Best African Artist to get $1million at Kora Awards

koraThe organizers of pan-African music awards, Kora Awards, have revealed that the winner of the Best Artist of the Continent at the 2015 edition of the award will receive a grand prize of $1 million as it officially calls for entries from musicians across the African continent and Diaspora.

Kora said only artistes who have been voted as best of their region on the continent will be eligible for the Best Artist of the Continent trophy and prize. It said the financial reward for other categories will only be given to award winners who are in attendance at the awards ceremony with absent artists awarded the trophy alone. This year’s edition, targeted at celebrating excellence in musical artistry in Africa and Diaspora, has 27 categories across regions and genres, and a monetary reward associated with each trophy.

The 2015 edition of Kora will take place on December 13 in Windhoek, Namibia.“The song or songs participating in the competition must have been published between January1, 2014 and July 15, 2015,” the organisers said.“The songs must be of quality, must not be damaged and must be readable on any drive.”

See full categories and prizes below:

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

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