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Since 2014, AFRIMMA Awards and celebrates new talents from Africa and the African diaspora. As the first ceremony outside Africa showcasing Afrobeats, Assiko, Bongo, Coupé Decalé, Funana, Genge, Highlife, Hiplife, Kwaito or Soukous,

AFRIMMA will be co-hosted for the first time by Kenyan stand-up comedian Chipukeezy, alongside Nigerian comedian Basketmouth.

This year event will offer a music festival experience with headlines such as Tanzanian sensation Diamond Platnumz as well as Uganda’s Triplets Ghetto Kids. Other headline acts confirmed to attend are Fally Ipupa, C4 Pedro, Eddy Kenzo and Tiwa Savage.

Two new categories have also been added to the 2017 edition: Best Lusophone artist and Best Francophone artist.

This year TRACE has partnered with AFRIMMA, “TRACE has been a proud supporter of African music and important matters and causes in Africa. AFRIMMA is delighted to partner with TRACE in a synergy of brands synonymous to African music. It’s all about Africa as Africa’s biggest music award ceremony and Africa’s biggest music TV group brings you an unforgettable AFRIMMA experience,” said Anderson Obiagwu, CEO of AFRIMMA.

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