Lai Mohammed pledges full support for AFRIMA 2019

Lai Mohammed

Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, has pledged Nigeria’s full support for the successful hosting of All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA) 2019, as the country prepares to host the glamorous event in Lagos.

Mr Mohammed made the pledge in a statement released by his spokesman, Segun Adeyemi, in Lagos on Sunday.


AFRIMA 2019 will run from November 20 to 23 with the theme Feel Africa.

“When you look at the All Africa Music Awards, it’s one of the biggest awards for the music industry in Africa, and what government has done in the past is to provide the enabling environment for the awards to take place.

“We provided support services for AFRIMA, we gave them the backing they need and I think it’s on record that the AFRIMA editions that have been held in Nigeria have been among the most successful.

“This year again, we are ready to partner AFRIMA professionally, give them the maximum support such as effective media coverage and also help them in reaching out to other critical stakeholders,” Mohammed said.


He added that part of the reasons why Nigeria has successfully hosted the music awards is because the country has relaxed its visa regime, with the visa on arrival policy, thus making it easier for people to come in.

AFRIMA, which was first held in 2014, is organised in collaboration with the African Union (AU) to reward and celebrate musical talents and creativity in Africa as well as to promote African cultural heritage.