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AFRIMA 2022: Jury arrives Lagos for adjudication

By Chinonso Ihekire
13 August 2022   |   3:47 am
As the #RoadToAFRIMA2022 swings in full gear, the official jury for the All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA) have arrived Lagos, Thursday, for an 8-day adjudication which would herald the list of nominees for this year’s edition.

Organisers Appointed Six New Jurors
As the #RoadToAFRIMA2022 swings in full gear, the official jury for the All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA) have arrived Lagos, Thursday, for an 8-day adjudication which would herald the list of nominees for this year’s edition. 

The AFRIMA jury is composed of a 13-member panel, with two jurors representing each of the five regions; as well as two other jurors representing North America and Europe, respectively; and a representative from the African Union Commission (AUC).

Following the adjudication process, a world media announcement of the nominees will take place on Wednesday, August 24, 2022, to publicly unveil the nominees. A week after, the AFRIMA Voters Academy, as well as music fans and followers around the globe will begin to participate in the public voting process, which will be held on the AFRIMA website www.afrima.org. Nominees with the highest votes would emerge winners in their respective categories.

The technical and public voting process, which closes 24 hours before the awards ceremony, would be monitored and audited by a reputable international auditing firm, PricewaterhouseCoopers.

In a related development, the International Executive Committee of All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA), in partnership with the African Union Commission (AUC) has appointed six new jurors from different African countries to its jury panel, with a view to bolster the dynamism and inclusiveness of its adjudication operations. 
Joining the extant jury panel from the West African region is Mr. Motolani Alake, a seasoned music critic, journalist and Editor-in-Chief, from Nigeria, as well as Mr. Guy Neza, an acclaimed music record executive, music and event production consultant and strategist from Côte d’Ivoire.

Joining the East African section of the jury is Ms Angela Kariuki, better known as Camille Storm, a leading Kenyan A&R/PR professional and journalist. On the Central African axis, Mr. Emile Ngomba, a seasoned music executive and producer, from Cameroon who is reputable for nurturing budding talents to global superstars for over three decades. 

Joining the Southern African arm of the jury is Mr. Adam Tiran, an acclaimed record executive, DJ and radio host, from South Africa.

Lastly, joining the Northern African section of the jury is Mr. Hossam El-Gamal, an Egyptian music executive, and Vice President of the popular African streaming service Anghami.

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