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All Africa Music Awards AFRIMA, the biggest music concert in Africa is designed to promote the distinct rich African culture, Crafts and talents. Several artiste have been nominated in the category of Best Female Artiste in Central Africa which saw Cameroonian Songstress Daphne emerge winner amongst other African stars in 2018.

Daphne known by her real name Efundem Njie is a Cameroonian Singer who was born on the 20th of September 1989 in Buea but grew up in the beautiful coastal city Douala, Cameroon.

She released her first track, Rastafari in 2013 and has continued to build a solid pool of exceptional records.

Her enchanting voice often have listeners compare her to a fairy. In 2017, she received multiple nominations for country and continental awards, some of the notable ones include; AFRIMA & KORA awards.
Her hit track “Jusqu’à la Gare”, earned her winner in the 5th edition of the All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA) as Best Female Artiste in the Central African sub region ahead of her fellow Nominees who were also nominated in the same category like bruna tatiana, charlotte Dipanda,shura, Anabela Aya, Blenche Baily and Iyenga.

We must say, the recognition was well deserved.

6th AFRIMA Entry submission is finally open!!!!
Submit your songs and videos via afrima.org website.

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The 6th All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA) has officially opened its online portal for submission of songs and videos between the period of May 15 and August 2, 2019, during which music artistes and music professionals living in Africa and in the Diaspora will submit entries on https://afrima.org/afrima2019/ to be considered for honours at the 2019 All Africa Music Awards.

Following the unveiling of the calendar of events for the 6th annual AFRIMA on Monday, May 13 at the African Union Headquarters, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, the entry submission process enables African music artistes, managers, producers, record label owners, recording companies, video directors, disc jockeys (DeeJays) and choreographers/dancers a chance to vie for the possibility of emerging winner in any of the 36 AFRIMA awards categories comprising of 10 Regional and 26 Continental categories.

Submitted artistic entries must be produced or released under the year in review i.e. August 1, 2018 to August 2, 2019.

To qualify, songs or videos must be uploaded via an audio or video format, using download links to YouTube or SoundCloud platforms, and must be submitted in categories relevant to the genre or style of music on the online submission portal.

Following the end of the entry submission period on August 2, the 13-Man International Jury of AFRIMA will thoroughly and painstakingly screen all received entries who will become contenders on the AFRIMA 2019 Nominees List.

The ‘World Media Announcement of the 6th AFRIMA Nominees’ List’ holds on August 13 to publicly unveil African artistes and/or works that have been nominated in the various categories competing to win the AFRIMA 23.9 carat gold-plated trophy.

Subsequently, the Public Voting process on the AFRIMA platform will be open to African music fans and followers around the globe and to the AFRIMA Academy of Voters. This process by the public and the Academy decides which artistes, videos and/or songs emerge winner at the Main Awards Ceremony scheduled for November 2019 on a date-to-be-announced. The public voting is monitored and audited by an external reputable international Auditing Firm.

The 5th edition of AFRIMA held in the Republic of Ghana, in partnership with the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture. The Main Awards Ceremony activities had in attendance high profile music artistes and guests from across Africa and the Diaspora. It was a display of African talent, festivity, fashion and youthful dynamism in the arts and culture industry of the continent.

In partnership with the African Union, the All Africa Music Awards is a music property that recognises and rewards the work and talent of a myriad of African artists from the old to the new generation of musicians. Through its conference, AFRIMA also stimulates conversations among Africans and between Africa and the rest of the world about the potential of the creative arts for real humanising enterprise on the continent, contributing significantly to social cohesion, national, regional and continental integration as well as sustainable development in Africa. The award show is usually broadcast to over eighty countries around the world.

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AFRICAN UNION UNVEILS THE 6TH ALL AFRICA MUSIC AWARDS (AFRIMA) CALENDAR OF EVENTS

…AS SUBMISSION OF SONGS AND VIDEOS TO COMMENCE GLOBALLY ON MAY 15, 2019.

6th AFRIMA

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 artistes, 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 artistes 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 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.

Bebe Cool, 5th AFRIMA Winner Best Male Artiste in Eastern
Africa

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.

Lyna Mahyem (Winner, 5th AFRIMA Best Female Artiste in
Northern Africa)

AFRIMA, in partnership with the African Union, is a music property that recognises and rewards the work and talent of a myriad of African artistes 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.

