Mike Dada, AFRIMA president, spoke during a courtesy visit by Cameroonian singer KO-C and Burkina Faso’s Tanya in Lagos.
According to him the diverse blend of African music is an opportunity for artistes to collaborate and create exceptional works that will reflect cultural richness.
“We believe in the power of music to bring people together, transcending linguistic, cultural and geographical barriers,” Dada said.
“AFRIMA believes that collaborative efforts can contribute not only to the advancement of individual artists but also to the collective elevation of African music on the global stage.
“We have championed this narrative for years, and we are happy that stakeholders across the continent have keyed into it, which is evident by the acceptance of our craft by the global audience.
“However, we think there is still room for improvement; we can still tell more of our story through more collaboration, and we can also learn from one another.”
KO-C described AFRIMA as a platform that has celebrated Africa and provided growth opportunities.
Tanya, in turn, said being recognised by AFRIMA is a “tremendous honour”.
“It is a platform that allows us to connect with a broader audience and celebrate our unique musical identities.”