Blackson, Thusi, Erskine host AFRIMA 2018

Ahead of this year’s All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA), the African Union Commission, AUC, in partnership with the award organisers and the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture, Ghana, have announced Michael Blackson, Pearl Thusi and Anita Erskine as the host and hostesses, who will hold the live stage of the 5th AFRIMA-Ghana 2018 Main Awards ceremony scheduled for Saturday, November 24, 2018, at the Accra International Conference Centre, AICC, Ghana.

Renowned Ghanaian-born American actor and comedian, Michael Blackson, popularly referred to as ‘The African King of Comedy’ started his career in stand-up comedy and acting where he moved up the ladder despite challenges faced as a young black man in America. The talented comic entertainer has featured in several on-screen performances, TV series, comedy shows, and tours.

South Africa’s fierce and talented TV personality, Pearl Thusi will also co-anchor the awards event. The actress, model, radio and television personality has earned accolades for her top-notch acting, television and radio hosting skills.

Also bringing her admirable skills to the AFRIMA stage is Ghana’s media personality, Anita Erskine. A Radio/TV presenter, producer, writer and oral narrator applauded for her hosting skills.

The dynamic trio will add their unique hosting abilities and on stage chemistry to the spectacular offerings for the 5th edition of AFRIMA that is geared to be a glittery, star-studded, world-class event with exhilarating performances from A-list artistes, including some of the 5th AFRIMA nominees and past AFRIMA nominees and winners. Live broadcast of the main awards ceremony begins at 7.30 p.m., while the live red carpet where all the glam, glitz, and high fashion of the 5th AFRIMA-GHANA 2018 will be on display opens at 4.30 p.m.

Sharing her excitement, Director, Brand Communications, AFRIMA; Matlou Tsotetsi said, “It has been an exciting journey for AFRIMA. AFRIMA-GHANA 2018 gets more exciting as we are in Ghana for the first time. In the lead up to preparations, we have felt the Akwaaba warmth and welcome of the Ghana people, I am certain that the rest of the world will feel this – even through our live broadcast. May the best of Africa win.”

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