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, 2015 in Windhoek, Namibia. Featuring 27 categories across regions and 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 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.
The eligiblity requirements for the KORA All-Africa Music Awards 2015 are as follows:
Kora Awards are opened to all musicians, singers of Africa and its diaspora living on the continent or abroad.
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.
The artist, author, or composer of the titles in competition must submit his / her application(s) to the KORA Awards’ Team on firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com – the submissions deadline is the 20th July, 2015.
Formal, written authorization must be sent to KORA Awards Committee. This authorization should communicate consent that the KORA Awards can use the artist’s image, videos, music and biography for promotion of the KORA’s 2015 edition. This letter must be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
The application must include the following elements:
a) digital version of the album
b)Two (2) high-resolution color publicity photographs in jpeg format (ideally between 500KB and 2MB’s) – NOT passport or ID photograph;
c) A biography in French, English 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
KORA All-Africa Music Awards – Categories and Prizes
Best Male Artist – West Africa: 50 000$ USD
Best Female Artist -West Africa :50 000$ USD
Best Male Artist -East Africa: 50 000$ USD
Best Female Artist – East Africa : 50 000$ USD
Best Male Artist – Central Africa: 50 000 $ USD
Best Female Artist – Central Africa: 50 000$ USD
Best Male Artist of Southern Africa : 50 000$ USD
Best Female Artist – Southern Africa : 50 000$ USD
Best Male Artist – North Africa : 50 000$ USD
Best African Group : 20 000$ USD
Best Male Artist – Spiritual Music : 20 000$ USD
Best Female Artist – Spiritual Music : 20 000$ USD
Best Group -Spiritual Music : 20 000$ USD
Best Traditional Music Artist – male :20 000$ USD
Best Traditional Music Artist – Female : 20 000$ USD
Best Traditional Music Group of Africa : 20 000$ USD
Most promising artist – Male : 20 000$ USD
Most promising artist – Female: 20 000$ USD
Best Artist of the African Diaspora : 20 000$ USD
Best Video of the year : 20 000$ USD
Best Collaboration of the year: 20 000$ USD
Best Album of the year: 20 000$ USD
Legend Award : 50 000$ USD
Best Hip Hop Artist : 20 000$ USD
Best Urban Music Artist: 20 000$ USD
Most Downloaded Song of the year: 20 000$ USD
Best Artist of the Continent: 1 000 000$ USD
More the KORA website: www.koraawards.com
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