6TH AFRIMA: SUBMISSION OF SONGS AND VIDEOS BEGIN

The 6th All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA) has officially opened its online
portal for submission of songs and videos between the period of May 15 and
August 2, 2019, during which music artistes and music professionals living
in Africa and in the Diaspora will submit entries on www.afrima.org to be
considered for honours at the 2019 All Africa Music Awards.

Following the unveiling of the calendar of events for the 6th annual
AFRIMA on Monday, May 13 at the African Union Headquarters, Addis Ababa,
Ethiopia, the entry submission process enables African music artistes,
managers, producers, record label owners, recording companies, video
directors, disc jockeys (DeeJays) and choreographers/dancers a chance to
vie for the possibility of emerging winner in any of the 36 AFRIMA awards
categories comprising of 10 Regional and 26 Continental categories.

Submitted artistic entries must be produced or released under the year in
review i.e. August 1, 2018 to August 2, 2019.

To qualify, songs or videos must be uploaded via an audio or video format,
using download links to YouTube or SoundCloud platforms, and must be
submitted in categories relevant to the genre or style of music on the
online submission portal.

Following the end of the entry submission period on August 2, the 13-Man
International Jury of AFRIMA will thoroughly and painstakingly screen all
received entries who will become contenders on the AFRIMA 2019 Nominees
List.

The ‘World Media Announcement of the 6th AFRIMA Nominees’ List’ holds on
August 13 to publicly unveil African artistes and/or works that have been
nominated in the various categories competing to win the AFRIMA 23.9 carat
gold-plated trophy.

Subsequently, the Public Voting process on the AFRIMA platform will be
open to African music fans and followers around the globe and to the
AFRIMA Academy of Voters. This process by the public and the Academy
decides which artistes, videos and/or songs emerge winner at the Main
Awards Ceremony scheduled for November 2019 on a date-to-be-announced. The
public voting is monitored and audited by an external reputable
international Auditing Firm.

The 5th edition of AFRIMA held in the Republic of Ghana, in partnership
with the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture. The Main Awards Ceremony
activities had in attendance high profile music artistes and guests from
across Africa and the Diaspora. It was a display of African talent,
festivity, fashion and youthful dynamism in the arts and culture industry
of the continent.

In partnership with the African Union, the All Africa Music Awards is a
music property that recognises and rewards the work and talent of a myriad
of African artists from the old to the new generation of musicians.
Through its conference, AFRIMA also stimulates conversations among
Africans and between Africa and the rest of the world about the potential
of the creative arts for real humanising enterprise on the continent,
contributing significantly to social cohesion, national, regional and
continental integration as well as sustainable development in Africa. The
award show is usually broadcast to over eighty countries around the world.

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