All is now set for the 6th annual All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA) celebration scheduled to hold at the Eko Convention Centre of Eko Hotels & Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos.
According to a press release by the AFRIMA, the star-studded event is set to attract more than 500 African music superstars who will arrive at the commercial capital of the country, Lagos, from around the continent.
Among the artistes are Nigeria’s Legendary singer, 2 Baba; Congolese star, Fally Ipupa; South African rapper, Nasty C; Tanzanian Afropop star, Rayvanny; Ghana’s Afro-pop, dancehall and reggae act, Stonebwoy; and Egyptian singer, Mohamed Ramadan.
According to AFRIMA, Mauritanian star songstress, Mallouma; Congolese Singer, Ferre Gola; Togolese energetic duo artistes, Toofan and Moroccan favourite, Yann ‘Sine will also be joining their African counterpart on the stage.
From South Africa is Electro music star, Master KG; Pop star Nadia Nakai and talented Hip-hop act, Tellaman; Star rapper, Kaligraph Jones; and songstress, Nikita Kering from Kenya; amongst various Nigeria superstars including Mr. Eazi; Teni; Fireboy; Praiz, Skiibi; and many more.
Among the sponsors are the Pan African bank, Ecobank; Africa’s telecom giant, MTN; Africa’s media network company, Daar Group; and global beverage brand, Coca-cola.
The Associate Co-producer & Jury member, AFRIMA, Olisah Adibua, said; “We have seen African music and arts industry grow, although haphazardly, but AFRIMA has taken up the big task to revive the industry and showcase Africa to the rest of the world.
“In addition, the platform has been able to use music as one of the most powerful tool to bring attention to various world issues like Xenophobia, Climate change, Economy, Population, and many more in order to create a positive change to these issues.
He added that “the 6th AFRIMA main awards will definitely feature some of the continents best talents in great performances and entertaining showmanship, and it is good to know that most of the artistes billed to perform at the main awards are similarly impacting the creative industry of Africa just like AFRIMA is doing.”
The awards night will celebrate and reward talents and crafts of African artiste who have been nominated in the 36 categories of the awards, and also the AFRIMA Legendary awards which is a non-voting category dedicated to honour individuals who have impacted positively to the music world using their craft, position or personality.
Meanwhile, preceding the main awards ceremony is AFRIMA Welcome Soiree on Wednesday, November 20 at the Sky Lounge of Eko Hotels & Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos.
Also is the AFRIMA Music Village tagged ‘Wild & Wow’ at the Agege Stadium, Agege Lagos, slated for Thursday, November 21.
The Africa Music Business Summit (AMBS) will take place on Friday, November 22 at the Fantasia Hall, Eko Hotels and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos followed by the AFRIMA Nominees Party, an exclusive party themed ‘Fire & Ice’ at the Landmark Beach, Oniru, Victoria Island, Lagos; and the Awards After Party at Fantasia Hall, Eko Hotels and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos.
The events will be broadcast live to over 84 countries on DSTV channel 198, GOTV channel 29, Africa Independent Television (AIT), Bblack TV (France); Face TV (Uganda); CRTV (Cameroon), Gambia Radio Television Service, (GRTS), Silverbird Television (STV), Nigezie, HIP TV amongst others.
The organisers have also announced that fans of African music globally can also catch the frenzy via the AFRIMA social media handles, live stream on the AFRIMA website, and the AFRIMA App.