2face Idibia ace musician and Madinga Sona Maria, ace broadcaster from the Democratic Republic of Congo are to host the All Africa Music Award on Saturday, December 27 in Lagos
| By Maureen Chigbo | Dec. 29, 2014 @ 01:00 GMT |
2FACE Idibia. Nigerian legendary contemporary music star, and Madinga Sona Maria, Democratic Republic of Congo “French speaking hottest” female broadcaster and music presenter, will host the 2014 edition of the AFRIMA awards on Saturday, December 27, in Lagos. The International Committee of All Africa Music, AFRIMA, made the announcement
Speaking about the collaboration between the two popular hosts, Mike Dada, executive producer, AFRIMA, said, “The award ceremony is going to be explosive with Idibia and Mari, two accomplished creative Africans, holding sway and guiding our distinguished guests and nominees through the programme. We promise to bring to Africa electrifying performances from our nominees and invited guest performers. Then add this to the famous faces and glamour of the African icons on the first-of-its-kind red carpet activity…It is going to be a spectacular show!”
A truly home grown music star, Idibia is one of the most decorated and successful Afro pop artist in Africa. He is one of the most bankable artists in the continent. He has received so many awards among which are MTV Europe Music Award, World Music Award, Headies Awards (Hip-hop award), Channel O Music Video Awards, and BET award for his musical works, MTV Africa Music Awards, MOBO award, KORA award, and numerous additional nominations. 2Baba, the stage name Idibia recently adopted, started his musical career with the Plantashun Boyz and together the group recorded two successful albums, Body and Soul and Sold Out. He went solo in 2004 and came out with his first solo album titled Face to Face. His latest album was released this year titled The Ascension and it features other artistes across the continent.
Idibia expressed his excitement about hosting the event when he said, “I am happy to be part of this history making event. I am delighted to host Africa, Africa is the future. I welcome Africa and the world to AFRIMA here in the beautiful city of Lagos, Nigeria. Let’s celebrate Africa together! ”
Madinga is a beauty to behold with a towering height of 1.78m. Madinga who looks every inch a model is the hottest female broadcaster in Kinshasa Democratic Republic of Congo. Her musical show, Cite de Star is the biggest music show in Democratic Republic of Congo. A combination of beauty and brain, Madinga presents her musical show on Digital Congo Television and Radio. She is also a performer.
With 2Face and Madinga anchoring the event, combined with the grandeur of the Grand Ballroom of Oriental Hotel with an African ambience, truly AFRIMA is set to host Africa and the world.
In partnership with the African Union Commission, the 2014 All Africa Music Awards will be a festival style open concert of non-stop music, fanfare and fashion exhibition from countries across Africa and performances by African artistes.
AFRIMA is proudly supported by ONE, Africa 2.0, Nigeria’s Federal Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment, Nigeria’s Federal Ministry of Culture, Tourism and National Orientation, and PRMAFRICA. It is being sponsored by Kenya Airways, Procter and Gamble, Peugeot, Diamond Bank, Uber among others.
AFRIMA is aimed at communicating the strength of Africa to the rest of the world for global competitiveness. AFRIMA is for hope, for celebration, according to the organisers.