Senegal has been confirmed a host of the 8th edition of All Africa Music Awards, AFRIMA.
Nigerian superstar Wizkid won the Artist of the Year, Best Collaboration and Song of the Year awards at the 2021 AFRIMAS
The Senegal government, at a joint world media conference held between The International Committee of AFRIMA and The African union commission at the weekend, accepted to host the traveling people’s choice awards scheme in Dakar, Senegal; becoming the first francophone country to host the highly publicized event.
The 8th AFRIMA in Senegal is officially tagged the Teranga edition which encompasses the good hospitality, warmth, generosity and sharing that is the core to Senegalese life, as well as celebrating Africa in a magical way and promoting the values of Senegalese people globally through the AFRIMA platform.
According to the organizer, this edition is aimed to expose young creatives to opportunities in the creative economy and new music business models, monetization in music, intellectual property rights and licensing as well as collaborations with other global African music superstars that will be participating in 8th AFRIMA in Dakar.
Scheduled to commence on Thursday, January 12, 2023, will feature fringe activities including a welcome soiree, the AFRIMAs Music Village, a host city tour, the African Music Business Summit and a nominees’ party. The voting deadline for nominees is 13 January 2023. Fans can vote for their favourite artists via the AFRIMAs website.