AFRIMA and the African Union Commission (AUC) have announced the exciting event programme for the biggest music event in Africa.
The 5th AFRIMA-Ghana 2018 to be held in the Gold Coast City of Accra, Ghana from Wednesday, November 21 to Saturday, November 24 under the theme ‘Africa is Gold’.
Ghana was unveiled as the 5th AFRIMA Official Host Country by the AUC on September 5 at the African Union Headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
Kicking off the back-to-back exhilarating events program for the 5th AFRIMA on November 21 is the AFRIMA Welcome Soiree, a reception in honour of arriving AFRIMA nominees and delegates, African Union officials, members of the International Committee of AFRIMA, media and other invited guests.
This will be followed by the Africa Music Business Summit (AMBS) on November 22 at the Ballroom, Kempinski Hotel, Gold Coast City, Accra, between 8.30 a.m. and 4.30 PM under the theme “African Music in a Global Village: Leveraging the Opportunities”.
The annual AMBS is a panel discussion platform to interrogate and strategize on the business of music in Africa while charting a synergistic way forward for development and economic empowerment for the music talents.
Also on November 22nd, at the AFRIMA Music Village, lovers and fans of African music will be served with performances by upcoming and A-list artistes from across the continent in a festival-style music concert at the Independence Square, Accra, from 5.00 p.m. till dawn.
The event will be broadcast live on dedicated satellite event channels.
The main awards ceremony will take place on Saturday, November 24 with high profile guests from across the continent and the Diaspora in attendance at the Accra International Conference Centre, AICC, Ghana, by 7.30 p.m.
The awards ceremony to be broadcast to 84 countries on 105 partner media channels will also feature a potpourri of performances from some 2018 AFRIMA nominees, past award winners, and special guest artistes.
Wrapping up the thrilling event programme is the 5th AFRIMA After-Party at the Pool Bar, Kempinski Hotel Gold Coast, Accra, Ghana.