…As AFRIMA maintains July 30 Deadline for Entries Submission
Going by the enthusiastic response of African music artistes, music professionals and journalists who have flooded the AFRIMA website with entries from across the continent and from Africans in the Diaspora for the 2016 All Africa Music Awards, AFRIMA tagged “AFRIMA 3.0”, the International Committee of AFRIMA has reiterated that there will be no extension after the deadline in July 30, 2016.
Explaining further, The Regional Director, Central Africa, Ernest Ewanee, said: “I must say we are impressed with the level of participation by African artistes especially the big artistes that have submitted, on the continent and in the Diaspora, in the on-going AFRIMA 3.0 entries submission process so far. This is an encouraging success marker for us considering the fact that we have surpassed the number of last editions before the close of entries in few weeks’ time.”
“In the spirit of our FACE IT value of Fairness, Accountability, Creativity, Excellence, Integrity and Transparency, we hope the last few weeks to the deadline will give everyone a chance to get involved in AFRIMA submission,” he concluded.
Speaking further on what to expect after the close of entries on July 30, the President and Executive Producer, AFRIMA, Mike Dada said, “We would not want to distort the calendar for this year’s edition. Sticking to the deadline will enable an early screening on the list of entries submitted for the adjudication process and nominees’ announcement.”
The 13-person AFRIMA jury which represents the five regions of Africa, the Diaspora and the African Union Commission will be arriving in August for a week-long adjudication process for the crucial responsibility of screening, categorising, assessing, adjudication and selecting nominees from the body of works submitted for award consideration. Concluding the adjudication process, on August 22, 2016 will be the World Media Announcement of the nominees for the AFRIMA 2016.
In partnership with the African Union Commission, AUC, The All Africa Music Awards, AFRIMA, is a music and cultural initiative developed to celebrate, reward and showcase the rich musical heritage of Africa, stimulate conversations among Africans and between Africa and the rest of the globe about the great potential and values of the African culture and artistic legacy for the purpose of creating jobs, reducing poverty, calling attention of world leaders to Africa and promoting the positive image of Africa to the world.
The 4-day International Award Ceremony will be held in Nigeria in November with series of events which include Africa Music Award, AFRIMA Music Village and the grand finale which is the awards ceremony.