Connect with us

Entertainment

AFRIMA MEETS ECCAS, UNESCO IN GABON, DISCUSSES PLANS TO STIMULATE AFRICA’S CREATIVE ECONOMY 

Published

on


AJAGBE
ADEYEMI TESLIM

Sponsored by: H&H

As the All Africa Music Awards began its countdown to the 2022 main awards ceremony, Monday, with the call for submission of entries from artistes, the continental awards platform has restated its commitment to uplifting the African creative economy, using music as its tool. 

It made this known during a recent strategic stakeholder meeting, in Libreville, Gabon, with the President of Economic Community of Central African  States (ECCAS) Commission, Minister of Culture and Tourism, Gabon, delegates and senior officials  from the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO), as well as delegates from Centre International des Civilisations Bantu (CICIBA) who are excited about the AFRIMA initiative. 

AFRIMA, which is in partnership with the African Union Commission (AUC), corroborated UNESCO’s standpoint, on the need to deepen Africa’s creative exports, especially through providing access to training and resources for young aspiring creatives. 

According to UNESCO’s representative to Gabon and ECCAS, Mr. Eric Voli Bi, Africa’s creative economy needs more support and opportunities for the youth – who make up the larger chunk of the workforce – to thrive. 

He said, “I must thank AFRIMA for constantly projecting the continent in a positive light to the world, and for giving African youths opportunities to be recognised on a continental and even global scale. UNESCO is always interested in youth education and  development initiatives, and AFRIMA is one veritable platform to help stimulate potentials among these youths. I believe, with one voice, we can speak louder. That is the way to go.” 

The President of ECCAS Commission,  His Excellency Gilberto Da Piedade Vérissimoaccompanied by Her Excellency Ms. Kapinga-Yvette Ngandu, Commissioner in charge of the Department of Gender Promotion and Human and Social Developments, ECCAS, welcomed the AFRIMA delegates to its regional secretariat and pledged support towards AFRIMA. He assured that ECCAS will partner AFRIMA to provide capacity building for African youths across the central African region as well as develop its music industry.

Vérissimo said, “Every year, we see our African artistes shine on global levels. It will be retrogressive for us, if we do not invest in them as well. ECCAS, in partnership with the European Union, will continue to invest resources into capacity building for African youths, especially within the entertainment sector. Apart from healthcare and education, the cultural and creative sector of the Central African region is within our primary focus.

We are excited that platforms like AFRIMA thrive to give voice to our objectives, and we will pull our weight behind it, for the growth of the continent.” 

On behalf of the awards platform, the President and Executive President, AFRIMA, Mr. Mike Dada, assured Africans that the AFRIMA, which has been running since 2014, will continue to prioritise inclusivity in its capacity-building initiatives. 

“AFRIMA, and all its supporting initiatives, like the Africa Creative Academy, which we have in the pipeline, is for the entire continent.

It is not an East African affair, or a West African Affair. We are one voice and one platform for the African people. So, our capacity-building efforts will cover the length and breadth of the continent and the diaspora. We equally apply this same character in all our campaigns, especially our submission of entries which is ongoing from now till August 5, 2022; it covers everyone across the continent and the diaspora.

“We have done this since 2014, and we are committed to consolidating our efforts this year, with even more zeal, initiatives and twists, to make AFRIMA the pride of not just the African individual, but also every black person and lover of African music out there.” 

The main ceremony of the All Africa Music awards will be held from Thursday November 3 to Saturday November 6, 2022.

It will feature a 4-day fiesta of music, glitz, and glamour, which commences with a welcome soiree, followed by the AFRIMA Music Village, the host city tour, African Music Business Summit, and the exclusive nominees’ party, before culminating with the live awards ceremony broadcast to over 84 countries around the world.

The submission of entries for the awards is also ongoing for artistes, artiste managers, record producers, recording companies, video directors, disc jockeys and other relevant stakeholders can submit their work or submit on behalf of their clients via the official afrima website at www.afrima.org. All entries must be done in consonance with AFRIMA guidelines, which are also available on the website.

Importantly, all prospective entries must have been created between August 20, 2021 and August 5, 2022, being the year-in-review for all submissions. 

African music lovers can follow through with the build-up events to the main awards, by engaging the social media platforms (Instagram – Afrima.official; Twitter – Afrimaofficial).  

Continue Reading

Entertainment

Clamizzy Drops New single, Titlied Osetigo

Published

on

AJAGBE ADEYEMI TESLIM

Sponsored by: H&H

Upwardly mobile singer, Prince Emmanuel Clement, otherwise known as Clamizzy, has released a new single entitled Osetigo.

Osetigo is released from the stable of Clamizzy Entertainment Empire, and is currently streamed across all major digital platforms, and traditional broadcast stations.

According to Clamizzy, “Osetigo is a single track off my EP, which will hit the stores next month. Other tracks in the EP will include Shuperu (featuring Lion), Hustle, Nwata Maramma, Gbalaga and Gbe Body.”

Clamizzy is a singer, multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, music director, model and voiceover artist who has got the charisma, good looks and spontaneity to conquer the international music scene. 

According to him, the anticipated EP is a collection of Afro beats, hip hop and other music genres, delivered with scintillating melody for the delight of music buffs around the globe.

“Osetigo is an EP I painstakingly took my time to work on. The tracks will appeal to an heterogeneous audience. My fans home and abroad should watch out,” Clamizzy hinted.

