The highly anticipated 8th edition of the All-Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA) tagged ‘Teranga Edition’ will take place in Dakar, Senegal on 12-15 January 2023.
Senegalese President Macky Sall, at his official residence in Dakar, hosted AFRIMA’s Executive Producer/President, Mike Dada, over the weekend, assuring him of the government’s unwavering support towards a successful hosting of AFRIMA in Senegal.
President Sall met with the AFRIMA President, after a world media unveiling ceremony, held at the King Fahd Royal Palace hotel, in Dakar, on the 4th of November 2022 where Senegal was announced as the official host country by the African Union Commission and the International Committee of AFRIMA.
According to President Sall, the present and future of Africa, particularly Senegal in this case, is very important to government and the youth represent that future.
“AFRIMA speaks to the empowerment and engagement of young people in the creative economy as well as the celebration of our continent and global promotion of our cities for tourism benefits, hence the support and partnership from Republic of Senegal.
“I am very happy and honoured to host the Teranga edition of the biggest music award in Africa, AFRIMA right here in Senegal. The people of Senegal are excited about this historical feat, given that this is the first time the awards will be held in a Francophone country,” Sall said.
He assured the AFRIMA team and the rest of the world of premium hospitality rights and support from the Senegalese government and her people, to make the event an impactful, successful, and laudable affair for visitors and the people of Senegal.
On his part, Dada thanked His Excellency, Sall and the people of Senegal for undertaking to partner and host AFRIMA for the benefit of the Music industry in Africa and the creative economy in Senegal.
He promised on behalf of the International Committee of AFRIMA that the Teranga edition will go down in history as the best and biggest edition so far.