Akon named as host for AFRIMA 2017

Senegalese born American based artist Akon has been named as the host of the 4th annual All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA) scheduled to hold this November, by the award organisers. According to a statement by the African Union Commission and the International Committee of AFRIMA, Akon will take charge of proceedings of the live broadcast award show scheduled to air on over 80 television stations and online platforms across the world. He will also be joined on stage by co-host, Ms. Sophy Aiida, a Cameroonian-French entertainment broadcaster known on radio in the central African country as the biggest-girl-next-door. The announcement is coming two months after the rights to host Pan African Music Initiative, was ceded to Nigeria for the next three years after approval by the African Union (AU). That much information was revealed by the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed in a statement issued at the time. In the statement, Lai said the award of the hosting right was conveyed in a letter written to him by the Commissioner of Social Affairs at the African Union Commission, Mrs Amira Elfadil.

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