Sibusiso Mashiloane (5th AFRIMA Winner Best Artiste, Duo
Or Group In African Jazz)

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.

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AFRIMA News by Tayo Adesokan - 6M ago

REGIONAL CATEGORY
Best Female Artiste in Central Africa
-Daphne / Cameroon / Jusqu’à La Gare

Best Male Artiste in Central Africa
-Fally Ipupa / DRC / Mannequin Ft Keback & Naz

Best Female Artiste in Eastern Africa
-Betty G / Ethiopia / Mengedegna

Best Male Artiste in Eastern Africa
-Bebe Cool / Uganda / Freedom

Best Female Artiste in Northern Africa
-Lyna Mahyem ft Medi Meyz /Algeria / Bye Bye

Best Male Artiste in Northern Africa
-Hamza El Fadly / Morocco / Ya Mraya

Best Female Artiste in Southern Africa
-Shekhinah / South Africa / Please Mr

Best Male Artiste in Southern Africa
-Nasty C / South Africa / Jungle

Best Female Artiste in Western Africa
-Tiwa Savage / Nigeria / Ma Lo Ft. Wizkid & Spellz

Best Male Artiste in Western Africa
-Davido / Nigeria / Fia

5TH AFRIMA WINNERS CONTINENTAL CATEGORY
ALBUM OF THE YEAR
-Betty G / Ethiopia / Wegegta

ARTISTE OF THE YEAR
-Davido / Nigeria / FIA

BEST AFRICAN VIDEO
-Sesan / Gringo (Shatta Wale) / Nigeria

BEST AFRICAN ACT IN DIASPORA
-Hazel Mak / Malawi / Jaiva Ft. Roberto & Tay Grin

BEST AFRICAN COLLABORATION
-GuiltyBeatz, Mr. Eazi, Patapaa & Pappy Kojo / Ghana-Nigeria / Akwaaba

BEST ARTISTE, DUO OR GROUP IN AFRICAN CONTEMPORARY
-Kidi / Ghana / Odo Remix Ft. Mayorkun & Davido

BEST ARTISTE, DUO OR GROUP IN AFRICAN DANCE OR COREOGRAPHY
-Mr P. / Nigeria / Ebeano

BEST AFRICAN DJ
-Afrotronix / Chad / OyO

BEST ARTISTE, DUO OR GROUP IN AFRICAN ELECTRO
-Master KG / South Africa / Skeleton Move Ft. Zanda Zakuza

BEST AFRICAN DUO, GROUP OR BAND
– Toofan / Togo / Money

BEST ARTISTE, DUO OR GROUP IN AFRICAN HIP HOP
-M.ANIFEST FT KING PROMISE / Ghana / ME NE WOA

BEST ARTISTE, DUO OR GROUP IN AFRICAN JAZZ
-Sibusiso Mashiloane / South Africa / Niza

BEST AFRICAN RAPPER OR LYRICIST
-Falz / Nigeria / La Fête

BEST ARTISTE, DUO OR GROUP IN AFRICAN POP
-2Baba / Nigeria / Amaka Ft. Peruzzi

BEST ARTISTE, DUO OR GROUP IN AFRICAN RAGGA, REGGAE & DANCEHALL
-Stonebwoy / Ghana / Hero

BEST ARTISTE, DUO OR GROUP IN AFRICAN R ‘N’ B & SOUL
-Praiz / Nigeria / Champagne and Flowers

BEST ARTISTE, DUO OR GROUP IN AFRICAN ROCK
– Maryam Saleh, Maurice Louca, Tamer Abu Ghazaleh / Egypt / Ekaa Maksour

BEST ARTISTE, DUO OR GROUP IN AFRICAN TRADITIONAL
-Irene Namatovu / Uganda / Nsambila Nyuma Nga Janzi

BEST FEMALE ARTISTE IN AFRICAN INSPIRATIONAL MUSIC
-Sandra Nankoma / Uganda / Kaddugala

BEST MALE ARTISTE IN AFRICAN INSPIRATIONAL MUSIC
-Sarkodie / Ghana / Glory Ft. Yung

