Two of the best out of Africa, have been announced by the International
Committee of All Africa Music, AFRIMA, to host the 2014 edition of the
AFRIMA awards. They are Democratic Republic of Congo “French speaking
hottest” female broadcaster and music presenter, Madinga Sona Maria and
Nigerian legendary contemporary music star, 2Face Idibia. The two are
the co-host of AFRIMA award ceremony holding in Lagos Nigeria on
Saturday, December 27, 2014 at the prestigious grand ballroom of
Oriental Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos.
Speaking about the collaboration between the two popular hosts,
Executive Producer, AFRIMA, Mr Mike Dada, said, “The award ceremony is
going to be explosive with 2Face and Madinga Sona Maria, 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!”
Mandinga Sona Maria is a beauty to behold with a towering height of
1.78m. Mandiga 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, Mandinga presents her musical show on
Digital Congo Television and Radio. She is also a performer.
A truly home grown music star, 2Face 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. 2Face 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 2Face 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.
On hosting 2014 AFRIMA 2Face expressed his excitement 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
With 2Face and Mandiga 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.