of musicians. DJ stands for the fan’s taste, whereby engaging in direct and regular communication. However, the winner of this category has been able to DJ multiple events, such as community events, weddings, graduation parties, and many more throughout the United States. This guy loves what he does, and he has built his reputation in a significant way because he loves what he does and is very committed to providing the best work possible. Ladies and gentlemen, this year’s Best DJ is: DJ DOUBLE MIX from Kentucky
This small business was established on August 4th, 2020, by a young entrepreneur who was 17 years old at the moment. This small business started with a few hands made beauty products such as lip glosses of different flavors, and now it has been growing the fact that it is now selling more things such as wigs, dresses, shoes, and many other items for beautiful queens out there. Ladies and gentlemen, this year’s most growing online small business is: SATINA I BEAUTY owned By SATINA ISHIBWAMI
This online Tv started 3years ago, and since then, it has brought a tremendous impact in the community. Because it always supports our talented African living in the USA and other places around the African continent. It usually holds regular interviews with community leaders, pastors, musicians, fashion model entrepreneurs, etc. In the past years, they arranged multiple events here in the USA and other places in Africa to make sure they are bringing impact and awareness to their fellow brothers and sisters who need their support. Ladies and gentlemen, this year’s Best Online TV is: VIJANA POWER TV, located in Kentucky.
This music video was shot by the one and only Chris Mule, the quality and creativity of this video is another level. Ladies and gentlemen this yer’s best video of the year is
JO by Bad Man ISI from Boisie, Idao.
This song was released six months ago, and it currently has more than 36 thousand views. The song was sung in the owner’s dialect language, but when I had to understand the meaning of this song, I truly believed the choice of the people was correct. The owner of this song has been in the gospel music industry for a while, and he is a true definition of a hard worker and a God’s servant. Ladies and gentlemen, this year’s Best Gospel Song of the Year is: MLENDA by Joshua Promise from Texas
This was one of the most challenging categories, and this winner went above and beyond to create some of the best outfits of all the time. on the behalf of the Des Moines African Youth Festival Awards, and 2022 judges, we present JUSTIN BANZA from New York, Syracuse as Best Male Fashionable of the Year 2022.
This was another of the most challenging categories, and this winner also went above and beyond to presents some of the best outfits of all the time. on the behalf of the Des Moines African Youth Festival Awards, and 2022 judges, we present TOSHA GEORGETTE from Rockford, Illinois as Best Female Fashionable of the Year 2022
All the way from canada, This was one of the most competing award, and this winner presented one of the best perfomance than other artist. on the behalf of the Des Moines African Youth Festival Awards, and 2022 judges, we present KING WILLIE from Canada as Best Artist Perfomer of the Year 2022
This winner delivered one of the best Gospel perfomance, he made everyone standing up and sing together with him by gloryfying our lord trough his songs. Ladies and gents, this year’s best Gospel artist perfomer is JOSHUA PROMISE from texas.