How AFRIMMA 2020 virtual awards took Africa by surprise

When the organising body for AFRIMMA announced the theme of the 7th edition as ‘Destination Africa’, not many realised this is about to be the journey of a lifetime.

History was made as the first African music awards to be held virtually aired on AFRIMMA YouTube page. It was a fun experience, a musical journey into the different parts of Africa hosted by WFAA’s Tashara Parker.

Sponsored by Majority official, the AFRIMMA private jet took off in Dallas, Texas, USA, the spiritual home of the AFRIMMA awards, touching down in West Africa, East Africa, Central Africa and Southern Africa.

The performances were exuberant and colorful and left viewers yearning for more. Nigeria’s rising star, Rema gave an eclectic performance, Cape Verdean Soraia Ramos was an example in sonic beauty, while veteran Fally Ipupa showed why he is evergreen in African music. Some of the performers on the night include dance king Poco Lee; Congo’s Gaz Mawete; the Ugandan star Eddy Kenzo; South Africa’s rap queen Nadia Nakai and the man of the moment Master KG.

South African sensation with the viral hits emerged the biggest winner of the night, bagging the Artiste of The Year Award, Song of The Year, Best Male Southern Africa as well as Best Collaboration with Burna Boy on ‘Jerusalema’ remix.

With their second consecutive year as the title sponsor of the AFRIMMA awards and presenting sponsor of Artist of The Year, MAJORITY’s co-founder and CEO, Magnus Larsson, said: “In the light of all that we have collectively experienced this year, the AFRIMMA 2020 Awards mean more than ever before. As a community-focused company, we are extremely proud of being part in realizing this one-of-a-kind celebration of African excellence and look forward to elevating more of the ambitions that AFRIMMA shines a light on”.

There were simultaneous viewing parties in Dallas and Houston as the rest of the world joined via YouTube.  Anderson Obiagwu, Founder/CEO AFRIMMA was filled with delight and stated “There were initial doubts about pulling this off, but seeing we pulled this off today fills me with so much joy and I want to express my appreciation to our sponsors, the AFRIMMA team, the artistes, dancers, video editors and everybody that played a part in making history today”. The AFRIMMA 2020 experience is one that can only be described as mind-blowing, a journey of a lifetime into the sounds of Africa.

There were simultaneous viewing parties in Dallas and Houston as the rest of the world joined in via YouTube.  Anderson Obiagwu, Founder/CEO AFRIMMA was filled with delight and stated “There were initial doubts about pulling this off, but seeing we pulled this off today fills me with so much joy and I want to express my appreciation to our sponsors, the AFRIMMA team, the artists, dancers, video editors and everybody that played a part in making history today”. The AFRIMMA 2020 experience is one that can only be described as mind-blowing, a journey of a lifetime into the sounds of Africa.

YOU SHOULD NOT MISS THESE HEADLINES FROM NIGERIAN TRIBUNE

Weekly Review: Nigeria’s COVID-19 Infections On The Rise Again

Nigeria’s new COVID-19 infections increased again last week, Tribune Online analysis shows.

Last week, the 46th week of the pandemic in Nigeria, the country recorded 1,206 new infections (November 8 – 14), an increase when compared to the 923 cases recorded the previous week…

We Have Not Decided Yet To Call Off Strike — ASUU President

t is still uncertain whether the ongoing strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) will end soon as President of the union, Professor ‘Biodun Ogunyemi said there were certain steps to be taken to reach that final conclusion on the issue…

[ICYMI] Judicial Panel: I’m Unaware Nigerian Army Called Lekki Shooting ‘Fake News’ On Twitter – General

Brig.-Gen. Ahmed Taiwo, Commander of the 81 Division, Military Intelligence Brigade, Victoria Island has said that he was unaware that the Nigerian Army Headquarters had described the shootings at the Lekki Tollgate as “fake news” on Twitter…

USElection2020: Is It Trump Or Biden?

THE United States election between Republican and current President Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden takes place today, November 3rd and is on course to witness the highest turnout in a century with more than 95 million people already cast their ballots in early voting.

International Criminal Court Begins Probe Into Shooting Of #EndSARS Protesters In Nigeria

The International Criminal Court (ICC) has disclosed that it’s conducting a preliminary investigation into the recent #EndSARS protests in Nigeria, the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) reported on Wednesday.

 

 

 

You might also like
Comments

This website uses cookies to improve your experience. We'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. AcceptRead More