AFRIMA hosts stakeholders’ conference in Cameroon, as entry submission closes August 2 - Trends and Politics


Wednesday, 26 June 2019

AFRIMA hosts stakeholders’ conference in Cameroon, as entry submission closes August 2


The 6th All Africa  Music Awards, AFRIMA, will host music and culture industry stakeholders  at a Stakeholders’ Conference holding on Friday, June 28, 2019 at the  Las Vegas VIP, Sable, Bonamoissadi, Douala, Cameroon.
The AFRIMA-Cameroon conference will specifically reveal details of the  6th AFRIMA entry submission process and other programmes for the annual  continental awards to effectively engage music talents and content  creators who are key stakeholders and beneficiaries of the awarding 
process. The 6th AFRIMA Entry Submissions that closes on Friday August  2, 2019, is open for entries to Artistes, Songwriters, Video Directors,  Producers, Dancers/Choreographers, DJs and un-recorded artistes of  African origin living on the continent and Diaspora.
According to the AFRIMA Regional Director, Central Africa, Mr. Ernest  Ewane, “AFRIMA is sharing the spirit of Pan-Africanism for greater  collaborations in culture, music and entertainment for sustainable  development in line with the African Union (AU) cultural agenda for  peace building, integration, democracy, economic advancement and youth  social development.

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The Conference will also focus on AFRIMA 2019 build-up events which  include Turn Up Africa Music Concert & Conference, the Adjudication  Process, the Nominees’ Announcement, Public Voting as well as the Main  Awards Ceremony events such as the Africa Music Business Summit; the  AFRIMA Music Village, and the Awards Night which comes up in November.
Expected to attend the event in Cameroon will be music professionals,  creative experts, cultural industry practitioners, recording artistes,  record labels, artiste managers, publishing companies, policy makers,  government officials, business and media practitioners in Cameroon and  neighbouring countries. Some past AFRIMA winners and nominees from  Cameroon are Stanley Enow (2015 winner, Best Male Artiste in Central  Africa, and 2016 winner, Best Artiste in African Hip Hop), Charlotte  Dipanda (2015 winner, Album of the Year, Best Artiste in African  Contemporary, & Best Female in Central Africa), Montess (2017 winner,  Best Female Artiste in Central Africa), Nde Ndifonka aka Wax Dey (2016  winner, Best Male Artiste in Central Africa), Daphne (2018 winner, Best  Female Artiste in Central Africa), Locko (2017 winner, Best Male in 
Central Africa), Salatiel, Magasco, and Mr. Leo amongst others. The  Cameroon event partners include Calabash, Las Vegas VIP, and Atalaku  Music.


In partnership with the African Union (AU), the All Africa Music Awards,  AFRIMA, is a music and cultural initiative developed to celebrate,  reward and showcase the rich musical heritage of Africa, stimulate  conversations among Africans and between Africa and the rest of the  globe about the great potentials and values of the African culture and  artistic legacy for the purpose of creating jobs, reducing poverty,  calling attention of world leaders to Africa and promoting the positive 
image of Africa to the world.

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