AU Unveils Calendar for Annual Africa Music Awards

ADDIS ABEBA – The African Union has formally unveiled the 2019 All Africa Music Awards or 6TH AFRIMA calendar of events at its headquarters in Addis Abeba.

According to the calendar, the first activity on the continental awards event calendar is submission of entries to African music professionals.

Submission to AFRIMA online has started on Wednesday, May 15, 2019. The submitter can be Africans either living on the continent or in the diaspora.

The submission of songs and videos must be produced or released under the year in review i.e. August 1, 2018 to August 2, 2019, it said.

African music artistes, managers, producers, record label owners, recording companies, video directors, Disc Jockeys, Choreographers/dancers are eligible to submit their works.

Other activities on the event calendar include the 13-man jury adjudication process and nominees’ selection from August 6 to August 12.

A ‘World Media Announcement of 6TH AFRIMA Nominees’ List’ will take place on August 13 to publicly unveil African artistes and/or works that have been nominated in the regional and continental categories.

On August 19, ‘AFRIMA Public Voting’ process will open to academy of voters, African music fans and followers around the globe which closes 24 hours before the main awards ceremony.

Winners will get the AFRIMA 23.9 carat gold plated trophy.

According to the press statement, The Main Awards Ceremony, a four-day fiesta of music, glamour, Afrocentricism and entertainment, holds from November 6 to November 9 in the official awards Host City.

It will be preceded by Welcome Soiree, AFRIMA Music Village, the Host City Tour, the Africa Music Business Summit, and the exclusive Nominees Party.

AFRIMA, in partnership with the African Union, is a music property that recognises and rewards the work and talent of a myriad of African artistes from the old to the new generation of musicians.

The 2018 edition of AFRIMA awards ceremony was hosted by the Republic of Ghana, through the partnership of the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture.

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