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AFRIMA 2016 Bonang Matheba, Ahmed Soultan, Ika Jong to host AFRIMA 2016

The hosts were drawn from the three majorly spoken languages in Africa; English, French and Arabic.

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The African Union and the International Committee of the All Africa Music Awards, have unveiled hosts for the prestigious awards ceremony AFRIMA 2016 coming up on Sunday November 6 in Lagos, Nigeria.

The hosts who were drawn from the three majorly spoken languages in Africa; English, French and Arabic are Ahmed Soultan (Morocco); Ms Bonang Matheba (South Africa); and Ika Jang (Congo).

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Ahmed Soultan


Ahmed Soultan is a Moroccan music star, who is also an AFRIMA double award winner. He is a leader of the Moroccan Group, Nayda and has performed at the GLO CAF Awards. He is also a nominee for one of the categories of AFRIMA 2016.

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Bonang Matheba


Bonang Matheba, is a versatile South African media personality, who anchors the popular SABC 1 Music Live Show. She is also a winner of the International Golden Horn Award for Best TV Presenter.

Ika Jong play

Ika Jong


Ika Jong is a multi-talented bilingual Congolese TV Broadcaster and celebrity.

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However, the Red Carpet hosts are style blogger & fashion enthusiast, Denola Grey; entertainment personality, model and TV presenter, Denrele Edun; Nigerian model, actress & TV personality, Hauwa AllahBura; and bilinguist renowned hostess of Miss P Show, Pam Happi.

AFRIMA 2016 events will be preceded by AFRIMA Music Village on Friday November, 4, 2016. This is a non-stop music concert with over 40 African artistes performing live at the Waterfront, Bar Beach, Victoria Island, Lagos Nigeria.

This event is free to those wearing the AFRIMA T-shirt which is available at www.ariiyatickets.com or at the Beach venue.

As part of the activities for nominees to have a feel of Lagos, there will be a guided tour of Eko Atlantic City, popularly called the Eighth Wonder of the World; Freedom Park; Broad Street, which houses relics of the slave trade and Nigeria’s struggles for Independence; Palace of the Oba of Lagos, Oba Rilwan Akiolu, which is located in Central Lagos, known as Iga Iduganran.

The grand finale/awards night, comes up on Sunday November 6, with thousands of guests expected in Lagos from across Africa and the world. The event will hold inside the prestigious Convention Centre of the Eko Hotels & Suites.

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