Clamizzy is a native of Ebonyi State, but was born and raised in Imo State.
Listen here: https://clamizzy.fanlink.to/Osetigo

Continue Reading

Entertainment

Primate Ayodele Surprises ‘Omije Oju Mi’ Crooner, Bunmi Akinnanu With Car Gift On Her Birthday (VIDEO)

Published

on

AJAGBE ADEYEMI TESLIM

Sponsored by: H&H

The Leader Of INRI Evangelical Spiritual Church, Primate Elijah Ayodele has surprised popular gospel musician, Evangelist Bunmi Akinnanu Adeoye with a car gift to celebrate her birthday on Monday, 1St Of August, 2022 at the grand finale of the church’s ‘God will not put me to shame’ 7th anniversary.

While presenting the car gift, Primate Ayodele described Evang. Bunmi Akinnanu as his ‘fourth daughter’ whom he has been watching since she was young, while noting that he chose to celebrate her because he discovered something is missing in her life.

The man of God explained that Evangelist Bunmi once shared with him how she was fought and thrown into the gutter by someone whom she borrowed a dress from.

‘’I want to celebrate a birthday celebrant, Evangelist Bunmi Akinnanu; my daughter and ‘fourth born’ today.’’

‘’You did your song ‘Omije Ojumi’ while you were still young and struggling, you shared a story of how you borrowed a dress from someone who later fought you in public. I watch so many artistes but I see something is missing in you.

You have done songs for several people but they didn’t give you that missing thing. ‘’

‘’You go to lot of churches but pastors don’t appreciate you, they don’t know your value but today I want to surprise you and give to you what is missing in your life today’’

Before unveiling the gift, Primate Ayodele requested that Evang Bunmi bless the congregation with her unique and serenading voice.

It was an emotional moment for her when the man of God brought out the car key and presented it to her.

She couldn’t help but show gratitude to God and Primate Ayodele for allowing God to use him.

Watch Video Below

https://fb.watch/eDOmGq915Z/

Continue Reading

Entertainment

Rite Foods’ Ltd Powers Ojude Oba 2022 Festival With Refreshing Moments of Splendour, Pomp and Pageantry

Published

on

AJAGBE ADEYEMI TESLIM

Sponsored by: H&H

After two years of hiatus from the celebration of its annual rich cultural heritage due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the ancient city of Ijebu-Ode was agog on Monday with spectacular displays of splendour, pomp and pageantry at the Ojude-Oba Festival, a colourful event that was energised, refreshed and serenaded by Nigeria’s beverage giant, Rite Foods’ Limited, the official beverage sponsor of the festival.

Tagged ‘The Return of the Ojude-Oba’, the One-Day celebration of culture, fashion, glamour, candour, beauty and royalty by sons and daughters of Ijebu-land was spiced up by Rite Foods’ Limited, a beverage giant that provided dynamic flavours of refreshment for every moment of the festival. 

Speaking at the festival, Seleem Adegunwa, Managing Director, Rite Foods Limited re-affirmed his company’s commitment to the arts, cultural promotion and community development, particularly in areas where it operates. The Rite Foods’ boss stated that his company holds the festival in high esteem by paying homage to the paramount ruler of the land, His Royal Majesty, Oba Sikiru Kayode Adetona, Ogbagba II, for being the custodian of the traditional institution of his people, which aligns with his company’s values.

“As a company, we are particularly committed to celebrating the rich cultural heritage of peoples and communities, particularly our royal father who bestrides the traditional institution of his people like a colossus; the Awujale has been an undisputed statesman who personifies a courageous, charismatic, and reliable leader which aligns with our values of excellence and integrity at Rite Foods Limited”, he stated.

The festival committee which had earlier commended the company for its commitment to promoting arts and culture through the sponsorship of the festival, also showered encomiums on the brand for flooding the town with its array of refreshing Bigi soft drinks, Fearless energy drinks, Rite and Bigi sausages and the newly launched Sosa Fruit Drink which provided undiluted and quality refreshment that invigorated the sons and daughters of the soil, as well as the guests who graced the festival to enjoy the celebration.

Visitors, tourists and guests from Nigeria and the world stormed the ancient city to experience a taste of this sponsorship by Rite Foods Limited and to witness an age-long cultural celebration characterized by horse riding, gunshots, folklorish and contemporary music, colorful and flamboyant dressings, dances, drumming and competitions, all of which represents the gaiety and artistic style of the festival.

The Ojude-Oba [in Ijebu dialect means ‘’the King’s forecourt or frontage’’] and it is a major festival in Nigeria that began over 100 years ago. It brings together all sons and daughters of Ijebu-land in Nigeria and the diaspora for a carnival-like celebration of the traditional, cultural, spiritual accomplishments and other values of the   Ijebu nation.

During the festival, various age-groups [popularly known as the Regbereges], indigenes, their friends and associates from far and near – all in their colourful costumes and riding on horses, through the palace, throng the palace of the Awujale of Ijebuland to pay homage to him amidst prayers and other fun-filled activities.  The Ojude Oba festival is also a platform to showcase the entrepreneurial ingenuity of Nigerians and promote trade as well as the country’s tourism and hospitality.

In essence, with the sponsorship of the festival, the truly world class and proudly Nigerian company has demonstrated its strong advocacy to the promotion of arts and culture as well as community development in areas where it operates. The company believes in Nigeria’s diverse culture and seeks to connect with consumers in communities where cultural celebrations like the Ojude Oba Festival creates the platform for unity among its people.

Rite Foods Limited which prides itself as a company with the highest number of brands in its sector has once again won the hearts of multitudes of consumers from all walks of life who stormed the festival to enjoy the fun while also tasting its array of refreshing brands that provided quality satisfaction.

Continue Reading

Trending

Copyright © 2021 All rights reserved. This material, and other digital content on this website, may not be reproduced, published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in whole or in part without prior express written permission from August24news.com
This Website is designed and Managed by: August 24 Communications Nigerian Limited (RC: 798585)