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Fally Ipupa honours AFRIMA in DRC with dance, music show

By Chinonso Ihekire
30 July 2022   |   2:49 am
It was a blend of excitement and intrigue, in the Capital city of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), recently, as Congolese musician, Fally Ipupa, regaled delegates from the International

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It was a blend of excitement and intrigue, in the Capital city of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), recently, Congolese musician, Fally Ipupa, regaled delegates from the International Executive Committee of the All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA) with intriguing private music and dance show. 

The Three-time AFRIMA winner felicitated with the team led by AFRIMA Executive Producer/President, Mr. Mike Dada, during their visit to the Ministries of Culture, Arts and Heritage, as well as the Ministry of Integration, to engage the government, media and other stakeholders in the Congolese entertainment industry on possible ways of preserving the waning Rumba heritage. 

The AFRIMA team, which also included Associate Producers, Olisa Adibua, and Victoria Nkong; AFRIMA Regional Director, Central Africa, Mr. Ernest Ewane Egnon; AFRIMA Juror representing Diaspora Northern America, as well as AFRIMA International Executive Committee Member, Matlou Tsotetsi, were thrilled by Fally Ipupa’s enigmatic dance moves and soothing vocals. 

The 44-year-old Congolese superstar delighted the AFRIMA team with special choreography, alongside his private dance troupe, of his famous Patinage (pronounced Pah-tee-naj) dance routine. Apart from feting the AFRIMA team with his foot and waist-work artistry, he also serenaded the delegates with a cappella renditions of some of his classic tunes, including records from his award-winning album, Tookoos II. 

The AFRIMA team, which also included Associate Producers, Olisa Adibua, and Victoria Nkong; AFRIMA Regional Director, Central Africa, Mr. Ernest Ewane Egnon; AFRIMA Juror representing Diaspora Northern America, as well as AFRIMA International Executive Committee Member, Matlou Tsotetsi, were thrilled by Fally Ipupa’s enigmatic dance moves and soothing vocals. 

The 44-year-old Congolese superstar delighted the AFRIMA team with special choreography, alongside his private dance troupe, of his famous Patinage (pronounced Pah-tee-naj) dance routine. Apart from feting the AFRIMA team with his foot and waist-work artistry, he also serenaded the delegates with a cappella renditions of some of his classic tunes, including records from his award-winning album, Tookoos II. 

The AFRIMA team also urges entertainers, across the continent and their counterparts of African descent who are based in the diaspora to submit their entries for possible nomination at the awards this year. The submission deadline for the entries, which has been set for August 5, 2022, will not be extended this year, the organisers noted, adding that all entry submissions can be done via the AFRIMA website at www.afrima.org, which also contains information about the guidelines, as well as eligibility status for prospective entrants.