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Nigeria may lose AFRIMA hosting right

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Nigeria may lose in the bidding for the hosting rights of AFRIMA (All Africa Music Awards) for four years due to increasing security concerns in the country.

This was disclosed yesterday in South Africa by Mrs. Emmanuelle Namun-Biko, director of media and communications, AFRIMA, at the end of a production session to discuss the fine details of the event progression in Pretoria, South Africa.

She went on to mention that “though Nigeria’s bid is still very strong, this may be short-lived due to increasing security threats and challenges facing the Africa most populous nation”. Bidding for hosting rights, which began since September last year, was received from 14 African countries – Nigeria inclusive.

This is expected to be shortlisted to five countries at the international committee congress of AFRIMA scheduled to hold at the prestigious Hilton Hotel in Windhoek, Namibia on 28th-29th, January 2011.

Nigerians wait on with bated breaths. It is hoped that in spite of the security threats assailing the country; the hosting rights to the biggest music event in Africa will come to Nigeria.

The All Africa Music Awards is an annual event organized to honor Artistes who have contributed to the promotion of African Music and culture.

AFRIMA, All Africa Music Awards, is a world class and the biggest event in Africa with live performance and television broadcast show that portrays the best of Africa to the rest of the world. It will be beamed live in 116 countries on 142 television stations with over 700 million viewers across the globe.

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