Entertainment galore is expected to headline arguably Africa’s biggest music awards ceremony, Africa Music Magazine Awards (AFRIMMA) that will be going down in Lagos, Nigeria.
The main awards ceremony slated for Sunday, November 6, will see over 300 top billed African artistes attend. Leading the onslaught include A-list celebrities and celebrated Bongo sensation ‘Chibu Dangote’ alias Diamond Platnumz from Tanzania, Congolese heartthrob Fally Ipupa, South Africa’s decorated pop duo Mafikizolo, the ‘Koko Master’ himself Nigeria’s D’banj and Chocolate City’s emerald and first lady Kenya’s RnB singer Victoria Kimani.
According to Bongo 5, the ceremony, billed to be held at the Eko Convention Centre, Eko Hotels and Suites, Victoria Island, the main awards ceremony is preceded by the AFRIMMA Music Village, a concert event at the Waterfront in Africa’s most populous city, Lagos, Nigeria.
AFRIMMA 2016, dubbed AFRIMMA 3.0 (It’s in its third edition) and touted to push the African showbiz industry a notch higher, is expected to host over 352 AFRICAN super stars during the award’s programme of events from November 4 to November 6.
The awards ceremony which will be hosted by one of Africa’s finest comedian, Bright Okpocha alias Basketmouth will also see four-time Grammy Award nominee, Femi Kuti (Nigeria) and Manu Dibango (Cameroon) stop by for a tete-a-tete.
Kenya has managed to bag a total of 15 nominations with Afro-pop boy band Sauti Sol leading the pack with the lion’s share of 5 nominations.
The 2016 AFRIMMA Awards will be broadcast live to over 84 countries on 109 television stations across the world.
So if you don’t see your artiste early November, you might just want to catch a flight to Nigeria.