Madinga Sona Maria, female broadcaster and music presenter from the Democratic Republic of Congo and 2Face Idibia, Nigerian contemporary music star, have been announced as hosts of the 2014 edition of the All Africa Music Awards, AFRIMA.
The duo was announced as host through a statement issued by the International Committee of the All Africa Music Awards on Wednesday.
They will be the co-host of AFRIMA award ceremony holding in Lagos, Nigeria on Saturday, December 27, 2014 at the prestigious grand ballroom of Oriental Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos.
Speaking about the collaboration between the two popular hosts, Mike Dada, Executive Producer, AFRIMA, said, “The award ceremony is going to be explosive with 2Face and Madinga, two accomplished creative Africans, holding sway and guiding our distinguished guests and nominees through the programme.
“We promise to bring to Africa electrifying performances from our nominees and invited guest performers. Then add this to the famous faces and glamour of the African icons on the first- of- its-kind red carpet activity…It is going to be a spectacular show!”
Mandinga’s musical show, Cite de Star is the biggest music show, which is presented on Digital Congo Television and Radio. She is also a performer.
A truly home grown music star, 2Face is one of the most decorated and successful Afro pop artist in Africa. He is one of the most bankable artists in the continent.
On hosting 2014 AFRIMA, 2Face said, “I am happy to be part of this history making event. I am delighted to host Africa, Africa is the future. I welcome Africa and the world to AFRIMA here in the beautiful city of Lagos, Nigeria. Let’s celebrate Africa together.”
In partnership with the African Union Commission, the 2014 All Africa Music Awards will be a festival style open concert of non-stop music, fanfare and fashion exhibition from countries across Africa and performances by African artistes.
AFRIMA is proudly supported by ONE, Africa 2.0, Nigeria’s Federal Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment, Nigeria’s Federal Ministry of Culture, Tourism and National Orientation, and PRMAFRICA. It is being sponsored by Kenya Airways, Procter and Gamble, Peugeot, Diamond Bank and Uber among others.
AFRIMA is aimed at communicating the strength of Africa to the rest of the world for global competitiveness.