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Seun Onigbinde, Gbenga Adeyinka, Mike Dada, others lend their Voice for the 3k4 Orphans Campaign

Giving Garage is set to hold its second edition of the orphans support programme themed; “The Green Reception; Lets Encourage Celebrations at Charity Homes”, scheduled to hold on Sunday January 31, 2016, at the Heart of Gold Children Hospices, Surulere, Lagos.

To commemorate Giving Garage Orphanage Outreach in January after successfully hosting the Green Giving Yuletide at the Lions Village Motherless Babies Home in Lekki inspired by YALI GOES GREEN, Chaste Inegbedion, Leap Africa Social Innovation Fellow & Founder Giving Garage is collaborating with Heart of Gold Children Hospices an organization dedicated to abandoned and orphaned children suffering from a vast range of severe congenital, physical and mental disabilities through the power of grassroots action and advocacy by providing information, support, and campaigning for improved standards of care for abandoned Children in the 3K4Orphans Campaign.

3K4Orphans arises from the dire need to assist Orphans. The idea is that if Five Hundred People donates Three Thousand naira each, 3K4Orphans will successfully raise One Million, Five Hundred Thousand naira for Orphans.

The funds will go towards the Heart of Gold Hospices (Orphanage) to start an entrepreneurial venture that would help sustain the home on a monthly basis, create jobs and fulfil the SDGs Goal 1 to reduce Poverty.

Managing Director, PRMAfrica and Executive Producer, AFRIMA, Mike Dada, notes that

    “At a time like this using Prominent Personalities as a force of good to raise awareness for this Initiative. The campaign is also a fantastic opportunity to shed light on the financial challenges orphanage homes face and crowd-funding for entrepreneurial ventures to sustain homes on a monthly basis with less emphasis on Grants & Sponsorship.

    Together, we stand to help these orphans with special needs & letting them know we care. All proceeds of the 3K4Orphans Campaign go to the orphanage home entrepreneurial venture.”

Campaign Leader Chaste Inegbedion speaking on the 3K4Orphans campaign says

    “sometimes, it is important to remember that we all have a responsibility to the world that we have been placed in. 3K4Orphans campaign is an opportunity to show that there is power in every single one of us to change our society; in this situation, improving the living standards of orphans and encouraging celebrations at this home starting with January Celebrants. Together, we can raise One Million, Five Hundred Thousand Naira and more!”

3K4Orphans will run throughout the month of January till post Valentine Day with a weekly diary in partnership with Agbowo.com as well via twitter documenting money raised.

This information will also be available both on Agbowo and the Giving Garage website alongside photographs taken with individual and organizational donors.

Gbenga Adeyinka, Daddy Fresh, Akin Fatunke of Exxon Mobil, Emeka Oparah of Airtel Nigeria, Omobolanle Laniyan of Access Bank, Joseph Laniyan of Union Bank and other prominent Persons are already lending their voice with additions to UN MGCY, LEAP Africa Alumni, AWAS-GYA Nigeria, JCI Lagos Metropolitan and More.

For more enquires on the Campaign and on how to donate Call 08063018069 | Follow @ChasteCharity on Twitter | E-mail – givingarageinfo@gmail.com | Log on to http://www.giving-garage.com

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AFRICAN UNION TO HONOUR BOLA TINUBU

AT AFRIMA 2015 Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu is to be specially honoured with the prestigious award as “Pillar of Art and Culture in Africa” by the African Union Commission (AUC) at the All Africa Music Awards, AFRIMA 2015, scheduled to hold on Sunday, November 15, 2015 at Eko Hotel & Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria.
The International Committee of AFRIMA made this known in Lagos during the ceremony of revealing the activities of the award ceremony. Tinubu was former governor of Lagos State in Nigeria (1999-2007). He’s known to have stimulated conversations among Africans and between Africa and the rest of the globe about the potentials and values of the African culture and artistic legacy for the purpose of creating jobs, reducing poverty, inspiring social change and development, calling attention of world leaders to Africa and promoting the positive image of Africa to the world for global competitiveness. A staunch supporter of arts, culture and creatives initiatives for social change for decades. He supported “Fela on Broadway” to be staged for the first time in Africa in Lagos in 2011. The honour was made known to Tinubu in separate letters from AFRIMA and the African Union as signed by Commissioner for Social Affairs, AU, His Excellency, Dr Mustapha Sidiki Kaloko. Tinubu was finally selected among a pool of hundreds of illustrious sons and daughters of Africa being considered for the award, who are lovers of arts and culture for social change. In his acceptance letter, Asiwaju Tinubu stated,