MOST PROMISING ARTISTE IN AFRICA
-Kuami Eugene / Ghana / Confusion

PRODUCER OF THE YEAR
-Fresh VDM / Togo / Fia

REVELATION OF THE AFRICAN CONTINENT
-Betty G / Ethiopia / Ere Manew

SONG OF THE YEAR
-GuiltyBeatz, Mr. Eazi, Patapaa & Pappy Kojo / Akwaaba / Ghana

SONG WRITER OF THE YEAR
-Shekhinah Donell, Amon Taulo Chibiya II / South Africa / Different Ft. Mariechan

AFRICAN FANS’ FAVOURITE
-Nedy Music / Tanzania / One and Only Ft. Ruby

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5TH AFRIMA: YVONNE CHAKA CHAKA, BOBI WINE, BOLA RAY, KEKE OGUNGBE, OBOUR, DJ VAN, OTHERS TO SPEAK AT AFRICA MUSIC BUSINESS SUMMIT (AMBS) IN GHANA

Renowned South African music superstar, Yvonne Chaka Chaka; Ugandan music activist and parliamentarian, Bobi Wine; Internationally acclaimed video and audio disk jockey, DJ Van; Nigerian music executive, Kenny Ogungbe; Ghanaian entertainment and media owner, Bola Ray; and President of the Musicians Union of Ghana, MUSIGA, Bice Osei Kuffour also known as Obour, will be joined by other well-known African and international music Intellects, professionals and enthusiasts for discussions and networking during the 2018 Africa Music Business Summit, AMBS, one of the activities lined up for the 5th All Africa Music Awards (5th AFRIMA-Ghana 2018) scheduled for Thursday, November 22 at the Ballroom, Kempinski Hotel, Gold Coast City, Accra, Ghana.

Holding under the theme: “African Music in a Global Village: Leveraging the Opportunities”, AMBS is a platform for business networking and interaction among music professionals, music executives, government officials and other stakeholders in the music, arts, entertainment, and financial sectors of Africa. It creates an engaging environment for discussions on how the potentials present in the continent’s music industry can be fully harnessed for socio-economic gains.

The 5th AFRIMA Summit will be opened with welcome address by Her Excellency, the Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture, Ghana, Honourable Catherine Afeku, representative of the government of Republic of Ghana, the Official Host Country of the 5th AFRIMA-Ghana. It will also feature a keynote address from the Commissioner of Social Affairs, African Union Commission, Her Excellency, Mrs. Amira Elfadil.

These will be followed by two panel sessions and each session populated with experienced panelists who have broad ranging professional practice from the relevant sectors of culture, music and entertainment around the globe. The first session will feature a Master Class on Song writing, which will be coordinated by Joe Chialo (Senior Vice President A&R Universal Music Central Europe & Africa).

Ms. Chaka Chaka will deliver the panel paper for the first session on the topic “Africa as a Brand: The Role of Music and Culture”. Confirmed panellists for session one include: Bobi Wine (music artiste, member of Ugandan Parliament, entrepreneur & humanitarian); Bice Osei Kuffour also known as Obour (President, Musicians Union of Ghana, MUSIGA); Gervais Hugues Ondaye (Cultural Operator &  General Director of the International Festival of Traditional Music (FESPAM), Congo Brazzaville); Kenny Ogungbe (Music producer, Record Label owner, television host & Media Owner); Betty G (music artiste & 5th AFRIMA nominee); and Hamza El Fadly (music artiste & 5th AFRIMA nominee).

The paper presentation for the second session will be done by the Democratic Republic of Congo’s Cultural Diplomacy Expert, Damien Pwono, who was recently appointed Secretary General of the International Music Council at UNESCO in Paris, on the topic “Building Sustainable Partnerships in the Music Ecosystem”. Panellists for this session will include Nat Kwabena Anokye-Adisi also known as Bola Ray (CEO, Excellence in Broadcasting, EIB, Network Ghana); Gaz Mawete (music artiste & 5th AFRIMA nominee); DJ Van (music artiste & 5th AFRIMA nominee); Daphne (music artiste & 5th AFRIMA nominee) and Rab Bakari (Producer, entrepreneur, DJ and artist agent).

Expressing gratitude to AFRIMA for the great opportunity, Ms. Chaka Chaka commented, “I am happy to show my support for the AFRIMA Awards in Ghana. I always say that I am an African first and we need to support one another”.

