Pearl Thusi and Eddie Kadi, two globally acclaimed media and entertainment figures, have been selected as the hosts for the 6th All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA).

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The award ceremony is expected to hold on Saturday, November 23, at the Eko Convention Centre, Eko Hotels and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos with awards live broadcast to over 80 countries starting at 7.30 p.m. and the live broadcast of the red carpet preceding by 4.00 pm.

Thusi, South Africa’s actress, TV presenter, model and businesswoman, is not a stranger to the AFRIMA awards hosting duties as she was also in-charge of the 5th AFRIMA awards, held in Accra, Ghana on November 24, 2018.

“I’m so excited, especially as a South African, to be an instrument of love and celebration of the African music industry,” she said.

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“African entertainment and all her arts constituents are my biggest passion – learning and growing with them to leave a legacy that is enriching and powerful to the generations to follow. And the annual AFRIMA is the perfect platform for me for this ideal.”

Thusi also boasts of a formidable breakthrough in her career, having gained popularity on the international movie scene with her lead role in ‘The Scorpion King: The Book of Souls’ and her recurring role in ‘Quantico’, ABC’s drama series.

In 2018, Thusi also bagged a role in the first-ever Netflix African original series ‘Queen Sono’.

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Kadi, on the other hand, is better known for his witty, clean and conscious jokes that are fast making him into a strong force in the British comedy scene.

“There is no better feeling than being on the continent celebrating our uniqueness. I am always excited to join my brothers and sisters in highlighting the diverse culture and talents we have across every corner of the continent. I would like to thank AFRIMA for this great platform and look forward to a great night in Lagos!,” Kadi said.

The multi-award-winning comedian has earned accolades in his career that saw him sell-out concerts at the Hammersmith Apollo and London 02 Arena.

AFRIMA is a youth-focused music property driven by the African Union to reward the works and talents of a myriad of African artists across generations and stimulate conversations about the potentials of the cultural and creative economy or real enterprise on the continent.

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The organisers of the event had announced top music artistes like Simi and Burna Boy in its recently released nominees’ list — after having recorded a record-breaking 8,157 music/video entries on its online platform as submissions for the 2019 AFRIMA season.



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