The voting portal for the 2022 edition of the All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA) will be opened on Sunday, September 25 at 21:00 (CAT), to the public. Mr Mike Dada, AFRIMA’s Executive Producer, disclosed this in a statement on Friday.
Dada said the voting was to globally decide the winners of each of the 39 award categories.
He encouraged African music lovers to vote intensively using the voting portal; www.afrima.org, before it closes on December 10, the eve of the awards. Dada said that the voting process would be audited by the international auditing firm, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC).
“More like it did at the AFRIMA 2021 edition, the PWC, which has audited other major global awards including the Oscars, will audit the voting portal, collate the votes and present them at the awards.
“AFRIMA’s core values of FACE IT – Fairness, Authenticity, Creativity, Excellence, Integrity and Transparency remain at the heart of our operations.
“With PWC, we are further reinforcing these value drivers, ensuring that we remain as inclusive, credible and authentic as always,” he said.
Dada noted that the awards body remained the ultimate recognition of African music globally, also serving as a muse to other award bodies across the continent.
On her part, the African Union Commission’s Head of Culture, Mrs Angela Martins, encouraged music lovers to vote decisively and objectively.
She said, “We have done our part, it is left to the fans to now decide the winners. Remember that these categories are highly competitive and are based on merit. Let your votes help the best person(s) emerge as champion.”
The 2022 AFRIMA will be held from 8 to 11th December, moreso, a special announcement will also be made on the host country and location for the awards, on September 30.
The AFRIMA awards ceremony will feature a four-day fiesta of music, glitz, and glamour aimed at celebrating Africa, recognising talents and expanding the economic frontiers of the culture and creative industry on the continent. (NAN)