Afrima Awards postponed To 2021 Due To Covid 19

All Africa Music Awards Postponed

by Muthoni Kimani December 2, 2020

The organizers of the All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA)have postponed its 2020 edition to 2021 over the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

A statement sent to Juke Box said that they decided to postpone after several months of monitoring the prevailing COVID-19 pandemic and careful consultations with AFRIMA stakeholders on the continent and around the globe.

The statement also read;

“The decision to suspend the 7th edition of the main awards ceremony which had been scheduled to hold over five days in Nigeria between December 2 and 6, 2020, was revealed on Tuesday, November 10.”

The AUC and AFRIMA further state that the cancellation brings with it great opportunities for future awards planning and preparation by utilizing the digital platforms and gains the new normal has thrust upon the world of concerts, conferences and festivals, some of the activities which make up the annual AFRIMA event calendar.

“The safety of the community of AFRIMA stakeholders is of importance to us. Many of our awards nominees and delegates travel from different parts of the continent and from other parts of the globe to Africa each edition.

“Understanding the risks involved with such movements, the suspension of the 2020 edition of AFRIMA is the only prudent course for us. We work day and night each year to ensure we provide a world-class and safe awards event.

“Now, we are focusing all of our efforts on making our future events even better. We hope that the world will be able to take adequate action and that the spread of the virus will soon be contained.”

The annual event was scheduled between December 2 and December 6.

The Award Comprises of events and activities, all-night live concert show called the AFRIMA Music Village; the music industry business conference, an exhibition called the Africa Music Business summit among others.