African Union Commission (AUC), organisers of the 2019 edition of All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA) has unveiled calendar of events.
The calendar of events for this year’s award, tagged; 6th AFRIMA, was unveiled at the African Union Headquarters, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia to the delight of established and burgeoning artistes on the continent.
In a press release signed by the Acting Director, Social Affairs Department, African Union Commission, Mr. Machacha Shepande, the first activity on the continental awards event calendar is submission of entries which has opened globally on www.afrima.org to African music professionals either living on the continent or in the diaspora.
According to the organisers, the submission of songs and videos must be produced or released under the year in review i.e. August 1, 2018 to August 2, 2019.
African music artistes, managers, producers, record label owners, recording companies, video directors, Disc Jockeys, Choreographers/dancers, publicists and entertainment/music journalist are eligible to submit their works or submit on behalf of their clients in any of the 36 AFRIMA award categories.
Other activities on the event calendar are; the 13-man jury adjudication process and nominees selection from August 6 to August 12. A ‘World Media Announcement of 6TH AFRIMA Nominees’ List’ will take place on August 13 to publicly unveil African artistes and/or works that have been nominated in the regional and continental categories leading to winners of the AFRIMA 23.9 carat gold plated trophy.