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Ghana to host 2018 All Africa Music Awards

The host city for the fifth edition of the awards was announced by the AFRIMA organising committee.

The 2018 AFRIMA will is scheduled to hold from November 21 to 24.

Amira Elfadil, AU commissioner, in a statement said: “We are counting on the Republic of Ghana to fulfill all requirements and efforts to make AFRIMA 2018 a huge success.

“The 2018 edition of AFRIMA is also the 5th edition of the continental awards and the 5th AFRIMA remains steadfast to the AUC’s values of promoting African unity and celebrating cultural uniqueness through the program of events on the AFRIMA calendar between May and November 2018.

“Music and Entertainment are key sectors of the African culture industry stimulating the sustainable social development and growth of Africa.

“It is in this light that the AUC is determined to support these sectors to continue to contribute significantly to Africa`s development and favorable economic advantage on the global stage.”

Activities preceding the main awards ceremony include the AFRIMA Welcome Soiree; Africa Music Business Summit; AFRIMA Music Village; media interviews/meet and greet; and a tour of the historic Elmina Castle in Ghana.

Lagos has hosted previous editions of AFRIMA.