The organizers of 2019 All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA) has announced that South Africa-born actress Pearl Thusi and British-Congolese Eddie Kadi will host the 6th edition of the Main Awards Ceremony.
National Sportslink learned that the 6th edition Award Ceremony which is scheduled to hold at the Eko Conference Centre inside Eko Hotel and Suites on Saturday, November 23, 2019, will open with red carpet reception by 4 pm while the live broadcast would commence at 7.30 pm across over 80 countries.
In a statement by the organizers, Thusi returns to host the award after hosting the 5th AFRIMA main awards held in Accra, Ghana on November 24, 2018, while Kadi is joining the training as a first-time host.
Pearl Thusi said “I’m so excited, especially as a South African, to be an instrument of love and celebration of the African music industry.
African entertainment and all her arts constituents are my biggest passion — learning and growing with them to leave a legacy that is enriching and powerful to the generations to follow. And the annual AFRIMA is the perfect platform for me for this ideal.”
Kadi, better known for his witty, clean and conscious jokes, will be aiding Thusi as a co-host. One of the fast-rising forces in the British comedy scene, Kadi says “There is no better feeling than being on the continent celebrating our uniqueness,”
he said “I am always excited to join my brothers and sisters in highlighting the diverse culture and talents we have across every corner of the continent. I would like to thank AFRIMA for this great platform and look forward to a great night in Lagos”.
AFRIMA Associate Producer, Ms. Adenrele Niyi said the hosts play key roles in interpreting and delivering the content for the live stage, hence the reason for choosing Pearl and Eddie. Aderenle went further to say they are two of the best in their respective fields of work.
Meanwhile, music fans can still vote for their favourite artists via the AFRIMAs official website.
The AFRIMAs, including peripheral events, will be broadcast live to 84 countries around the world and streamed on the AFRIMA website and other partner platforms.