Akon, Aiida to host AFRIMA
Organisers of the annual music celebration, All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA) have announced Akon as host of this year’s edition of the event scheduled for November 12 in Lagos.
A release by the African Union Commission and the International Committee of AFRIMA said the Senegal-born star “will handle the event proceedings of the live broadcast award show scheduled to air live on over 80 television stations and online platforms across the world. The ceremony will be co-hosted by Cameroonian-French entertainment broadcaster, Ms. Sophy Aiida. The release added that the AFRIMA Music Village will precede the main awards ceremony and will include an evening of non-stop open music festival of live performances from African stars and nominees, with an audience of 40,000 people. As part of the AFRIMA weekend, there will be an Africa Music Business Roundtable in association with the entertainment company, TRACE, themed Digital Takeover: Shaping the Future of African Music. The aim is to create a platform for engagement on music, money, media and evolving global business practices as they affect the creative industries in Africa. The event, organised in partnership with the African Union Commission and Lagos State, celebrates Africa by rewarding the creativity and originality of African artistes and songwriters. Source: