Vice Chairman of the National Planning committee for All African Music Awards (AFRIMA), Nana Anim has stated that the Ministry of Tourism and its partners are ready and aligned on preparations for the AFRIMA awards slated for November 21 to 24.
According to Nana Anim, the 2018 edition of AFRIMA will be a sight to behold as Africa’s musical giants get recognised, tourism is boosted and entertainment sectors of Ghana prepare to receive international and continental dignitaries.
AFRIMA is to reward and celebrate musical works, talents and creativity around the African continent while promoting the African cultural heritage. The four-day event, according to the event organizers, is packed with various activities about the Creative Arts.
Speaking on Happy FM’s ‘Epa Hoa Daben’, Mr Anim revealed that 125 musicians from the African continent and other parts of the world are billed to arrive in the country for the AFRIMA awards.
“The benefits Ghana will derive from hosting AFRIMA is enormous. As at now, the records we have shows that 125 musicians are coming for AFRMA and they will come along with their dancers and managers. The African Union (AU) has also sent a 24-man delegation to attend the event while local and international media will also be present to cover the entire event. So if you observe, the publicity Ghana will get from hosting AFRIMA is mind-blowing.”
He added that Ghana hosting over a thousand foreigners will one way or the other will transform the tourism sector.
“We are also expecting over a thousand foreigners in the country all because of AFRIMA; so just imagine the monies Ghana will get from hosting this programme. The taxi drivers, Hotels, food vendors and others will all benefit and above all, it will boost the tourism sector and that will make the country to generate more revenue.”
This is the first time Ghana is organizing the prestigious event.