African-American music star, Akon has been unveiled as host of the fourth yearly All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA) planned to hang on Sunday, November 12, 2017 at the Eko Convention Center of the Eko Hotels and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria.
As indicated by an announcement by the African Union Commission and the International Committee of AFRIMA made accessible to the media on Tuesday, October 31, the Senegal-conceived whiz will deal with the occasion procedures of the live communicate grant demonstrate booked to air live on more than 80 TV slots and online stages over the world with help from the co-have, Ms. Sophy Aiida, a Cameroonian-French amusement telecaster.
With a reputation of remarkable accomplishment in the worldwide music industry that has conveyed gigantic acknowledgment to Africa’s imaginative vitality and creativity, Akon, a multi-Grammy grant winning vocalist, musician, record maker and on-screen character, has put his name in the Guinness Book of World Record as the main offering artiste for ace ringtones on the planet.
Positioned the fifth most intense superstar in Forbes’ Africa rundown of 40, Akon is likewise a businessperson and donor who is energetic about the African mainland. He gives power to 15 African nations through his “Light Africa Project” and backings underprivileged African adolescents through his Konfidence Initiative. He runs music names, Konvict Music and the Kon Live Republic effectively.
Co-have Sophy Aiida is a productive supporter who is referred to on radio as Cameroon’s greatest young lady nearby. Sophy was conceived in Paris, moved to New York where she put in 15 years before coming back to Cameroon to add to her country. The multilingual and multi-skilled lady is viewed as one of Central Africa’s greatest show have. Sophy has likewise acted in rave African French-talking motion pictures and has additionally dropped a presentation single. Sophy Aiida is the fellow benefactor of the Nakande Project, an activity that backings the rise of incredible young ladies through its training, strengthening and mentorship programs. She has facilitated different annuals show meantimeions in Africa.
In the mean time, Africans on the landmass and in the diaspora are in energetic expectation for the AFRIMA 2017 fundamental honors service and the AFRIMA Music Village planned to hang on Friday, November 10. The Music Village is a night of constant open music celebration of live exhibitions from African stars and chosen people, with a crowd of people of 40,000 individuals. It will likewise be communicated live and created by a conspicuous experiential showcasing/generation office in Africa, Backstage Pro.
The yearly All Africa Music Awards in organization with the African Union Commission, is a festival of Africa by compensating the imagination and innovation of African artistes and musicians with the radiant 23.9 carat gold-plated AFRIMA trophy. The 2017 Main Awards Ceremony, in relationship with Lagos State of Nigeria, the Official Host City, will be a beautiful, execution stuffed occasion graced by music stars, industry legends, commanders of businesses, representatives, government authorities, music darlings over the landmass. The occasion will be communicated live crosswise over 84 nations in Africa.
Additionally arranged for the few days of AFRIMA 2017 is Africa Music Business Roundtable in Association with TRACE with the subject, Digital Takeover: Shaping the Future of African Music (November 10). AMBR is a stage made by AFRIMA for engagement on music, cash, media and developing worldwide business hones as they influence the imaginative enterprises in Africa.
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