Oliver Mutikudzi, African Government Ministers and others to grace AFRIMA 2017
Zimbabwean music icon, Oliver Mutikudzi, the Honourable Minister of Tourism, South Africa, Ms Tokozile Xasa, the Honourable minister of Culture and Creative Arts, Ghana, Elizabeth Ofosu-Agyare, and the Deputy Minister of Tourism of Zimbabwe, Honourable Anastacia Ndhlovu MP will be amongst the Culture diplomats and dignitaries who will grace the AFRIMA 2017 main awards ceremony red carpet and main awards ceremony holding on the 12th of November 2017 at the Eko Hotels and Suites by 4PM.?
Oliver Mutikudzi is regarded as one of Southern Africa’s legend and Zimbabwe’s cultural icon of all time. The Afro-Jazz musician began performing deep traditional rhythms in 1977, his single Dzandiimomotera went gold and first album was a huge success shortly. With Mutikudzi husky voice, his Tuku music spotlighted Zimbabweans and struggles and triumphs of Africans. Oliver Mutikudzi has to his credit 58 albums and has contributed to music documentaries, film and drama productions in Africa. Mutikudzi has also won several home and international awards and has performed in Holland, Germany, South Africa, UK, US, Canada.
Ms Tokozile Xasa is the Minister of Tourism of the Republic of South Africa, She has been a Member of Parliament since May 2009. She was the first female mayor of the Kei District Council, a district municipality in the local government in the Eastern Cape from 1997-2000. She also served as provincial treasurer of the African
National Congress in the Eastern Cape, and as a member of the Provincial Legislature in the Eastern Cape from 2001 til 2009. She also served as Deputy Minister of Tourism in 2009-2014 before she assumed her new office as minister.
The Honourable Minister of Tourism, Ghana, Elizabeth Ofosu-Agyare is in charge of the realigned Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts. Since she assumed office she has successfully launched the ExploreGhana to stimulate and drive tourism which has achieved wide media coverage and patronage from organisations.
She has also devised means to enhance capacity building, funding, and participation in international fairs and tourism projects in the country.
The deputy Minister of Tourism, Zimbabwe, Honourable Anastacia Ndhlovu MP is Zimbabwe youngest Member of Parliament who has been working with the minister to enhance the tourism sector.