Gov’t Supports AFRIMA with $4.5million – Catherine Afeku
The Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture, Catherine Afeku, has disclosed that the government is doling out $ 4.5 million to support All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA).
Speaking on Hitz FM on Friday, Catherine added that, this years edition hosted in Ghana is an opportunity for Ghana to boost its tourism and creative arts.
“Government is supporting the event with $4.5 million for the three years but for this year, we are spending $ 700,000,” she said.
According to her food vendors, taxi drivers and a lot of other business people are going to benefit from AFRIMA.
“We are going to showcase the Pan-African credentials of our nation through music, culture and at the end of it all, the world [starting with Ghana] will take us very serious that arts, culture, entertainment is big business,” she noted.
The Music Village was held last night at the Black Star Square with artistes like Mr P, Stonebwoy, Kidi, Kuami Eugene, Harrysong, among others on stage.
The climax of the event, which is the awards ceremony, will be held tomorrow, 24th November, 2018 at the Accra International Conference Centre.
All Africa Music Awards (also referred to as AFRIMA) is an annual award show. The event was established by the International Committee AFRIMA, in collaboration with the African Union (AU) to reward and celebrate musical works, talents and creativity around the African continent while promoting the African cultural heritage. Its pioneer Awards show was held in 2014.