    “I accept this honour and look forward to the award. I identify with the mandate of AFRIMA working through the instrumentality of the African Union to showcase, preserve and globalise Africa’s rich heritage in the aspects of music and culture”

In partnership with the African Union Commission, (AU), the All Africa Music Awards, (AFRIMA), is a music and cultural initiatives designed to celebrate, reward and showcase the rich musical heritage of African race and seek to reward excellence in the continent’s music and media industry as well as maximally expose African tourism and culture to a worldwide audience. Confirming the award recognition on Tinubu by the AUC, “President/Executive Producer of AFRIMA, Mike Dada, stated

    “AFRIMA is again aligning with the AUC’s values of promoting African identity and celebrating cultural diversity, creative industry for social change in Africa. We are happy to welcome His Excellency, Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu at the All Africa Music Awards, AFRIMA 2015 in November.”

AFRIMA is expected to be broadcast live to over 80 countries across the world with African superstars billed to perform like from Ladysmith Black Mombazo, Davido, Diamond Platnumz, Yemi Alade, Busiswa, AKA, Sakordie, Charlotte Dipanda, Ahmed Soultan, Flavour, Alikiba, Vanessa Mdee, Olamide, Cassper Nyovest, Dark Suburb among others.

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AFRIMA 2015 SET TO HOST AFRICA IN LAGOS

The International Committee of AFRIMA and the African Union Commission, AUC, on Monday October 5, unveiled Lagos, Nigeria, as the Host City for the 2015 All Africa Music Awards, AFRIMA, putting to rest high expectations among AFRIMA stakeholders about the Nigerian city to capture hosting rights.

Announcing the host city, the Director of Communication and Sponsorship, AFRIMA, Ms. Matlou Tsotsetsi said:

    “Following the recce and inspection of facilities and infrastructure of four states in Nigeria namely: Akwa Ibom State, Cross Rivers State, Lagos State and Rivers State by the African Union Commission, AUC and AFRIMA production team, Lagos has been chosen to host the continental awards ceremony this year”.

Ms. Tsotetsi further said: “It is worth mentioning that Nigeria won the rights to host AFRIMA for three years – 2014 to 2016 – as announced at a world media conference by the International Committee of AFRIMA on October 6, 2013. Nigeria vied for the hosting rights alongside 13 other African countries eventually winning the competitive bid. As a result of this, the 2014 edition held in Lagos, while AFRIMA 2015 holds at the Eko Convention Centre, Eko Hotel and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos on Sunday, November 15.

The most populous city in Nigeria, Lagos is renowned as the hub of music,entertainment and commerce in Western Africa. Lagos is also globally recognised as an African mega city for business and tourism. The state is famous for her aquatic splendour and vibrant festivals/events such as Eyo Festival,Badagry Festival, Lagos Black Heritage Carnival, Lagos Carnival, Eko International Film Festival, Lagos Seafood Festival, Lagos Photo Festival and the Lagos Jazz Series.
The 2015 edition of AFRIMA is geared to increase the tourism and entertainment equity of the state as the International Committee prepares to receive an influx of international and Africa dignitaries, AFRIMA 2015 nominees, music stars and executives who are attending the events.

AFRIMA 2015 will go further to offer benefits that would help in raising the continental and international profile of the city, including an opportunity to tap into the millions of participants and followers of the growing African music.
According to Miss Mary Umeh, an enthusiastic African music fans and an undergraduate of the University of Lagos, UNILAG;

    “We have been privileged to witness so many special moments through entertainment and music over the years in Lagos. However, having African music superstars under one roof at AFRIMA 2015 in Lagos will leave us with wonderful memories remembered with pride in years to come. It will be truly inspiring.”

Stating the International Committee`s position on Lagos as the host city for AFRIMA 2015, the Executive Producer/President of AFRIMA, Mike Dada, said:

    “The International Committee is honoured to have a state that is rich in culture and tourism and shares in AFRIMA`s vision of creating a deep brand equity for Africa and Africans. This is in line with our objective of promoting Africa’s cultural wealth and producing a world-class, live performance and television broadcast show that portrays the best of Africa to the rest of the world”.

Preceding the main awards ceremony on Sunday, November 15, will be the “Africa Music Summit” on Friday, November 13. Themed “Reviving the Business of Music in Africa”, the Summit is a platform for the African music industry stakeholders to engage and deliberate on how the music industry in Africa can be nurtured in a way that adds to the GDP of the continent.

