The All Africa Music Awards, AFRIMA and African Union Commission, (AUC) have joined forces to partner with the organisers of Felabration 2016. The annual festival is organised to celebrate the late music maestro and Afrobeat creator, Fela Anikulapo-Kuti.
The Associate Producer, AFRIMA, Adenrele Niyi, said during a courtesy visit of the organisers of Felabration, Yeni Kuti, to the AFRIMA Secretariat in Lagos, said AFRIMA will be fully involved with Felabration 2016 from the first event, the Senior Secondary Schools Debate, which holds on Wednesday, October 5, and from Monday, October 10 when the week-long festivities commence.
“There’s no better way to begin this partnership with Felabration than through the school debate for secondary school students in Lagos State. It creates the perfect platform for the AFRIMA Foundation to purse her Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activities in Lagos State, the 2016 Official Host City for AFRIMA through our CSR initiative, Educate-A-Child (Our Voice).
“It is an Africa-wide campaign that took AFRIMA to Bakoteh Proper Lower Basic School, Banjul, Gambia, in May 2016 to interact with the teaching staff and students. The visit to the school was part of the programmes lined up for the AFRIMA-AUC joint media/cultural conference held in Gambia on May 24, 2016. During our visit, AFRIMA donated educational materials, computers and musical equipment to the school.”
By Tony Nwanne