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AFRIMA 2018: To Celebrate Lofty Efforts Of Musicians, Practitioners



Michael Blackson, Pearl Thusi and Anita Erskine are the host and hostesses who will hold the live stage of the 5th AFRIMA-Ghana 2018 Main Awards ceremony scheduled for Saturday, November 24, 2018 at the Accra International Conference Centre, AICC, Ghana. The African Union Commission (AUC), in partnership with All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA) and the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture, Ghana, disclosed this much.

Renowned Ghanaian-born American actor and comedian, Michael Blackson, popularly referred to as ‘The African King of Comedy’ started his career in stand-up comedy and acting where he moved up the ladder despite challenges faced as a young black man in America. Some notable ones include; The Mo’Nique Show, Martin Lawrence’s 1st Amendment Stand-up, Meet the Blacks, One Night in Vegas, and Hip Hop Squares. Michael hosted the first ever BET Social Awards in Atlanta in February 2018.

South Africa’s fierce and talented TV personality, Pearl Thusi, will also co-anchor the awards event. The actress, model, radio and television personality has earned accolades for her top-notch acting, television and radio hosting skills. She is a former host of ‘Lip Sync Battle Africa on MTV’, ‘Moments’ on EbonyLife TV, and currently the new host of the third season of MTV Base’s ‘Behind the Story’. Her international acting career includes her role in Universal’s ‘The Scorpion King.’

Also bringing her admirable skills to the AFRIMA stage is Ghana’s media personality, Anita Erskine. A Radio/TV presenter, producer, writer and oral narrator applauded for her hosting skills. She has anchored several live events as well as radio and television programmes.

Meanwhile, African artistes who made it to the fifth AFRIMA Nominees list are still canvassing for votes from their followers and fans, as winners of each category will be determined by votes accrued via the AFRIMA voting platform.