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WE SAID IT: African Union To Host 6th Afrima In Nigeria

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On Sunday, August 25th, The Octopus News (www.theoctopusnews.com) published a story that Nigeria will host the 6th edition of the All Africa Music Award.

The story was an exclusive on our platform. Below is a confirmation of our position by the International Committee of AFRIMA.

 

African Union To Host 6th Afrima In Nigeria

 

…From November 20 to 23, 2019

 …Themed ‘Feel Africa’

The African Union Commission (AUC) and the International Committee of AFRIMA have announced that the 6th edition of the All Africa Music Awards themed ‘Feel Africa’ will be hosted in Lagos State, Nigeria in association with the Federal Ministry of Information and Culture, Nigeria from November 20 to 23, 2019.

In partnership with the African Union, AFRIMA is a youth-focused music property that celebrates Africa, recognizes and rewards the work and talents of a myriad of African artists across generations. AFRIMA is committed to the stimulation of conversations among Africans and between Africa and the rest of the world about the potentials of the cultural and creative economy for real enterprise on the continent, contributing significantly to social cohesion and continental integration as well as sustainable economic growth and development in Africa by lending its voice to promotion of education and campaign against extreme poverty and preventable diseases.

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‘Feel Africa’, is an initiative aimed at showcasing the African essence through its music and culture and inviting everyone to share in the experience of African unity, African passion, and African creativity. The theme takes inspiration from AFRIMA’s mission to change negative perspectives of Africa by promoting the cultural uniqueness of Africa as a means to counter issues hindering the unity, peaceful co-existence and economic growth of the continent.

Lagos State, rated as the largest music, entertainment and commercial hub in Western Africa and also renowned for its bubbly and hip lifestyle has hosted previous editions of AFRIMA from 2014 to 2017 with the support of the Federal Ministry of Information and Culture, Nigeria. The support of the Government of Lagos State as AFRIMA Official Host City in 2016 and 2017 also fostered the smooth execution of the various AFRIMA events and facilitated the seamless engagement of corporate sponsorship/partnership at various facets of event planning and execution.

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In her statement, Head of Culture, African Union Commission, Angela Martins says, “Nigeria playing host to the 6th AFRIMA is indicative of the beneficial relationship the country has developed with the AU & AFRIMA as we use this continental awards platform to strengthen Africa’s culture industries while also promoting the cultural identity and integration of Africans. We are also appreciative of Lagos State Government for hosting 4 previous successful editions of the annual awards programs of events. We are confident that hosting AFRIMA in Lagos state, Nigeria will in no small measure constitute significant achievements for the promotion of African Union’s cultural objectives through the AFRIMA platform”

Meanwhile, fans, followers and lovers of African music artistes have started visiting the AFRIMA online voting platform www.afrima.org that opened on Sunday, September 1 to cast votes for their favorite 6th AFRIMA Nominees. This voting process, which closes on November 22, will determine eventual winners in the 36 AFRIMA awards categories to be recognized at the main awards ceremony scheduled to hold on Saturday, November 23.

Also expressing high anticipation for the 6th awards ceremony, Associate Producer, AFRIMA, Adenrele Niyi comments, “The 6th AFRIMA finds home in Nigeria for the 2019 awards ceremony and we could not be more excited for this edition. We are coming out of a super successful 2018 edition in Ghana -the 5th AFRIMA was a milestone year for us. These are interesting times for African music as more of our creatives are defying the imaginary limitations of cultural diversity to collaborate and create magical music. Many of these works would be showcased at the awards events such as the AFRIMA Music Village concert and the Main Awards Ceremony.

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Needless to say, the accomplishments of African music are far-reaching beyond the continent and we intend to create a 6th AFRIMA showpiece inspired by Afro-modernism. it is shaping up to be the best event Africa has ever seen”, Niyi added.

The 6th edition of AFRIMA will continue in the tradition of a four-day fiesta of music, glamour, Afrocentricism, and entertainment which will be experienced in the city of Lagos. Commencing with the Welcome Soiree on Wednesday, November 20, followed by AFRIMA Music Village on Thursday, November 21 by 6.00 p.m. prompt; Africa Music Business Summit on Friday, November 22 from 8.30 a.m. to 4.30 p.m.; and the live AFRIMA main awards on Saturday, November 23 at 7.30 p.m. preceded by the live Red Carpet at 4.30 p.m.

The AFRIMA Music Village, Red carpet, and main awards events will be broadcast live to over 84 countries around the world including live streaming on the AFRIMA website and other online partner platforms.

All Africa Music Awards is the biggest music event on the continent. It offers benefits that would help in raising the continental and international profile of the host city, including an opportunity to tap into the millions of participants and followers of the growing African music.

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YCee Speaks On Relationship Status

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Rapper, YCee, has for once spoken on his relationship status.

Off his recent expose on Tinny Entertainment the label which used to run him, YCee is now speaking on his relationship status.

In an interview, he revealed his relationship status, adding that he is in a relationship and is not searching.

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Though the ANBT boss who likes his privacy was reluctant to speak on his relationship, he eventually break some hearts with the announcement that he is taken.

 

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BBN: Why Tacha Snubbed 2face

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Big Brother Naija housemate, Tacha, is becoming something else in the reality show.

In recent weeks, she has continually been keeping to herself, even during pre-eviction shows.

She recently took her attitude to an all time new high when she snubbed ‘African Queen’ singer, 2face Idibia.

2face and  Larry Gaga were special guests at the Big Brother Naija house to have a chat with the top 10 housemates and also celebrate his 44th birthday in style.

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In an attempt to shakes hands with Tacha, 2face got  snub. 2face Idibia’s attempt to give Tacha a ‘high five’ was ignored by the housemate.

Nigerians are now reacting, as they continue to ask what is wrong with Tacha?

 

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Majek Fashek’s Manager Open Up On Otedola’s Bail Out Fund***Says We Are Grateful But

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Majek Fashek’s manager, Omenka Uzoma Day, has expressed his appreciation to Femi Otedola who picked the medical bills of his artiste.

Reacting to Otedola’s decision to pick the bills of the ‘Rainmaker’, Omenka said that the development was a positive one, as it takes the burden off the artiste.

Further, he said: “I will not stop in thanking and praying for Otedola for his kind gesture. May the good Lord continue to bless and keep him. The Lord should in His mercy grant his heart desires. He will never lack in Jesus name.”

l-r: Group Managing Director/CEO, United Bank for Africa(UBA) Plc, Mr. Kennedy Uzoka; Group Head, Marketing, UBA Plc, Mrs Dupe Olusola; Group Head, Online Banking, UBA, Mr Austine Abolusoro, during the launch of LEO, the Bank’s chatbot on banking, on Apple Business Chat –IPad and IPhone, held at UBA House, Marina, Lagos on Thursday

Despite the intervention, the talent manager is still begging for more support for the artiste.

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Explaining that Majek Fashek still need support for his feeding, transport and accommodation, he called on Nigerians to assist the artiste.

“At the moment, we still need support for his feeding, transportation and accommodation. I will be having a meeting with the medical director this Friday to know if Majek would be discharged and be coming from home or otherwise. We are looking for a place to stay should he be discharged and he needs to feed. Majek hardly eat out. I cook his food. We do not have an accommodation; we need to rent a place for him to stay and be taken care of. So, we still need help,” Omenka said.

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Condemning moves by some artistes to raise funds on behalf of the reggae musician battling cancer without their consent, Omenka said: “I am not aware of anybody or group of persons raising funds on behalf of Majek Fashek. They are doing so without our consent. They have not contacted me or Majek. I don’t know what they are doing. We have not authorised anyone to do so.”

 

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