The African Union Commission, AUC, has formally unveiled the 2019 All Africa Music Awards, tagged; 6TH AFRIMA, calendar of events at the African Union Headquarters, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on Monday, May 13, 2019.
In a press release signed by the Acting Director, Social Affairs Department, African Union Commission, Mr. Machacha Shepande, the first activity on the continental awards event calendar is submission of entries which open globally on www.afrima.org to African music professionals either living on the continent or in the diaspora from Wednesday, May 15 and closes on Friday, August 2, 2019. Further details on entry submission guidelines are available on the AFRIMA website.
The submission of songs and videos must be produced or released under the year in review i.e. August 1, 2018, to August 2, 2019. African music artists, managers, producers, record label owners, recording companies, video directors, Disc Jockeys, Choreographers/dancers, publicists, and entertainment/music journalist are eligible to submit their works or submit on behalf of their clients in any of the 36 AFRIMA award categories.
Other activities on the event calendar are; the 13-man jury adjudication process and nominees selection from August 6 to August 12. A ‘World Media Announcement of 6TH AFRIMA Nominees’ List’ will take place on August 13 to publicly unveil African artists and/or works that have been nominated in the regional and continental categories leading to winners of the AFRIMA 23.9 carat gold plated trophy.
On August 19, ‘AFRIMA Public Voting’ process will open to the Academy of voters, African music fans and followers around the globe which closes 24 hours before the main awards ceremony, and would be monitored and audited by a reputable International Auditing Firm.
According to the press statement, The Main Awards Ceremony, a four-day fiesta of music, glamour, Afrocentricism, and entertainment, holds from November 6 to November 9 in the official awards Host City. It will be preceded by Welcome Soiree, AFRIMA Music Village, the Host City Tour, the Africa Music Business Summit, and the exclusive Nominees Party.
Other build up activities leading up to the main awards ceremony include conferences, stakeholders meetings, festivals, speaking engagements, University Campus Concert and courtesy visits to heads of governments and leaders of institutions in corporate and government sectors across the five regions of Africa to achieve an all-round engagement with all relevant AFRIMA stakeholders.
AFRIMA, in partnership with the African Union, is a music property that recognizes and rewards the work and talent of a myriad of African artists from the old to the new generation of musicians. It also stimulates conversations among Africans and between Africa and the rest of the world about the potential of the creative arts for real humanizing enterprise on the continent, contributing significantly to social cohesion, national, regional and continental integration as well as sustainable development in Africa. The live awards show is broadcast to over eighty countries around the world.
The 2018 edition of AFRIMA awards ceremony was hosted by the Republic of Ghana, through the partnership of the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture.
Fans of African music globally can follow along and take part in the AFRIMA 2019 events on social media, live stream on the AFRIMA website, the AFRIMA App and by tuning to over 84 television stations which are AFRIMA partners.
Blow My Mind Song Is About My Life : D’Praise
The Ghanaian Gospel industry is the verge of experiencing a new star.
In an exclusive interview on Zylofon FM with DJ Paloma this morning, D’Praise tagged himself as the next Joe Mettle after he was asked about his life experience as a gospel artist.
Talking about his latest song “Blow My Mind”, he revealed the song is about his life experience.
“From the things I have been through, the hard times, been unemployed to getting a job, leaving my own group, and more, I put up this song to encourage people that one day, God will surely come through for them”; he said.
Enjoy his new music video for “Blow My Mind” below.
I’m The Next Joe Mettle : D’Praise
Ghanaian gospel artist D’Praise has boldly tagged himself as the Joe Mettle.
In an exclusive interview on Zylofon FM with DJ Paloma, the “Blow My Mind” corner spoke about him going solo after leaving his popular group The Preachers.
“Joe Mettle was once part of Soul Winners but then he left and now solo. I feel we both have similar stories although there has been some up and down”; he said.
D’Praise recently released a new video for his sensational song “Blow My Mind”.
Watch it below.
Powerful Nana Aba Anamoah Offers Fired EC Boss New Job As A TV Presenter
Take it or leave it Nana Aba Anamoah is the most powerful media personality in Africa. We are saying this because if Nana Addo says no, Nana Aba can say yes as she has become the first person in Ghana to turn a former EC boss to a TV Presenter.
Charlotte Osei in 2018 was sacked with 2 others from Ghana’s Electoral Commission by Nana Addo over misbehavior and incompetence. Since then she has kept a low profile through having stints with international bodies. Thanks to Nana Aba who is the Acting General Manageress of GhOneTV, the hard-working and respectful lawyer, Autie Charlotte, is coming on our screens with a new show.
Though this may burden EIB’s already burdened purse because you can’t pay Auntie Char a chicken change, we think it’s a smart move to resuscitate the channel for the meantime and we love it.
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