The 2015 awards ceremony is expected to be broadcast live to 84 countries on 109 television stations across the world with the support of AFRIMA media partners.

AFRIMA HAS A TUNE THAT WILL RESONATE AROUND THE WORLD – BONO, U2

Irish singer, songwriter, musician, venture capitalist, businessman, philanthropist and frontman of  Dublin-based rock band U2, Paul David “Bono” Hewson has shown appreciation and  support for the All Africa Music Awards, AFRIMA, an effort that recognises, awards and preserves Africa`s rich music culture organised in partnership with the Africa Union Commission, AUC. In a meeting with the President and Executive Producer of AFRIMA, Mike Dada in Lagos recently, Bono said;

    “AFRIMA has a tune that will resonate around the world, it is an excellent initiative”.

This is another affirmation that AFRIMA is indeed an awards platform that is reckoned with not only continentally but globally. Bono is also the co-founder of ONE Campaign International. ONE Africa is a partner of AFRIMA and is reputed for social change advocacy across the world.

AFRIMA main awards ceremony holds in Nigeria on Sunday, November 15; this will be preceded by the Africa Music Summit on November 13, themed “Reviving the Business of Music in Africa”. There will also be the AFRIMA Music Village, November 13-14, an open, festival-style concert over a period of two days. AFRIMA has shown that it is capable of promoting African culture and music to the rest of the world. Words of appreciation and encouragement from such renowned figure in the global music industry and the world`s richest rock star further proves AFRIMA`s capability to create deep brand equity for Africa.
Bono has been involved in benefits concerts to raise aid and awareness on the deplorable conditions of the poor in Africa.

ALL AFRICA MUSIC AWARDS, AFRIMA OUT WITH FINAL 2015 NOMINEES LIST; MORE TOP AFRICAN ARTISTES EMERGE.

It was a phenomenal moment for all music lovers across Africa as the International Committee of All Africa Music Awards, AFRIMA, in partnership with African Union Commission, AUC, announced the nominees for the 2015 edition of the All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA) at an international media conference which took place on Friday, August 14,, 2015 at Victoria Crown Plaza Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria.

Nominees are contending for the coveted AFRIMA 23.9 karat gold-plated trophy in 33 categories divided into the regional and continental categories and including the AFRIMA Legend Award and music/entertainment journalist of the year award. Well-known sensational African music names on the AFRIMA nominees list include: Amr Dab (Egypt) 1 nomination, Olamide (Nigeria) 2 nominations, Davido (Nigeria) 4 nominations, Diamond Platnumz (Tanzania) 4 nominations, Psquare (Nigeria) 3 nominations, Charlotte Dipanda (Cameroon) 5 nominations, Sauti Sol (Kenya) 3 nominations, Sakordie (Ghana) 3 nominations, Yemi Alade (Nigeria) 5 nominations and Casper Nyovest (South Africa) 2 nominations. The budding music acts to earn nominations include: Kiss Daniel (Nigeria) 2 nominations; Wiyaala (Ghana) 3 nominations; Patoranking (Nigeria) 1 nomination; Joy Gitau (Kenya) 2 nomination, Ruby Gyang (Nigeria) 2 nominations and THT (Madagascar) 1 nomination, among others.

Ace music video director, Clarence Peters (Nigeria) made it into the the Africa video of the Year category for the video of the song ‘Golibe’ by Flavour and ‘Shekini’ by Psquare alongside other great music video directors like: Enos Olik (Kenya) for ‘Sura Yako’ by Sauti Sol and Stanley Ajjetey (Ghana) for ‘Africa’ by Wiyaala, John Njaga Demps & Unlimited L.A (Senegal & Nigeria) for “Time is now” by J. Martins, featuring Youssou N’dour and Gyo Gyimah (Ghana) for “The One” by Edem featuring Sway.

Jury members and AFRIMA International Committee were present to unveil the nominees after a rigorous six day screening exercise which started on Sunday, August 9 and ended on Friday, August 14. Also present at the conference were media practitioners, artistes’ managers, label owners, artistes and other stakeholders who were all excited and expectant as the nominees were being announced.

