CHRIS SYREN: 5TH AFRIMA JUROR


Christian Syren, a Swedish music professional, who has lived all his life in South Africa is dedicated to the growth of music and culture in Southern Africa. He co-founded Making Music Productions (MMP), an event and project management company in South Africa, through which he has played a vital role in the music industry. His company provided the technical facilities…

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ÂNGELA MARTINS: 5TH AFRIMA JUROR


Ângela Marina de Ascenssão Jeremias Martins is the African Union Commission representative for the All african Music Awards, and a jury member on the AFRIMA adjudication panel. Mrs Martins heads the Culture Division at the African Union Commission in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. She’s been very active in the preparation, formulation and implementation of appropriate programs, policies and strategies related to…

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Delani Makhalima: 5th AFRIMA JUROR


Delani Makhalima is a non-executive director of MusiXNation, a media entertainment company based in South Africa focused on cross platform digital music distribution and live music entertainment. He is a prolific investor in music and media industries, record producer in the Southern Hemisphere, particularly Zimbabwe and South Africa. Delani is on the jury of the 5th All Africa Music Awards…

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Robert Ekukole: 5th AFRIMA Juror


Robert Ekukole is a renowned Cameroonian media and music professional with 29 years of experience in media and broadcasting. He is well known for his monumental contribution to the broadcast industry in his country. His revolutionary skills and innovations in the electronic medium have brought about great leaps and bounds in his career. With a life span career in broadcasting, he…

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TABU OSUSA: 5TH AFRIMA JUROR


WILLIAM ‘TABU’ OSUSA William Osusa, better known in the music circle as Tabu Osusa is a key part of the Eastern African Music Industry. The Kenyan native is the founding Executive Director of Ketebul Music, a musical outfit that has been actively involved in shaping the careers and running some of the top recording and performing bands and artistes in…

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JOETT: 5TH AFRIMA JUROR


JOETT Regarded as one of the most acclaimed vocal coach in his native country, Tanzania, Joett is also a songwriter whose song writing skills earned him registered membership of the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP). Joett’s international music exposure entailed working with musical establishments like Universal, Sony BMG, Capitol, Columbia and Jive Records. All of these attained…

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RITA RAY: 5th AFRIMA Juror


Rita Ray Rita is an embodiment of performing arts with an outstanding repertoire in music, theatre, broadcast and sound production. With a relentless passion for her craft, the music guru is a popular club DJ and a celebrated music revolutionary. Having a career life that revolves around music, she presents the African music review on Focus on the BBC World…

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Hadja Kobele Keita 5th AFRIMA Juror | All Africa Music Awards

Hadja Kobele Keita: 5th AFRIMA Juror


Hadja Kobele Keita is the astounding 5th AFRIMA juror from Guinea, representative of the Diaspora. She is a veteran in the business of music, having accrued over 15 years of experience spanning music, touring, and management. Hadja has successfully worked with iconic music stars including; 2Baba Idibia, Fally Ipupa, T-Pain, Davido, Tiwa Savage, Ace Hood , Mavado, Sarkodie and Wizkid. Over the…

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David Tayorault: 5th AFRIMA Juror


David Tayorault’s career began at the young age of 16, and he has grown to become one of the most outstanding game changers in the African music industry. He is a writer, composer, talent manager and an interpreter. Tayorault is a renowned activist dedicated to the emergence and achievements of many African artistes. He created, discovered and popularized certain rhythms such…

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Olisa Adibua 5th AFRIMA Juror | All Africa Music Awards

Olisa Adibua: 5th AFRIMA Juror


Olisa Adibua is one of the most outstanding personalities committed to the growth and success of African media and entertainment industry. He is a Nigerian prolific broadcaster, music executive and talent manager. Olisa is a veteran with most outstanding influence in the media and entertainment industry. He is the co-founder of Storm Records and has also played a vital role in media…

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Wax Dey, the Afro Urban Artiste from Cameroon


Wax Dey has proven himself to be one of the most versatile artiste from Cameroon whose craft has popularized him amongst great talents in the African entertainment industry. Started out at an early age as a young enthusiast who developed his music career while in his school choir where he wrote his first song, led an advocacy to change the…

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5th AFRIMA submission of songs to end August 1, 2018 Countdown Begins


5th AFRIMA submission of songs to end  … Artistes advised to submit before Aug. 1 closing date  … 2018 entries expected to beat previous records The countdown has begun to the August 1, 2018 deadline for submission of songs and videos to be nominated for the 5th annual All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA), the biggest music event in Africa that…

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Eddy Kenzo, Ugandan Afropop star


Eddy Kenzo, the multiple award winner from Uganda, whose rise to stardom is a unique story in itself, grew up as an orphan in the streets of Uganda against all odds. Discovering his talents quite early, he started with writing of songs, then broke into the music scene in 2008, with the release of his first single ‘Yanimba‘. ‘Stamina’ his…

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Ladysmith Black Mambazo, the Legendary male group from South Africa


The male-dominated choral group from South Africa, Ladysmith Black Mambazo have been nominated 16 times for the Grammy awards and won it 4 times. It is of  great surprise how this group of fascinating vocalist has over 4 decades been consistent and relevant, getting several recognitions and awards. Their strength must lie in their ability to use their music, a combination…

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M’Vula, the most prized Nu Metal/Rap-Rock Band from Angola


M’Vula, one of the most prized Nu metal/Rap-rock band from Angola, comprise of great talents with varied expertise in the business of music. They include Lil Jorge (Rapper and Vocalist), Paulo Albuquerque (Lead Guitarist), M.G (Vocalist), Hugo Domingos (Bass & Guitar), Bruno Braz (bass & Guitar), and Michel Marques (Drums). They sing in Portuguese and English. M’Vula, a name which…

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Afrima 2018

Queen of Music in Southern Africa


The 2017 All Africa Music Awards saw the beautiful South African “Thandiswa” emerge winner, best female artiste in Southern Africa. A feat she graciously pulled off with her single “Nonsokolo”. Among those who contended in this category were Sally Boss Madam, Lebo Sekgoela, Busiswa, Babes Wodumo and Amanda Black. Thandiswa Mazai was born in Eastern Cape in 1976 – the…

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