See Entries For 2019 AFRIMA As Judges Arrive Nigeria

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.

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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.