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Ghana accepts to host AFRIMA 2018 calendar unveiling

Ghana accepts to host AFRIMA 2018 calendar unveiling

The Government of Ghana has agreed to stage the Calendar Unveiling of the fifth annual edition of the 2018 All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA).

Reports say the calendar will be unveiled during a world media event and music conference scheduled for Accra, the capital city of Ghana by the African Union Commission (AUC) and the International Committee of AFRIMA next week.

Also participating at the event are past AFRIMA nominees and winners, music professionals and executives, creative/culture industry policy makers, members of the media industry and other award-winning recording artistes living in Ghana and in other African countries.

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Commenting on the event in line with government’s objective to develop sustainable tourism pivoted on Ghanaian arts and culture; Ghana’s Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture, Hon. Catherine Afeku, said: “Arts and culture, as a sector, remains one of Africa’s greatest strengths. As well as being a source of values, identity and a sense of belonging, the creative industries have become a driver of economic growth and job creation.

Reacting to the partnership with other AU states as it concerns the hosting of the calendar unveiling , Acting Director for Social Affairs, African Union Commission, Madam Mariama Cisse revealed that partnerships with member AU states such as Ghana further galvanise the achievement of the AU policy on Africa transformation through social integration.

 

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