The All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA) has retraced its steps to Nigeria.
Organised in partnership with the African Union (AU), Federal Ministry of Information and Culture, and themed: ‘Feel Africa’, the awards will take place in Lagos from November 20 to 23, 2019.
According to the organisers, the theme was inspired by AFRIMA’s mission to change negative perspectives of Africa by promoting the cultural uniqueness of the continent as a means to counter issues hindering its unity, peaceful co-existence and economic growth. AFRIMA retraces steps to Nigeria
Lagos, the commercial capital of Nigeria, has hosted previous editions of AFRIMA from 2014 to 2017 with the support of the Federal Ministry of Information and Culture. Last year, the awards moved to Accra, Ghana where it enjoyed the support and patronage of the Ghanaian government and some corporate organisations.
Expressing her excitement about the awards returning to Lagos, Associate Producer, AFRIMA, Adenrele Adeniyi, said: “The 6th AFRIMA finds home in Nigeria and we could not be more excited for this edition. We are coming out of a super successful 2018 edition in Ghana. The 5th AFRIMA was a milestone for us. These are interesting times for African music as more of our creatives are defying the imaginary limitations of cultural diversity to collaborate and create magical music. AFRIMA retraces steps to Nigeria
“Many of these works would be showcased at the events such as the AFRIMA Music Village concert and the main awards ceremony. The accomplishments of African musicians are far-reaching beyond the continent and we intend to create a 6th AFRIMA showpiece inspired by Afro-modernism. It is shaping up to be the best event Africa has ever seen.” AFRIMA retraces steps to Nigeria.
The award ceremony will kick off with a welcome soiree on Wednesday, November 20. The next day, there will be AFRIMA Music Village concert, followed by Africa Music Business Summit on Friday, November 22 and then the grand finale, the AFRIMA main awards on Saturday, November 23, preceded by the Red Carpet event at 4.30pm.
All the events will be broadcast live to over 84 countries around the world including live streaming on the AFRIMA website and other online partner platforms.
Meanwhile, fans and lovers of African music have besieged AFRIMA website: www.afrima.org to cast votes for their favourite nominees. The voting process, which closes on November 22, will determine eventual winners in the 36 awards categories to be recognised at the main awards ceremony scheduled to hold at Eko Hotels and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos. AFRIMA retraces steps to Nigeria.