By Seun Agboola, Lagos
The International Committee of AFRIMA has reiterated that there will be no extension after the deadline in July 30, 2016 for entries into All Africa Music Awards, AFRIMA tagged â€œAFRIMA 3.0â€.
This is coming just as the organisers have praised the enthusiastic response of artistes, music professionals and journalists who have flooded the AFRIMA website with entries from across the continent and from Africans in the Diaspora.
The Regional Director, Central Africa, Ernest Ewanee, said: â€œI must say we are impressed with the level of participation by African artistes especially the big artistes that have submitted, on the continent and in the Diaspora, in the on-going AFRIMA 3.0 entries submission process so far.
â€œThis is an encouraging success marker for us considering the fact that we have surpassed the number of last editions before the close of entries in few weeksâ€™ time.â€
â€œIn the spirit of our FACE IT value of Fairness, Accountability, Creativity, Excellence, Integrity and Transparency, we hope the last few weeks to the deadline will give everyone a chance to get involved in AFRIMA submissionâ€ he concluded.
Speaking further on what to expect after the close of entries on July 30, the President and Executive Producer, AFRIMA, Mike Dada said, â€œWe would not want to distort the calendar for this yearâ€™s edition. Sticking to the deadline will enable an early screening on the list of entries submitted for the adjudication process and nomineesâ€™ announcement.â€