AFRIMA 2019 to be Hosted in Lagos, Nigeria.
AFRIMA 2019 committee has announced that the 6th edition of the All Africa Music Awards themed ‘Feel Africa’ will be hosted in Lagos, Nigeria in association with the Federal Ministry of Information and Culture, Nigeria, from 20 to 23, November 2019.
The African Union Commission (AUC) and the International Committee with the new development, Ghana, which should be the host country for five years, has been dropped for Lagos, Nigeria.
It was gathered that the government was miffed that it eventually expended more than what was budgeted for in 2018.
KingsNaija close source disclosed that the matter might have caused a cabinet to rejig some months ago, which affected Ghana’s former Tourism, Arts and Culture Minister, Catherine Afeku.
AFRIMA Associate Producer, Adenrele Niyi said:
“The 6th AFRIMA finds home in Nigeria for the 2019 awards ceremony, 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 year 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. Many of these works would be showcased at the awards events such as the AFRIMA Music Village concert and the Main Awards Ceremony.”
The voting process, which closes on November 22, will determine eventual winners in the 36 AFRIMA awards categories to be recognized at the main awards ceremony.
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