Macky Sall, president of Senegal, has hosted executives of the All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA) ahead of the 2022 edition.
Organisers of the award ceremony disclosed this in a statement sent to TheCable Lifestyle on Tuesday.
According to the statement, the president hosted Mike Dada, AFRIMA’s executive producer, at his official residence in Dakar, the country’s capital, over the weekend.
During the meeting, Sall assured AFRIMA of his administration’s unwavering support to ensure the success of the forthcoming edition.
The award, tagged ‘Teranga Edition’, is scheduled to hold from January 12 to 15 2023 in Senegal.
Speaking at the meeting, Sall, who doubles as the 2022 chairperson of the African Union (AU), said AFRIMA is crucial to spotlighting potentials of youths in Africa and driving the creative economy.
‘’The present and future of Africa, particularly Senegal in this case, is very important to our government and the youths represent that future. AFRIMA speaks to the empowerment and engagement of young people in the creative economy as well as the celebration of our continent and global promotion of our cities for tourism benefits, hence the support and partnership from Republic of Senegal,” he said.
“I am very happy and honoured to host the Teranga edition of the biggest music award in Africa, AFRIMA right here in Senegal, the people of Senegal are excited about this historical feat, given that this is the first time the awards will be held in a Francophone country.”
In his remark, Dada thanked the president and the people of Senegal for their commitment to host the award ceremony.
He also assured that the 8th edition will go down in history as AFRIMA’s best and biggest so far.