Public voting begins Sunday, September 25

All African Music Awards (AFRIMA)

The voting portal for the 2022 edition of the All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA) (https://www.AFRIMA.org) will be open on Sunday, September 25 at 9:00 p.m. (CAT), to the public, worldwide, to nominate the winners of each of the 39 award categories.

The All Africa Music Award International Committee (AFRIMA), in collaboration with the African Union Commission (AUC), made the announcement on Friday, encouraging African music lovers to vote intensively using the live voting portal at www. .AFRIMA.org, before the portal closes on December 10, 2022, the day before the awards ceremony.

Further information on the voting process, which would also be audited by the international audit firm PriceWaterHouseCoopers (PWC), is also available on the website, as well as on AFRIMA’s social networks (Instagram/TikTok – @Afrima .official; Facebook – Afrimawards; Twitter – @afrimaofficial).

As it did in the AFRIMA 2021 edition, the PWC, which has audited other major global awards including the Oscars, will audit the voting portal, collate the votes and present them at the awards ceremony.

According to AFRIMA Executive Producer/President, Mike Dada, “FACE IT’s AFRIMA core values ​​– fairness, authenticity, creativity, excellence, integrity and transparency remain at the heart of our operations. With PWC, we are further strengthening these drivers of value, ensuring that we remain as inclusive, credible and authentic as ever.

Recall that the list of nominees was unveiled worldwide last Wednesday, revealing a total of 382 nominations in all 39 categories. The nominations, which have been met with positive acclaim across the world, are the result of a rigorous 10-day selection organized by AFRIMA’s 13-member jury in July. Additionally, only entries within the validity period of August 20, 2021 to August 5, 2022 were considered for nomination for this year’s awards.

According to AFRIMA Executive Producer/Chairman, Mr. Mike Dada, the awards body remains the ultimate recognition of African music globally, also serving as a muse for other awards bodies across the continent.

“We are not oblivious to the fact that there are other awards bodies that copy our nominations every year. As the ultimate recognition of African music, globally, we inspire music stewards and music lovers across the industry. AFRIMA continues to lead the way in celebrating African talent and growing our creative ecosystem, and this year’s edition is another step in that direction,” he said.

For her part, the Head of Culture of the African Union Commission, Ms. Angela Martins, encouraged music lovers to vote decisively and objectively.

She said: “We did our part. It’s up to you the fans now to decide your winners. Remember that these categories are highly competitive and merit-based. Let your votes help the best person(s) emerge as champions.

The All Africa Music Awards 2022 will now be held from December 8 to 11, 2022. A special announcement will be made on the host country and the awards venue on September 30, 2022.

The AFRIMA Awards Ceremony will feature a 4-day party of music, glitz and glamor aimed at celebrating Africa, recognizing talent and expanding the economic frontiers of culture and the creative industry on the continent . The event is expected to start with the Welcome Party, followed by the AFRIMA Music Village, Host City Tour, Africa Music Business Summit and Exclusive Nominees Party and conclude with the Live Awards Ceremony broadcast in more than 84 countries around the world.

African music lovers can participate in social media events, live stream on AFRIMA’s website at www.afrima.org and visit social media platforms (IG/TikTok – @afrima.official; Facebook – Afrimawards; Twitter – @afrimaofficial; LinkedIn – AFRIMA)), and they can watch coverage of the event by logging into their local TV and cable providers.

In partnership with the African Union Commission, AFRIMA is a youth-focused music platform that recognizes and rewards the work and talents of African artists across generations.

AFRIMA mainly stimulates conversations between Africans, but also the rest of the world, in particular on the potential of the creative arts to foster real human enterprise, as well as to contribute significantly to social cohesion, as well as to sustainable development in Africa. . The program of events is in line with the AU Agenda 2063 which defines Aspiration 05 as the development of the arts and culture sector, including its cultural and creative industries, to drive the development of the African economy .

Distributed by APO Group on behalf of All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA).

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