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6th AFRIMA HEADS TO REPUBLIC OF GUINEA?

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***As Conakry hosts African Union stakeholders’ meeting

***Conakry also like to host the award-Music Pundits

The withdrawal of the hosting right of the sixth edition of Africa’s biggest music award AFRIMA from Ghana has left questions about who will host the fiesta this year.

Recently, the International Committee of the All Africa Music Awards, (AFRIMA) announced the withdrawal of Ghana’s hosting right explaining that the decision was taken due to the country’s inability to meet up with  financial and contractual obligations.

Since the announcement, music pundits  have been analysing the likely host nation.

Nigeria being the originating country of the award has been touted as the supposed host with a 9.0 vote. However, Guinea has been credited by music pundits as the most likely country to host the award with a vote of 9.5.

Recall that officials of the African Union Commission (AUC) and members of the International Committee of the All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA) were hosted by the government and people of the Republic of Guinea during the African Union Stakeholders’ meeting which held between Thursday, June 13 and Saturday, June 15, 2019 in Conakry.

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During the visit, Monsieur Fodeba Isto Keira, the Secretary General/Permanent Secretary who spoke on behalf  of the ministry express happiness that the AU and AFRIMA visited the Republic of Guinea for the purpose of entrenching the values and opportunities in the culture and creative industry in Africa. He pledged the support of the government and people of Republic of Guinea to the AFRIMA initiative.

Stakeholders of the award also propagated the idea and objectives of AFRIMA in line with the AU Agenda 2063, Charter for African Cultural Renaissance and the Plan of Action on Cultural and Creative Industries.

Though the idea for the meeting was to  get the Charter for African Cultural Renaissance ratified among Pan African countries, alongside promoting the AFRIMA objectives and its programme of events for the 6th edition which commenced on May 10, 2019 and culminates in the main events in November, speculations are that Guinea might just be the destination of the award.

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Meanwhile, the International Committee of AFRIMA has said it is working to determine a new host country for the 6th edition of the annual All Africa Music Awards AFRIMA and this will be announced in August.

The 6th edition of AFRIMA is a four-day packed full of exhilarating activities scheduled to hold in November.

AFRIMA, is described as a music property that recognises and rewards the work and talent of a myriad of African artists from the old to the new generation of musicians.

The award has received 8,157 songs/videos on its online portal as entry submission closed at 1159 hour (WAT) on Friday, August 2, 2019.

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Why I Endorse Praiz ‘The King Album’-DJ Neptune

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Leading Nigerian DJ, DJ Neptune has endorsed Praiz sophomore album titled King.

Speaking on why he endorsed the 16-track album which features Olamide, Timaya, Phyno and other musicians, DJ Neptune said Praiz cant definitely can’t go wrong with the album.

“He is a great guy, amazing vocals. I know definitely he can’t go wrong with this album. This is his second album, and he is proving himself over and over again,” DJ Neptune said in an interview.

The King album was born out of self-awareness, according to Praiz.

 “I named it the King album because I went to a point of self-awareness. I am a very modest person. I didn’t really place value on what I was able to do, my abilities. I went passed that stage, and I got to a point of self-awareness. I have realised who I truly am, and I named the album the King album.”

Go and get this album. It’s an amazing body of work, it is one of the best project you will ever listen to this year, and till I release another album, trust me.

 

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Why I Don’t Sing In English- Sola Allyson

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Sola Allyson has revealed that she is not likely to sing in English language. The artiste, who sings predominantly in Yoruba language is unapologetic about it.

 

Answering questions regarding her career recently, the ‘Eji Owuro’ singer said that she is not pressured to do anything outside what she wants, adding that she is not likely to sing in English, but acknowledging the possibility of finding English words in her lyrics.

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“I sing predominantly in Yoruba, and my music doesn’t have any religious undertone. I am in the mainstream industry, but I don’t feel any pressure to do anything. I sing in Yoruba unapologetically. I don’t want to sing in English. If you find English words in my lyrics, it is just to let fans know that I am also educated.”

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I Started DJ-Artiste Collaboration, Says DJ Humility

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DJ Humility has laid claim to starting collaborations between DJs and music artiste.

The chubby and dark-complexion disc jockey stated this while speaking on the importance of such collaborations.

“I am one of the few DJs that started the trend, but today, it’s a big thing and a good thing.

“Collaborations with other artistes make the DJs more relevant, and of course the artiste who doesn’t have a good song to push, collaborating with a DJ makes it great.”

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DJ Jimmy Jatt’s ‘Stylee’ released in 2016 featuring 2Baba, Mode 9, Elajoe, was one of the most famous and earliest collaborations between a DJ and music artistes.

 

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