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OVER 30 AFRICAN SUPERSTARS TO THRILL FANS AT THE 6TH AFRIMA MUSIC VILLAGE

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The 6th edition of the All Africa Music Awards, AFRIMA is set to have music lovers and enthusiast thrilled to an array of over 30 African superstars at the largest music event in Africa, AFRIMA Music Village themed ‘Wild & Wow’ on Thursday, November 21, 2019 at the Agege Stadium, Agege, Lagos, Nigeria from 6:00pm.

Renowned music artiste will get to perform live on stage to thousands of music lovers in a high-octane environment. These artistes will include top music stars from across the 5 African regions, African artiste in the diaspora, past AFRIMA winners, as well as past and present nominees of AFRIMA. It will be an evening of energetic non-stop performances from both A-list and upcoming African artiste.

Gracing the AFRIMA Music Village stage is sensational Afropop Diva, Tiwa Savage; the ‘49-99’ crooner who recently bagged a recording deal with Universal Records Group, United States will get to thrill thousands of music lovers at the concert. Ghana’s dancehall artiste, Stonebwoy; South Africa’s Nasty C, Sho Madjozi and Master KG will also join their African counterparts on the 6th AFRIMA Music Village stage.



For a first time AFRIMA appearance, the international Congolese music veteran, Awilo Longomba will bring his extraordinaire energy and sensual dance moves to play. Also performing is, Sauti Sol from Kenya, Rayvanny from Tanzania, Daphne from Cameroon; Anna Jone from Angola, Toofan from Togo, Aminux from Morocco, and Kanvee Adams from Liberia.

In addition, Nigerian artiste who will be entertaining their fans on the 6th AFRIMA Music Village stage among others includes; 2Face, Teni the Entertainer, Ycee, Pasuma Wonder, Rudeboy, Saheed Osupa, Small Doctor, Skiibi, Niniola, Falz, DJ Spinall, and Mr. P.

Others are; Dj Cuppy, 9ice, Fireboy, Atawewe, Harrysong, Q.dot, Obesere, Slimcase, Mr. Reel, Mayorkun, Reminisce, DJ Neptune and many more.

Speaking on the upcoming event, Project Lead and Head of Media, AFRIMA, Sola Dada comments; “It is no doubt this year’s AFRIMA Music Village attendees will leave with utmost fulfillment. 

The decision by the International Committee of AFRIMA to change venue and take the concert closer to the grassroots in Agege Stadium, Agege Lagos where die-hard and loyal music lovers are, is to avail them the opportunity to experience their favorite African stars perform live on stage. From its inception, the concert has catered to its audience creating an experience that stays with them for a long time.

The previous edition in Ghana at the 100,000-capacity Independence Square in Accra left the crowd yearning for more, and the 6th edition will surely surpass previous ones”, he added.

The 6th AFRIMA Music Village will be lit up with outstanding, invigorating, and high-powered musical performances. This event will be broadcast live on DSTV channel 198, GOTV channel 29, Africa Independent Television (AIT), Raypower FM Network, amongst over 84 stations across the world.

To attend the music concert, get a branded AFRIMA T-shirt at just N2,000 = (USD5.5) on the AFRIMA website www.afrima.org or at the concert venue.

In partnership with the African Union Commission, AFRIMA is committed to the stimulation of conversations among Africans and between Africa and the rest of the world about the potentials of the cultural and creative economy for real enterprise on the continent, contributing significantly to social cohesion and continental integration as well as sustainable economic growth and development in Africa by lending its voice to promotion of education and campaign against extreme poverty and preventable diseases.

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VGMA 1ST NATIONAL MUSIC SUMMIT – MEET YOUR SPEAKERS

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As part of the world music day celebration and as part of the activities lined up for the VGMA Musical June, Ghana’s biggest music awards scheme introduces the VGMA National Music Summit.

The summit is to use music as a tool to drive social change and is aimed at using education to empower players in the industry to help better the lot of the sector.

The summit is to be held with limited audience but shared with millions across the VGMA official social media channels. It starts at 10am and ends at 2pm.

