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Olamide For African Union-AFRIMA Conference In Ethiopia

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Multiple award-winning rapper, Olamide Adedeji, simply known as Olamide, has been billed to represent West Africa at the joint conference of the African Union (AU) and the All Africa Music Award (AFRIMA), holding on April 29, 2015 at Commission's headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

The YBNL boss emerged winner of the Album of the Year category at AFRIMA award ceremony in December 2014 in Lagos.

The conference, themed 'Using Music, Culture and Entertainment as tools for a new Africa', will have African leaders in attendance. The conference will feature the official unveiling of the 2015 AFRIMA calendar.

Other 2014 AFRIMA award winners expected at the occasion include Ahmed Soultan from Morocco, who won the Best Male Artist in North Africa award; Cindy Munyavi from Zimbabwe, who won the Best Female in Southern Africa and Radio & Weasel from Uganda, won the Eastern Africa Best African Reggae.

The Central Africa region will be represented by Laurette La Perle, she carted home the Best Female in Central Africa trophy at the 2014 AFRIMA award ceremony.

2014 AFRIMA nominee and Ethiopian citizen Tsedenia who got nominated in the Best African Contemporary award category will also be at the conference alongside other top Ethiopian music artistes.