The International Executive Committee of the All Africa Music Award (AFRIMA), in conjunction with the African Union Commission (AUC), on Tuesday, appointed Mr. Makhtar Diop as the country director of AFRIMA in the Republic of Senegal.
The decision reflects AFRIMA’s principle of inclusiveness, especially as regards unifying the entire continent via the tool of music. With Diop’s new appointment, AFRIMA is poised to deepen its impact within the Western African region, and other Francophone regions within the continent.
Diop’s appointment consolidates his trailblazing effort within the music industry in Africa. Born in 1983, Diop built his legacy within the Senegalese music scene, being a music event organizer, promoter, as well as record label executive.
With his Soubatel Music Group, he has successfully managed and developed big names including the Malian superstar Sidiki Diabate and has worked with other great talents such as Pape Diouf, Wally B Seck, Youssou Ndour, and Samuel Eto’o, among several others.