Giving insight into the criteria by which the nominees list was reached, AFRIMA juror and BBC Radio 3 presenter, Rita Ray explained that the jury panel adhered strictly to the entry submission requirements while being guided by AFRIMA’s core values of FACE IT –Fairness, Authenticity, Creativity, Excellence, Integrity and Transparency. she also went further to explain the voting process which is scheduled to begin on the Friday, August 21, 2015 and also said the AFRIMA voting online platform will open for an 11 week voting process, while encouraging the public, fans and followers of African music to visit the AFRIMA website, www.afrima.org, to view the nominees in the 29 (open for public voting) categories of the award and vote for their favourite artiste (s).

Revealing programmes of AFRIMA 2015 event, the President/Executive Producer of AFRIMA, Mike Dada said:

    “Recipients of the AFRIMA Legendary Award and the Africa Entertainment/Music Journalist Award will be decided by the International Committee of AFRIMA and revealed at the main awards ceremony on Sunday, November 15 while songwriter and producer of the year will be wholly decided by the academy.

    He added that: “The five star awards ceremony will be preceded by the AFRIMA Music Village between November 13 and 14, a two-day festival style outdoor concert of non-stop music, funfair and exhibition from countries in Africa and performances by African artistes. There will also be an African Music Summit on November 13, themed “Reviving the Business of Music in Africa”. The one-day conference will be a platform for the music industry stakeholders to engage and deliberate on how the industry can be nurtured and be a major contributor to national and continental economies.”

     “AFRIMA in partnership with the African Union Commission is aimed at celebrating the rich musical heritage of the African continent. We want to use AFRIMA as a pedestal to explore the power of music as a tool of integration and prosperity in Africa despite the challenges it faces” Mr Dada concluded.

AFRIMA will be held in Nigeria to be broadcast to 84 countries on 109 television stations across the world with the support of its media partners.

    AFRIMA 2015 FINAL NOMINEES LIST

    
CONTINENTAL CATEGORIES

 

    Best Female Artist in Inspirational.

 
ARTIST TRACK COUNTRY
Becky Joe How Great Nigeria

Betty Akna Africa United Equatorial Guinea

Lab’l Ma ve wa Ngan Cameroon

MoniQue Na You Dey Reign. Nigeria

Ogecha Dumimaja Nigeria

 

    Best Male Artist in Inspirational.

 
 
 
ARTIST TRACK COUNTRY

Darey Pray for Me Nigeria

Difference Hosanna Nigeria

Juliani One Day Kenya

Prince Eyango Merci Seigneur Cameroon

Timi Dakolo Wish Me Well Nigeria

Vumomse Rakata Cameroon

 

    Best Artist in African RnB & Soul.

 
ARTIST TRACK COUNTRY

Ben Pol Sophia Tanzania

Danny Kalima Dusty City Malawi

Efya Forgetting Me Ghana
Joy Gitau Are You Gonna Love Me? Kenya

Liron Loneliness Kenya

Praiz If I Fall Nigeria

Ruby Gyang Good Man Nigeria

The Soil Susan South Africa

Best Artist in African Contemporary.

ARTIST TRACK COUNTRY

Brymo 1 Pound Nigeria

Charlotte Dipanda Elle n’a pas Vu Cameroon

Diamond Platnumz Nasema Nawe Tanzania

Linah Ole Themba Tanzania

Makadem Nipe Denda Moja Kenya

Mani Bella Face a Face Cameroon

    Best Artist in African Hip-Hop.

 
ARTIST TRACK COUNTRY

Cassper Nyovest Ghetto. South Africa

Edem The One (Remix) Ghana

Jovi Big Vulture Cameroon

 
Juliani One Day Kenya

M.anifest Forget Dem Ghana

Stanley Enow King Kong Cameroon

NG Bling Parle a ma Main Gabon

Kiff No Beat Ca Gate Coeur Ivory Coast
 

    Best Artist in African Electro.

ARTIST TRACK COUNTRY

Blade Deep Perfectly South Africa

Boddhi Satva Mama Kosa DRC
Busiswa Lahla South Africa

Flavour Power to Win Nigeria

Gazza Shuna Namibia & South Africa
 
Best Artist in African Pop.

ARTIST TRACK COUNTRY

DJ Arafat Gbobolor Côte d’Ivoire

Don Bigg Ghadi Bellour Morocco
Meezo L Fadly M’Wooppy Morocco

Toofan Orobo Togo

Vanessa Mdee Hawajui Tanzania

Wande coal Baby Hello Nigeria

YCee Condo Nigeria
 

    Best Artist in African Rock.

