Creative Africa Nexus Weekend (CANEX WKND) and All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA) Announce All International Stars for Closing Concert


CANEX WKND 2022 (https://www.CANEX.Africa/), to be held November 25-27, 2022 in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, will be a 3-day gathering of creatives, investors, leaders in industry, creative industry companies and government representatives, with a strong focus on sharing skills and best practices from the African creative and cultural industries sectors.

More than just a business-to-business conference aimed at Africa and the burgeoning creative sector in the diaspora, CANEX WKND presented by Africa Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) in partnership with the Government of Côte d’Ivoire is also a celebration of creative talent that is taking the world by storm.

In addition to a high-profile fashion show, film screening and line-up of live performances, CANEX WKND will culminate in a multi-artist concert showcasing some of the best talent from Africa and around the world. ‘somewhere else.

In proud partnership with The All African Music AwardsAFRIMA, Sunday September 27, CANEX WKND is proud to present a concert featuring:

  • Yemi Alade (Nigeria)
  • Josey (Ivory Coast)
  • Nandy (Tanzania)
  • Nadia Nakai (South Africa)
  • Suspect 95 (Ivory Coast)
  • Didi B (Ivory Coast)
  • DJ Mohgreen (Morocco/France)
  • Julian Marley (USA)

This programming, specially curated by AFRIMA and CANEX WKND, aims to showcase the diversity of talent across all content, and with an important nod to the diaspora. Artists representing the different regions of Africa will bring their star talent and energy to the closing event of what promises to be a historic appointment for the African creative sector.

CANEX and AFRIMA are aligned as platforms with a mission to promote, develop and celebrate African talent. As the leading music awards event in Africa, AFRIMA has developed a solid reputation based on its key values ​​of fairness, authenticity, creativity, excellence, integrity and transparency.

CANEX WKND is free to attend for all delegates who will be able to attend all sessions of the key event, including a range of intensive masterclasses starting on Thursday November 24, main plenary sessions which will include experts such as:

  • Prof. Bruce Onobrakpeya (Nigeria)
  • Didier Drogba, retired professional footballer (Ivory Coast)
  • Alex Okosi, Managing Director Emerging Markets EMEA at YouTube (Nigeria)
  • Elvis Adidiema, Director, Sony Music for Francophone Africa (Congo)
  • Abdul-Karim Abdullah, Founder and Managing Director of Culture Management Group (CMG) and Afrochella Festival (Ghana)
  • Magali Ohouens, modern art specialist and exhibition coordinator at the Cécile Fakhoury gallery (Côte d’Ivoire)
  • Armando Cabral, Founder and Creative Director, Armando Cabral (Portugal) and
  • Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, author (Nigeria) among others.

The event will be a milestone in Afreximbank’s implementation of the Creative Africa Nexus (CANEX) program; a multi-faceted intervention aimed at supporting and developing Africa’s rapidly growing creative sector.

For more information and to register for free, visit www.CANEX.Africa

Distributed by APO Group on behalf of CANEX WKND 2022.

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Media contact and press relations:
Mr. Amadou Labba Sall
W: +20 120 532 0254

Mr. Toussaint Alain
W: +225 07 89 13 12 97

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