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Anderson Ohiaeri Obiagwu
BornAnderson Ohiaeri Obiagwu
(1973-04-08) April 8, 1973 (age 51)
Abia State, Lagos, Nigeria.
🎓 Alma materAshford University (BA)
💼 Occupation
Known forFounder of AFRIMMA
👩 Spouse(s)
👶 Children3
🌐 WebsiteOfficial website
🥚 TwitterTwitter=
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Anderson Ohiaeri Obiagwu (born April 8, 1973) is a Nigerian entrepreneur, entertainment consultant, businessman, and author.[1] [2][3] He founded AFRIMMA, which received its first honor in 2014.[4] He supported musicians from all over Africa by becoming the first Nigerian African-American to host the African music awards in the United States.[5] Iyanya, Sound Sultan, and Emma Nyra, three well-known Nigerian musicians, attended the first event held in the state of Texas.[6][7]

Early life and education[edit]

Anderson was born in 1973 in Abia State, Lagos, Nigeria.[8] He has a bachelor's degree from the University of Port Harcourt in Nigeria.[9] He later pursued studies in respiratory therapy at Independence University and business management at Ashford University in San Diego.[10] He always knew that people should learn more about what is occurring in the African music industry, what the most well-known musicians are doing, and what the hottest songs are so he founded the African Muzik Magazine.[11][12] He recalls seeing some African singers take their prizes backstage before the main BET Awards ceremony started while watching the show. He then instructed his staff to establish a venue to honor the efforts of African artists, which is how AFRIMMA came to be.[13]

Career[edit]

Obiagwu first became inspired to establish a foundation that honors African artists in 2011.[14] Big A Entertainment, an entertainment company that produces African Muzik Magazine and hosts the AFRIMMA Awards, was created by Obiagwu. [15] In Dallas in 2012, he established the African Muzik Magazine Awards (AFRIMMA).[16][17] He published a book in 2019 with the working title Crossing Boundaries with Music.[18]

Philanthropy[edit]

Big A Entertainment, a nonprofit dedicated to supporting underprivileged artists in Africa, was founded by Obiagwu.[19] One of the most well-known names in African entertainment in the Diaspora and the parent company of Afrimma is Big A Entertainment.[20] The music mogul, who was born in Imo State, has established a reputation for brilliance and has become one of the most prominent advocates for African arts and entertainment. [21][22][23]

References[edit]

  1. "I Hope To Inspire Younger Generation – AFRIMMA Founder, Anderson Obiagwu – Independent Newspaper Nigeria". independent.ng. Retrieved 2022-11-22.
  2. "Secrets of a successful award show–AFRIMMA BOSS, ANDERSON OBIAGWU The Nation Newspaper". 2015-06-14. Retrieved 2022-11-22.
  3. Obiagwu, Anderson. Crossing Boundaries With Music. from Past to Present by Anderson Obiagwu. Search this book on
  4. Onyeneho, Laura (2021-08-12). "Anderson Obiagwu takes African music and entertainment to new levels". DefenderNetwork.com. Retrieved 2022-11-22.
  5. "AFRIMMA is international stage for African Artistes — founder". The Guardian Nigeria News - Nigeria and World News. 2016-10-17. Retrieved 2022-11-22.
  6. K, Onos (April 19, 2013). "Kukere in Dallas! Iyanya, Sound Sultan, Emma Nyra & Storm Rex at the 'African Muzik Magazine' Launch in Texa". p. 1. Retrieved November 21, 2022.
  7. Writer, Ghafla; Writer, Ghafla (2018-10-10). "Erykah Badu, Fally Ipupa , Khaligraph Jones & Flavour Shine as Africa Lights Up the world at #Afrimma2018 Awards & Music Festival". Ghafla Music. Retrieved 2022-11-23.
  8. "Growing Up in Aba Taught Me How to Hustle – THISDAYLIVE". www.thisdaylive.com. Retrieved 2022-11-22.
  9. "Academic Calendar". www.uniport.edu.ng. Retrieved 2022-11-22.
  10. "See the hundreds of Dallas-area athletes who signed with colleges (Updated 2/6)". Dallas News. 2019-02-06. Retrieved 2022-11-23.
  11. Henry, LaToya (2022-11-18). "The Return of AFRIMMA is Here with this year's theme, This is Africa". DW. Retrieved 2022-11-22.
  12. Udodiong, Inem (2021-12-09). "AFRIMMA Partners With Youtube To Honour The Best of African Music". The Culture Custodian (Est. 2014.). Retrieved 2022-11-23.
  13. "AFRIMMA 2016: African Muzik Magazine Awards Celebrate Africa's Best in Big D". CW33 Dallas / Ft. Worth. 2016-10-17. Retrieved 2022-11-22.
  14. Alake, Motolani (2019-10-28). "2Baba gets special recognition award at AFRIMMA 2019". Pulse Nigeria. Retrieved 2022-11-22.
  15. "Secrets of a successful award show–AFRIMMA BOSS, ANDERSON OBIAGWU The Nation Newspaper". 2015-06-14. Retrieved 2022-11-22.
  16. Ezeh, Mario. "Afrimma 2022 Live Stream". AFRIMMA. Retrieved 2022-11-22.
  17. "I'm not scared of competition - Singer". Punch Newspapers. 2022-08-05. Retrieved 2022-11-23.
  18. "Big A Entertainment Launches Book: "Crossing Boundaries With Music"". NotjustOk. 2019-05-10. Retrieved 2022-11-22.
  19. OLU (2022-02-14). "BIG A ENTERTAINMENT USA AFROCENTRIC TOUR 2022 Mp3 Download". Wadupnaija. Retrieved 2022-11-22.
  20. focalpoint. "Big A Entertainment". BigAEntertainment. Retrieved 2022-11-22.
  21. Nwafor (2022-08-10). "S-pee takes on Phyno in his debut single". Vanguard News. Retrieved 2022-11-23.
  22. Rapheal (2022-07-29). "S-Pee's 1st single, Mi Amor, features Phyno". The Sun Nigeria. Retrieved 2022-11-23.
  23. "Phyno joins S-Pee in love anthem, Mi Amor". The Guardian Nigeria News - Nigeria and World News. 2022-08-13. Retrieved 2022-11-23.

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