A hosts of star artistes and diplomats from across Africa were present at the 2018 AFRIMMA annual calendar of programmes. Furthermore, African Union Commission (AUC) in collaboration with Government of the Republic of Ghana, and the International Committee of AFRIMA unveiled this. Moreover, this was during a world media event and music conference held in Accra.
AFRIMA calendar unveil
Furthermore, the event brought together past AFRIMA nominees and winners, music professionals and executives, creative/culture industry policy makers. Also, members of the media industry and other award-winning recording artistes.
Ghana’s Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture, Catherine Afeku, was happy that the event was in Ghana. She insisted it is in line with government’s objective to develop sustainable tourism pivoted on Ghanaian arts and culture.
“Arts and culture, as a sector, remains one of Africa’s greatest strengths. As well as being a source of values, identity and a sense of belonging, the creative industries have become a driver of economic growth and job creation. In agreeing to host the AFRIMA 2018 Calendar Unveiling, the Government of Ghana is motivated by the need to harness the potential of the creative sector of Ghana to promote national and regional tourism. We congratulate the African Union for lending its weight behind this laudable effort.”
Furthermore, President Akufo-Addo shared some time with some of the artistes present at the AFRIMA calendar unveiling.