In line with its objective of an inclusive participation of African professionals in decision making, the All Africa Music Awards, AFRIMA, has appointed five African music professionals to the AFRIMA Academy of Jury, which consists of the 13-man Jury and the 100-man College of Voters.
AFRIMA made the announcement through its Associate Producer, Ms. Adenrele Niyi, who revealed that the restructuring of the AFRIMA Academy of Voters was transparent in adherence to its values of FACE IT (Fairness, Authenticity, Credibility Excellence, Integrity and Transparency.)
She said, “The selection of the new members of the AFRIMA Jury was carried out through consultations with AFRIMA Regional Directors and partners globally to ensure that the new members are qualified professionals who care deeply about Africa, and want to be pushers of change on the continent.
“There is a necessity to this restructuring initiative to allow us advance our transformation strategy and adhere to the leadership rotational structure in line with the AFRIMA objective of all-inclusive participation of professional Africans in the decision–making body of AFRIMA.”
The new appointees are Charles Tabu, a citizen of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) who is a music executive, artiste development professional and the Chief Executive Officer of Jeericho Entertainment Ltd. Tabu fills one of the two slots for Central Africa on the AFRIMA Jury. Cote d’Ivoire and Tanzania, both vibrant music markets in Africa, are also making their debut on the AFRIMA Jury through the appointment of David Tayorault and Joett respectively.