As preparations get into full gear towards the prestigious All Africa Music Awards 2016 awards ceremony this weekend, organisers of AFRIMA have unveiled hosts for the November 6 ceremony in Lagos, Nigeria.
The hosts, who were drawn from the three majorly spoken languages in Africa — English, French and Arabic — are Ahmed Soultan (Morocco), Bonang Matheba (South Africa and Ika Jang (Congo).
Soultan is a Moroccan music star, who is also an AFRIMA double award winner.
He is a leader of the Moroccan Group, Nayda.
Soultan is a multilingual artiste and celebrity, who speaks English, French, Portuguese and Arabic fluently.
He has performed at the GLO CAF Awards and he is also a nominee for one of the categories of AFRIMA 2016.
His albums include ‘Music Has No Boundaries’ (2004), ‘Tolerance’ (2005) and ‘Code’ (2009).
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.
Jong is a multi-talented bilingual Congolese TV Broadcaster and celebrity.
The Red Carpet hosts are Denola Grey, Denrele Edun, Hauwa AllahBura and Pam Happi.
Grey is a style blogger, model, fashion enthusiast, broadcaster on Ebonylife TV, Nigeria.
He has carved a niche for himself in the fashion industry.
Happi, who is fondly called Miss P, is a bilinguist and a household name in Cameroon.
She is the renowned hostess of Miss P Show, which is one of the most-watched Cameroonian talk shows.
Allahbura is a Nigerian model, actress and a TV personality, whose rise to fame came when she won the Miss FCT pageant some years ago.
She was born in Kanam, Plateau State and works as a TV presenter for VillageSquare TV, a Nollywood entertainment channel broadcasting on ONTV, but now a TV channel known as Trybe TV.
Edun was one of the red carpet hosts of AFRIMA 2015.
Known for his unique fashion style and personality, he started his television career as an actor when he was 11 years and also a presenter/producer on a NTA children’s programme, Kiddievision 101.
Edun is an entertainment personality whose style has been described as “punk and fun”.
He went into modelling and after graduating from school, he joined Sound City, Nigeria, as a TV presenter.
The AFRIMA 2016 events will be preceded by AFRIMA Music Village on 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.