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8TH AFRICA: SENEGAL’S PRESIDENT, H.E MACKY SALL, HOSTS AFRIMA PRESIDENT, PLEDGES SUPPORT FOR THE ‘TERANGA’ EDITION

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Ahead of the highly anticipated 8th edition of the All-Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA) tagged ‘Teranga Edition’ scheduled to hold in Dakar, Senegal on 12-15 January 2023, the President of the Republic of Senegal, His Excellency, President Macky Sall, over the weekend, at his official residence in Dakar, hosted AFRIMA’s Executive Producer/President, Mr Mike Dada, assuring him of the government of Republic of Senegal’s unwavering support towards a successful hosting of AFRIMA in Senegal. President Sall met with the AFRIMA President, after a world media conference/unveiling ceremony, held at the King Fahd Royal Palace hotel, in Dakar, on November 4, 2022, where Senegal was announced as the official host country by the African Union Commission and the International Committee of AFRIMA.

 

According to President Macky Sall, who is also the 2022 Chairperson of the African Union (AU) ‘’The present and future of Africa, particularly Senegal in this case, is very important to our government and the youths represent that future. AFRIMA speaks to the empowerment and engagement of young people in the creative economy as well as the celebration of our continent and global promotion of our cities for tourism benefits, hence the support and partnership from the Republic of Senegal.

AFRIMA’s President/Executive Producer, Mr Mike Dada at a closed-door meeting with the Senegalese President, H.E. Macky Sall, in Dakar, Senegal, recently.

I am very happy and honoured to host the Teranga edition of the biggest music award in Africa, AFRIMA right here in Senegal, the people of Senegal are excited about this historical feat, given that this is the first time the awards will be held in a Francophone country” He assured the AFRIMA team and the rest of the world of premium hospitality rights and support from the Senegalese government and her people, to ensure that the 8th AFRIMA will be an impactful, successful, and laudable affair for visitors and the people of Senegal. On his part, the AFRIMA’s President and Executive Producer, Mr Dada thanked His Excellency, President Macky Sall, the government and the people of the Republic of Senegal for undertaking to partner with and host the 8th AFRIMA for the benefit of the Music industry in Africa in general and the creative economy in Senegal in particular. He promised on behalf of the International Committee of AFRIMA to ensure that the Teranga edition will go down in history as AFRIMA’s best and biggest edition so far. As the whole world gears towards the 8th edition of the All Africa Music Awards, AFRIMA, which will be held from January 12 to 15, 2023, African music lovers are encouraged to keep voting intensively for their desired winners, using the voting portal live at www.afrima.org and take part in the events on social media platforms (IG/TikTok – @afrima.official; Facebook – Afrimawards; Twitter – @afrimaofficial; LinkedIn – AFRIMA).

 

The voting process that determines winners at AFRIMA is audited by a globally renowned auditing firm, Pricewaterhousecoopers (PWC). The event is scheduled to commence on Thursday, January 12, 2023, with a host Country Tour, Courtesy Visit to the President of the Host Country, school visit and gift presentation (as part of AFRIMA’s Corporate Social Responsibility), as well as welcome Soiree will be held on the same day at Hotel Terroui -Bi, Dakar. The 4-day event continues Friday, January 13, 2023, with the Africa Music Business Summit at Centre International de Conference Abdou Diouf (CICAD) and the AFRIMA Urban Music Fest at Grand Theatre; while the main rehearsals, media engagements and nominees’ exclusive party will be held on Saturday, January 14, 2023; the event will climax on Sunday, January 15, 2023, at the 15000 capacity Dakar Arena with the live Awards ceremony broadcast by 104 TV Stations to over 84 countries around the world. In partnership with the African Union Commission, AFRIMA is the pinnacle of African music globally.

AFRIMA’s President/Executive Producer, Mr Mike Dada at a closed-door meeting with the Senegalese President, H.E. Macky Sall, in Dakar, Senegal, recently.

 

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NIHOTOURS Boss, Nura Sani Wins The Drum Festival Award In Canada.

