Following the recent unveiling of calendar of activities for the 2018
edition of the All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA) in Accra, Ghana, which
included a courtesy visit to the President of Ghana, H.E. Nana Addo Dankwa
Akufo-Addo by officials of African Union, International Committee of
AFRIMA and African music stars, entry submissions for the annual
continental music awards opens today, Friday, May 25 in commemoration of
From May 25 to August 1, 2018, the 5th edition of AFRIMA will be receiving
on its online portal www.afrima.org, works, songs and videos recorded or
produced by African music professionals and publicly released within the
eligibility period of August 1, 2017 to August 1, 2018. These entries will
compete for possible nomination by the AFRIMA Jury in one or more of the
36 categories of the awards.
The AFRIMA Jury, consisting of 13 members, with vast experience and
practice in African music and culture is charged with overseeing the
AFRIMA Adjudication process to ensure a thorough and fair screening,
categorizing, assessing and selecting process of AFRIMA 2018 nominees.
Nominees are expected to emerge to populate the Regional and Continental
awarding categories of AFRIMA in different genres of music ranging from
African contemporary to electro, traditional, reggae/ragga/dancehall,
hip-hop, R n B, rap and rock.
Furthermore, AFRIMA uses the onset of the 2018 entry submissions to
commemorate the 55th edition of Africa Day, a day set aside annually by
African Union Commission to strengthen the idea of unity among African
countries. One of the objectives of AFRIMA is to celebrate Africans who
channel their energies towards various acts of dynamism in the creative
industry and contribute tremendously to the growth of the social
Music and arts have been one of the core proponents where Africans have
successfully shown immense passion. From the days of traditional folklore
to the present day transition of music into the modern studio recorded
album, Africa has produced world record holders in the music industry,
where music is not only used to promote cultural heritage, but also for
education and entertainment.
Music artistes, managers, producers, record label owners, recording
companies, video directors, publicists and entertainment/music journalist
are eligible to submit their works or submit on behalf of their clients in
any of the relevant award categories. Further details on entry submission
guidelines are available on the AFRIMA website – www.afrima.org.
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.
Annually, the award show is broadcast to over eighty countries around the
Pic 1- AFRIMA 2017 Best Artiste or Group in African Reggae, Ragga &
Dancehall, 2Baba (Nigeria)
Pic 2- AFRIMA 2017 Best Female Artiste in Northern Africa- Ibitssam Tiskat
Pic 3- AFRIMA 2017 Best Male Artiste in Central Africa- Locko (Cameroon)
Pic 4- AFRIMA 2017 Best Female Artiste in Central Africa, Montess (Cameroon)
Pic 5- AFRIMA 2017 Best Female Artiste in East Africa, Nandy (Tanzania)
Pic 6- AFRIMA 2017 Best Artiste in African Jazz, Nduduzo Mhakatini (S/Africa)
Pic 7- AFRIMA 2017 AFRIMA Legendary Awards, Salif Keita (Mali)
Pic 8- AFRIMA 2107 Best Female in Southern Africa- Thandiswa (S/Africa)
Pic 9- AFRIMA 2017 Best Artiste in African Pop- Toofan (Togo)