The 6th edition of the All Africa Music Awards themed ‘Feel Africa’ will be hosted in Lagos State, Nigeria for the third time, a year after it was staged in Accra, Ghana, according to organisers of the annual event.
The African Union Commission (AUC) and the International Committee of AFRIMA, revealed that much in a statement issued on Thursday, noting that this year’s edition will be hosted in association with the Federal Ministry of Information and Culture, Nigeria from November 20 to 23.
In the statement, Head of Culture, African Union Commission, Angela Martins said, “Nigeria playing host to the 6th AFRIMA is indicative of the beneficial relationship the country has developed with the AU & AFRIMA as we use this continental awards platform to strengthen Africa’s culture industries while also promoting the cultural identity and integration of Africans.”
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Expressing high anticipation for the 6th awards ceremony, Associate Producer, AFRIMA, Adenrele Niyi comments, “The 6th AFRIMA finds home in Nigeria for the 2019 awards ceremony and we could not be more excited for this edition. We are coming out of a super successful 2018 edition in Ghana -the 5th AFRIMA was a milestone year for us. These are interesting times for African music as more of our creatives are defying the imaginary limitations of cultural diversity to collaborate and create magical music.”
Lagos State had hosted previous editions of AFRIMA from 2014 to 2017.