The 13-man International Jury of the All Africa Music Awards, AFRIMA, is set to arrive Lagos, Nigeria on Wednesday, August 8, 2018 ahead of a week-long selection process following the closing of entries where 8,009 songs/videos were received for the 5th edition of the annual awards event.
Starting Thursday, August 8 till Tuesday, August 14, event hospitality partner, Eko Hotels & Suites will provide a secure venue for the AFRIMA International Jury members representing all five regions of Africa, the diaspora (Europe and North America) and the African Union Commission who are tasked with the responsibility of deciding which artistes and or recordings make it the 5th AFRIMA Nominees List that would be unveiled to the world on the last day.
The Jury’s responsibilities include; screening, categorising, assessing, grading and selecting nominees into the 38 different Regional and Continental awarding categories who will compete for the 23.9 carat gold-plated AFRIMA trophy.
Bringing their wealth of experience and professionalism to play and as well as boundless knowledge in African music, culture, and entertainment, the week-long process will have the jurors working with expected fairness and transparency to arrive at a complete representative 5th AFRIMA Nominees List which is reflective of the creative energy and output of African music’s talents between the review period of August 1, 2017 to August 1, 2018.
The eminent AFRIMA International Jury consists of two members drawn from each region of Africa, one African music professional each representing the Diaspora (i.e. Europe and North America), and a representative of the African Union Commission.