Ahmed Soultan - AFRIMA

Ahmed Soultan

Ahmed Soultan (أحمد سلطان; born June 17, 1978) is a Moroccan singer artist, and one of the figureheads of the “Nayda”, the new Moroccan scene. He is the renowned precursor of a new style called the Afrobian Soul (Afro-Arabian Soul).

His albums include ‘Music Has No Boundaries’ (2004), ‘Tolerance’ (2005) and ‘Code’ (2009). Singing in four languages (Amazigh, Arabic, English and French), he took part in many international musical events, such as the Kora Awards in South Africa, the opening of a Tiken Jah Fakoli concert in Dakar, among others.

He has performed at the “Casablanca Music Festival”, the “Sacred Music Festival” of Fes, the “Moonfest” of Marrakech, and at European venues in Barcelona and Amsterdam.

He has won several international awards, such as the “Best Middle East Act” at the 2012 MTV Europe Music Awards

Ahmed Soultan - AFRIMA

Wiyaala and Ahmed Soultan shinning with their 23.9 Karat gold trophy at the 2014 All Africa Music Awards

in Frankfurt. In 2013, he won “Best Pop Act” at the “Meditel Morocco Music Awards.” While at the 2013 MTV Europe Music Awards, he was MTV Best North Africa & Middle East

At the All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA), he won the Best Male Artist in North Africa in 2014 and 2015 consecutively. In 2016, he won the AFRIMA “Album of the year” and also co-hosted the Award alongside, Bonang Matheba and Ika De Jong.

He has collaborated with various artistes from various part of the globe, such include, the famous American singer Ne-Yo, on a song called “Amazing You,” the Ghanaian Afro pop singer-songwriter Wiyaala on the song titled “This is Who I am,” and the classic “Afrobian” which featured Femi Kuti, Fred Wesley, Pee Wee Ellis, and Mehdi Nassouli.

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