Attending the summit will be stakeholders in the Arts, Culture and entertainment sectors including; music artiste/songwriters, music producers, record label owners, owners of publishing/entertainment companies, associations of music professional, policymakers in the art and culture sector, lawyers, journalist, students and many more.

Meanwhile, music lovers across the continent and diaspora are in anticipation towards the 5th AFRIMA-GHANA 2018, the awards ceremony will have the Ghanaian-born American actor and comedian, Michael Blackson, South Africa’s talented TV personality, Pearl Thusi, and Ghana’s award-winning multilingual media personality, Anita Erskine host the star-studded world-class music event.

The Business Summit will be followed by AFRIMA Music Village also on November 22 from 5.00 p.m. till dawn at the Independence Square, Accra; a Guided Tour of the notable sites and landmarks in the Host City on November 23, and the 5th AFRIMA Nominees Party from 10.00 p.m.; while the main awards ceremony will hold on Saturday, November 24, 2018 at the Accra International Conference Centre, AICC, Ghana. The 5th AFRIMA, Ghana 2018 will be broadcast live to over 84 countries around the world.

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AFRIMA News by Olusola Adeyefa - 7M ago

Leveraging the various opportunities available to African music stakeholders in a global Village will be the core discussion at the upcoming 2018 AFRICA MUSIC BUSINESS SUBMIT at the 5th AFRIMA – Ghana 2018 holding at Kempinski Hotel Gold Coast, Accra, from 8.30am to 4.30pm on Thursday November 22, 2018.

The annual AFRICA MUSIC BUSINESS SUMMIT at the AFRIMA is a panel discussion and a master class platform to interrogate, strategise and charting ways for the African talents and business of music in Africa.

AMBS is a platform for business networking and interaction among key players in the industry. Expected participants are African Artistes, Music Professionals, Music Executives, Policy Makers and Government officials, African Union Officials, Publishing Companies, Record label Owners, Finance Sector, Music Associations, Arts and Culture Gurus, Media Owners and Executives and other stakeholders in the African music.

The annual Africa Music Business Summit is part of the line-up activities for AFRIMA, November 21 – 24.

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Labadi Beach Accra

Labadi Beach, officially known as the La Pleasure Beach, is a scenic stretch of sand situated in Labadi, a suburb of Accra. It is not to be confused with the La Palm Royal Beach Hotel or the Labadi Beach Hotel, both of which are up scale hotel beaches in the same vicinity. It is the most popular beach in Ghana, with a spacious shoreline lined with sparse coconut trees and plenty of activities on offer.

Street Food and Local Gin

There are dozens of bars littered across the place, where you can enjoy cool beers or try out locally-brewed gin and spirits like Akpeteshi or Shocker. These very potent drinks, consumed in moderation, are the drink of choice for many local beach goers. There are also hookah bars in smoking areas, for those who enjoy tobacco.

The food is also a treat although it is mainly street food. Local favourites like charcoal-grilled tilapia, spicy kebabs and Jollof rice are sold for very cheap. There are also stalls where you can buy continental dishes like French fries, Burgers and Salads.

Night Time Parties

When the waters become too dark and dangerous to swim in, visitors abandon the waves to party until very late in the night. Live bands and reggae artists, as well as disco and pop DJs play for all night raves around bonfires. You can certainly have a great time there any day of the week.

Because the beach is so popular among citizens of Accra, it is usually filled on Fridays and Saturdays, however, on weekdays you can enjoy a quiet environment perfect for reading or reflection. You can also go on horseback rides along the water for a very small fee.

Art Stores

Labadi Beach is a public space, however, you do have to pay a small access fee of about GH¢10 (US$2.30). Because of the presence of the many experts who visit, there are art stores where you can purchase various artefacts like Krobo beads, Rings, Trinkets, Wooden masks, etc.

If you are attending the AFRIMA-GHANA 2018. then you may want to take a trip to the beach, in order to enjoy the scenery around Accra. The 5th edition of AFRIMA will commence from November 21st to November 24th in Accra, Ghana.

Starting with AFRIMA Welcome Soiree on November 21; Africa Music Business Summit (AMBS) on November 22 at the Ballroom, Kempinski Hotel, Accra; AFRIMA Music Village also on November 22 from 5.00 p.m. till dawn at the Independence Square, Accra; a Guided Tour of the notable sites and landmarks in the Host City on November 23 followed by 5th AFRIMA Nominees Party from 10.00 p.m.; and the main awards ceremony scheduled for Saturday, November 24, 2018 at the Accra International Conference Centre, AICC, Ghana.