ARTIST TRACK COUNTRY

Bebe Cool Love You Everyday Uganda

Dark Suburb I Dey Feel You Die Ghana

Lulu & The Zakaleo Band Thembassa Kenya

M’vula Volume 10 Angola

Prime Circle Doors South Africa

Wiyaala Angle Ghana

 

    Best Artist in African Reggae, Ragga & Dancehall

ARTIST TRACK COUNTRY

Cindy Dat Dat Uganda

Erick Kristal Ile Ife Africa Benin

Nneka My Love, My Love Nigeria

Timaya Sanko Nigeria

Patoranking Daniella Whine Nigeria

Stonebwoy Pull Up (Remix) Ghana

Teddy Afro Korkuma Africa Ethiopia

Best Artist in African Jazz.

ARTIST TRACK COUNTRY

Abdullah Ibrahim The Song is my Story South Africa

Abel Mulugeta Leb Barbamet Ethiopia

Kunle Ayo Joromi Nigeria

Joel Sebunjo Nakato Uganda

Gabacho Maroconnection Moussaoui Morocco

Gangbe Brass Bana Yoruba Benin

Best Artist in African Traditional.

ARTIST. TRACK COUNTRY

Aziz Sahmaoui Mazal Morocco

Gangbe Brass Band. Yoruba Benin

Irene Namatovu Okuzaala Kujagaana Uganda

Saava Karim Akalulu Uganda

Sekou Kouyate Dela Guinea

Simo Lagnawi Bolami Morocco

Best African Collaboration.

ARTIST
Davido, featuring Uhuru & DJ Buckz

TRACK
The Sound

COUNTRY
Nigeria & South Africa

ARTIST
AKA, featuring Burna Boy, Da Les & Jr

TRACK
All Eyes on Me

COUNTRY
South Africa & Nigeria

 ARTIST
Dibi Dobo, featuring Angelique Kidjo

TRACK
Ekomole

COUNTRY
Benin

ARTIST 
J. Martins, featuring Youssou N’dour

TRACK
Time is Now

COUNTRY
Nigeria & Senegal

ARTIST 
Ladysmith Black Mambazo, featuring Salif Keita

TRACK
United We Stand

COUNTRY
South Africa & Mali

 AIRTIST
Waje, Victoria Kimani, Vanessa Mdee, Arielle T,   Gabriela, Yemi Alade, Selmor Mtukudzi, Judith Sephuma, Blessing Nwafor and   Omotola Jalade Ekeinde

TRACK
Strong Girl

COUNTRY
Kenya, Tanzania, Gabon, Mozambique, Nigeria,   Zimbabwe, South Africa

 ARTIST
Sauti Sol, featuring Amos & Josh

TRACK
Nerea

COUNTRY
Kenya

ARTIST
Toofan, featuring DJ Arafat

TRACK
Apero

COUNTRY
Togo & Ivory Coast

ARTIST
VVIP, featuring Idris Elba & Phyno

TRACK
Selfie (Remix)

COUNTRY
Ghana, Nigeria & Sierra Leone

ARTIST
Yemi Alade, featuring Dil

TRACK
Temperature

COUNTRY
Nigeria

 

    Best African Group.

 
ARTIST TRACK COUNTRY

Dark Suburb Jump Off a Cliff Ghana

Featurist Babaah Cameroon

P-Square Shekini Nigeria

Sauti Sol Sura Yako Kenya

The Soil Susan South Africa

VVIP Skolom Ghana
 
 
Most Promising Artist in Africa.

 

ARTIST TRACK COUNTRY

 Aramide Iwo Nikan Nigeria

Ben Pol Sophia Tanzania

H_Art the Band Uliza Kiatu Kenya

Joy Gitau Are You Gonna Love Me? Kenya

Kiss Daniel Woju Nigeria

Liron Loneliness Kenya

Lulu & The Zakaleo Band Thembassa Kenya

Video of the Year in Africa.

 VIDEO
Africa

VIDEO DIRECTOR   (ARTIST)
Stanley Ajjetey (Wiyaala)

COUNTRY
Ghana

 VIDEO
Time is Now

VIDEO DIRECTOR   (ARTIST)
John Njaga Demps & Unlimited L.A (J. Martins,   featuring Youssou N’dour)

COUNTRY
Nigeria & Senegal

 
VIDEO
Sura Yako

VIDEO DIRECTOR   (ARTIST)
Enos Olik (Sauti Sol)

COUNTRY
Kenya

 
VIDEO
Golibe

VIDEO DIRECTOR   (ARTIST)
Clarence Peters (Flavour)

COUNTRY
Nigeria

 VIDEO
The One

VIDEO DIRECTOR   (ARTIST)
Edem Ft. Sway (Gyo Gyimah)

COUNTRY
Ghana

VIDEO
Shekini

VIDEO DIRECTOR   (ARTIST)
Clarence Peters (P-Square)

COUNTRY
Nigeria

 

    Revelation of the Year in Africa.

