- To unite Africans through the joyous celebration of excellence in music.
- To promote and showcase African artistes and their music to the largely untapped non-African population in Africa and to a global audience.
- To produce a world class, live performance and television broadcast show that portrays the best of Africa to the rest of the world.
- To recognise distinguished African leaders through the AFRIMA Legend Awards/Special Recognition
- To build emotional bonds between brands and their current customers and potential customers.
- To create value for Africans and deepen brand equity of Africa.