The organisers of the All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA) have made a call for entries ahead of its 2018 ceremony.
The announcement follows the award’s calendar unveiling and visit to President Nana Akufo-Addo in Accra, Ghana.
According to the organisers, the deadline for submissions is 1 August. As in the past, works to be considered will be posted online using the official AFRIMA website.
All works submitted, including songs and videos, must have been recorded or produced by African music professionals and publicly released within the eligibility period of 1 August 2017 to 1 August 2018. The entries will compete for possible nomination by the AFRIMA jury in one or more of the 36 categories.
In a note about the awards, the organisers say: “The AFRIMA jury, consisting of 13 members, with vast experience and practice in African music and culture, is charged with overseeing the AFRIMA adjudication process to ensure a thorough and fair screening, categorising, assessing and selecting process of AFRIMA 2018 nominees.
“The nominees are expected to emerge to populate the regional and continental awarding categories of AFRIMA in different genres of music ranging from African contemporary to electro, traditional, reggae/ragga/dancehall, hip-hop, R&B and rap and rock.”
In partnership with the African Union, the AFRIMA recognises and rewards the work and talent of myriad African artists, old and contemporary alike.
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. Annually, the award show is broadcast to more than 80 countries around the world.
Artists, managers, producers, record label owners, recording companies, video directors, publicists and entertainment/music journalist are eligible to submit their works or submit on behalf of their clients in any of the relevant award categories. – Music In Africa