(02 June, 2015 – Johannesburg) The KORA – All Africa Music Awards are officially open for entries from musicians from across the African continent and the diaspora.
The first Music Awards Ceremony to celebrate excellence in musical artistry in Africa and the diaspora, the KORA Awards are set to take place on the 13th of December in Windhoek, Namibia. Featuring 27 categories across regions and common genres, there is a monetary reward associated with each trophy, with the main prize ‘Best Artist of the Continent’ receiving a grand prize of USD 1 Million. To be eligible for the Best Artist of the Continent trophy, an artist must have been voted the best of their respective region (East, West, Southern, Northern, Central).
Warning : 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!
Eligiblity requirements are as follows:
1 / KORA Awards are opened to all musicians, singers of Africa and its diaspora living on the continent or abroad.
The competition includes several awards and each artist may enroll in one or more categories of their choice.
2 / The song or songs participating in the competition must have been published between January 1st, 2014 and July 15, 2015.
3 / The songs must be of quality, and must not be damaged and must be readable on any drive.
4 / The artist, author, or composer of the titles in competition must submit his / her application(s) to the KORA Awards’ Team in Abidjan until July 20, 2015.
5/ A formal letter of authorization to be sent to KORA Awards Committee. This authorization concerns the use of your image, videos, music and biography for promotion of the current KORA’s edition at : firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
The application must include the following elements:
a) digital or CD version of the album
b)Two (2) color publicity photographs in format jpeg, png – NOT passport or ID photograph;
c) A biography in English and (if possible in French and Portuguese).
d) Digital copy of the video (High quality)
ARTISTS CAN SUBMIT THEIR ENTRIES DIGITITALLY VIA DROPBOX OR WETRANSFER TO : firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
►CLICK HERE to start your submission !
KORA All-Africa Music Awards – Categories and Prizes
1. Best Male Artist – West Africa: 50 000$ USD
2. Best Female Artist -West Africa :50 000$ USD
3. Best Male Artist -East Africa: 50 000$ USD
4. Best Female Artist – East Africa : 50 000$ USD
5. Best Male Artist – Central Africa: 50 000 $ USD
6. Best Female Artist – Central Africa: 50 000$ USD
7. Best Male Artist of Southern Africa : 50 000$ USD
8. Best Female Artist – Southern Africa : 50 000$ USD
9. Best Male Artist -North Africa : 50 000$ USD
10. Best African Group : 20 000$ USD
11. Best Male Artist – Spiritual Music : 20 000$ USD
12. Best Female Artist – Spiritual Music : 20 000$ USD
13. Best Group -Spiritual Music : 20 000$ USD
14. Best Traditional Music Artist – male :20 000$ USD
15. Best Traditional Music Artist – Female : 20 000$ USD
16. Best Traditional Music Group of Africa : 20 000$ USD
17. Most promising artist – Male : 20 000$ USD
18. Most promising artist – Female: 20 000$ USD
19. Best Artist of the African Diaspora : 20 000$ USD
20. Best Video of the year : 20 000$ USD
21. Best Collaboration of the year: 20 000$ USD
22. Best Album of the year: 20 000$ USD
23. Legend Award : 50 000$ USD
24. Best Hip Hop Artist : 20 000$ USD
25. Best Urban Music Artist: 20 000$ USD
26. Most Downloaded Song of the year: 20 000$ USD
Best Artist of the Continent: 1 000 000$ USD