…the main awards ceremony to be held from January 12 to 15, 2023.
The government of Senegal has accepted and pledged to host the eighth edition of the All Africa Music Awards, AFRIMA at a joint global media conference – the host country was revealed at the King Fahd Royal Palace Hotel, in Dakar, Senegal on Friday, November 4, 2022.
The Awards Ceremony will now take place from January 12-15, 2023 in Dakar, Senegal; Change of the previous date by four weeks as jointly announced by the International Committee of AFRIMA, the African Union Commission and the Republic of Senegal. This also means that the deadline for voting for candidates will now be changed to January 13, 2023 at 23.00 (CAT). This will be the first time that the main award ceremony will be held in a French-speaking country after the previous sessions.
The conference was attended by representatives of the Senegalese Minister of Culture and Communication. Minister of Tourism and Air Travel, Special Adviser to the President of Senegal, Dr. Massamba Gaye along with local and international media persons; AFRIMA delegates; African Union Commission officials. stakeholders in African music; The 8th African Nominees for African Artists and Artists, Iba Wan from Mali, DJ Neptune (Nigeria), DJ Moh Green (French-Algerian), Pape Diouf; pocket. Sidi Diop Adioza. The Zbest family Akhlo brick of paradise. pocket. Demba Joyce Ba Gay Mbaye Ken Diallo Jamman of Senegal among others.
The Head of the Culture Department, Social Affairs Division of the African Union Commission, Angela Martins, said that the African Union is excited about the awards ceremony in the Francophone region, “The American University in Cairo has been a strong and collaborative partner with the prestigious awards. Since its first edition in 2014. AFRIMA has grown to become the continental platform The only one that aims to promote and disseminate the musical works and countless talents of African musicians of young and old generations.
“This prestigious platform gives expression and supports the implementation of the African Union policy instruments on the creative economy including the African Union Action Plan on Cultural and Creative Industries.
“Let me join the International Committee of African Music Awards in expressing gratitude and appreciation to the Government of Senegal for accepting to host AFRIMA 8th Edition from 12 to 15 January 2023 and for making history by being the third member country of the African Union to host the Awards. AFRIMA will be hosted by He accepted the Republic of Senegal at a time when Senegal will remain the Chair of the African Union and it is a fitting occasion to close its presidency by promoting our rich arts, culture and heritage.
“As you know, Senegal is famous for its huge investments in arts, culture and heritage. Hosting the AFRIMA gathering is therefore a step in the right direction to bring the beautiful city of Dakar back on the map as one of the music capitals of Africa and around the world.”
In his acceptance speech, Senegalese Minister of Tourism and Air Transport, Mr. Alioune Sarr, represented by Philippe Ba, said, “Personally and on behalf of the Senegalese government, welcome to Senegal, the home of football champions. Now, Sénégal is also positioning itself to become the champion of music as we host AFRIMA VIII. We are happy to know that Senegal has become the third country and the first Francophone country to host this great event.”
I can tell you that our Ministry (Tourism) and the Senegalese Government will partner and cooperate with you (AFRIMA) to achieve a great success for AFRIMA in Senegal because our President, His Excellency Mr. Macky Sall is not only the President of the African Union but also wishes to set himself up as the President of all the lovers of African culture that AFRIMA exudes.” He is done.
On his part, the Senegalese Minister of Culture and Communication, Aliou Sow, represented by Ousmane Barrow Dion, General Director of Théâtre National de la Compagnie, Daniel Sorano, said, “I am honored to represent the Minister of Culture alongside my colleague at this event in preparation for the 8th edition of the AFRIMA Awards in Senegal from 12 To January 15, 2023. We are honored to welcome this huge event in this country “ for the benefit of the youth of Senegal and the image of the country.”
“The 8th AFRIMA Exhibition in Senegal has officially been marked Teranga . edition Which includes the hospitality, warmth, generosity and sharing that are the essence of Senegalese life. In addition to magically celebrating Africa and promoting the values of Senegalese globally through the AFRIMA platform, young people, who are the main focus of the eighth edition, will be exposed to opportunities in the creative economy, new music business models, and income generation. in music, intellectual property rights and licensing as well as collaborations with other international African music stars who will participate in the 8th AFRIMA in Dakar.
AFRIMA Country Director in Senegal, Matar Diop, said “I am excited that the AFRIMA International Committee and the African Union have listened to our call and brought AFRIMA to Senegal for the benefits of Senegal’s tourism and music industry that will have an impact on our youth. I thank the President and Government of the Republic of Senegal for supporting this project that will forever change the creative industry and tourism landscape in Senegal. We look forward to welcoming Africa and the world to Dakar, Senegal from January 12-15, 2023 with Nanga Def Africa!
As the entire world heads towards the eighth edition of the All Africa Music Awards, AFRIMA, African music fans are encouraged to continue to vote extensively for the coveted winners, using the voting portal directly at www.afrima.org and participating in the events on social media platforms (IG / TikTok – @afrima.official; Facebook – Afrimawards; Twitter – afrimaofficial; LinkedIn – AFRIMA).
The event is scheduled to begin on Thursday, January 12, 2023, with a courtesy visit to the head of the host country, while a tour of the host city, a visit to the school and gift giving (as part of AFRIMA’s corporate social responsibility) will be organized, as well as a welcome party. It takes place on the same day. The 4-day event continues on Friday, January 13, 2023, with the African Music Business Summit and AFRIMA Urban Music Festival; While the main rehearsals ceremony and the exclusive candidates will be held on Saturday, January 14, 2023; The event will culminate on Sunday, January 15, 2023, with a live awards ceremony broadcast by 104 television stations to more than 84 countries around the world.
In partnership with the African Union Commission, AFRIMA is the pinnacle of African music globally.
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