Nominations for the 2015 KORA All Africa Music Awards have officially begun.
There are 27 categories such as Best Male Artist – West Africa, Best Female Artist-East Africa, Best male Artist -Centra Africa, winners of which will receive a cash prize of $50,000.
The winner of the main award of the night, the Best Artist of The Continent, will walk home with a whooping cash prize of $1 million. To be eligible for the Best Artist of the Continent trophy, an artist must have been voted the best of their region on the continent.
The financial reward will only be given to award-winners who are in attendance at the awards ceremony – absent artists will be awarded the trophy alone.In addition, the competition includes several awards – each artist may enroll in one or more categories of their choice.
The song or songs participating in the competition must have been published between January 1st, 2014 and July 15th , 2015. The songs must be of quality, must not be damaged and must be readable on any drive. According to the organizers, submissions deadline is the 20th of July, 2015.
The awards will take place on the 13th of December, 2015 in Windhoek, Namibia.