Senegal will likely be internet hosting the eighth annual All Africa Music Awards (Afrima).
The awards ceremony will now be held from 12-15 January 2023, in Dakar, Senegal; shifting the earlier date up by 4 weeks as collectively introduced by The Worldwide Committee of Afrima, The African union fee and The Republic of Senegal.
This additionally signifies that the voting deadline for the nominees will now be shifted to 13 January 2023. This would be the first time the primary awards ceremony will likely be held in a francophone nation after previous editions.
In his acceptance speech, Senegal’s Minister of Tourism and Air Transport, Mr. Alioune Sarr, represented by Phillipe Ba, stated, “Personally and on behalf of the Senegalese authorities, welcome to Sénégal, the house of the champions of soccer. Now Sénégal can also be positioning herself to turn into the champions of music as a result of we’re internet hosting the eighth Afrima. We’re completely happy understanding that Sénégal turns into the third nation and the primary Francophone nation to host this nice occasion.”
“I can inform you that our ministry (Tourism) and the Senegalese authorities will companion and collaborate with [Afrima] for an amazing success of Afrima in Senegal as a result of our President, H.E. Macky Sall isn’t solely the president of the African Union but additionally needs to place himself because the President of all African lovers of tradition which Afrima exudes,” he concluded.
“The eighth Afrima in Senegal is formally tagged the Teranga version which encompasses the great hospitality, heat, generosity and sharing that’s the core to Senegalese life. Along with celebrating Africa in a magical means and selling the values of Senegalese folks globally by way of the Afrima platform, the youths, who’re the central focus of the eighth version will likely be uncovered to alternatives within the inventive economic system and new music enterprise fashions, monetisation in music, mental property rights and licensing in addition to collaborations with different international African music superstars that will likely be taking part in eighth Afrima in Dakar,’’ defined Afrima’s president and govt producer, Mike Dada.
As the entire world gears in the direction of Afrima, African music lovers are inspired to maintain voting intensively for his or her desired winners, utilizing the voting portal and participate within the occasions on social media platforms.
The occasion is scheduled to start on 12 January with a courtesy go to to the President of the host nation, whereas a number metropolis tour, college go to and present presentation (as a part of AFRIMA’s CSR), in addition to a welcome soiree, will likely be held on the identical day.
The four-day occasion continues 13 January 2023 with the African Music Enterprise Summit and the Afrima City Music Fest; the primary rehearsals and nominees unique social gathering will likely be held on 14 January. The occasion will climax on 15 January, with the stay awards ceremony broadcast by 104 TV stations to over 84 international locations around the globe.