 
ARTIST TRACK COUNTRY

Adekunle Gold Sade Nigeria

Amantle Moratiwa Botswana

 
Daphne Gunshot Cameroon

H_Art the Band Uliza Kiatu Kenya

Kiss Daniel Woju Nigeria

THT Week end. Madagascar

 

    Album of the Year in Africa

ALBUM ARTIST COUNTRY

Ayo (Joy) Wizkid Nigeria

Double Trouble P-Square Nigeria

Elle n’a pas vu Charlotte Dipanda Cameroon

Face a Face Mani Bella Cameroon

King of Queens Yemi Alade Nigeria

Silt Alsarah & The Nubatones Sudan

Tabula Rasa Brymo Nigeria

Thankful Flavour Nigeria

The Lioness Wiyaala Ghana

    Song of the Year in Africa

TRACK ARTIST COUNTRY

Adonai (Remix)Sarkodie, featuring Castro
Ghana

Elle n’a pas vu Charlotte Dipanda Cameroon

Fans Mi Davido featuring Meek Mill Nigeria

Kissing Yemi Alade Nigeria

Mwana Alikiba Tanzania

Nasema Nawe Diamond Platnumz, featuring Khadija Kopa Tanzania

Ojuelegba Wizkid Nigeria

Shekini P-Square. Nigeria

Sura Yako Sauti Sol Kenya

Wale Wale Dr. Jose Chameleone Uganda

 

    Artist of the Year in Africa

 
ARTIST TRACK COUNTRY

Alikiba Mwana Tanzania

Charlotte Dipanda Elle n’a pas vu Cameroon

Davido Fans Mi Nigeria

Diamond Platnumz Nasema Nawe Tanzania

Flavour Golibe Nigeria

Dr. Jose Chameleone Wale Wale Uganda

Olamide Shakiti Bobo Nigeria

Sarkodie Adonai (Remix) Ghana

Wizkid Ojuelegba Nigeria

Yemi Alade Kissing Nigeria

    REGIONAL CATEGORIES

 

    Best Male Artist in Central Africa.

ARTIST. TRACK COUNTRY

Awilo Longomba Bundelele DRC

Herleo Muntu Muabilayi DRC

Junior Eyango Belle Mere Cameroon

Locko Margo Cameroon

Numerica Kossa Moi Ça Cameroon

Stanley Enow King Kong Cameroon
 

    Best Female Artist in Central Africa.

ARTIST TRACK COUNTRY

Betty Akna Africa United Equatorial Guinea

Charlotte Dipanda Elle n’a pas Vu Cameroon

Laurette La Perle Twist DRC

Mani Bella Face a Face Cameroon

Missy BK Ndolo Cameroon

    Best Male Artist in Eastern Africa.

ARTIST TRACK COUNTRY

Alikiba Mwana Tanzania

Diamond Platnumz Nasema Nawe Tanzania

Dr. Jose Chameleone Wale Wale Uganda

Jaguar One Centimetre Kenya

Kidum Ihorere Burundi

Teddy Afro Korkuma Africa Ethiopia

 

    Best Female Artist in Eastern Africa.

 
ARTIST TRACK COUNTRY

Alsarah Habibi Taal Sudan

Helen Berhe Gumema Bet Ethiopia

Lilian Mbabazi Simple Girl Uganda

Linah Ole Themba Tanzania

Suzanna Owiyo Wamiel Kenya

Tsedenia Yet Biye Ethiopia

    Best Male Artist in Northern Africa.

ARTIST TRACK COUNTRY

Ahmed Soultan This is Who I Am Morocco

Amr Diab Gamalo Egypt

Aziz Sahmaoui Mazal Morocco
Don Big Ghadi Bellour Morocco

Monsif Jilali Bki Ya L’ayne Morocco

Simo Lagnawi Bolami Morocco

 

    Best Female Artist in Northern Africa.

 
ARTIST TRACK COUNTRY

Cheba Sabrine Oublie Moi Algeria

Jannat Agbany Shakhsito Morocco

Manal #Denia Morocco

Samira Said Mazloom. Morocco

Souad Massi. El Boulbouli. Algeria

 
 

    Best Female Artist in Southern Africa.

