AU unveils 2022 calendar for all Africa Music Awards

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Chairperson of the African Union Commission Moussa Faki Mahamat (C) delivers a speech at the opening of the 35th Ordinary Session of the Executive Committee of the Meeting of the African Union at the Palais des Congres in Niamey, on July 4, 2019, ahead of the Heads of States of the African Union Summit in Niger. (Photo by ISSOUF SANOGO / AFP)

By KEMI Busola, (ABUJA)

The African Union Commission, in partnership with the International Committee of All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA) has formally unveiled the calendar of events for the 2022 annual edition of the awards ceremony.

The unveiling event took place at a world press conference on Thursday May 26, 2022 at the AU Headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Media personnel and the general public were shown the line-up of preceding events before the main award ceremony starts from November 3 – 6, 2022.

Speaking on behalf of the African Union, Director for Social Development, Culture and Sports Health, Humanitarian Affairs and Social Development, Mrs. Cisse Mariama Mohamed said, “Africa remains resilient and progressive in everything, and this is why our entertainment sector continues to make such huge leaps globally. And at the forefront of this lies our resolve to unite the continent through entertainment. AFRIMA is committed to this mission, upholding this tradition of celebrating the scintillating musical culture of Africa by featuring exhilarating Pan-Africa events throughout the year. We are looking forward to celebrating the richness of the African continent alongside AFRIMA in November.”

Pic_3_-_Iba_oneIba One, Winner “Best Male Artiste Western Africa” 2021 AFRIMA Pic_4_-_MajoosMajoos, Winner “Best Artiste in African Contemporary” 2021 AFRIMA 
PIC_2_-_Cleo_IceCleo Ice, Winner “Best Female Artiste Southern Africa” 2021 AFRIMAPic_1_-_Dizzy_DrosDizzy Dros, Winner “Best Male Artiste Northern Africa” 2021 AFRIMA 

Importantly, the calendar for the year begins with the entries of submission which starts Monday May 30, 2022 and closes on Friday August 5, 2022. The submissions can be done on behalf of the talents across the continent and in the diaspora, by their representatives (talent managers, record company personnel, producers, etc.). Also, the year-in-review for the entries is from August 20, 2021 to Friday August 5, 2022, implying that only entries created during that period will be valid.

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