The African Union has declared open the 2017 All Africa Music Awards, AFRIMA, an iconic continental award to celebrate the rich musical heritage of the African race.
AFRIMA is now calling on musicians of all genres across Africa and the diaspora to submit their works ahead of the fourth edition of the continental showpiece.
The organisers say only published music would be considered in line with the entry guidelines. The nominees will be announced in Harare, Zimbabwe next month.
Lagos hosted the event in 2014, 2015 and 2016, with the three-year cycle now in the process of being handed over to the next city.