Artistes to Honour KSA, Papa Wemba, others at AFRIMA 2016
As the date for the 2016 edition of the All Africa Music Awards, AFRIMA, draws close, organisers have announced that its performance stage will come alive as African music stars line up for pulsating and emotive tribute performances in honour of Manu Dibango, King Sunny Ade and late Papa Wemba, three of Africa’s renowned music legends.
Set for Sunday, November 6 at Eko Hotels & Suites, Lagos in Nigeria, AFRIMA 2016 grand awards ceremony is preceded by The AFRIMA Music Village on Friday November 4, a non-stop music concert with over 40 African artistes performing live at the Waterfront, Bar Beach, Victoria Island, Lagos in Nigeria.
Speaking about the purpose of the tribute, President and Executive Producer, AFRIMA, Mr. Mike Dada said: “Contemporary African stars will be pledging their loyalty to these grassroots legends of African music to show the beauty of their music through outstanding performances on stage during the AFRIMA awards.”
Mr. Dada described these three music icons as the ‘voices of African music and the epitome of Africanness’.
Some of the top African artistes billed to honour the legacy of the three African legends include: Kiss Daniel (Nigeria); Diamond Platnumz (Tanzania); Brymo (Nigeria); Wax Dey (Cameroon); Seyi Shay (Nigeria); Fally Ipupa (DRC), Yemi Alade (Nigeria); Victoria Kimani (Kenya); Tiwa Savage (Nigeria); Aramide (Nigeria); Niniola (Nigeria); YCee (Nigeria); TJAN (Nigeria) and Flavour (Nigeria) among others.
In partnership with the African Union Commission, AUC, and the support of the Official Host City, Lagos State.
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