The spotlight turns to Dallas, Texas as the creme de la creme of African music converge to celebrate the best of African music and culture. The 5th Edition of the Biggest African Music Awards returns to Dallas October 5-7, 2018. There is palpable excitement on the African music scene since the release of the nominees list with over 2 Million votes recorded on the voting site.
The Africa Weekend Experience includes three major events, beginning with the AFRIMMA MUSIC PANEL at Dallas City Hall on Friday 5th, October 2018. The weekend culminates with the African Muzik Magazine Awards & Music Festival (AFRIMMA) which has become the flagship award show for African music in Diaspora. This year is set to have artists like Flavour (Nigeria), Semar (Liberia), Diamondz Platinum (Tanzania) Fally Ipupa (Congo), Simi (Nigeria), Khaligraph Jones (Kenya), Eddy Kenzo (Uganda), Afro B (Ivory Coast), Yemi Alade (Nigeria), Numerica (Cameroon), amongst others gracing the stage at the prestigious House of Blues in downtown Dallas.
Saturday October 6th, the highly anticipated AFRIMMA FASHION SHOW will take place at the Lofty Places in Deep Ellum, Dallas’ live music entertainment district. This year, the fashion will take the passion of Wakanda and bring it to the stage. Providing a cross over event for the African American community to embrace and engage fashion, food and a vendor festival with representation from several African countries.
Every year, the award show has proven to bring together Africans from all walks of life and from different parts of the Diaspora. In line with the crossing boundaries with music motto, AFRIMMA Awards & Music Festival is at the forefront of pushing the African music culture to the next stage.
The nominees list this year features African musical heavyweights like Davido, Wizkid, Fally Ipupa, Diamond Platinum, Ali Kiba, Khaligraph Jones, Mr Eazi, J Hus, Hiro all earning nominations for a brilliant and consistent year. While fresh talents like Ghana’s Kwame Eugene, Kenya’s Arrowboy, Uganda’s Ykee Benda, South Africa’s Tresor amongst others earned their first Afrimma Awards & Music Festival nomination.
This year, AFRIMMA has added a new category to the awards show, the AFRIMMA ACHIEVERS AWARD. This category will celebrate the feats of African stars in the fields of entertainment and sports.
Sunday October 7th, the grand Finale of AFRIMMA 2018 Awards & Music Festival will take place at the House of Blues Dallas. It promises to be another thrilling edition and probably the best so far. Every year, the bar is raised higher and African music fans can expect no less this year as African music stars align in Dallas, Texas to celebrate the beauty of the music and culture of the continent.