Nigeria: All Africa Music Awards Launches 'AFRIMA Mobile App'

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In a bid to provide first hand information to African music lovers and enthusiasts, All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA) on Friday, October 24, launched its mobile application tagged 'AFRIMA APP' for mobile device users for easy and fast access to developing news and information about AFRIMA.

The app is awesome and user-friendly. Regardless of where in the world a mobile phone user is located at any specific time, with the free app downloaded, the mobile user can access all information about AFRIMA which one requires at the touch of a few buttons. The major feature on the app is Voting which is the current trend in the app. Voting can be done in all the categories of the awards including regional and continental categories. To access the AFRIMA App, Smartphone and Android phone users can download it at www.play.google.com by searching for 'AFRIMA' in the search engine then click on 'install'. Just like the AFRIMA website, the app is free and well-designed; it has all the features of the AFRIMA website and it has the official AFRIMA language options (English and French). AFRIMA Head of Creative and Information Technology (IT), Shina Kelani, said: "The AFRIMA App is a huge step for the awards. Being an app, it makes it easy for the public to vote for the nominees of their choice and also to keep abreast of updates on the AFRIMA project."

Music fans all over the world can download the app and continue voting in the 32 categories of the award. Voting closes on November 4, 2014. The main award ceremony holds on Sunday, November 9 in Lagos, Nigeria. It will be preceded by the AFRIMA Music Village between November 4 and 7, a four-day festival of non-stop music and exhibition from African countries and performances by African artistes, which will be followed by African Music Summit on November 6-7, with the theme "Reviving the Business of Music in Africa".

The two-day conference will be a platform for the music industry stakeholders to engage and deliberate on how the industry can be nurtured and be a major contributor to national and continental economies. AFRIMA is in partnership with the African Union, ONE, Africa 2.0, Federal Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment in Nigeria.

Source: The Leadership 29 October 2014