African stars converged to stir the crowd at the AFRIMA 2017 Music Village at the Waterfront, Bar Beach, Victoria Island, Lagos on Friday, 10th November 2017. The stage showcased an array of upcoming acts, major comebacks and A-list artistes in the continent.
The major continental openly-staged platform shut down the streets as fans connected with their favourite stars in a secure environment provided by the Federal Government and host city, Lagos State. The showcallers, Gbenga Adenuja and Olisa Adibua, who are also entertainment industry buffs, made the right cuts on the artistic performances which left the audience wanting more African music. Ace African DJ, DJ Jimmy Jatt rocked the show with the 2017 top charting songs in Africa. Dance Competitons sponsored by Supreme Noodles also played tribute to multiple platinum Afro-beat legend, Fela Anikulapo-Kuti. The event was also supported by DSTV, Smartcar, and Trace TV.
Pop acts, Tay Grin from Malawi, Nigerian local rapper, Seriki, Alternative Superstar, Sound Sultan, Diaspora Star,VI (London), Comeback Pop-star, Bigiano, AFRIMA Jazz nominee, Ed Izycs, YNBL Princess, Temmie Ovwasa, amongst others commanded the stage to the awe of the huge audience. Fuji lords, Adewale Ayuba, Maliaka, Atawewe, Osupa Saheed were some of the raves of the show.From Morayo’s Alternative rock, to Ara Thunder’s Afro-beat, Lagosians enjoyed all the performances.
Meanwhile, Africans on the continent and in the diaspora are eager for the AFRIMA 2017 awards ceremony as the African-American Pop-icon, Akon and Cameroonian diva-broadcaster, Sophy Aiida will host the World Class music event 6PM on Sunday, 12 November 2017, Eko Hotels and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos. The main awards ceremony will take place after the Red Carpet session where the crème of the creative industry, music lovers and diplomatic and government personalities will make their presence grand at the AFRIMA 2017 Red Carpet. Tickets for the AFRIMA Main awards ceremony are available on www.afrima.org, ariyatickets.com, nairabox.com and other platforms.