African-American superstar, Akon will be hosting the fourth All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA).
Organisers of the award, the African Union and the international committee of AFRIMA, made this known in a statement released on Tuesday.
“The Senegal-born superstar will handle the event proceedings of the live broadcast award show scheduled to air live on over 80 television stations and online platforms across the world with support from the co-host, Ms. Sophy Aiida, a Cameroonian-French entertainment broadcaster,” the statement read.
“Ranked the fifth most powerful celebrity in Forbes’s Africa list of 40, Akon is also a business man and philanthropist who is passionate about the African continent. He provides electricity for 15 African countries through his “Light Africa Project” and supports underprivileged African youngsters through his Konfidence Initiative. He runs music labels, Konvict Music and Kon Live Republic successfully.”
AFRIMA will be co-hosted by Sophy Aiida, a high-profile Cameroonian broadcaster.
The 2017 AFRIMA is scheduled to hold on November 12 at the EKO Hotel & Suites, Lagos, and will be broadcast live across 84 countries in Africa.