The African Union Commission (AUC) and the International Committee of the All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA) have earmarked four cities in Nigeria to host the third edition of the All Africa Music Awards, (AFRIMA) which holds in November 2016.

Director  Brand Communication and Sponsorship  AFRIMA  Matlou Tsotetsi

Director, Brand Communication and Sponsorship, AFRIMA, Matlou Tsotetsi

This was disclosed at just concluded 27th AU Summit in Kigali, Rwanda on July 17, 2016.

The four cities targeted as potential hosts for the continental awards ceremony are: Calabar (Cross River State), Lagos (Lagos State), Port Harcourt (Rivers State) and Uyo (Akwa Ibom State).

The AU’s interest emanated from the visions of these four states in promoting and preserving Africa’s rich culture while also inspiring African youths.

Commissioner for Social Affairs African Union Commission  Dr.Mustapha Sidiki Kaloko.jpg

Commissioner for Social Affairs,African Union Commission, Dr.Mustapha Sidiki Kaloko.

The Commissioner for Social Affairs, African Union Commission, Dr Mustapha Sidiki Kaloko said, “The main purpose of the Host City partnership is to showcase the tourism and economic potential of one of the great cities in Africa and promote its strengths to global audience which in turn adds to the GDP of the state and the continent at large.”



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Iheanyi Igboko is a social advocate, educator and journalist/blogger; working actively in the education and human development sector. He is passionate about promoting access to quality education, increasing youth active participation and engagement, and empowering young people to develop solutions to their problems. He craves unending hopes of a better Nigeria that will meet the hopes and aspirations of her citizens; and committed to building a nation that will seamlessly harness and develop her numerous human and capital potentials.


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