The people of Ghana are as excited as the rest of the continent!

Voting is still on, simply go to www.afrima.org/voting2018 to see your favourite artiste clinge the  23.9 Karat Gold Plated trophy.

Source: theculturetrip.com

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5TH AFRIMA; BEST ARTISTE, DUO OR GROUP IN AFRICAN R ‘N’ B & SOUL

The category for R ‘N’ B & SOUL for the 5th edition of AFRIMA is packed with talented African artiste who have evolved in their careers over the years. Making their marks in the popular genre spreading strong message of emotions to their listeners.

On the list are:

ASIKEY – Song title ‘Dark’
Nigerian singer-songwriter, Asikiya Albright George, known simply as Asikey. Her songs have been classified as belonging to the musical genres of alternative rock, pop and soul music. In 2017, she won the AFRIMA “best female artist in inspirational music”. She was listed by Daily Trust Newspaper as one of the ten best Nigerian artiste of 2017. She has now been nominated in the category of Best Artist, Dou or Group in African RnB & Soul for her song ‘Dark’.

LOCKO – Song title ‘Je Serai La’
Charles Arthur known as LOCKO, is a singer, songwriter and beat maker of RnB and Afropop from Cameroon. His genre of music is Rnb/Afrobeat. He came into limelight with covers of popular songs on his YouTube page. In 2017, Locko was awarded ‘RnB revelation of the year’ by the French magazine Paris Match in Cameroon. His song title ‘Je Serai La’ made it to category for 5th AFRIMA R ‘N’ B & SOUL.

BANY W – Song title ‘Love You Baby’
Olubankole Wellington known by the stage name Banky W, is a Nigerian RnB singer, rapper and actor. His breakthrough came with a debut release of ‘Ebute Metta’, a remix of Rihanna’s then popular ‘Umbrella’. Since then, he has been giving us some sleek music. Nominated in the category of Best Artist, Dou or Group in African RnB & Soul, with his song title ‘Love You Baby’.

BRUNA TATIANANA – Song title ‘Amo-te’
Bruna Tatiana is an Angolan singer and composer. She first came into limelight when she participated in the first edition of the big brother Africa for Gala TVC. Bruna released her first album in 1999 titled ‘my side zouk’, ‘Bruna’ in 2002. Another album ‘Butterfly’ in 2011 and ‘I AM’ in 2015. Her song titled ‘Amo-te’ has been nominated in the category of Best Artist, Dou or Group in African RnB & Soul for the 5th AFRIMA.

EMTEE – Song title  ‘Me And You’
Mthembeni Ndevu better known by his stage name Emtee, is a South African rapper. He is best known for his debut hit single, ‘Roll Up’. Emtee is currently signed to Ambitiouz Entertainment, a South African independent record label. His debut album ‘Avery’ was certified platinum by RISA on 1 July 2016. Emtee  is nominated in the category of Best Artist, Dou or Group in African RnB & Soul, with his song titled ‘Me And You’.

PRAIZ – Song title ‘Champagne and Flower’
Praise Ugbede Adejo better known by his stage name Praiz, is a Nigerian RnB songwriter, producer and singer. Praiz’s music career hit the limelight after he finished second runner-up at the maiden season of Project Fame West Africa. He is best known for releasing hit singles like ‘Rich and Famous’, ‘Sisi’ and ‘I Love You’. He contributed as guest vocals to Bez’s 2011 single ‘That Stupid Song’; the music video for the aforementioned song went on to be the first African video to make a world premier on BET’s 106 & Park. Nominated in the category of Best Artist, Dou or Group in African RnB & Soul, with his song titled ‘champagne and flower’.

PATTY MANROE – Song title ‘Reminiscing’
Carving a solid path for herself with her Hip Pop sound. Patty Monroe plans to take hip hop to the next level by disregarding what is in vogue. Through her new single ‘High Fashion’ the rapper who was born Megan Steenkamp is embarking on a total takeover. Patty Monroe was born and raised on the South side of Cape Town in a place called Southfields Retreat. Nominated in the category of Best Artist, Dou or Group in African RnB & Soul, with her song titled ‘Reminiscing’.

