Organisers of the prestigious All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA) have said entries for this year’s edition, the sixth in the series, will close on Friday August 2.
Last Friday, in its continual drive to build capacity for knowledge sharing among African music professionals and culture enthusiasts, AFRIMA hosted music and culture industry stakeholders at a stakeholders’ conference at the Las Vegas VIP, Sable, Bonamoissadi, Douala, Cameroon.
At the event, details of the 6th AFRIMA were specifically revealed as well as other programmes for the annual continental awards to effectively engage music talents and content creators who are key stakeholders and beneficiaries of the awarding process.
It was said at the conference that the entries open to Artistes, Songwriters, Video Directors, Producers, Dancers/Choreographers, DJs and un-recorded artistes of African origin living on the continent and Diaspora.
According to the AFRIMA Regional Director, Central Africa, Ernest Ewane, “AFRIMA is sharing the spirit of Pan-Africanism for greater collaborations in culture, music and entertainment for sustainable development in line with the African Union (AU) cultural agenda for peace building, integration, democracy, economic advancement and youth social development.
The conference focused on AFRIMA 2019 build-up events which include Turn Up Africa Music Concert & Conference, the Adjudication Process, the Nominees’ Announcement, Public Voting as well as the Main Awards Ceremony events such as the Africa Music Business Summit; the AFRIMA Music Village, and the Awards Night which comes up in November.
In partnership with the African Union (AU), AFRIMA is a music and cultural initiative developed to celebrate, reward and showcase the rich musical heritage of Africa, stimulate conversations among Africans and between Africa and the rest of the globe about the great potentials and values of the African culture and artistic legacy for the purpose of creating jobs, reducing poverty, calling attention of world leaders to Africa and promoting the positive image of Africa to the world.