The sixth edition of All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA), in partnership with the African Union Commission (AUC), has received 8,157 songs/videos on its online portal.
The 2019 submissions, which opened worldwide on May 15, exceeded those of 2018 by 148 entries.
Of the 8,157 entries submitted this year, Western Africa leads the pack with 38% of the total entries followed by Southern Africa with 24%. Eastern Africa, Central Africa and Northern Africa have 20%, 14% and 4% respectively.
Meanwhile, following the end of the 6th AFRIMA entry submission, the 13-man International Jury of AFRIMA will arrive Lagos, Nigeria, on Wednesday, August 7, for a week-long adjudication process from Wednesday, August 7 to Tuesday, August 13.
The AFRIMA Jury’s responsibility involves screening, categorising, assessing, grading and selecting into the 36 different Regional and Continental awarding categories nominees who will vie for the 23.9-carat gold-plated AFRIMA trophy.