The right to host Pan African Music Initiative, All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA) has been ceded to Nigeria for the next three years after approval by the African Union (AU).
That much information was revealed by the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed in a statement issued in Lagos on Sunday
Lai also stated that the award of the hosting right was conveyed in a letter written to him by the Commissioner of Social Affairs at the African Union Commission, Mrs Amira Elfadil.
In the letter, the AU Commissioner commended the growth and inclusiveness of AFRIMA by reaching out to ‘many musicians, music producers and creative arts practitioners in general’.
The announcement is coming a month after five new African music professionals were appointed by the AFRIMA Academy of Jury which consists of the 13-man team and the 100-man College of Voters.
The appointments were made in line with the awards objective of an all-inclusive participation of African professionals in its decision–making body.
The new appointees include; Mr. Charles Tabu, a citizen of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) who fills one of the two slots for Central Africa on the AFRIMA Jury.
Also appointed are David Tayorault representing Cote d’Ivoire and he will occupy the AFRIMA Jury slot for Western Africa while Joett from Tanzania, will take up one of the Jury slots for Eastern Africa by replacing Uganda.
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