Voting commences as soon as the adjudication of entries and artistes profiles have been completed. The International Committee would verify and unveil the “Nominees List” in the public media (print, TV, radio, online) on the continent and abroad.African music fans can then vote online (www.afrima.org) for nominees in the award category or on a AFRIMA mobile Application.
There are thirty (34) award categories with two main voting categories i.e. Regional and Continental. 10 Regional Categories and 24 Continental Categories (Click here for breakdown of the award categories ).
Award winners will emerge through a voting process which will occur via the AFRIMA Academy of Voters and the African Public (54 African countries in total).
The Academy of Voters comprising of the Jury and College of Voters is made up of 527 members spread across the five regions of Africa (Southern Africa, West Africa, East Africa, North Africa and Central Africa).
The Academy has been grouped into two categories as detailed below:
2 persons per region -10
2 persons representing the Diaspora -1 Europe and 1 North America
1 from African Union Commission
Total = 13
9 persons per African country – 486
2 persons per 14 non-African countries – 28
Total - 514
The 527 Academy members are pre-qualified by the International Committee of AFRIMA .
Four tally mechanics have been defined for each award category.
The Public will be required to vote through the Afrima website only