The organizers of the African Muzik Magazine Awards, known more commonly as AFRIMMA have announced their hosts for the 2016 AFRIMMA ceremony.
The 2016 AFRIMMA ceremony which will hold at The Black Academy of Arts & Letters in Dallas, Texas in the United States, will be hosted by Nigerian comedian Basketmouth and the American reality TV actress Cynthia Bailey.
The event is scheduled to hold on 15 October 2016 and is organized by Big A Entertainment.
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AFRIMMA is the only award ceremony in the Diaspora that caters to all musical genres including those generally considered wholly African like: Afrobeats, Assiko, Bongo, Decale, Funana, Genge, Highlife, Hiplife, Kwaito, Lingala and Soukous.
The 2015 slot of the event saw Davido crowned Best Male West Africa, while Tanzania’s Diamond Platnumz took the East African trophy. Rapper AKA won for the South African region.
Yemi Alade won the Best Female West Africa as Vanessa Mdee represented the East African region. Other winners include Sauti Sol, Sarkodie, Mani Bella and Serge Beynaud.
This will be Basketmouth’s second stint as a host for the show since he also hosted last year. Female co-host Cybthia Bailey however replaces the Ugandan comedian Anne Kansiime.
Big A Entertainment, referred to this years pairing as the best of both worlds, stating;
“This year is going to be the best of both worlds as we pair Africa’s creative talent with an American TV sweetheart .”
This is the third year of the African Muzik Magazine Awards (AFRIMMA) and the world will be expecting a greater show than last years own.
Last year, upcoming artists had been encouraged to enter for a competition tagged ‘Set the Stage’ which had then allowed the young artists to perform before some of the most popular artists across the continent.
Although no sign has been given as to if the competition will again be staged for this year, it is exactly that type of promise that the AFRIMMA holds as an award show with a difference.