Senegal Set To Host the Eighth Edition of The All Africa Music Awards

For the first time in the All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA) history, a Francophone country will be hosting the awards show.

The eighth edition of the All-Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA) — tagged the Teranga Edition — will be held in Dakar, Senegal, from January 12th through the 15th, 2023. AFRIMA is an annual awards event that was established to highlight African talent, music, and creativity worldwide. In anticipation of the event, the President of the Republic of Senegal, His Excellency President Macky Sall, hosted AFRIMA’s Executive President, Mr Mike Dada, at his official residence.

In a press release, Sall expressed that AFRIMA was committed to empowering and engaging African youth.
“The present and future of Africa, particularly Senegal in this case, is very important to our government, and the youths 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 the global promotion of our cities for tourism benefits, hence the support and partnership from the 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.

Early next year, the four-day will kick off with several pre-events on Thursday, January 12, 2023. Rehearsals, media engagements, and a nominees-only party will continue on Friday, January 13, 2023, and Saturday, January 14, 2023.
The main event will happen on Sunday, January 15, 2023, at the Dakar Arena, an event centre with a 15000 capacity. In September, the organization announced a list of its leading nominees featuring some of Africa’s prominent artists ahead of the event.

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