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AFRIMA 2015 calendar to be unveiled in Addis Ababa

Posted: Apr 24, 2015 at 9:41 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

The All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA) and the African Union Commission

(AUC) are set to unveil the 2015 calendar for the AFRIMA awards project at a cultural and media conference scheduled to hold on April 29 at the African Union Commission Secretariat, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

This is in addition to the International Committee of AFRIMA conference and meeting scheduled to hold on April 28 in Addis Ababa.

The cultural and media conference featuring a roundtable session with the theme: “Using music, culture and entertainment as tools for a new

Africa”, among other events, will witness a convergence of participants, including Dr. Mustapha Sidiki Kaloko, commissioner for Social

Affairs, African Union Commission; director, Culture Department, African Union Commission, Mr. Mike Dada, president and executive producer,

AFRIMA; members of the International Committee of AFRIMA; African Union Commission executives, 2014 AFRIMA award winners, music experts, award-winning artistes and media professionals discussing how to engage the shared African values and the spirit of pan-Africanism for greater collaborations in music, entertainment and culture for sustainable development.

In addition, there will be the joint media conference to unveil the 2015 AFRIMA calendar and to recap the highlights of the 2014 AFRIMA programme of activities that climaxed with the main awards ceremony hosted in Lagos on December 27, 2014.

The conference at Addis Ababa will reveal the dates for AFRIMA 2015 as well as dates for submission of works for adjudication.

Elaborating on launch of the AFRIMA 2015 calendar in Addis Ababa, Dada said: “The joint cultural and media conference organised by the

African Union Commission and AFRIMA in Addis Ababa is aimed at taking African entertainment and positioning strategy to the next level and to also consolidate on the existing relationship between us. It is a privilege having the AUC believe in our dream for Africa and African music. The conference in Ethiopia will afford us the opportunity to officially present the winners of the 2014 edition of the awards to the commission.

It is important to note that AFRIMA and AUC have a common objective of promoting peace, uniting Africans and promoting Africa’s unique strength for global competitiveness and prosperity through instrumentality of culture and music.”