The African Union (AU) has chosen Nigeria to host the next three editions of the All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA) beginning from 2017-2019.
AU gave Nigeria the hosting right for the Pan African Music Initiative sequel to its successful hosting of the 2014-2016 editions.
This was made known in an issued statement in Lagos by Segun Adeyemi, the Special Assistant to Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed.
According to the statement, the Minister said the award of the hosting right was conveyed in a letter written to him by the Commissioner of Social Affairs at the African Union Commission, Mrs Amira Elfadil.
He said the AU Commissioner disclosed that the AU returned the hosting rights to Nigeria because of the country’s willingness to create entertainment value across Africa.
‘” The African Union’s gracious concession to our request is beneficial for the creative sector in Nigeria and across Africa.
“The Federal Government of Nigeria is calling on state governments and corporate Nigeria to partner with it and the African Union in ensuring a successful hosting of AFRIMA 2017, which will bring immense socio-economic benefits to the selected host city,” he said.