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Afrima 2018: Awards Ceremony Held Tonight


The fifth edition of the annual All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA) ceremony will take place today at the Accra International Conference Centre (AICC) in Accra at exactly 7:30pm.

The awards ceremony, which will be graced by high-profile guests from across the continent and the diaspora, will be hosted by Michael Blackson, Pearl Thusi and Anita Erskine.

According to the organisers, the red carpet event will start at 6:00pm before the main event which is expected to kick off at 7:30pm prompt.

The AFRIMA after-party will also take place after the awards ceremony at the Pool Bar, Kempinski Hotel Gold Coast.

The awards ceremony will be broadcast to 84 countries and on platforms like Multichoice, DSTV, GOTV and national television stations.

The event, which is being organised by the African Union Commission (AUC) in partnership with the All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA) and the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture, will witness live performances from some of the 2018 AFRIMA nominees, past award winners and special guest artistes.

Some the local artistes billed for the event are Stonebwoy, Shatta Wale and a few others who will rock the stage alongside other African acts.

Among Ghanaian artistes nominated in the various categories at this year’s AFRIMA are Kidi, Kuami Eugene, King Promise, Sarkodie, Stonebwoy, Efya, Ebony, Joe Mettle and Becca.

Since AFRIMA was established in 2014, this is the first time the biggest music event in Africa is being held outside Nigeria.

It seeks to reward and celebrate musical works, talents and creativity around the African continent while promoting Africa’s cultural heritage.

The four day event started with a welcome soiree for foreign nominees at the Kempinski Hotel on Wednesday, November 21.

This was followed by the ‘Africa Music Business Summit’ (AMBS) on Thursday, November 22, at the Ballroom of Kempinski Hotel.

Later in the day, African music lovers enjoyed performances by artistes across the continent at the ‘AFRIMA Music Village’, “a festival-style music concert” at the Black Star Square in Accra

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