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The Biggest Performers from Africa descend upon Dakar for the 8th AFRIMA in Senegal

The 8th edition of the All-Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA), dubbed the “Teranga Edition,” is expected to take place in Dakar, Senegal, on January 12–15, 2023, and excitement is at an all-time high. The award organizers have announced a stellar lineup of musical acts for the AFRIMA music village concert and the main awards ceremony.

Nigerian global music superstars P-Square and other Nigerian singers Tiwa Savage, Eltee Skhillz, Pheelz, Fave, Asake, and P-Square will join the league of African talents to perform at the main awards ceremony at the 15,000-seat Dakar Arena in Dakar, Senegal.

Rokia Kone, a singer from Mali, and the Senegalese stars Yossou N’dour, Baba Maal, Viviane Chidid, and Wally B Seck are among the other headliners.

Blxckie, Makhadzi, Kamo Mphela, and Nomfundo Moh are leading from home for Southern Africa, while Marwan Moussa, El Grande Toto, and Manal are leading from Morocco.

Other notable performers include Ivorian superstars Didi B and Bella Falcao, while Marioo, a Tanzanian maestro, and the Kenyan superstars Bien and Bridget Blue are holding down the fort for the Eastern region.

The Ghanaian maverick Black Sherif, the Togolese icon Toofan, the Cape Verdean chanteuse Soraia Ramos, and the Congolese showstopper Ya Levis make up the lineup’s climax.

The Grand Theatre in Dakar, Senegal will host the AFRIMA music village concert on Friday, January 13, 2023. Other artists scheduled to perform include South African superstars Jimmy Dludlu, Kelvin Momo, DJ Maphorisa, and Thapelo Lekoane, as well as Senegalese heavyweights Jeeba and Sidy Diop.

Other notable performers are Nigerian outlaws Ladipoe, Magixx, and Portable, as well as Ivorian artists Josey, Lil Jay, Bella Falcao, Awilo Logomba, Fior2Bior, Kiki Moteleba, Roseline Layo, and Serge Beynaud. The Tanzanian sensation Zuchu will perform with her Kenyan rival Muthaka from the continent’s Eastern regions, and the Congolese masters Gaz Mewete and Innoss’B will also participate.

Other celebrities who performed on the main stage included Ghanaian DJ Sly King, Togolese superstar Toofan, and Namibian DJ Yessonia.

AFRIMA’s Executive Producer/President, Mike Dada, commented on the news and remarked that, in keeping with the goals of the organization, the AFRIMA festival was meticulously curated to reflect Africa’s rich cultural diversity and tradition as well as expose the musicians to diverse music markets.

“We need to ensure that every region on the continent is represented in all we do. This is such an exciting moment in African music, and we are proud of the way these artistes have been able to cross over to several markets both on the home-front and even globally. This is the crux of what we do at AFRIMA – to ensure we impact upon the artiste’s growth for the good of the continent. We are also excited to see such a stellar lineup that will encourage diversity and make us collectively proud of our rich heritage.”

African music fans are urged to continue voting actively for their preferred winners through the live voting platform at www.afrima.org as the entire world prepares for the 8th edition of the All Africa Music Awards, AFRIMA, which will be held from January 12 to 15, 2023.

A worldwide known auditing company, Pricewaterhousecoopers, examines the voting system used by AFRIMA to select winners (PWC). On January 11, 2023, as stated at the meeting, the delegates are anticipated to show up. On Thursday, January 12, 2023, the AFRIMA ceremony is set to officially begin with a host country tour, a school visit and gift presentation (as part of AFRIMA’s Corporate Social Responsibility), as well as a Welcome Soiree that evening in Dakar. On Friday, the 4-day celebration continues.

The 8th AFRIMA will pick up steam at the Grand Theatre’s AFRIMA Music Village, a free concert that will feature live performances by the biggest music performers on the continent.

On Saturday, January 14, 2023, the night before the awards ceremony, the events will get underway with media appearances, main rehearsals, and a courtesy visit to the president of Senegal. Additionally, a live recording booth will be available at the venue for musicians from the continent’s five regions as well as from abroad to use for collaborative recordings.

The day’s events will come to a close with a party just for the nominees. Finally, the 8th AFRIMA will come to an end on Sunday, January 15, 2023, at the Dakar Arena in Dakar, which has a capacity of 15,000 people. 104 TV stations will broadcast the live Awards ceremony to more than 84 countries around the world.

AFRIMA is the apex of African music internationally, working in tandem with the African Union Commission.


Ihekire Chinonso

Communication Manager

Ireoluwa Orija
Ireoluwa Orija
Ireoluwa is a graduate of Human Anatomy. He is a writer, poet and a content creator.

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