Estilo Davida, a ground-breaking Nigerian lifestyle, tourism, and hospitality consultancy firm announces the Afrobeats Hall of Fame (ABHF) Induction Ceremony — the first of its kind in Africa — created to pay homage and honour African achievements in music.
This epoch-making induction ceremony to honour the artistry and the contributions made by those who have played major roles in the dissemination and creation of the art of African music — scheduled for February 26, 2022, at The Amore Garden, off freedom way, Lekki Phase 1, Lagos — will showcase the African pride of the entertainment industry in celebration of the historic and cultural significance of African music.
Part of Afrobeats Hall of Fame’s objective is to include inspiring and engaging African people through the power of African music, building a serious level of credibility, respect, and acceptance across Africa and the world to celebrate the historic and cultural significance of African music. With its induction ceremony bringing together key stakeholders in the music industry to create a never-before Hall of Fame Induction in Africa, the ceremony proper will include a string of hybrid events spanning from headline tribute live performances to art exhibitions, creating an immersive and exotic experience designed to meet the entertainment cravings of Africans.
The event, which will be hosted by ace comedian Bovi and renowned artiste, Dbanj — with on-air personalities, Samantha Walsh and Uti Nwachukwu as red carpet hosts — a plethora of performances from phenomenal artistes like Wizkid, Shina Peters, Omawunmi, Flavour, Dbanj, and many more, are expected to make this event truly unforgettable.
The 2021 class is divided into three categories for this award nomination: The first category is also known as The Early Influencers, including the likes of Tunde King, Onitsha Native Orchestra, E.C Arinze, Victor Olaiya, Mamman Chata, and Bobby Benson. The Mid-Influencer (the 60s – 70s) Category is next with music greats like Chief Osita Osadebe, Fela Anikulapo Kuti, Rex Lawson, Sikiru Ayinde Barrister, King Sunny Ade, Dan Maraya Jos, Peacock Guitar Band International, and Bala Miller. The Non-Performing category will include Kene and D1, Olisa Adibu, Obi Asika, Sunday Are, and Eddie Lawan
The last category — (the 90s – 2000s) Modern Influencer, which includes the power to vote — has the likes of 2face Idibia, Onyeka Onwenu, Femi Kuti, Daddy Showkey, and a host of others while Tony Odili, Jimmy Amu, King Sunny Ade, Rex Lawson, Onyeka Onwenu, Ebenezer Obey, Chief Osite Osadebe, Fela Anikulapo Kuti will be getting special recognition for “Lifetime Achievements” in the music industry.
An intense voting process and selection of the Modern Influencer category will be overseen by The Blue Ribbon Panel who is tasked with selecting inductee nominees each year.