Sun. Dec 4th, 2022

The Authorities of Senegal has accepted and undertaken to host the eighth version of All Africa Music Awards, AFRIMA ( at a joint world media convention – host nation unveiling held on the Resort King Fahd Royal Palace, in Dakar, Senegal on Friday November 4, 2022.

The awards ceremony will now be held from January 12 to fifteen, 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 implies that the voting deadline for the nominees will now be shifted until January 13, 2023, at 23.00 (CAT). This would be the first time the primary awards ceremony might be held in a francophone nation after previous editions.

Had in attendance on the convention have been the representatives of Senegalese Minister of Tradition and communication; and Minister of Tourism and Air travels, Particular Adviser to the President of Senegal, Dr. Massamba Gaye alongside native and worldwide media professionals; AFRIMA delegates; African Union Fee officers; African music stakeholders; eighth AFRIMA nominees and African artistes, Iba One from Mali, DJ Neptune (Nigeria), DJ Moh Inexperienced (French-Algerian), Pape Diouf; Jeba; Sidy diop; Adiouza; Zbest household; Akhlou Brick Paradise; Jeba; Demba Guisse; Pa Gaye mbaye; Kane diallo; Jamman from Senegal amongst others.

The Head Tradition Division, Social Affairs Division, African Union Fee (AUC), Angela Martins, stated that the African Union is worked up to have the awards maintain in a francophone area, “The AUC has been a robust associate and collaborator of the distinguished awards since its first version in 2014. AFRIMA has grown to grow to be the one continental platform that goals to advertise and disseminate musical works and immeasurable expertise of African Musicians from each younger and previous generations.

“This prestigious platform offers expression and helps the implementation of the AU coverage devices within the artistic economic system together with the AU Plan of Motion on Cultural and Artistic Industries.

“Enable me to hitch the worldwide Committee of All Africa Music Awards in expressing gratitude and appreciation to the Authorities of Senegal for accepting to host AFRIMA eighth Version on twelfth to fifteenth January, 2023 and for making historical past by being the third AU Member State to host the Awards. The internet hosting of AFRIMA by the Republic of Senegal will occur at a time when Senegal will nonetheless be the Chairperson of the African Union and it’s an opportune event to shut its chairmanship by selling our wealthy arts, tradition and heritage.

“As you’re conscious, Senegal is understood for its enormous funding within the arts, tradition and heritage. The internet hosting of the AFRIMA gathering is thus a step in the appropriate path to deliver again the gorgeous metropolis of Dakar to the map as one of many capital cities of music in Africa and world wide.”

In his acceptance speech, Senegal’s Minister of Tourism and Air Transport, HE Mr. Alioune Sarr, represented by Phillipe Ba stated, “Personally and on behalf of Senegalese authorities, welcome to Sénégal, the house of the champions of soccer. Now Sénégal can also be positioning herself to grow to be the champions of music as a result of we’re internet hosting the eighth AFRIMA. We’re completely satisfied 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 associate and collaborate with you (AFRIMA) for a terrific success of AFRIMA in Senegal as a result of our President, H.E. Macky Sall will not be solely the president of the African Union but in addition needs to place himself because the President of all African Lovers of Tradition which AFRIMA exudes.” He concluded.

On his half, Senegal’s Minister of Tradition and Communication, Aliou Sow, represented by Ousmane Barro Dione, the Director Basic de La Compaignie Nationale de Theatre, Daniel Sorano, stated, “I really feel honoured to be representing the Minister of Tradition, alongside my colleague at this occasion in preparation for the eighth version of AFRIMA Awards in Sénégal from the twelfth to fifteenth January 2023. We’re honoured to welcome this enormous occasion to this nation’ for the good thing about the younger folks in Senegal and the picture of the nation.’’

“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 might be uncovered to alternatives within the artistic economic system and new music enterprise fashions, monetization in music, mental property rights and licensing in addition to collaborations with different international African music superstars that might be taking part in eighth AFRIMA in Dakar,’’ defined AFRIMA’s President and Government Producer, Mike Dada.

The AFRIMA’s nation Director in Senegal, Matar Diop stated, ‘I’m excited that the Worldwide Committee of AFRIMA and the African Union listened to our plea and pitch to deliver AFRIMA to Senegal for the advantages of the tourism and music business in Senegal that can have affect on our youths. I thank the President and the federal government of Republic of Senegal for supporting this challenge that can change the artistic business and the tourism panorama of Senegal for good. We glance ahead in welcoming Africa and the world to Dakar, Senegal on January 12 to fifteen, 2023 with Nanga Def Africa!

As the entire world gears in direction of the eighth version of the All Africa Music Awards, AFRIMA, African music lovers are inspired to maintain voting intensively for his or her desired winners, utilizing the voting portal dwell at and participate within the occasions on social media platforms (IG/TikTok – @afrima.official; Fb – Afrimawards; Twitter – @afrimaofficial; LinkedIn – AFRIMA).

The occasion is scheduled to start on Thursday January 12, 2023, with a courtesy go to to the President of the Host Nation, whereas a bunch metropolis tour, college go to and reward presentation (as a part of AFRIMA’s CSR), in addition to welcome soiree might be held on the identical day. The 4-day occasion continues on Friday January 13, 2023, with the African Music Enterprise Summit and the AFRIMA City Music Fest; whereas the primary rehearsals and nominees unique get together might be held on Saturday January 14, 2023; the occasion will climax on Sunday January 15, 2023, with the dwell awards ceremony broadcast by 104 TV Stations to over 84 international locations world wide.

In partnership with the African Union Fee, AFRIMA is the top of African music globally.

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