the highly anticipated 8th edition of the All-Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA)
tagged ‘Teranga Edition’ scheduled to hold in Dakar, Senegal on 12-15 January
2023, draws nearer, Senegalese music legend Youssou N’dour has urged African
stars to come together to collectively amplify the heritage of African music.
63-year-old music maestro while lauding AFRIMA for hosting the prestigious
pan-African ceremony in his home country of Senegal, enjoined his counterparts
in Africa and in the diaspora to come together to celebrate Africa at the
15-000 capacity Dakar Arena, in Dakar, Senegal.
which is the pinnacle of recognition for African music globally, is an annual
4-day festival, broadcasted in over 84 countries across the world, with an even
more expansive reach following its recent YouTube partnership.
Senegalese singer and former Tourism Minister also expressed his delight in
seeing indigenous music like the Mbalakh of the Senegalese being spotlighted
globally on the AFRIMA platform.
Africa Music Awards is the most prestigious ceremony dedicated to music and
African artists and its diaspora. All the most beautiful aspects of Senegalese
and African culture will be in the news for at least four days. I therefore
invite all Senéglais musicians to come and celebrate African music
together," N’dour said.
on this, AFRIMA’s Executive Producer/President, Mike Dada, said that he is
happy to see indigenous African music, such as the Mbalakh being celebrated
globally, adding that it is a step in the right direction towards boosting
Africa’s global image and creative economy.
Speaking on the
development, the Head, Culture Division at the African Union Commission (AUC),
Angela Martins said, “It is important that we spread our efforts to promote
inclusivity and ensure that the world can see the impact of AFRIMA at the global
centre stage. African music is ours and it is up to us to preserve our heritage
and share our art with the world.”
the whole world gears towards the 8th edition of the All Africa Music Awards,
AFRIMA, which will be held from January 12 to 15, 2023, African music lovers
are encouraged to keep voting intensively for their desired winners, using the
voting portal live at www.afrima.org and take part in the events on social media
platforms (IG/TikTok - @afrima.official ; Facebook - Afrimawards; Twitter -
@afrimaofficial; LinkedIn - AFRIMA). The voting process that determines winners
at AFRIMA is audited by a globally renowned auditing firm,
announced at the conference, the delegates are expected to arrive on January
11,2023. The AFRIMA ceremony is scheduled to kick-start fully on Thursday
January 12, 2023, with a Host Country Tour, School visit and gift presentation
(as part of AFRIMA’s Corporate Social Responsibility), as well as a Welcome
Soiree in the evening, in Dakar.
4-day event continues on Friday January 13, 2023, with the Africa Music
Business Summit (AMBS) at the Grand Theatre, in Dakar. The AMBS is Africa’s
largest gathering of creative professionals in the music industry and it
features workshops and panel discussions on issues and opportunities within the
African music industry.
8th AFRIMA will continue with high momentum at the AFRIMA Music Village at the Grand Theatre, which
will be a free-to-enter concert featuring live performances from the biggest
music stars across the continent.
the eve of the awards ceremony, on Saturday January 14, 2023, the events will
begin with Main rehearsals, Media engagements and a Courtesy Visit to the
President of Senegal. There will also be a live recording booth at the venue
for musicians across all five regions of the continent, and in the diaspora, to
explore for collaborative recordings.
The day’s activities will climax with a Nominees exclusive party.
the 8th AFRIMA will wrap up on Sunday January 15, 2023, at the 15-000 capacity
Dakar Arena, in Dakar, with the live Awards ceremony broadcast by 104 TV
Stations to over 84 countries around the world.
partnership with the African Union Commission, AFRIMA is the pinnacle of
African music globally.