Entertainment, Film and Music

Western Union Sponsors Afrotainment Museke Online African Music Awards 2011

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“In advance of the highly anticipated Afrotainment Museke Online African Music Awards, Afrotainment has begun the process of securing major national advertising sponsors and today announced that Western Union has agreed to serve as a national sponsor of the upcoming star‐studded event to be held in New York on September 24, 2011.

“Western Union through this sponsorship continues to solidify its commitment to the African community in the U.S. by supporting important events such as this one,” said Eric Noue of Afrotainment. “We are excited to have such a quality organization as Western Union as one of our sponsors.”

“At Western Union, we live social responsibility through our core business and commitment to support programs and events that make it possible for communities to prosper and find brighter tomorrows. We are proud to join the 2011 Afrotainment Museke African Music Awards Show, honoring the culture and heritage of talented musicians,” said Zineb Benjelloun, Director, USMT Product Management, US to Europe, Middle East, Africa and Caribbean, Western Union.

Awards Show
The Afrotainment Museke Online African Music Awards will culminate on September 24 in Afrotainment’s studios in New York, where the cream of the African music industry will gather at an Afro‐glam red carpet event to recognize African talent as award winners are announced and celebrated. The Awards show will feature performances by some of the best in African music, including Grammy Award winners Les Nubians, Blitz the Ambassador, Iyadede, as well as Afrotainment Museke Online African Music Awards nominees like Viviane N’Dour, and Fally Ipupa. They will be multicasted Live on the Afrotainment family of channels nationwide in the U.S., and will also be viewable online via Live Streaming on the awards website http://awards.afrotainment.us.

About Afrotainment
The AFROTAINMENT Family of channels is the FIRST and ONLY network of television channels in North America dedicated to broadcast the best African Movies, Series, Realities, Comedies, Music and coming soon Sports for the highly coveted African Diaspora in the USA. The AFROTAINMENT Family of channels includes: Afrotainment available on channel 751 on DISH Network and Afrotainment Music available on channel 667 on DISH Network. Afrotainment will soon be available on Cablevision’s Optimum platform.
To learn more about The AFROTAINMENT Family of channels visit: www.afrotainment.us

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