Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu is to be specially honoured with the
prestigious award as “Pillar of Art and Culture in Africa” by the
African Union Commission (AUC) at the All Africa Music Awards, AFRIMA 2015, scheduled
to hold on Sunday, November 15, 2015 at Eko Hotel and Suites, Victoria
Island, Lagos, Nigeria. 

The International Committee of AFRIMA made this known
Lagos during the ceremony of revealing the activities of the award ceremony.

Tinubu was former governor of Lagos State in Nigeria (1999-2007). He’s
known to have stimulated conversations
among Africans and between Africa and the rest of the globe about the
potentials and values of the African culture and artistic legacy for the
purpose of creating jobs, reducing poverty, inspiring social change and
development, calling attention of world leaders to Africa and promoting the
positive image of Africa to the world for global competitiveness. 

A staunch supporter of arts, culture and creatives
initiatives for social change for decades. He supported “Fela on
Broadway” to be staged for the first time in Africa in Lagos in 2011.

The honour was made known to Tinubu in separate letters from AFRIMA and
the African Union as signed by Commissioner for Social Affairs, AU, His
Excellency, Dr Mustapha Sidiki Kaloko. Tinubu was finally selected among a pool
of hundreds of illustrious sons and daughters of Africa being considered for
the award, who are lovers of arts and culture for social change.
In his acceptance letter, Asiwaju Tinubu stated, “I accept this
honour and look forward to the award. I identify with the mandate of AFRIMA
working through the instrumentality of the African Union to showcase, preserve
and globalise Africa’s rich heritage in the aspects of music and culture”

In partnership with the African Union Commission, (AU), the
All Africa Music Awards, (AFRIMA), is a music and cultural initiatives designed
to celebrate, reward and showcase the rich musical heritage of African race and
seek to reward excellence in the continent’s music and media industry as well
as maximally expose African tourism and culture to a worldwide audience.

Confirming the award recognition on Tinubu by the AUC,
“President/Executive Producer of AFRIMA, Mike Dada, stated “AFRIMA is
again aligning with the AUC’s values of promoting African identity and
celebrating cultural diversity, creative industry for social change in Africa.
We are happy to welcome His Excellency, Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu at the All
Africa Music Awards, AFRIMA 2015 in November.”

AFRIMA is expected to be broadcast live to over 80
countries across the world with African superstars billed to perform like from
Ladysmith Black Mombazo, Davido, Diamond Platnumz, Yemi Alade, Busiswa, AKA,
Sakordie, Charlotte Dipanda, Ahmed Soultan, Flavour, Alikiba, Vanessa Mdee,
Olamide, Cassper Nyovest, Dark Suburb among others.

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