DJODJE – Song title ‘Be mine’
Djodje is a Portugal based, Cape Verdean singer.  The fast rising singer who has three albums to his name delivers a romantic ballad featuring the Nigerian Raggae dancehall artiste, Patoranking. His father was the guitar-player for famous Cape Verdean pop group: Os Tubarões, and his mother comes from a family of singers herself, so the vibrant music culture of the Cape Verde has always been part of his live.

SHEKHINAH – Song title ‘Please Mr’
Shekhinah Thandi Donnell better known mononymously as Shekhinah, is a singer-songwriter from Durban, South Africa. Shekhinah was among the Top 32 of M-Net’s Season 7 of SA Idols in 2011 and among the Top 6 of Season 8 of SA Idols in 2012. Her song ‘Please Mr’ made the category for Best Artist, Dou or Group in African RnB & Soul in 5th AFRIMA. Her debut album Rose Gold was certified platinum by RiSA on 31 August 2018. With featured tracks from top artiste including Black Coffee, DJ Sliqe, Rouge, Kyle Deutsch, Sketchy Bongo.

DADJU – Song title ‘Bob Marley’
Dadju Djuna Tsungula better known by as Dadju or at times Prince Dadju is a French singer of Congolese heritage. Former member of the musical formation Shin Sekaï alongside rapper Abou Tall from 2012 to 2016. Following a solo career, Dadju released his first album Gentleman 2.0 in 2017. He is nominated in the category of Best Artist, Dou or Group in African RnB & Soul, with his song ‘Bob Marley’.

To vote for any of these artiste, go to www.afrima.org/voting2018

Voting ends by 23:59 CAT on November 23, 2018.

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AFRIMA News by Olusola Adeyefa - 7M ago

Gandhi Djuna, better known by his stage name Maître Gims, is a Congolese-born French rapper and singer has been nominated for seven categories at the 2018 All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA).

Maître is from a musical family; his father is Djanana Djuna, a vocalist of Papa Wemba’s band. He grew up in France and currently lives there.

Maître Gims created his own record label MMC (standing for Monstre Marin Corporation) that is affiliated with Universal Music France.

In 2007, he worked as producer, wrote instrumental pieces and released his maxi Pour ceux qui dorment les yeux ouverts (“For those who sleep with open eyes”). On the maxi were tracks with Sexion d’Assaut, rapper Koma (from Scred Connexion) and a singer Carole.

In 2011, Maître Gims issued a collaboration with his father Djuna Djanana in a new album of Djanana and in 2012, was the artist for a comic book called AU cœur du vortex (“In the Heart of the Vortex”)

Maître Gims released his second album, Mon coeur avait raison on 28 August 2015. The album is divided into Pilule bleue (15 tracks) and Pilule rouge (11 tracks). The album reached number one in France SNEP and in Belgium Ultratop.

On 23 March 2018, Maître Gims released his third album La Ceinture Noire. The album includes a total of 40 tracks, including tracks like a remix of the popular Armenian hit Mi Gna featuring Armenian American DJ Super Sako and Hayko, “Corazón” featuring American rapper Lil Wayne, “Loup Garou” featuring French rapper Sofiane, and “La Même” featuring French singer Vianney. The album reached #1 in French charts SNEP for eleven weeks.

At the #5thAFRIMA-Ghana 2018, his outstanding works have got multiple nominations in categories, such as; Best African Pop, Song Writer of the Year, Song of the Year, Best African Hip pop, Best African Collaboration, Artiste of the Year, Album of the Year.

Do cast your vote for him to win at the prestigious awards ceremony.

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Michael Blackson, Pearl Thusi, & Anita Erskine to host AFRIMA-GHANA 2018

The African Union Commission, AUC, in partnership with the All Africa Music Awards, AFRIMA and the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture, Ghana, have announced Michael Blackson, Pearl Thusi and Anita Erskine as the host and hostesses who will hold the live stage of the 5th AFRIMA-Ghana 2018 Main Awards ceremony scheduled for Saturday, November 24, 2018 at the Accra International Conference Centre, AICC, Ghana.

