The African Union Commission in partnership with All Africa Music Awards has unveiled a program of events for the sixth edition of the awards in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
After five outstanding editions of AFRIMA from 2014 to 2018, the sixth edition of the awards will continue in the tradition of celebrating the musical culture of Africa by featuring Pan-Africa events throughout the year.
This was revealed in a statement signed by its Acting Director of Social Affairs, Mr. Machacha Shepande.
He disclosed that the main awards ceremony would be held from sixth of November till the ninth this year and the program would be preceded by a Welcome Soiree, AFRIMA Music Village, a tour, Africa Music Business Summit, and an exclusive Nominees’ Party.
Activities leading up to the main awards ceremony include submission by African music professionals either living on the continent or in the diaspora is expected to submit their entries which are globally open on www.afrima.org from May 15 to August 2.
Shepande explained that there would be a pre-screening process by the screening committee of AFRIMA from August third to fifth, followed by the AFRIMA Adjudication process from August sixth to August twelve to be conducted by an independent international jury comprising of a thirteen-member panel of experienced and respected African music experts and practitioners.
On the thirteenth of August, a world media announcement of AFRIMA nominee list would be publicly unveiled to declare nominated African artists or works and there would be a voting process to be conducted on AFRIMA’s website by music fans and followers across the globe on the nineteenth of August.
Other activities leading up to the main event include conferences, stakeholders meetings, festivals, speaking engagements, university campus concert and courtesy calls to heads of governments and leaders of institutions in corporate and government sectors across the five regions of Africa to achieve an all-round engagement with all relevant AFRIMA stakeholders.
AFRIMA is a music property which recognizes and rewards the work and talent of a myriad of African artists from the old to the new generation of musicians.