The 13-man International Jury of the All Africa Music Awards, AFRIMA, arrived Lagos, Nigeria on Wednesday, August 8, 2018 ahead of the week-long adjudication process following the closing of entries where 8,009 songs/videos were received for the fifth edition of the annual awards event.
From Thursday, August 8 to Tuesday, August 14, event hospitality partner, Eko Hotels & Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria, will provide a secure venue for the AFRIMA international jury members representing the five regions of Africa, the diaspora (Europe and North America) and the African Union Commission who are tasked with the responsibility of deciding which artistes and or recordings make it to the 5th AFRIMA Nominees List that would be unveiled to the world on Tuesday, August 14.
The Jury’s responsibility involves screening, categorising, assessing, grading and selecting nominees into the 38 different Regional and Continental awarding categories who will vie for the 23.9 carat gold-plated AFRIMA trophy.
Bringing their span of experience and professionalism to play and boundless knowledge in African music, culture, and entertainment, the week-long process will have the jurors working with expected fairness and transparency to arrive at a truly representative 5th AFRIMA Nominees List which reflects the creative energy and output of African music talents between the review period of August 1, 2017 to August 1, 2018.
The eminent AFRIMA International Jury is populated by two members drawn from each region of Africa. One African music professional each representing the Diaspora; (i.e. Europe and North America), and a representative of the African Union Commission.