The All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA) is calling on musicians of all genres across Africa and the diaspora to submit their music ahead of the fourth edition of the continental showpiece.

The AU’s Angela Martins speaks during the launch of the AFRIMA 2017 calendar.
The call-out was made on Tuesday in Johannesburg where industry players from Africa, Europe and the US attended the launch of the AFRIMA 2017 calendar. Artists will be able to submit their music from 8 May to 17 July via the AFRIMA website. The organisers stressed that only published music would be taken into consideration in line with the entry guidelines. The nominees will be announced in Harare, Zimbabwe, on 8 August while the main awards ceremony will be held on 12 November in a yet-to-be-announced host city. Lagos hosted the event in 2014, 2015 and 2016, with the three-year cycle now in the process of being handed over to the next city.