Akon is the host of the 4th annual All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA) scheduled to hold on Sunday, November 12, 2017 at the Eko Convention Centre, Eko Hotels and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria.
According to a statement by the African Union Commission and the International Committee of AFRIMA made available to the media on Tuesday, October 31, the Senegal-born music superstar will co-host the event proceedings of the award show with Sophy Aiida, ace Cameroonian-French entertainment broadcaster.
The event is scheduled to air live on over 80 television stations and online platforms across the world.
With a record of outstanding success in the global music industry, Akon, is a multi-Grammy award winning singer, songwriter, record producer and actor that has etched his name in the Guinness Book of World Record as the number one selling artiste for master ringtones in the world.
Co-host, Sophy Aiida is a prolific multilingual broadcaster popular on radio as Cameroon’s biggest-girl-next-door.
Africans on the continent and in the Diaspora are in eager anticipation for the AFRIMA 2017 November 12 main awards ceremony and the AFRIMA Music Village scheduled to hold in Lagos on Friday, November 10.
The award is a celebration of Africa by rewarding the creativity and originality of African artistes and songwriters with the resplendent 23.9 carat gold-plated AFRIMA trophy.