Olisa Adibua, four others appointed AFRIMA jurors

Olisa Adibua

Nigerian showbiz and media personality, Olisa Adibua, has been appointed into the All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA) Academy of Jury along with four other African music professionals.

He represents Western Africa while the four other new appointees are from Eastern and Central Africa.

They join the AFRIMA Academy of Jury, which consists of a 13-man Jury and 100-man College of Voters, in line with the awards’ objective of an all-inclusive participation of African professionals.

Adibua brings on board three decades of experience in music and industry practice on reformed continental and international platforms.

The four other new appointees are Charles Tabu from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), David Tayorault from Cote d’Ivoire, Joett from Tanzania and Hadja Kobele, a US-based Guinean music professional.

Announcing the new appointees, AFRIMA Associate Producer, AFRIMA, Adenrele Niyi, said: “The selection of the new members of the AFRIMA Jury was carried out through consultations with AFRIMA regional directors and partners globally to ensure that the new members are qualified professionals who care deeply about Africa, and want to be pushers of change on the continent.”

Ms. Niyi added, “There is a necessity to this restructuring initiative to allow us advance our transformation strategy and adhere to the leadership rotational structure in line with the AFRIMA objective of all-inclusive participation of professional Africans in the decision–making body of AFRIMA”.

The 2017b edition of AFRIMA is scheduled to hold between November 9 and November 12 and will be broadcast to over 80 countries around the world.