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

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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 potential 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).

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OREOLUWA BROWN SHOOTS “TANMOSOKO”

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set for harvest of “enthronement for his Mercies”
 
Famed Nigerian gospel preacher, social crusader, public speaker, right activist and filmmaker, Oreoluwa Eniobanke Brown has hit location for the movie, “tanmosoko”. 
The movie which primarily deals with the issue of breast cancer ; tells the story of a beautiful and hard working illiterate woman who falls in love and marries an abusive drunk for a husband and later starts witnessing the symptoms of breast cancer but her ignorance leds her to self denials and into the hands of fraudulent prophets.
It features the likes of Femi Fadeyi, Fitila Layinka Bamidele, Taiwo Ibikunle, Modupe Johnson a.k.a fali we’re Pe, Olayinka Solomon and Oreoluwa Brown Who produced and directed the movie among others.
In the words of the hyper talented film maker “this movie is our own quota in eradicating breast cancer by letting women understand that early dictation is the only known way to arrest the pandemic. In the words of those in the know the movie will be released on world cancer day and will be available to the public both online and through traditional means of distributing a movie.
In other news, the diverse hunk who is the Shepherd-In-Charge of Shalom Blessed International a vibrant parish of the Celestial Church Of Christ, has declared October 30th 2022, as the day for the parish’s annual harvest and thanksgiving service which has been tagged “enthronement for his mercies”, subsequently a three days revival has been declared in preparation for the annual event. From today Wednesday to Friday the church that has been in a month long fast will be in fervent prayers to make themselves worthy of the blessings of God that will be released on the service day.
According to the revered preacher “you cannot be enthroned if you are not endorsed that is why we are seeking God’s endorsement in this revival and that is why I am appealing to God’s faithfuls to stay in spirit so this special visitation will not pass them by”
What should the faithful s expect God? “ God has spoken clearly. That he is visiting us with Mercy for breakthrough, healing , spiritual growth in fact great Mercies for all he concluded.
Leading the ministration is Apostle Oreoluwa Eniobanke Brown and the following ministers, prophet Emmanuel Bamidele, prophet Delelola, Eniola Bello, Tomiisin Brown, O’Femi Smile, Segun Bankole, His Grace, Goddey Wilson, Tunde Owoeye, Loba Isrealight and and Evans
You can join the daily activities @Oreoluwa Brown Adeseyoju on Facebook

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Prince CJ Gives Back to the Less Privileged

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It was a celebration galore penultimate week as top musician who also doubles as a clearing agent, Nwanazia Daniel Chukwu popularly known as Prince CJ touched lives with his charity organization, Global Lives Touching Foundation.

The outreach that took place in Delta State, Ogwashi had top personalities from all walks of life who commended the organizers for putting up such a great initiative.

According to the prime mover of the foundation, Prince CJ the mission and vision of the charity humanitarian is to provide for the welfare of members, especially the less privilege which includes; the needy widows, widowers and those facing different challenges.

In his words, he said “The charity organizations is an avenue to reach out to the needy and also to organise training, workshop, seminars to empower youths.”
“Aside that, the youths are going to enjoy free scholarship and trade empowerment funds. It will also, promote, care and make peace in the environment, communities, schools, sports, religious bodies and many more.”
He also said, ” “Global Lives Touching Foundation is a non-governmental organization that was established to fend for youths, widow and the needy. We have contributed towards the education of the young and old. Today, we have donated gift, food and working tools for the people of Ogwashi. We also have over many students on our scholarship scheme and we hope to do more because we realized that, when a woman loses her husband, both the family members and people around her abandon her to her faith. Prior to that, we have made it our priority to be a shoulder they can lean on anytime they are in need. We don’t just give, we empowered, educate and train them on skill acquisition so has to enable them to fend for themselves and their children.” he concluded.

It will also interest you to know that, the NGO is also meant to inspire and raise youths to a position of responsibility and independence with a deep sense of purpose and destiny and be useful to the society.
And the organisation is also assisting in the health, safety and general well being of the member of the society.

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SUPER DJ SILVER SET TO HIT AGEGE WITH “MAFO” CONCERT

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Popular disc jockey, Kabiru Oladipupo, popularly known as DJ Silver, is the brain behind the project and vision of the “MAFO” Musical Concert.

Ogo Agege as fondly called was born in Agege Area of Lagos State, though hails from Oyo State from Isale Oja Agege. His passion for entertainment through music started in his early life while in Central Primary School, Agege. He proceeded his academics at Anwaru Islam College Agege before wrapping up his educational journey at Ire Polytechnic, Osun State.

DJ Silver who began his career in 2009 has built an admirable fan base of music lovers as well as a professional repertoire as one of the official DJs for an award-winning radio station, Jordan 105.5fm Lagos.

He emerged the first official DJ to Club Ice, situated in GRA Ikeja, and without mincing words, he commands attention within the streets of Lagos and beyond with his crafts, he is a force to reckon with in the entertainment industry.

His musical concert titled “MAFO” is scheduled to hold on October 8th, 2022 at the prestigious Agege stadium.

The musical concert is expected to attract prominent and household names in the music and political industry.

The concert is set to be a true musical delight, as different A-list Nigerian artists are scheduled to thrill their audience.

In his words, he urges his fans and music lovers to be optimistic about the event.

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