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The All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA) open entries for 2017

The All Africa Music Awards, AFRIMA 2017 is officially open for entries from Artistes, Songwriters, Music/Entertainment Journalists, Video Directors, Music Producers, DJs, and Dancers from across the African continent and Diaspora. Entries opened globally on Monday, May 8 and submission closes on Monday, July 17, 2017.

The AFRIMA awards celebrates excellence in musical artistry in Africa and the Diaspora, and features 33 categories across the five regions of Africa and music genre, with a reward of 23.9 carat gold AFRIMA plated trophy.

Artistes, managers, producers, record label owners, video directors, publicists and entertainment/music journalist have been called to submit their works or those of their artistes within the stipulated timeline in order to stand a chance at the awards.

The Guidelines / Eligibility / Requirements for the 2017 All Africa Music Awards, AFRIMA Entry Submission
1. Entries open from May 8, 2017 and closes on July 8, 2017.
2. Eligibility: Music professionals of African origin living either on the continent or abroad are eligible. The award is open to Artistes, Songwriters, Video Directors, Music Producers and Music/Entertainment Journalists as well as unrecorded artistes.
3. Artistes / producers / directors / journalists / songwriters must submit their works digitally via AFRIMA website on, twitter @AFRIMAWARDS or
4. It is strongly advised that you submit your work (s) via online submission, the Entry Registration Form must be carefully and accurately completed and submitted including the relevant URL links for the digital version of the artistic work/writing in the space provided. Forms can be filled in English and French. All entries by journalists must be submitted in their original language of publication.
5. African artistes must upload and submit their audio or video entry using download links to YouTube or SoundCloud platforms to qualify for nomination in award categories relevant to their artistic work.
6. Works to be submitted must be produced in the year under review i.e. August 1, 2016 to July 17, 2017.
The All Africa Music Awards, AFRIMA, is designed to promote the distinct rich African music worldwide, engaging millions of fans by propelling African music to glorious pinnacles beyond the borders of Africa.
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