 
 
 
ARTIST

TRACK

COUNTRY

 
Anna Joyce

Ja Nao Combina

Angola

 
Bucie

Shela

South Africa

 
Busiswa

Lahla

South Africa

 
Celma Ribas

Fato

Angola

 
Cindy Munyavi

Kutsvaga Mari

Zimbabwe

 
Kelly Khumalo

Asine

South Africa

 
 

 
 

 
Best Male Artist in Southern Africa.

 
 
 
ARTIST

TRACK

COUNTRY

 
Beatenberg

Beauty Like a Tightened Bow

South Africa

 
Cassper Nyovest

Ghetto

South Africa

 
DJ Malvado

Toca Ninguém se Mexe

Angola

 
Djeff Afrozila

Ser Kazukuta

Angola

 
Jeremy Loops

Down South

South Africa

 
KO

Son of a Gun

South Africa

 
 

 
 

 
Best Male Artist in Western Africa.

 
 
 
ARTIST

TRACK

COUNTRY

 
Brymo

1 Pound

Nigeria

 
Davido

Fans Mi

Nigeria

 
Flavour

Golibe

Nigeria

 
Olamide

Shakiti Bobo

Nigeria

 
Sarkodie

Adonai (Remix)

Ghana

 
Wizkid

Ojuelegba

Nigeria

 
 

 
 

 
Best Female Artist in Western Africa.

 
 
 
ARTIST

TRACK

COUNTRY

 
Efya

Forgetting Me

Ghana

 
Niyola

Last Bus Stop

Nigeria

 
Ruby Gyang

Good Man

Nigeria

 
Seyi Shay

Jangilova

Nigeria

 
Wiyaala

Africa

Ghana

 
Yemi Alade

Kissing

Nigeria

AFRIMA TRAIN TO HIT CASABLANCA, RABAT IN MOROCCO FOR STAKEHOLDERS’ CONFERENCE

MOROCCO TO HOST AFRIMA 2015 STAKEHOLDERS’ CONFERENCE

As part of its continuous strategic engagement with stakeholders and
different regions in Africa, The All Africa Music Awards, AFRIMA, in partnership with the African Union Commission, AUC, will be holding a stakeholders’ conference for the Northern region of Africa in Morocco, on Thursday, July 23, 2015 at Sofitel Casablanca Tour Blanche Hotel, Rue Sidi Belyout, Casablanca, 20000, Morocco, beginning from 16.00 GMT/UTC with the theme; Integration of Africa Through Culture and Music.

Also, the AFRIMA team will have an extensive meeting with the government of Kingdom of Morocco in the capital city, Rabat on Friday, July 24,2015 as confirmed by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, M’Barka Bouaid in addition to a number of production meetings scheduled for Casablanca.

The AFRIMA stakeholders’ conference is a platform for education and knowledge sharing for artistes and other stakeholders in the African music industry to understand and align with the vision, objectives and ideals of AFRIMA and AUC which are aimed towards an integrated, peaceful and prosperous Africa by using the tools of art, music and tourism.

Expected at the Casablanca conference are the winners from Northern Africa at the 2014 AFRIMA edition which include Noura Mint Seymale (Mauritania) for Best Female in Northern Africa category and Ahmed Soultan, (Morocco) for Best Male in Northern Africa category as well as key decision makers in the media and music industry in Northern Africa that include Egypt, Tunisia, Algeria, Mauritania among others.

The conference is also expected to bring together Artistes, media executives, policy makers, music producers, record label owners, artistes’ managers, video directors, music entrepreneurs, music enthusiasts, officials of African Union Commission, AUC, relevant government officials in Morrocco and AFRIMA partners to discuss strategies and actions needed to facilitate better opportunities for stakeholders from North Africa in the AFRIMA initiative.

The stakeholders’ conference will feature panelists from AFRIMA, AUC and Northern Africa region among who are AFRIMA Executive Producer/President, Mike Dada; Head of Culture Division, Department of
Social Affairs, African Union Commission, AUC,_ _Angela Martins; Chairman, International Committee, AFRIMA, Steve Ayorinde; Sponsorship and Communication Committee, Member, Jire Anifalaje;Regional Director of Afrima, Brahim EL Maznid and Winner of 2014 AFRIMA Awards, Ahmed Soultan from Morocco among others.

