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AFRIMA APPOINTS SALIF “A’SALFO” TRAORÉ AS COTE D’IVOIRE’S COUNTRY DIRECTOR

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The International Committee of All Africa Music Awards, AFRIMA, in partnership with the African Union Commission, has appointed Mr. Salif “A’salfo” Traoré as the Country Director of Côte D’Ivoire, West Africa for All Africa Music Awards, AFRIMA.

The appointment was announced on the 17th of May, 2021, in Casablanca, Kingdom of Morocco following the unanimous decision of the International Committee of AFRIMA.

According to the Manager, Brand and Communication, AFRIMA, Ms. Zineb Seyad, “the core of AFRIMA’s mandate is to unify the African continent through music, and the role of the country director in achieving these objectives is key. Thus, the appointment of Mr. Traore is a significant, strategic step in the right direction specifically for the African creative industry and largely, the continent, as he possesses the skills and fortitude to contribute towards realizing the vision of AFRIMA.”

The appointment comes as no surprise as Mr. Traoré is acknowledged as a giant in the African music and creative industry; his experience in music as a musician; songwriter; producer; and record label owner spans over 20 years. His band, Magic System, in 1999, pioneered a new sound in the Ivorian music scene, recorded a song “1er Gaou” which became a smash indie hit in Africa and France three years later. The song meant the breakthrough of the little-known Magic System and setting the pace for a new generation of music in Côte D’Ivoire and Africa.

In 2012, Mr. Traoré was appointed UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador by Irina Bokova for his messages for peace. His popularity among policymakers, as well as his expertise in music production, event project management, and media positions him as an exemplary ambassador to the values and goals of AFRIMA.

The Country Director plays a key role in the International Committee of AFRIMA’s comprehensive and stakeholders-based approach through a high level of strategic leadership and partnership. He carries out direction, leads, builds and maintains partnerships and relationships among the stakeholders; government and policymakers; entertainment, music, and creative industry; the media, and fans of African music. He is ultimately accountable in his country office for all aspects of AFRIMA’s strategic partnerships, leading the consolidation and development of AFRIMA’s programme.

In partnership with the African Union Commission, (AUC), All Africa Music Awards, AFRIMA, is a music and cultural initiative developed to celebrate, reward, and showcase the rich musical heritage of Africa, stimulate conversations among Africans and between Africa and the rest of the globe about the great potentials and values of the African culture and artistic legacy 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.

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Samini Knows No Stopping, Out With ‘Burning’ EP

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Samini is enjoying such an illustrious career, spanning almost 2 decades and he still wants to end the year on the high. A new single already on rotation, a mega concert billed for Christmas and now, a new EP in the mix.

Samini is a consummate artiste; highly revered among his peers and the entire music industry. Without a doubt, he’s also had a good run in the corporate space, arguably being the first artiste to land a major long-lasting endorsement deal with MTN and currently on another with FBN Bank.

With (7) seven successful albums and over 100 hit songs and collaborations, rocking the stages both local and international, with tons of awards to his credit, Samini is the undisputed king – for many!

He is ranked as one of the best live performers ever and there’s no argument about it. He knows how to get noticed by his audience with his unique style.

Going by the moniker, the contested tag of ‘King of African Dancehall’ – Samini has cemented that claim by producing some of the biggest chart-topping Reggae/Dancehall tunes over the years.

Known primarily for his proficiency in Reggae/Dancehall – Samini has been versatile since the start of his career – tinkering with other genres, from Hiplife to Highlife to Afrobeats.

On ‘Burning’, Samini enlists Loud City Music, Monie Beatz, and Finchy as producers with the legendary Kaywa as an arranger and mixer.

Efya, Kofi Kinaata, Medikal offered assistance in the 6-track Extended Playlist.

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Bediako The POET Premieres Debut Poem “The God”

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Motivational Speaker turn Poet, Bediako The POET has premiered his debut poem “The God”.

Inspired by nature, live experiences and the word of God, Bediako The POET took up poetry as a means to share the word of God the masses in a new way.

“No one inspired me into poetry, but as a motivational speaker, I took poetry as a tool to express my thought about God and nature to people who love the word.

Link to Poem > https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Isvn8OuLP7k

“We have millions of people to convey message of the almighty to but I chose poetry so that it will sound different and unique.” Bediako the Poet revealed.

The poem titled “The God” was recorded at Hard Time Recording Studio.

People who listen to this piece will be inspired, touched and wonder in awe as to how great our God is.

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TOME TEAMS UP WITH LEGENDURY BEATZ ON AMAPIANO TRACK ‘WAIT’

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Nigerian Canadian Singer & Songwriter Tomi Akanbi popularly & professionally known as Tome teamed up with hit record producing duo Legendury Beatz for her latest single which is an Amapiano hit titled ‘WAIT’.

The Single is the first song off her 12-track album: ‘No Long Talk’, which is set to be released early next year.

It’s been just over a year since Tome released her JUNO Award-winning Reggae single; “I Pray” which featured Jamaican superstar Sean Kingston, and she looks set to close this year out in style with this new Amapiano hit. The talented songstress crosses over successfully to the Amapiano sound & dominates the beat with her self assuredness, swagger & cheeky bravado on the delivery. Tome declares notably on The second bridge of the song that “even Aliko Dangote does not have my kind of money & even Otedola doesn’t have my kind of cash”, giving us a glimpse into Tome’s extremely lofty aspirations. 

The beat is distinguished by its high-pitched piano melodies, Kwaito basslines, and low tempo South African house rhythms blended with percussions which Tome glides on crisply with her vocals.

With Wait, Tome has delivered a masterpiece that the world can rock to not just during the end of the year festivities, but also into next year.

According to her, “She states that I want to dominate global sounds, Amapiano is a global sound; not just for now, but for the future. So I had to give it my best shot for the culture and to create something timeless with a life of its own that people in Africa and the World could vibe to”

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