AFRIMA discusses plans to stimulate Africa’s creative economy

AFRIMA discusses plans to stimulate Africa’s creative economy

As the All Africa Music Awards began its countdown to the 2022 main awards ceremony with the call for submission of entries from artists, the organisers have restated their commitment to uplifting the African creative economy, using music as its tool.

AFRIMA team made this known during a recent strategic stakeholder meeting, in Libreville, Gabon, with the President of the Economic Community of Central African  States (ECCAS) Commission, Minister of Culture and Tourism, Gabon, delegates, and senior officials from the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO), as well as delegates from Centre International des Civilisations Bantu (CICIBA) who are excited about the AFRIMA initiative.

AFRIMA, which is in partnership with the African Union Commission (AUC), corroborated UNESCO’s standpoint, on the need to deepen Africa’s creative exports, especially through providing access to training and resources for young aspiring creatives.

“AFRIMA, and all its supporting initiatives, like the Africa Creative Academy, which we have in the pipeline, is for the entire continent. It is not an East African affair or a West African Affair. We are one voice and one platform for the African people. So, our capacity-building efforts will cover the length and breadth of the continent and the diaspora.”

The main ceremony of the All Africa Music Awards will be held from November 3, 2022, to November 6, 2022.

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