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African Union, Ghana partner for AFRIMA Calendar Unveiling

The 2018 All Africa Music Awards will be unveiled on Monday, May 21, 2018 by the African Union Commission  in collaboration with the Ghanaian government. and the International Committee of AFRIMA during a world media event and music conference scheduled for Accra, the capital of Ghana.

Part of the agenda for the Calendar Unveiling of the fifth edition of AFRIMA is a courtesy visit to  the President of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, who is set to receive African delegates and music stars attending the event from around Africa.

These, according to AFRIMA, include the Head of Culture, African Union, Mrs. Angela Martins; President/Executive Producer, AFRIMA, Mr. Mike Dada; Director, Brand Communications, AFRIMA; Ms. Matlou Tsotetsi; Regional Director,

Western Africa, Mr. Don Obilor; the Ghanaian-UK AFRIMA Juror, (representing UK-Diaspora) and BBC-1 show host, Ms. Rita Ray and the AFRIMA Country Director, Ghana, Mr. Francis Doku.

Also participating at the event are past AFRIMA nominees and winners, music professionals and executives, creative/culture industry policy makers, members of the media industry and award-winning recording artistes living in Ghana and in other African countries.

Commenting on the event in line with the government’s objective to develop sustainable tourism based on Ghanaian arts and culture, Ghana’s  Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture, Hon. Catherine Afeku, said, “Arts and culture, as a sector, remains one of Africa’s greatest strengths. Apart from being a source of values, identity and a sense of belonging, the creative industries have become a driver of economic growth and job creation. In agreeing to host the AFRIMA 2018 Calendar Unveiling, the Government of Ghana is motivated by the need to harness the potential of the creative sector of Ghana to promote national and regional tourism. We congratulate the African Union on lending its weight behind this laudable effort.”

The Acting Director for Social Affairs, African Union Commission, Madam Mariama Cisse , said that partnerships with member AU states such as Ghana further galvanised the achievements of the AU policy on Africa transformation through social integration.