As preparations get into full gear towards the prestigious awards ceremony AFRIMA 2016 this weekend, the African Union and the International Committeeof the All Africa Music Awards, have unveiled hosts for the Sunday November 6 ceremony in Lagos, Nigeria-
The hosts, who were drawn from the three majorly spoken languages in
Africa-- English, French and Arabic-- are Ahmed Soultan (Morocco);
MsBonang Matheba(South Africa; and Ika Jang(Congo).
AHMED SOULTAN is a Moroccan music star, who is also an AFRIMA double
award winner. He is a leader of the Moroccan Group, Nayda. Soultan is a
multilingual artiste and celebrity, who speaks English, French,
Portuguese and Arabic fluently. He has performed at the GLO CAF Awards
and he is also a nominee for one of the categories of AFRIMA 2016. His
albums include 'Music Has No Boundaries' (2004), 'Tolerance' (2005) and
BONANG MATHEBA, IS A versatile South African media personality, who
anchors the popular SABC 1 Music Live Show. She is also a winner of the
International Golden Horn Award for Best TV Presenter.
IKA JONG is a multi-talented bilingual Congolese TV Broadcaster and
celebrity.However, the Red Carpet hosts are Denola Grey, Denrele Edun, Hauwa
AllahBura; and Pam Happi. Denola is a style blogger, model, fashion
enthusiast, broadcaster on Ebonylife TV, Nigeria. He has carved a niche
for himself in the fashion industry.
Pam Happi, who is fondly called Miss P is a bilinguist and a household
name in Cameroon. She is the renowned hostess of Miss P Show, which is
one of the most-watched Cameroonian talk shows.
Hauwa Allahbura is a Nigerian model, actress and a TV personality whose
rise to fame came when she won the Miss FCT pageant some years ago. She
was born in Kanam Plateau and works as a TV presenter for VillageSquare
TV a Nollywood entertainment channel broadcasting on ONTV but now a TV
channel known as Trybe TV.
Adenrele Oluwafemi Edun, popularly known as Denrele Edun was one of the
red carpet hosts of AFRIMA 2015. Known for his unique fashion style and
personality, he started his television career as an actor when he was 11
years and also a presenter/producer on a NTA children's programme,
Kiddievision 101.Denrele is an entertainment personality whose style has
been described as "punk and fun". He went into modelling, and after
graduating from school, he joined Sound City, Nigeria, as a TV presenter.
However, the AFRIMA 2016 events will be preceded by AFRIMA Music Village
on Friday November, 4, 2016. This is a non-stop music concert with over
40 African artistes performing live at the Waterfront, Bar Beach,
Victoria Island, Lagos Nigeria. Thousands of guests are expected in
Lagos for the event.
This event is free to those wearing the AFRIMA T-shirt which is
available at www.ariiyatickets.com  or at the Beach venue.
Also, as part of the activities for nominees to have a feel of Lagos,
there will be a guided tour of Eko Atlantic City, popularly called the
Eighth Wonder of the World. Other tourists sites to visit include the
Freedom Park, Broad Street, which houses relics of the slave trade and
Nigeria's struggles for Independence. Other historic places to visit in
Lagos, which is AFRIMA's official host city, will be a visit to the
Palace of the Oba of Lagos, Oba Rilwan Akiolu, which is located in
Central Lagos, known as Iga Iduganran.
The grand finale, the awards night, comes up on Sunday November 6, with
thousands of guests expected in Lagos from across Africa and the world.
The event will hold inside the prestigious Convention Centre of the Eko
Hotels & Suites. The All Africa Music Awards is tailored to recognise
and reward those who have given African music the most creative
competitive edge in the global market within the year under review. Over
154 nominees are campaigning for votes from the public for the various