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The Drum Festival and Award scheduled for Toronto, Canada in July this year, has named the Director General of the National Institute of Hospitality and Tourism (NIHOTOUR), Alhaji Nura Sani Kangiwa (Turakin Kebbi) as the recipient of its Award of Excellence in Tourism and Hospitality. He will be presented with the award during the annual Drum Festival scheduled for Fuzion Banquet Hall, Toronto, Canada on Friday, 28 July, this year.
In a letter sent to the NIHOTOUR boss and made available to news men, the organization said the award was in recognition of his tremendous contributions to tourism in Nigeria and Africa at large.
According to the release signed by the publisher of The Drum Online International Media Inc., Prince Segun Akanni, the festival’s committee decided to honour Kangiwa for his achievements in the tourism industry in Nigeria. According to the letter, “the committee has noted and recognized, among other things, your drive to promote African tourism, culture and cuisines through your activity as convener of the famous Argungu Cultural Festival and Polo Tournament in the ancient city of Argungu, Kebbi State.
“We also recognize, among other things, your drive in the promotion and popularizing of Nigerian cuisines; training of over 2000 youths and women across the six geo-political zones on tourism trade craft and hospitality skills; provision of first mobile (motorized) catering services and training kitchen by NIHOTOUR; celebrating Nigerian cuisines day during the World Gastronomy Day; promotion of Nigerian cuisines by hosting Naija Food Exhibition, and many more.
“It is in recognition of this that the management of the Drum Online Inc and the festival committee penciled you down as one of the highly distinguished personalities to be honored at the prestigious occasion in Toronto, Canada.
You will be presented with an Award of Excellence in Tourism and Hospitality in recognition and appreciation of your drive, passion and enormous contribution to the tourism industry and as key player in Nigeria’s tourism industry at various times.”
Speaking on the Drum Festival (Ayan-Agalu Festival) Prince Segun Akanni said part of the focus and mandate of the Drum Online Media Inc is a burning desire for African cultural renaissance and promotion hence the organization’s plan and preparation to showcase one of the Africa’s and Nigeria’s most prestigious cultural festivals known as The Drum Festival (Ayan-Agalu Festival).
Some of the activities lined up to celebrate the festival are: Watch out for the following: Procession across Toronto-Mississauga Lecture on Event’s Theme, Arts Exhibition, Drum Competition, Presentation of Award of Excellence and Lots of Mind-blowing side attractions.
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Asake, the biggest musical revelations of 2022

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2022 was an eventful year for most music artists in Nigeria but it was particularly a turning point for a few who took their acts around the corner of obscurity to huge popularity.
Ahmed Ololade Asake, simply known as Asake claims to have begun singing in 2015, his first ever produced song was ‘Lady’, which he released in 2020.
With the release of the single “Lady,” Asake made his debut in the industry. He promoted this song with Sydney Talker, Tunde Ednut, NastyBlaq, and Broda Shaggi. The success of the song spurred him to release his follow-up hit, “Mr. Money,” garnering him the nickname “Mr. Money.
These songs, however didn’t earn him the recognition he deserved, but they gave him the platform to build on a musical career, a career that finally blossomed early this year, after he was noticed and signed by rap king, Olamide, to his record label, YBNL.
Asake grabbed the opportunity of being signed by a renowned music label, and he quickly ascended to stardom with two back to back hit songs that helped him get known. The songs are “Mr. Money” and “Sungba.”
Asake’s musical style is characterized by up tempo Afro and Amapiano-styled production. His songs also contain elements of Fújì. Asake has since recorded several successful songs that have many of his fans gushing. Some of his songs are as follows: Lady, Palazzo, Mr. Money, Sungba, Mr. Money With The Vibe, Terminator, Body, Gbale Lo, Gegeti, Star, Trabaye, Payin, Ayeeza, Sungba Ft. Burna Boy, African.
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Lagos socialite Omobolaji Adunni Ogunmokun A.k.A trendyfabrics set to ‘spoil guests’ on 45th birthday with lavish bash

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The acronym A.K.A. certainly does not come a dime a dozen, neither do the trendy fabrics that have become the nomenclature by which Lagos apparel entrepreneur Omobolaji Adunni Ogunmokun is best known, though of the highest quality, beautiful, exquisitely arrayed and worth every penny put in for them.

 

Through her dedication to that which she loves doing best, trendyfabrics has grown her business to an enviable level augmented by her creativity and quick wit becoming darling of the community of trendy fabrics patrons, which cut across virtually every sector of the economy.

 

Beautiful, charming and soft spoken with a compassionate heart, Adunni will play host to her community including droves from the corporate, business and entertainment world among many others come Sunday October 30, 2022 when she celebrates her 45th birthday.The villa Dome event center on Awolowo road in Ikoyi Lagos will certainly be the place to be for family, friends and acquaintances of the socialite and all signs show the party has been designed to “spoil” the guests ‘not a little’ with Adewale Ayuba scheduled as performing artist at the day.

 

As encomiums and well wishes pour in, we all at securenigeria365.com join in and wish you a very happy birthday Adunni and pray you continue to excel 247 in all you do.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY & MANY HAPPY RETURNS!!@ tejuosho shopping center phase 2 shop G120 beside lion den club on the ground floorJesus First – Jermaine Edwards Can’t even walk – The Grace ThrillersClose to you – Dj Nicholas

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