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5TH AFRIMA: YVONNE CHAKA CHAKA, BOBI WINE, BOLA RAY, KEKE OGUNGBE, OBOUR, DJ VAN, OTHERS TO SPEAK AT AFRICA MUSIC BUSINESS SUMMIT (AMBS) IN GHANA Renowned South African music superstar, Yvonne Chaka Chaka; Ugandan music activist and parliamentarian, Bobi Wine; Internationally acclaimed video and audio disk jockey, DJ Van; Nigerian music executive, Kenny Ogungbe; Ghanaian entertainment and media owner, Bola…

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AFRIMA announces exciting event programme for GHANA 2018

The International Committee of All Africa Music Awards, AFRIMA, and The African Union Commission, AUC, have announced the program for the biggest music event in Africa, the 5th AFRIMA-Ghana 2018 holding in the Gold Coast City of Accra, Ghana from Wednesday, November 21 to Saturday, November 24 under the theme ‘Africa is Gold’. Ghana was unveiled as the 5th AFRIMA…

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African Fans’ Favourite- Artiste After the Fan’s Heart

African Fans’ Favourite- Artiste after the Fan’s Heart The 2018 edition of the most prestigious award on the continent is fast approaching, All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA) has released its full list of nominees after the 13 man jury had screened and selected from over 8,000 entries submitted by artistes. The category for African Fans’ Favourite is solely dedicated to…

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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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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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SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR - The Golden Pen of 2018

SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR – The Golden Pen of 2018

The season of celebration for the most prestigious music awards in Africa is here again. The 2018 All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA) tagged 5th AFRIMA is presently in the frenzy mood with entry submission of songs through its online portal. Music artiste, DJ’s, producers, directors, songwriters, and choreographers in the creative industry will jostle to emerge winner of the 23.9…

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Efya, the award winning vocalist

Efya The talented songstress described her genre as Neo-soul, jazz and timeless. Her music prowess is evident in all of her works, as her genre leans towards the soulful music with roots in the contemporary blues, RnB, and jazz A genre popularized by the likes of Erykah Badu, Lauryn Hill, and Alicia Keys. Born in Kumasi, Ghana, Efya is soaring high and…

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Victoria Kimani at 5thAFRIMA in Accra


Kimani was one of the African Artiste who attended the 5th AFRIMA World Calendar Unveiling held on May 21, 2018 in Accra Ghana. Also part of a panel of discussion who spoke on the challenges and future of the music business in Africa. Kimani shared her experience as a Kenyan artiste and how there have been progress compared to what…

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Zeynab Abib | All Africa Music Awards 5thAFRIMA

Zeynab Abib; the Beninese Music Icon

Zeynab Abib is a Beninese music icon, born Oloukèmi Zeynab Abibou. She is a renowned singer and song writer, passionate about music and her tradition. She proficiently combines RnB and the Beninese (Yoruba) culture with a fusion of native idioms and modern musical instruments, thereby, preserving the African traditional sound. Zeynab released her first album ‘intori’ in 2002, and has since been celebrated…

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Dark Suburb- AFRIMA

Dark Suburb; Ghana’s First Alternative Rock Band

Dark Suburb Ghana’s  first Alternative Rock Band ‘Dark Suburb’ consist of anonymous talented musicians (guitarist, pianist, drummers, singer) who wear skeleton mask as a form of identity. The band consist of 5 musicians and a poet, who acts as their Chief Priest and band leader. They have been able to combine rock with all forms of African style of music.…

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Hugh Masakela

AFRIMA Celebrates the Life of African Music Icon, Late Hugh Masekela

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  The International Committee of AFRIMA (All Africa Music Awards) celebrates the life of an African music icon and activist, Hugh Masekela as he passed on peacefully at his country home, Johannesburg, South Africa after a protracted battle with prostate cancer on January 23, 2018 at the age of 78. Masekela earned three nominations at the 2017 AFRIM in the…

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