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.