Nigerian Victoria Nkong, the associate producer of the All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA), created in 2014, made a statement yesterday to the media on the sidelines of the 8th edition of the event dubbed “Edition Teranga”, which will be held from 12 to 14 January in Dakar.
She said the aim of the event, which gives out African music awards, is to sell the best image of Africa to young Africans and the rest of the world while advancing the field of African culture and music. She added that music like football can unite the world easily.
This event is an opportunity to unite Africa and showcase African talent, and beautiful tourist destinations in Africa, advanced Africa, according to the organizer of this event hosted so far only by English-speaking African countries (Ghana and Nigeria).
This 8th edition organised in the Senegalese capital will welcome more than 400 artists including the biggest stars of African music. This will highlight the African cities, as these stars from their arrival on 11 January, and will make their millions of followers on social networks discover places in Senegal to encourage Africans to visit Africa.
The African Music Awards ceremony is organised every year in partnership with the African Union Commission.