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Akon Arrives Lagos for AFRIMA 2017 (Photos)

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…African Superstars Arrive Lagos for AFRIMA 2017

Multi-Platinum international Artiste, Akon arrived Lagos yesterday to host
the 2017 All Africa Music Awards scheduled for Sunday, 12th of November,
2012 at the Eko Hotels and Suites by 4PM. The artiste felt immediately at
home in the host city as fans gathered to catch a glimpse of stardom while
the executive producer of AFRIMA, Mike Dada and some members of the
international committee of AFRIMA welcomed him to Nigeria.
The Senegalese born American superstar was announced as the host alongside
Cameroonian-French entertainment broadcaster, Sophy Aiida by the
international Committee of AFRIMA and the African Union Commission on
Monday, 30th October 2017.

Akon is a 360 entertainer; a singer, songwriter, record producer and
actor, he is the number 1 selling artiste for master ringtones in the
world. Akon has won five Grammy awards for his A-list hit albums. The
Konvict, and Kon Live Republic Music guru is also a business man and
philanthropist who is passionate about his continent. Akon is ranked 5th
Most Powerful Celebrity in Forbes’s Africa list of 40, he provides
electricity for 15 countries through his Lights Africa Project, and
supports underprivileged African youngsters through his Konfidence
Initiative.

Music Legend, Salif Keita amongst other artistes had also arrived Lagos
for the AFRIMA 2017 Awards ceremony. Superstars, Bussine (Gabon), Young
Paris (DRC),Ewube (Cameroon), Nsoki (Angola), Locko(Cameroon) from Central
Africa. From Eastern Africa region, Feza (Tanzania), Bebe Cool (Uganda),
Vanessa Mdee (Tanzania), Wayna Wondowoseen (Ethiopia), Eddy Kenzo
(Uganda), Henok and Mehari Brothers (Ethiopia), Juliana Kanyomozi
(Uganda), Octopizzo (Kenya) have arrived. Other artistes are Amanda Black
(South Africa), Babes Wodumo (South Africa), Rue (Zimbabwe), Sally Boss
Madam (Namibia), Emtee (South Africa), Nasty C (South Africa) Nduduzo
Makhathini (South Africa), Tay Grin (Malawi) from Southern Africa Region.
Ibitssam Tiskat (Morocco) represented Northern Africa Region. Becca
(Ghana), Oumou Sangare (Mali), Kandia Kora (Guinea), Dark Surburb (Ghana),
Viviane Chidid (Senegal), Zeynab (Benin), Soul bangs (Guinea), Neza
(Rwanda), Degg J Force (Guinea), Toofan (Togo), R2Bees (Ghana), Mi Casa
(Ghana) from Western Africa Region.

Host country artistes; Nigerian artistes, Aramide, Seyi Shay , Tiwa
Savage, Yemi Alade from Nigeria, Adekunle Gold, Simi, Wande Coal, Niniola,
and Timaya are going to sharing the stage with their African
counterparts.

The AFRIMA 2017 main awards ceremony will take place after the Red Carpet
session where the crème of the creative industry, music lovers and
diplomatic and government personalities will make their presence grand at
the AFRIMA 2017 Red Carpet. Tickets for the AFRIMA Main awards ceremony
are available on www.afrima.org, ariyatickets.com, nairabox.com and at Eko
Hotels and Suites, which is the venue of the event.

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