The organisers of the 2018 edition of the All Africa Music Awards, AFRIMA have confirmed that they have received as much as 8,009 songs/videos on its online portal as entry submission for this year’s awards.
Reports say entries for this year’s edition of the award ceremony is recorded as the highest number of entries from African artistes, music producers, songwriters, Disc Jockeys.
The record entry shows an increase of 63% as against the 2017 edition of 4,816 entries and it is a positive marker that has elicited satisfaction from the African Union, the International Committee of AFRIMA as well as the Jury members of AFRIMA.
Reacting to the record number of entries, International Jury of AFRIMA representing Central Africa, Mr. Bob Ekukole said; “The AU commends the creative sector of Africa for participating so well in the AFRIMA entry submission process which closed on 1st August 2018 and in ensuring that the music industry remains relevant for the sustainable growth of Africa’s economy which the African Union (AU) is championing through the cultural and creative agenda.
“The significant rise in the entries has also shown that African talents spread across the continent are awakening to the call to promote our cultural and creative industry continentally as well as to the world at large”.
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