Cross section of some of the artistes present at the AFRIMA 2022 Senegal announcement
The Government of Senegal has accepted to host the 8th edition of All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA) at a joint world media conference.
The host country unveiling was held at the Hotel King Fahd Royal Palace, in Dakar, Senegal last Friday.
The awards ceremony will now be held from January 12 to 15, 2023, in Dakar, Senegal; shifting the previous date up by four weeks as jointly announced by the International Committee of the AFRIMA, the African Union Commission and the Republic of Senegal.
This also means that the voting deadline for the nominees will now be shifted till January 13, 2023, at 23.00 (CAT). This will be the first time the main awards ceremony will be held in a francophone country after past editions.
In attendance at the conference were the representatives of Senegalese Minister of Culture and Communication; and Minister of Tourism and Air Travels, Special Adviser to the President of Senegal, Dr. Massamba Gaye alongside local and international media professionals; AFRIMA delegates; African Union Commission officials; African music stakeholders; 8th AFRIMA nominees and African artistes, among others.
The event is scheduled to commence on Thursday January 12, 2023, with a courtesy visit to the president of the host country, while a host city tour, school visit and gift presentation (as part of AFRIMA’s CSR), as well as welcome soiree will be held on the same day. The four-day event continues on Friday, January 13, 2023, with the African Music Business Summit and the AFRIMA Urban Music Fest; while the main rehearsals and nominees exclusive party will be held on Saturday, January 14, 2023; the event will climax on Sunday, January 15, 2023, with the live awards ceremony broadcast by 104 TV stations to over 84 countries around the world.