African Union announces Lagos as official host city – AFRIMA 2016

The African Union Commission (AUC) has
announced Lagos State as the
official Host City of the third edition of The All
Africa Music Awards.
The announcement ceremony, which took
place at Protea Hotel, GRA, Ikeja in Lagos on
Monday August 15, 2016, amidst pomp, was
attended by officials of the African
Union;members of the international
committee of AFRIMA; AFRIMA 2015 winners;
top government functionaries; stakeholders in
the creative/ entertainment industry in Africa,
media executives, and musical artistes.
Governor Ambode being represented by he
Lagos State Commissioner for Information,
Mr. Steve Ayorinde and Special Adviser to the
Governor on Culture, Mrs. Adebimpe Akinsola
received the acceptance speech and quoted
the governor’s words “I understood that the
emergence of the host city was keenly
contested by four states and the transparency
shown so far is impressive. With the third
edition taking place in Lagos, this will be the
first time that AFRIMA will enjoy the full
participation of the Lagos State Government.”
Explaining why Lagos would support AFRIMA,
Governor Ambode said African Union’s vision
aligns with Lagos State’s. He said, “The reason
why Lagos State is partnering with AFRIMA
should not be far-fetched. More importantly,
the vision of AFRIMA is a veritable platform to
celebrate the best of talents in African music
industry which aligns with the vision of the
African Union to foster peace, unity and
development
through cultural expressions and creative
enterprise.
The third edition of All Africa Music Awards
will hold on November 4-6
in Lagos, Nigeria.

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