Nigeria: AFRIMA 2017 – Organizers Unveil Akon, Sophy Aiida As Hosts

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  • The multi-award winning Senegalese-American singer will be joined by Sophy Aiida, a Cameroonian-French entertainment broadcaster, at the 4th annual All Africa Music Awards which will take place on November 12 in Lagos, Nigeria.

Multi-award winning African-American music star, Akon, has been unveiled as host of the 4th annual All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA) scheduled to hold on Sunday, November 12, 2017 at the Eko Convention Centre of the Eko Hotels and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria.

Multi-award winning African-American music star, Akon, has been unveiled as host of the 4th annual All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA) scheduled to hold on Sunday, November 12, 2017 at the Eko Convention Centre of the Eko Hotels and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria.

According to a statement by the African Union Commission and the International Committee of AFRIMA, the Senegal-born superstar will handle the event’s proceedings which will be shown live by over 80 television stations in a live broadcast and online platforms across the world with support from the co-host, Ms. Sophy Aiida, a Cameroonian-French entertainment broadcaster.

With a track record of outstanding success in the global music industry that has brought immense recognition to Africa’s creative energy and originality, Akon, a multi-Grammy award winning singer, songwriter, record producer and actor will be hosting the event alongside Cameroonian prolific broadcaster, Sophy Aiida.

Sophy was born in Paris, but she moved to New York where she spent 15 years before returning to Cameroon to contribute to her homeland. The multilingual and multi-talented woman is regarded as one of Central Africa’s biggest show hosts. Meanwhile, Africans on the continent and in the diaspora are looking forward to the AFRIMA 2017 awards ceremony and the AFRIMA Music Village scheduled to hold on Friday.