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All Africa Music Awards {AFRIMA} Receives 8,009 ENTRIES For It’s 5TH EDITION

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The 5th edition of All Africa Music Awards, AFRIMA, in partnership with the African Union Commission, AUC, has received 8,009 songs/videos on its online portal as entry submission closed at 1159hour (WAT) of August 1, 2018. This year’s submission sets a record as the highest number of entries from African artistes, music producers, songwriters, Disc Jockeys (DJs), video directors among others, since the inception of the most prestigious music event in Africa.

The progress and increase of 63% against the 2017 edition of 4,816 entries is a positive marker that has elicited satisfaction from the African Union, the International Committee of AFRIMA as well as the Jury members of AFRIMA.

Out of the entries received this year, Eastern Africa tops with 45% followed by Western Africa with 34%. Southern, Central and Northern Africa had 13%, 6% and 2% respectively.

Reacting to the development, the Acting Director of Social Affairs, African Union Commission, Mr. Machacha Shepande, congratulated Africa’s creative industry sector for participating in the 5th All Africa Music Awards Entry Submission campaign opened on May 25, 2018.

“The AU commends the creative sector of Africa for participating so well in the AFRIMA entry submission process which closed on 1st August 2018 and in ensuring that the music industry remains relevant for the sustainable growth of Africa’s economy which the African Union (AU) is championing through the cultural and creative agenda.

The receipt in the All Africa Music Awards platform, this year, of over 8,000 of entries across the five (5) regions of Africa shows clearly the growth and importance of this continent wide platform in the promotion and development of the cultural and creative industries on the continent more specifically the creative industry of music. The significant rise in the entries has also shown that African talents spread across the continent are awakening to the call to promote our cultural and creative industry continentally as well as to the world at large. The continent’s creative industry can only grow when we give relevant support to our creative talent and craft.

Thus, the AUC calls upon AU Member States, and other stakeholders in the music industry to continue supporting its efforts in the development and promotion of the creative economy sector through the All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA) platform and other Pan-African cultural initiatives”, Mr. Shepande concluded

Similarly, a member of the International Jury of AFRIMA representing Central Africa, Mr. Bob Ekukole, expressed a poetic insight while lauding the effort of the African music industry in entering their works for the annual AFRIMA entry submission process; “The muse of music seems to happily hover over the hills and valleys of our beautiful continent with AFRIMA as the fulcrum. With 8,009 entries, it is a resounding believe in AFRIMA’s vision, dream, growth and acceptability by the African artistes worldwide to communicate Africa to the rest of the world via art, culture, music, tourism and entertainment.

The renowned media and music professional who is the Director, TV Programmes and Production, Cameroon Radio and Television, CRTV, added that AFRIMA’s persistence in believing in African talents and their aspirations is yielding a tremendous platform for excellence in music, a source of inspiration for the African continent’.

The 5th AFRIMA entries submission ended following a window period of May 25 – August 1, 2018 and a validity period that works must be produced and released within the year under review i.e August 1, 2017 to August 1, 2018. The entries will be screened by the 13-man jury of AFRIMA whose members are drawn from the five regions of Africa (two each from the Northern Africa,
Southern African, Eastern Africa, Western Africa and Central Africa) and one African each represents the Diaspora – Europe and America and a representative of the African Union in the person of Mrs. Angela Martins who also is the Head of Culture of the African Union Commission.

The Jury’s task will be a week-long adjudication process from August 7 to 15, 2018 which includes: Screening, Categorising, Grading, Selection and announcement of nominations into the thirty-eight (38) Regional and
Continental categories of the award that will emerge winners of the AFRIMA 23.9 carat gold plated trophy.

In partnership with the African Union, AFRIMA is set to uphold the strong presence of African cultural heritage in the international scene, through its musical creativity and talents, while also stimulating conversations among Africans and between Africa and the rest of the globe about the great potentials and values of the African musical and artistic heritage for the purpose of creating jobs, reducing poverty, calling the attention of world leaders to Africa and promoting the positive image of Africa to the world for global competitiveness.

The main events which include AFRIMA Music Village, Africa Music Business Summit and the 5th AFRIMA Awards will hold in November 2018. These events will be broadcast live to over 84 countries around the world.

