Why The African Music Industry Awards Were Postponed

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The ‘African Music Industry Awards’ (AMIA) are fresh on the Ugandan entertainment scene with one edition so far but unfortunately as the fans, fashion lovers, nominees and well wishers were gearing to storm Kampala Serena Hotel for the awards’ 2nd edition, the event has been postponed.

The continental awards which were set to happen for the first time in Uganda on their 2nd edition on Saturday the 24th of March were expected to award Africa’s best in music and also celebrate fashion as some of the best designers were expected to showcase.

Due to some uncontrollable last minute circumstances, they will not happen this Saturday the 24th but will happen next week on Saturday the 31st of March.   

“On behalf of AMI AWARDS INC. FOUNDER, Mr. Esaie SCHNAPS, and of the Organizing Committee, It is our interest that all nominees receive the marquis treatment that they deserve as we aim to make your experience with us count as you come together in your numbers from all corners of the world. We are doing our utmost in that regards. We hereby inform you that AMI AWARDS Organizing Committee has opted to postpone our Prestigious Award Ceremony “AMI AFRIKA PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARDS 2K18 from March 24th to March 31st due to some last-minute circumstances beyond our control. AMIA founder and President Mr. Esaie Schnaps said.

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While speaking at a presser to shed light on these awards, former Miss Uganda Stellah Nantubwe who is the Vice President AMIA said.  “We are not organising these awards to replace the Kora awards, but we are doing something similar only to fill the void that was left by the now-defunct awards in our own style”

The Vice president of African Music Industry Awards Stellah Nantubwe aka Ellah speaking at the awards’ presser a few weeks ago (Photo by Roy Ruva/Chano8)

The AMIA (“African Music Industry Awards”) is a multi-cultural award with the sole purpose of honouring African Artists and Musicians, Arts and Cultures, Entertainment Humanitarian Acts, Entertainment Leaders, Entertainment Entrepreneurs and creative spirit of ordinary people who have captured audiences for generations and challenged our understanding through their arts and works.

Some of the best artistes on the continent like Koffi Olomidde, Fally Ipupa, Cuppy, Cassper Nyovest, Fabregas Le Metis Noir, Felix Wazekwa and Ferre Gola were set to headline but we shall to wait a little longer.       


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