The 4 hour event is meant to engage Musicians, Music Producers & Managers, Distributors of Music, Music Promoters, Media and Other Industry Players nationally to discuss core industry issues.

At the end of the dialogue, a communique on the insights, conclusions and recommendations collated from the discussions will be presented to the Ministry of Tourism & Creative Arts for consideration. There will be 3 panel discussions; Royalties – The Way Forward, Music Distribution in the Digital Era and Play it LIVE.

Starting off the conversation for Royalties- The way forward, are; Munyaradzi Chanetsa, A&R Manager, Sony South Africa. Rex Omar – Chairman Ghamro and Veteran Ghanaian musician. Abraham Adjetey, President of Ghamro. Trigmatic, is a Ghanaian award winning musician, composer, songwriter and Philanthropist. Last but not least, Cynthia Quarcoo, Managing Partner, CQ Legal & Consulting.

Leading the conversations in the Music distribution in the digital era are 3 distinguished industry players with in-depth practical knowledge in their respective field of endeavor. Chioma Onuchukwu is Head of Operations at TuneCore Nigeria, Ghana, Tanzania, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Gambia & Ethiopia. Jefferson Seneadza CEO of Aftown – a digital sales platform. Munyaradzi Chanetsa, A&R Manager, Sony South Africa. Juan Gomez is the Head of African Content and Curation at Pandora Media.

CEO EKB Records a talent Management and Entertainment company and LIVE Music enthusiast Kiki Banson, will be heading the PLAY IT LIVE discussion. With support from Kwame Yeboah, a Ghanaian born, UK based multi-talented instrumentalist, producer and keyboard player and programmer and Beats Mechanic.

The event will be hosted by Rudy Kwakye – Executive Producer AfroNationGhana Festival.

The VGMA NATIONAL MUSIC SUMMIT is powered by charterhouse, partnered by Tv3, GHQR, KPMG, DStv, Media partners and proudly brought to you by Vodafone, Together We Can!

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Nanky Wins VGMA22 Unsung Initiative

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Ahead of the most prestigious music awards scheme in Ghana, Vodafone Ghana Music Awards 2021 slated for 25th and 26th June, Nanky has been announced winner of the Unsung Initiative.

The fast rising 28 year old Tema based Afro-Pop. R&B, Highlife singer who is currently signed on Sultan Incorporation was on Friday 18th June 2021 announced winner on TV3’s Showbiz 360 hosted by Giovani Caleb.

He won ahead of his competitors Oseikrom sikani, Adelaide the seer, Koby Tuesday, Kwame Yogot, Malcom Nuna, Queendalyn and Naana Blu.

Nanky, as the tradition has been since its inception in 2015, will get to perform at this year’s edition of the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards which would be held on Saturday, 26th June, 2021.

The Unsung is an initiative to project underground artistes who need the platform and exposure to make it to mainstream. Previous year’s has seen winners like Lynx Entertainment artiste Kuami Eugene, Reggae/dancehall artiste KelvynBoy among others.

The Unsung Initiative is produced by Charterhouse and brought to you by Closeup Toothpaste.

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VGMA 2021 – Ghana’s biggest music weekend beckons!

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Two nights of drama, awards, and exhilarating performances from 30 chart-topping acts will be LIVE in the spotlight at the 22nd Vodafone Ghana Music Awards.

From Efya, Kuame Eugene, Eno Barony, KiDi, Kwesi Arthur, Kofi Kinaata, Adina, Joe Mettle, Diana Hamilton, Medikal, Okyeame Kwame, through to Epixode, DopeNation, Mzvee, Sista Afia, Yaa Yaa, Dead Peepol, Yaw Tog, Gyakie, Fameye, Bethel Revival Choir, the VGMA will be the center of national attention next week Saturday.

Do well not to miss out on the two day event happening on the 25th & 26th June which will be live on TV3, Akwaaba Magic, Soundcity TV and on Ghana Music Awards, and MTV social media pages.

The VGMA is produced by Charterhouse with support from TV3, DSTV, GHQR Code and Vodafone.

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