As the highly anticipated 8th edition of the Pan-African Music Awards (AFRIMA) tagged with “Teranga Edition” approaches, the Ministry of Tourism of Senegal, as well as the African Union Commission, on Monday, at the Théâtre Grande Dudu Ndiaye Komba Rose, in Dakar, during a press conference , unveiled the program of events for the annual Celebration of Africa which will take place in Dakar, from January 12-15, 2023.
AFRIMA, which is the pinnacle of African music recognition globally, is poised to ensure that the annual 4-day festival will be broadcasted to music lovers and stakeholders in more than 84 countries across the world.
Senegalese Minister of Tourism, Alioune Sarre, represented by Slimane Bakhayoko, welcomed the rest of the world to its shores and reaffirmed its commitment to achieving the common goals of the African Union and AFRICA, by using music as a tool to develop Africa’s creative economy. .
He further commended the efforts of the AFRIMA team, stating that the Government of Senegal is fully prepared to ensure the success of the eighth edition of AFRIMA known as the “Teranga Edition”.
As announced at the conference, delegates are expected to arrive on January 11, 2020. The AFRIMA Gala is scheduled to begin in full on Thursday, January 12, 2023, with a Host Country tourAnd the School visit And give gifts (as part of AFRIMA’s corporate social responsibility), as well as prof Welcome to Soiree In the evening in Dakar.
The 4-day event runs on Friday, January 13, 2023, with Africa Music Business Summit (AMBS) At the Grand Theater in Dakar. AMBS is Africa’s largest gathering of creative professionals in the music industry, featuring workshops and panel discussions on issues and opportunities in the African music industry.
The eighth AFRIMA will continue with high momentum in the AFRIMA Music Village at the Grand Theatre, which will be a free concert featuring live performances by music’s biggest stars across the continent.
On the eve of the awards ceremony, on Saturday, January 14, 2023, the events will begin Key exercises, media interactions and a courtesy visit by the President Senegal. There will also be a live recording booth in place for musicians in all five regions of the continent, and in the diaspora, to explore collaborative recordings. The day’s activities will culminate with a Exclusive Candidates Party.
Finally, the eighth AFRIMA will conclude on Sunday, January 15, 2023, at the 15-000-capacity Dakar Arena, in Dakar, with live broadcasts. Awards ceremony It is broadcast by 104 television stations to more than 84 countries around the world.
Bakayoko said, “We are delighted to hold the 8th edition of AFRIMA in Dakar, Senegal. This is historic for us. We are delighted to host the rest of the world, showcasing the beauty of our Senegalese culture and landscape. This will sharpen our global image, as a major destination for tourism and a culturally rich community.”
For his part, AFRIMA’s Country Director for Senegal, Mahktar Diop, said the “Teranga Edition” is “for everyone, not just for Senegal”.
He said: “This is the time for Africa. It is time for us to come together. AFRIMA is bringing all these stars together to share not only their art, but their cultures as well.”
Commenting on the course of the event, Dada said: “The 8th AFRIMA is not just another ordinary music festival. We are an organization committed to promoting African music across the continent and in the world. The release of Teranga is here and it’s something we are all very proud of.”
As the entire world heads towards the 8th edition of the All Africa Music Awards, AFRIMA, which will take place from 12th to 15th January 2023, we encourage African music fans to continue voting massively for the coveted winners before the voting portal closes on Wednesday. January 11, 2023. Voting Portal Live at www.afrima.org The voting process that determines the AFRIMA winners is audited by a world-renowned auditing firm, Pricewaterhousecoopers (PWC).
Fans and supporters of African music can also follow the events in real time on social media platforms (IG / TikTok – @afrima.official; Facebook – Afrimawards; Twitter -afrimaofficial; LinkedIn – AFRIMA).
In partnership with the African Union Commission, AFRIMA is the pinnacle of African music globally.
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