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In line with its adherence to integrity and transparency, The African Union Commission and the International Committee of All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA) have appointed PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) as the official international auditor of AFRIMA’s voting processes and applications.

PwC will perform independent stress testing of the voting platform, conduct vulnerability assessment of the software deployed for improved security controls, carry out penetration testing of the voting system and interface, monitor public/academy voting portals, collate votes and present the sealed results at the award ceremony.

The Leader – Technology, media, Entertainment and telecommunication, PwC, Femi Osinubi, said, “the in recent years, the dynamism of African music has been reflected in the widespread recognition of works produced by African artists on the international scene. We are proud to partner with AFRIMA and support the growth of the industry.”

Head of Culture, Social Affairs Division, African Union Commission, Angela Martins, said: “This will enhance and validate the integrity of the AFRIMA platform. We wish to appreciate PwC for partnering and embarking on the AFRIMA journey with us.

The President and Executive Producer of AFRIMA, Mr. Mike Dada, said: “The engagement of PwC is to assure music fans, artistes and professionals in the music industry in Africa of the authenticity, independence and integrity of the AFRIMA’s voting process through the appointment of a globally renowned and credible third party to monitor, collate votes and deliver results at the award ceremony.”

AFRIMA holds at Eko Hotel and Suites, Lagos, Nigeria from November 19-21, 2021 with live broadcast to 84 television stations in 109 countries.