The 2012 KORA awards was delayed by 24 hours but it wasn't enough to douse the surprises and thrills of the epoch making event which held late Sunday night in Abidjan, Ivory Coast.
Petite framed beauty and Kedike crooner Chidinma walked away with the Best African Female Act award for her hit song 'Kedike' surprisingly beating ebony skinned, song goddess Omawumi's 'If you ask me' and five other African female artists.
Omo baba olowo Davido who was absent also was a winner at the event as he clinched the Best Newcomer Award.
It wasn't a happy KORA awards event for D'Banj, Clarence Peters and the Infinity Group as they failed to win in their categories as Best Male African act, Best Director and Best Gospel group respectively.
American pop recording artist Chris Brown who was the reason for the event's 24 hours delay as he had flight issues arrived Abidjan Sunday with his off/on Girlfriend Rihanna to perform at the event.
Nigerian pop recording twins P Square also hit the stage to give their own electrifying performance.
A full list of winners will be published shortly...