It has been reported that the 8th edition vof the All Africa Music Awards, (AFRIMA) will be held in Senegal in January 2023.
In this regard, the music awards organisers revealed that the government of Senegal has accepted and undertaken to host the 8th AFRIMA at the Hotel King Fahd Royal Palace, in Dakar, Senegal.
Thus, the awards ceremony will now be held from January 12 to 15, 2023, in Dakar, Senegal.
Imperatively, the International Committee of AFRIMA, and the African union commission have also hinted that the voting deadline for the nominees will continue till January 13, 2023.
And in his acceptance speech, Senegal’s Minister of Tourism and Air Transport, HE Mr. Alioune Sarr, represented by Phillipe Ba said, “Personally and on behalf of the Senegalese government, welcome to Sénégal, the home of the champions of football. Now, Sénégal is also positioning herself to become the champion of music because we are hosting the 8th AFRIMA. He said, we are happy knowing that Sénégal becomes the third country and the first Francophone country to host this great event.”
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Also, “the 8th AFRIMA in Senegal has been officially tagged the Teranga edition which encompasses the good hospitality, warmth, generosity, and friendship sharing that is the core of Senegalese life. In addition to magically celebrating Africa and promoting the values of the Senegalese people globally, through the AFRIMA platform, the youths, who are the central focus of the 8th edition will be exposed to opportunities in the creative economy, and new music business models, monetization in music, intellectual property rights, licensing as well as collaborations with other global African music superstars that will be participating in the 8th AFRIMA in Dakar,’’ explained AFRIMA’s President and Executive Producer, Mike Dada.