FG Pledges Full Support As Nigeria Hosts AFRIMA 2019

The Federal Government has pledged its full support for the
successful hosting of the 2019 All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA), as
the country prepares to host the glamorous event in Lagos 20-23
November 2019, with the theme: ”Feel Africa”.

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, made the
pledge in a statement in Lagos on Sunday.

”When you look at the All Africa Music Awards, it’s one of the
biggest awards for the music industry in Africa, and what government
has done in the past is to provide the enabling environment for the
awards to take place.

”We provided support services for AFRIMA, we gave them the backing
they need and I think it’s on record that the AFRIMA editions that
have been held in Nigeria have been among the most successful.

”This year again, we are ready to partner AFRIMA professionally, give
them the maximum support such as effective media coverage and also
help them in reaching out to other critical stakeholders,” the
Minister said.

He said part of the reasons why Nigeria has successfully hosted the
music awards is because the country has relaxed its visa regime, with
the visa on arrival policy, thus making it easier for people to come
in.

AFRIMA, which was first held in 2014, was established in collaboration
with the African Union (AU) to reward and celebrate musical talents
and creativity in Africa as well as to promote African Cultural
Heritage.

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