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AFRIMA announces exciting event programme for GHANA 2018

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The International Committee of All Africa Music Awards, AFRIMA, and The African Union Commission,  AUC, have announced the program for the biggest music event in Africa, the 5th AFRIMA-Ghana 2018 holding in the Gold Coast City of Accra, Ghana from Wednesday, November 21 to Saturday, November 24 under the theme ‘Africa is Gold’.

Ghana was unveiled as the 5th AFRIMA Official Host Country by the AUC on September 5 at the African Union Headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Subsequently, the Republic of Ghana accepted the Official Host Country rights on Tuesday, September 11 during a media event held at the Kempinski Hotel, Gold Coast City Accra and attended by top Ghanaian government officials led by the Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture, Ghana, Honourable Catherine Afeku.

Kicking off the back-to-back exhilarating events program for the 5th AFRIMA on November 21 is the AFRIMA Welcome Soiree, a reception in honour of arriving AFRIMA nominees and delegates, African Union officials, members of the International Committee of AFRIMA, media and other invited
guests.

This is followed by the Africa Music Business Summit (AMBS) on November 22 at the Ballroom, Kempinski Hotel, Gold Coast City, Accra, between 8.30 a.m. and 4.30 p.m. To be held under the theme “African Music in a Global Village: Leveraging the Opportunities”, the annual AMBS is a panel discussion platform to interrogate and strategize on the business of music in Africa while charting a synergistic way forward for development and economic empowerment for the music talents. It is a platform for business networking and interaction among music professionals, music executives, government officials and other stakeholders in the music, media and financial sectors of Africa while discussing the potentials present in the continent’s music industry and ways to harness its socio-economic gains.

Later in the day on November 22, at the AFRIMA Music Village, lovers and fans of African music are in for high octane performances by upcoming and A-list artistes from across the continent in a festival-style music concert which holds at the 100,000-capacity Independence Square, Accra, from 5.00 p.m. till dawn. The event will be broadcast live on dedicated satellite event channels.

In a bid to showcase the cultural and historical dynamism of the beautiful host city, invited guests will be treated to a tour of landmarks and sights of Accra on Friday, November 23. This will be followed by the
Nominee’s Party from 10.00 p.m.

The live broadcast Main Awards Ceremony on Saturday, November 24 will have in attendance high profile guests from across the continent and the Diaspora. Scheduled for the Accra International Conference Centre, AICC, Ghana, by 7.30 p.m., the star-studded awards show will begin with the
live-broadcast red carpet at 4.30 p.m. where all the glam, glitz and high fashion of the 5th AFRIMA-Ghana 2018 will be on display. The awards ceremony to be broadcast to 84 countries on 105 partner media channels will also feature a potpourri of performances from some 2018 AFRIMA
nominees, past award winners, and special guest artistes.

Wrapping up the thrilling event programme is the 5th AFRIMA After-Party at the Pool Bar, Kempinski Hotel Gold Coast, Accra, Ghana.

Expressing her excitements at the coming events, Hon. Catherine Afeku said “On behalf of His Excellency, the President of Ghana and the people of the Republic of Ghana, the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture, Ghana welcomes African artistes, African media and event delegates to the 5th
All Africa Music Awards, AFRIMA-Ghana 2018. We take pride in ourselves in hosting this continental awards between November 21 and 24 which is consistent with our national development agenda to the growth of culture and the creative arts. We project a boost to the tourism economy of Ghana and the creation of opportunities for artists and investors in the culture and creative arts industry of Ghana. We expect more of such opportunities to be created in the national economy as we host AFRIMA events in the coming years. This will become one of the vehicles to deepen the collaboration between the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture and the Africa Union to drive the Government’s transformation agenda. We look forward to welcoming you with the warm Ghanaian hospitality, Akwaaba!”

Also sharing his enthusiasm, AFRIMA Country Director for Ghana, Francis Doku extolled the virtues of the Host Country saying, “We are very excited to be the host for the 5th AFRIMA, Ghana is a very beautiful country, and the most hospitable people on earth, and we want the whole of Africa and the rest of the world to come to see how we can also help developed the culture of Africa through music. It is also an opportunity to show the world what Ghana looks like, who we are, and the fact that we can also help to bring Africans together just as we did during the colonization of Africa. He went further to implore the world to come to Ghana, enjoy the food, the weather and the people from 21st to 24th of November, 2018 when Africa and the world will meet in Accra for the 5th edition of the All Africa Music Awards. Welcome to Ghana”. He concludes.

In partnership with the African Union Commission, AFRIMA seeks to reward Africa’s music talents living on the continent or in the diaspora, it stimulates conversations among Africans and between Africa and the rest of the globe about the great potentials and values of the African musical and artistic heritage for the purpose of creating jobs, reducing poverty, calling the attention of world leaders to Africa and promoting the positive image of Africa to the world for global competitiveness.

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Nigerian lady advises women to allow their husbands cheat

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A Nigerian lady has shcoked many social media users, after she advised women to allow their husbands cheat and have sex outside marriage.

The young lady shared a video advising Nigerian women to allow their husbands have sex outside marriage with concubines, slay mamas and slay queens.

The video was then shared by Wale Gates on Twitter, who wrote;

When I tell una say Nigeria is the best place to be a married man. Una go dey fight me. 🤷🏾‍♂️
Anyway! Ladies, Please listen to your sister

The lady said that it is safe for women not to know if their husbands or boyfriends cheat, as they can’t stop him. See what she said below;

“whether your husband or boyfriend cheats, to be on the safe side, it’s better you don’t know.”

“Don’t even snoop around because he will cheat when he is ready to cheat. You can’t stop him. The best is to share him with the other lady he cheats with.”

“It’s the lady he cheats with outside that’s keeping your home……”

“You go fit nack everyday? You go fit do all the sex styles, you go fit do snake in the monkey shadow? You cannot…….”

Watch video below;

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JAMB closes sales of 2019 UTME forms

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The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has closed the sale of the 2019 UTME registration forms.

The board’s Head of Media, Dr Fabian Benjamin revealed this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja.

Dr Fabian Benjamin said that the sales of the forms ended on Thursday, though online registration was still ongoing. He said;

This is because some people earlier bought e-pins for the exams but were unable to register before now, so we are monitoring them online and would avail them the opportunity to register.

Therefore, we cannot give the exact figure of the registered candidates for now until this is over.

He added that the registration would continue until the board decides.

On the issue of rescheduled dates for both the mock and main examinations, Benjamin said that the board was yet to decide on a new date but would give updates as soon as possible.

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Europa League last 16 draw in full

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The 2018/19 Europa League last 16 draw has just been completed, and you can now checkout who Chelsea, Arsenal and Sevilla would face in the next round.

Arsenal recovered from a shock 1-0 loss in Belarus against BATE Borisov last week, winning 3-0 at the Emirates to reach the next round. Meanwhile Chelsea cruised past Malmo, thumping the Swedish side 5-1 on aggregate.

With both Arsenal and Chelsea sitting outside the top four in the Premier League, both sides will be hoping to win the Europa League final in Azerbaijan to qualify for the more lucrative Champions League next season.

Checkout the full draw below;

  • Napoli vs Salzburg
  • Dinamo Zagreb vs Benfica
  • Frankfurt vs Inter
  • Chelsea vs Dynamo Kyiv
  • Valencia vs Krasnodar
  • Sevilla vs Slavia Prague
  • Arsenal vs Rennes
  • Zenit vs Villarreal

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