The Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture, Catherine Afeku, has shockingly revealed that government is supporting the All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA) with $4.5million.
According to the honorable minister, the $4.5million towards the AFRIMA awards is intended for the next three (3) years as Ghana will be the host.
In an interview on Hitz FM, madam Catherine Afeku his awards scheme is an opportunity for Ghana to boost its tourism and creative arts.
“Government is supporting the event with $4.5 million for the three years but for this year, we are spending $ 700,000,” she said.
All Africa Music Awards (also referred to as AFRIMA) is an annual award show. The event was established by the International Committee AFRIMA, in collaboration with the African Union (AU) to reward and celebrate musical works, talents and creativity around the African continent while promoting the African cultural heritage. Its pioneer Awards show was held in 2014.