    “I am happy that AFRIMA officials will be in Morocco for the stakeholder conference that is capable of eliciting ideas about
    integration through culture and music for development. AFRIMA is a powerful and credible voice to tell a new story of Africa and I am sure that the support for Music will grow more fin Morocco after this conference.

The International Committee of AFRIMA appreciates the support of African music industry and the Northern Africa in particular for aligning with the vision and objectives of AFRIMA that are aimed at continental integration towards a peaceful and prosperous Africa using the platform of art and music.

The AFRIMA team is also expected to speak on the buildup which include the, ADJUDICATION AND NOMINATION PROCESS, PUBLIC VOTING PROCESS, AFRICA
MUSIC SUMMIT;
and the AFRIMA MUSIC VILLAGE, towards 2015 AFRIMA ceremony coming up later in the year in November 13-15, 2015 in Nigeria.

The All Africa Music Awards, AFRIMA, the continental initiative conceptualized to celebrate, showcase, reward and promote the rich African music worldwide, thus reaching out to the millions of fans, and propelling African music to glorious pinnacles beyond the borders of Africa. AFRIMA will be broadcast to over 84 countries across the world on 109 television stations.

SOUTH AFRICA EMBRACES AFRIMA AT STAKEHOLDERS’ CONFERENCE

As Entry Submission Closes on July 20, 2015. It was a day of joy for South African artiste, Mkhululi Siqula best known as ‘Heavy-k DRUMBOSS’ as he receives his 2014 AFRIMA Trophy at the All Africa Music Awards, AFRIMA stakeholders’ conference held on Friday, July 10, 2015 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, The Rosebank, Johannesburg, South Africa.
Accepting his award for 2014 “Best Male in Southern Africa” category featuring Professor in “Beautiful War”, Heavy K echoed his words with excitement;

    “At my age winning and carrying this (AFRIMA) trophy, it is overwhelming, like am so excited right now.” “I just thank AFRIMA and fans across Africa, it means a lot to me. I regretted for not being at the last edition but I will be there at the AFRIMA 2015 edition in November 13 – 15, Lagos” He concluded.

The AFRIMA South Africa stakeholders’ conference featured panelists from Southern Africa region; Artiste, Malaika’s Tshedi Mholo (South Africa); AFRIMA Sponsorship and Communication Director, Matlou Tsotsetsi (South Africa); AFRIMA Jury members from Southern Africa, Delani Makhalima (Zimbabwe); Assistant Communication Manager, ONE campaign, Yannick Tshimanga (South Africa).
The panelist from AFRIMA secretariat include Chairman, AFRIMA International Media Committee, Steve Ayorinde (Nigeria); AFRIMA Executive Producer/President, Mike Dada among others from the AFRIMA secretariat.
The conference which brought together artistes from Southern Africa, the media, AFRIMA partners and other music industry stakeholders was centred on the vision, mission and transparent adjudication process of AFRIMA as well as the 2015 AFRIMA Entry Submission which closes on Monday July 20, 2015 and other build up events which include the Africa Music Summit; and the AFRIMA Music Village, towards 2015
AFRIMA ceremony coming up later in November, 2015. Also receiving an award at the Johannesburg conference, Collin Mokgaotsi, the label manager of Mi Casa on behalf of the group (trio of Dr. Duda, J’Something and Mo-T) for 2014 “Best African Electro” category for track “Jika”, “Thank you AFRIMA for recognizing our work and thank you for bestowing us with the award. We also thank all Africans that voted for Mi Casa, we love you.”
Speaking as a panelist, the Award-winning South African Afro-pop, Malaika’s Tshedi Mholo (South Africa) “I am happy to be on AFRIMA panel. I have seen awards across Africa but AFRIMA is more than an award. It is a platform to sell our story, our uniqueness, and our culture as an Africa to the rest of the world. The conference today has definitely enriched my knowledge that we (Artiste) are in business to sell Africa through our songs, our dressings, and our life style which is in line with the vision and objectives of AFRIMA aimed at showcasing Africa as a center of possibilities, development, peaceful and prosperous continent.”
The All Africa Music Awards, AFRIMA, the continental initiative conceptualized to celebrate, showcase, reward and promote the rich African music worldwide, thus reaching out to the millions of fans, and propelling African music to glorious pinnacles beyond the borders of Africa. AFRIMA will be broadcast to over 84 countries across the world on 109 television stations in November where the 23.9 Karat gold plated AFRIMA trophy will be given to winners.