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AFRIMA hosts stakeholders conference in Cameroon

…As entry submission closes on August 2, 2019

In its continual drive to build capacity for knowledge sharing among
African music professionals and culture enthusiasts, the 6th All Africa
Music Awards, AFRIMA, will host music and culture industry stakeholders
at a Stakeholders’ Conference holding on Friday, June 28, 2019 at the
Las Vegas VIP, Sable, Bonamoissadi, Douala, Cameroon.

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

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.

Sunday Olatunji
Dele Fashomi, seasoned journalist and communication teacher, is a holder of Master of Arts degree in Communication and Language Arts from the University of Ibadan in 1992/93. Earlier, he had bagged a Bachelor degree from the same university in 1984, after which he proceeded to the Nigerian Institute of Journalism, Lagos, in 1990, for a postgraduate diploma in Journalism. He had done many courses in communication, including the EU-BBC Editing Course in 2002. Mr. Fashomi combines effectively the practice, research and teaching of communication. And to date, he has published two academic works in communication: Issues in Communication Technology and Policy (2010) and Economic and Social Issues in Advertising and PR (2013). He had his first break in the Nigerian media in Concord Newspapers in 1990 and today, he has over two and half decades experience earned in several newspapers. He has been part of many start-ups, such as The Republic (1987), The Comet (1999), The Anchor 2001 - 2002; Sun Newspapers (2003); Westerner newsmagazine (2005 - 2010) as Editor; National Life (2011) as Sunday Editor, and Newswatch Newspapers (2012- 2016) as Daily Editor. Dele Fashomi is now the Publisher/Editor-in-Chief of newspaper online, which he started in July 2015. He is also into biography writing, with many books in his trail, some of which he wrote alone and one he co- authored with his mentor, Mr Dare Babarinsa, entitled:  Olabiyi Durojaiye - DARE TO BE DiFFERENT. He also guided and collaborated with Pa Olatunji Odusanya in writing his autobiography - AGAINST ALL ODDS. There are many other books in the works under his pen.