It was a mixture of excitement and intrigue, in the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), recently Congolese musician, Fally Ipupa, entertained delegates from the International Executive Committee of the All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA ) with intriguing private music and dance show.

The three-time AFRIMA winner congratulated the team led by AFRIMA Executive Producer/Chairman, Mr. Mike Dada, during their visit to the Ministries of Culture, Arts and Heritage, as well as the Ministry of Health. ‘Integration, to engage the government, the media and other stakeholders in the Congolese entertainment industry on possible ways to preserve the declining heritage of Rumba.

The AFRIMA team, which also included associate producers, Olisa Adibua and Victoria Nkong; AFRIMA Regional Director, Central Africa, Mr. Ernest Ewane Egnon; The AFRIMA juror representing the North American Diaspora, as well as AFRIMA International Executive Committee member, Matlou Tsotetsi, were thrilled by Fally Ipupa’s enigmatic dance moves and soothing voice.

The 44-year-old Congolese superstar delighted the AFRIMA team with a special choreography, alongside his private dance troupe, performing his famous dance routine Patinage (pronounced Pah-tee-naj). As well as celebrating Team AFRIMA with his artistry of foot and waist work, he also serenaded delegates with a cappella renditions of some of his classic tunes, including records from his award-winning album, Tookoos II.

The AFRIMA team, which also included associate producers, Olisa Adibua and Victoria Nkong; AFRIMA Regional Director, Central Africa, Mr. Ernest Ewane Egnon; The AFRIMA juror representing the North American Diaspora, as well as AFRIMA International Executive Committee member, Matlou Tsotetsi, were thrilled by Fally Ipupa’s enigmatic dance moves and soothing voice.

The 44-year-old Congolese superstar delighted the AFRIMA team with a special choreography, alongside his private dance troupe, performing his famous dance routine Patinage (pronounced Pah-tee-naj). As well as celebrating Team AFRIMA with his artistry of foot and waist work, he also serenaded delegates with a cappella renditions of some of his classic tunes, including records from his award-winning album, Tookoos II.

The AFRIMA team also urges artists from across the continent and their Diaspora-based counterparts of African descent to submit their nominations for possible nomination for the awards this year. The deadline for submitting applications, which was set for August 5, 2022, will not be extended this year, the organizers noted, adding that all applications can be made through the AFRIMA website at www. afrima.org, which also contains information on the guidelines, as well as the eligibility status of potential participants.