The 6th edition of the All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA) will
be hosted in Lagos State from November 20 to 23, organisers have announced.
Themed ‘Feel Africa’, it is a return to the state that hosted all but one of the past editions.
Accra, Ghana, which hosted the 5th edition last
year, is the only other city to have hosted the pan-African showbiz spectacle.
According to organisers, ‘Feel Africa’, is an initiative
aimed at showcasing the African essence through its music and culture and
inviting everyone to share in the experience of African unity, passion and
“The theme takes inspiration from AFRIMA’s mission to change negative perspectives of Africa by promoting the cultural uniqueness of Africa as a means to counter issues hindering the unity, peaceful co-existence and economic growth of the continent,” a statement by the organisers said.
Lagos hosted AFRIMA from 2014 to 2017 with the support of
the Federal Ministry of Information and Culture.
“The support of the Government of Lagos State as AFRIMA Official Host City in 2016 and 2017 also fostered the smooth execution of the various AFRIMA events and facilitated the seamless engagement of corporate sponsorship/partnership at various facets of event planning and execution,” the statement continued.
Expressing high anticipation for the 6th awards ceremony, associate producer, AFRIMA, Adenrele Niyi, comments, “The 6th AFRIMA finds home in Nigeria for the 2019 awards ceremony and we could not be more excited for this edition.
“We are coming out of a super successful 2018 edition in
Ghana -the 5th AFRIMA was a milestone year for us. These are interesting times
for African music as more of our creatives are defying the imaginary
limitations of cultural diversity to collaborate and create magical music.
“Many of these works would be showcased at the awards events such as the AFRIMA Music Village concert and the main awards ceremony.”