Michael Blackson

Michael Blackson – 5th AFRIMA Host

Renowned Ghanaian-born American actor and comedian, Michael Blackson, popularly referred to as ‘The African King of Comedy’ started his career in stand-up comedy and acting where he moved up the ladder despite challenges faced as a young black man in America. The talented comic entertainer has featured in several on-screen performances, TV series, comedy shows, and tours. Some notable ones include; The Mo’Nique Show, Martin Lawrence’s 1st Amendment Stand-up, Meet the Blacks, One Night in Vegas, and Hip Hop Squares. Michael hosted the first ever BET Social Awards in Atlanta in February 2018.

Pearl Thusi

Pearl Thusi – 5th AFRIMA Hostess

South Africa’s fierce and talented TV personality, Pearl Thusi will also co-anchor the awards event. The actress, model, radio and television personality has earned accolades for her top-notch acting, television and radio hosting skills. She is a former host of ‘Lip Sync Battle Africa on MTV’, ‘Moments’ on EbonyLife TV, and currently the new host of the third season of MTV Base’s ‘Behind the Story’. Her international acting career includes her role in Universal’s ‘The Scorpion King: The Book of Souls’ alongside Zach McGowan, and her recurring role in ABC’s Drama Series ‘Quantico’. Pearl has appeared on magazine covers like Elle, Cosmopolitan, True Love, Grazia, Glamour and Women’s Health in both South Africa and the United Arab Emirates.

Anita Erskine

Anita Erskine – 5th AFRIMA Hostess

Also bringing her admirable skills to the AFRIMA stage is Ghana’s media personality, Anita Erskine. A Radio/TV presenter, producer, writer and oral narrator applauded for her hosting skills. She has anchored several live events as well as radio and television programmes including popular shows on the DSTV platform such as “The Making of a Mogul”, “Cooking with Anita” and “Pamper Your Mum”. Anita is also known for her vibrant role in the advancement of women empowerment and girl-child rights using her various TV and radio programmes. The award-winning multilingual media entrepreneur will bring her charm and feistiness to play at the 5th AFRIMA main awards.

The dynamic trio will add their unique hosting abilities and on stage chemistry to the spectacular offerings for the 5th edition of AFRIMA that is geared to be a glittery, star-studded, world-class event with exhilarating performances from A-list artistes, including some of the 5th AFRIMA nominees and past AFRIMA nominees and winners. Live broadcast of the main awards ceremony begins at 7.30 p.m., while the live red carpet where all the glam, glitz, and high fashion of the 5th AFRIMA-GHANA 2018 will be on display opens at 4.30 p.m.

Sharing her excitement, Director, Brand Communications, AFRIMA; Matlou Tsotetsi said; “It has been an exciting journey for AFRIMA. AFRIMA-GHANA 2018 gets more exciting as we are in Ghana for the first time.  In the lead up to preparations, we have felt the Akwaaba warmth and welcome of the Ghana people, I am certain that the rest of the world will feel this – even through our live broadcast. May the best of Africa win”.

Similarly, one of Ghana’s prominent entrepreneurs, Mr. Nathan Kwabena Adisi popularly known as Bola Ray, expressed high optimism about the coming awards. The CEO, Excellence in Broadcasting (EIB) Network Ghana, stated, “I’m highly elated that Ghana gets to host the prestigious 5th AFRIMA. The choice of comperes is clearly a super one and we look forward to an ecstatic and electrifying awards event. Africa is Gold!”

Meanwhile, African artistes who made it to the 5th AFRIMA Nominees list are still canvassing for votes from their followers and fans, as winners of each category will be determined by votes accrued via the AFRIMA voting platform on https://afrima.org/voting2018.

Voting ends by 23:59 CAT on November 23, 2018.

Other lined up events scheduled to precede the main awards ceremony include: AFRIMA Welcome Soiree on November 21; Africa Music Business Summit (AMBS) on November 22 at the Ballroom, Kempinski Hotel, Accra; AFRIMA Music Village also on November 22 from 5.00 p.m. till dawn at the Independence Square, Accra; a Guided Tour of the notable sites and landmarks in the Host City on November 23 followed by 5th AFRIMA Nominees Party from 10.00 p.m.

The 5th AFRIMA main awards ceremony and the red carpet will be broadcast live to 84 countries on 105 viewing media platforms across the globe.

The post 5th AFRIMA: Michael Blackson, Pearl Thusi, Anita Erskine, to Host appeared first on AFRIMA News.

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