On January 12-15, 2023, the city of Dakar, Senegal played host for the 8th Edition of the Afrima Awards; one experience that brings all African Music celebrities under one roof. Amongst the league of African stars who graced the event were Nigerian global music superstars, P-Square, Tiwa Savage, Mc Charlene, Eltee Skhillz, Pheelz, Magixx, Fave, Asake and so many others.
AFRIMA’s Executive Producer/President, Mike Dada previously noted that the AFRIMA festival was carefully curated to reflect Africa’s rich cultural diversity, heritage as well as expose the musicians to different music markets, in line with the organisation’s objectives. And this was the case as a lot of diverse act were given the chance to showcase their talent.
Mc Charlene also know as the Energy Goddess seem to be a true reflection of AFRIMA’S intention to show the world Africa’s diverse talent. She, being a hype lady, took the crowd by surprise with her dazzling look, confidence on the mic and how well she carried the crowd along with everything she did on the Afrima village stage.She stood out because normally many will not imagine a lady so beautiful can get into a line of profession that demands a lot of energy, talkless do it so effortlessly. P-Square and Tiwa Savage delivered an outstanding performance.
It was a breathtaking experience on Sunday night, at the 15-000 capacity Dakar Arena, as superstars across the continent clinched their deserved trophies while the event was broadcasts live to over 84 countries around the world. Nigerian maverick Davido, clinch 3 awards as he emerged winner of the “Best African Collaboration”, “Best Duo or Group in African Electro”, and “Best Male Artiste in African Inspirational Music” categories, respectively.It was a beautiful experience, one the city of Dakar will not get over quickly.