The All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA) 2019 Jury will be made up of 13 individuals drawn from the various regions in Africa and Europe and North America. The African Union Commission will also be represented in the awards that will see nominees selected in 36 categories compete for the coveted 23.9 carat gold-plated trophy.
The experienced jury consists of two representatives from
each region (Central, Eastern, Northern, Southern and Western) of Africa, one
each representing the Europe and North America for diaspora and one
representing the African Union Commission.
Tanzania’s Joett –
A veteran vocal coach and artiste development
manager whose song writing skills earned him registered membership of the
American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP).
Tabu Osusa – Kenya
Veteran music professional who has spent more
than three decades in music production and promotion. He has chaired several
musical projects within and outside Africa.
Charles Tabu – Democratic
Republic of Congo, DRC
Music Executive, with wide experience in artiste
management and promotion. Charles has worked with major record labels across
the continent including Sony, Universal and Warner.
Bob Ekukole –
Media and music professional with 29 years of
experience in media and broadcasting. He is currently the Director, TV
Programmes and Production, Cameroon Radio and Television, CRTV.
Omar Essaidi –
Music programmer and artistic director. He
brings to bear his practical experience as judge/jury for several musical
contests in Northern Africa.
Chris Syren – South
Co-founder and director of Making Music
Productions (MMP), a music production company that has played a vital role in
music promotion in South Africa and the region
Delani Makhalima –
The entertainment & media executive has also
honed his professional experience in song writing and music composition in
Olisa Adibua – Nigeria
Music executive and talent manager from
David Tayorault – Côte d’Ivoire
Music legend, whose work in the music
industry has influenced the jazz, blues, soul, zouk and Brazilian samba genre
in Western Africa countries
Rita Ray – UK
BBC Radio 3 presenter, International Music
Curator and popular Club DJ Europe
Hadja Kobélé Keita
A music executive whose career spans experience
in Artiste and Repertoire management and Public Relations with Universal Music
THE AFRICAN UNION
Professional African Culture Analyst and African music enthusiast. Angela Martins is the Head, Culture Division, African Union Commission.