By Ifeanyi Nwoko
Artists and other contributors to the creation of music across Africa are to be honoured with the maiden Afro Beat Hall of Fame (ABHF), organisers said.
A statement by the media office of the ABHF on Thursday in Abuja said that the event was the first of its kind induction and award ceremony created to recognise and celebrate the historic and cultural significance of Afro music.
“The ABHF honours the artistry and the contributions made by those who have played major roles in the dissemination and creation of music in the Nigerian entertainment industry and Africa at large,” it said.
According to the statement, preparatory to the event, a media parley has been scheduled for Nov. 11 as a prelude to the main event which had been slated to hold before the end of 2021.
“The media parley which brings together key stakeholders in the music and media industry, will feature a fireside chat with leading names.
“With media representatives from across TV, radio, print and digital platforms in attendance, the parley will among other things, shed more light on the upcoming Afrobeat Hall of Fame induction ceremony scheduled for the end of the year,” it said. (NAN)