Cameroon: AFRIMA hosts stakeholders’ conference, as entry submissions close August 2

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By Abdallah el-Kurebe

The 6th All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA) will host music and culture industry stakeholders at a Stakeholders’ Conference on Friday, June 28, 2019 at the Las Vegas VIP, Sable, Bonamoissadi, Douala, Cameroon.

This is contained in a statement issued by the Media Officer, Adetayo Adesokan Wednesday.

The AFRIMA-Cameroon conference will specifically reveal details of the 
6th AFRIMA entry submission process and other programmes for the annual continental awards to effectively engage music talents and content creators who are key stakeholders and beneficiaries of the awarding process.

The 6th AFRIMA Entry Submissions that closes on Friday August 
2, 2019, is open for entries to Artistes, Songwriters, Video Directors, 
Producers, Dancers/Choreographers, DJs and un-recorded artistes of 
African origin living on the continent and Diaspora.

According to the AFRIMA Regional Director, Central Africa, Mr. Ernest 
Ewane, “AFRIMA is sharing the spirit of Pan-Africanism for greater 
collaborations in culture, music and entertainment for sustainable 
development in line with the African Union (AU) cultural agenda for 
peace building, integration, democracy, economic advancement and youth social development.

The Conference will also focus on AFRIMA 2019 build-up events which 
include Turn Up Africa Music Concert & Conference, the Adjudication 
Process, the Nominees’ Announcement, Public Voting as well as the Main Awards Ceremony events such as the Africa Music Business Summit; the AFRIMA Music Village, and the Awards Night which comes up in November.

Expected to attend the event in Cameroon will be music professionals, creative experts, cultural industry practitioners, recording artistes, record labels, artiste managers, publishing companies, policy makers, 
government officials, business and media practitioners in Cameroon and 
neighbouring countries.

Some past AFRIMA winners and nominees from Cameroon are Stanley Enow (2015 winner, Best Male Artiste in Central Africa, and 2016 winner, Best Artiste in African Hip Hop), Charlotte Dipanda (2015 winner, Album of the Year, Best Artiste in African Contemporary, & Best Female in Central Africa), Montess (2017 winner, Best Female Artiste in Central Africa), Nde Ndifonka aka Wax Dey (2016 winner, Best Male Artiste in Central Africa), Daphne (2018 winner, Best Female Artiste in Central Africa), Locko (2017 winner, Best Male in 
Central Africa), Salatiel, Magasco, and Mr. Leo amongst others.

The Cameroon event partners include Calabash, Las Vegas VIP, and Atalaku 
Music.

In partnership with the African Union (AU), the All Africa Music Awards, 
AFRIMA, is a music and cultural initiative developed to celebrate, 
reward and showcase the rich musical heritage of Africa, stimulate 
conversations among Africans and between Africa and the rest of the 
globe about the great potentials and values of the African culture and 
artistic legacy for the purpose of creating jobs, reducing poverty, 
calling attention of world leaders to Africa and promoting the positive 
image of Africa to the world.