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Gidochi Releases Official Video for “You P3”

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After a successful release of his Mixed Feelings Acoustic video in April, and recent activities of teasing
new images on his social media platforms, Gidochi finally presents us with another extraordinary visuals to complement his classy and well produced record titled “You P3“.
The beautiful song which was lifted from his Mixed Feelings EP conveys the message of assurance for a
lover. It has been a favorite of many since its release in November 2020.
The enchanting visuals directed by Ghana’s Kobe Outta features the talented singer riding on a vintage
motorcycle while having a fun time with his girl.
The rest of the video also displays captivating scenes with Gidochi showing vulnerable emotions.
More importantly the clip synchs with the concept of the song.
It is impressive to say the ‘Supernova Records‘ signee’s music videos over the past years have been
works of art. His music video XXL, was recently nominated in the ‘best edited’ and ‘best photography”
categories at this year’s 4syte Music video awards.
The “High With Me” composer has not only proven to be an amazing singer, he has also proven to be a
professional musician by serving memorable visuals that connects audiences to his music.

Watch Video Below:

Gidochi

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Refreshing New Addition: The New GROHE Tempesta 250 Head Shower

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Rain showers are still trendy: 55% of Germans would like to have a generous head shower in their shower where the spray pattern covers the whole body like raindrops.

With its full-face Rain spray and a generous diameter of 250 mm, the new GROHE Tempesta 250 head shower, which is manufactured in the own shower competence center in Lahr, Germany, is impressive in every aspect.

Thanks to its slim, minimalist form with an elegant chrome finish, it is also an ideal fit for a modern bathroom design. Additionally, it offers a lot of installation flexibility thanks to different product variants: in a round or square design, it is available as a single head shower, in a set with a shower arm, or as a complete shower system.

Equipped with the water-saving GROHE EcoJoy technology, Tempesta 250 promises showering comfort even without a bad conscience: A flow restrictor reduces the water consumption to a sustainable 9.5 litres per minute.

At the same time, the perfect geometry of the nozzles ensures that the water flow remains powerful – for a voluminous shower experience without compromising on performance. A perfect match for 66% of Germans who are searching for a shower which assists them in being sustainable in their day-to-day life

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About GROHE

GROHE is a leading global brand for complete bathroom solutions and kitchen fittings and has a total of over 6,500 employees in 150 countries – 2,600 of them are based in Germany. Since 2014 GROHE has been part of the strong brand portfolio of the Japanese manufacturer of pioneering water and housing products LIXIL. In order to offer “Pure Freude an Wasser”, every GROHE product is based on the brand values of quality, technology, design and sustainability. Renowned highlights such as GROHE Eurosmart or the GROHE thermostat series as well as groundbreaking innovations such as the GROHE Blue water system underline the brand’s profound expertise.

 Focused on customer needs, GROHE thus creates intelligent, life-enhancing and sustainable product solutions that offer relevant added value – and bear the “Made in Germany” seal of quality: R&D and design are firmly anchored as an integrated process in Germany.

GROHE takes its corporate responsibility very seriously and focuses on a resource-saving value chain. Since April 2020, the sanitary brand has been producing CO2-neutral worldwide. GROHE has also set itself the goal of using plastic-free product packaging by 2021. In the past ten years alone, more than 460 design and innovation awards as well as several top rankings at the German Sustainability Award have confirmed GROHE’s success. GROHE was the first in its industry to win the CSR Award of the German Federal Government and was also featured in the renowned Fortune® magazine’s ranking of Top 50 that are “Changing the World”.

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Video Premiere: Kay Bryn – Money

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Ghanaian Hip-hop sensation Kay Bryn has a new one and calls this one “Money” In a special interview with Starbuzz TV when asked about the inspiration behind this song he said “I got the inspiration by a comedy skit which was circulating on social media. It was about a man telling his girlfriend how wild he is thinking of how to make money and so the girlfriend shouldn’t disturb him or try not to seduce him.

Money has always been the ultimate goal for a lot of millennials and I have decided to motivate people through my music about the right way of getting that money. Drill was the best way to do this and I believe this will be the jam for this summer and beyond”.

Stream Money on all digital platforms here: https://starbuzzmusic.lnk.to/KayBryn-Money

Watch official music video of Money below:

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