We have no doubt that the collaboration of an event of the stature of the Kora Awards will have a meaningful and sustained impact on tourism to Namibia, and are excited about the possibilities that this partnership offers.”. First staged in 1996, the Kora Awards have been held in various African countries over the years, including South Africa, Burkina Faso and Ivory Coast. Photo: Facebook, Mafikizolo at the 2015 launch. Problems have arisen with contracts signed, large sums of monies have been paid and the event postponed. The various category and genre winners will all take home between $20 000 and $50 000, depending on the category. [5], Since its inception, the KORA Awards has been staged eleven times on the African Continent. If any track or video embedded on this platform violates any copyrights please inform us immediately and we will take it down. The nominees for this year’s Eswatini Music and Arts Awards (SWAMAs) were announced ahead of the... 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Stars who have graced the Kora stage over the years include Angelique Kidjo, Koffi Olomide, Miriam Makeba, Thandiswa Mazwai, Michael Jackson, Shaggy, Rihanna, Salif Keita, Oliver Mtukudzi, Bebe Winans and Femi Kuti, amongst others. Now, in a move that brings the journey full circle, the KORA All-Africa Music Awards will be returning to Namibia for the 2015 edition of the event, due to take place on 13 December at the Windhoek Country Club Resort and Casino. Ernest Adjovi, Kora founder and executive producer, explained: “The KORA Awards have been unwavering in our commitment to rewarding and celebrating excellence in African music. At those awards brothers PSquare were named Artiste of the Year and were awarded a cash prize of $1 million but the prize was not forthcoming. 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Recipients of the prestigious Lifetime and Legend Awards include the likes of the late Nelson Mandela, Cheick Modibo Diarra, Kofi Annan and Graca Machel. Please read our Terms of Use for more. The reason for its planned relocation to Namibia was apparently that the original idea for the awards were first conceived by Namibian President Dr Hage Geingob and Benin-born businessman Ernest Adjovi, at that time a resident of Namibia. The KORA All Africa Music Awards are music awards given annually for musical achievement in sub-Saharan Africa. The ceremony has been staged in South Africa, Ivory Coast and Burkina Faso. The recently announced categories and prizes for the upcoming KORA All-Africa Music Awards are as follows: Disclaimer: Music In Africa provides a platform for musicians and contributors to embed music and videos solely for promotional purposes. The Kora Awards has maintained its status as an incredible marketing platform for African talent, and fertile ground for collaborations and partnerships amongst African artists. Pohamba Shifeta, Namibia's Minister of Environment and Tourism, said: “The association with the Kora All-Africa Music Awards represents an ideal partnership for the Department of Environment and Tourism. For the first ten years (1996-2005 - 9 Awards), the ceremony has taken place in South Africa. Winners have come from many different countries: Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Comores, Côte d'Ivoire = Ivory Coast, Republic of the Congo = Congo, England, Ethiopia, France, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, île de la Reunion, Kenya, Mali, Mauitius, Morocco, Nigeria, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Réunion, Rwanda, Senegal, Seyschelles, South Africa, Sweden, Tchad, Togo, Uganda, United States and Zimbabwe. We have little doubt that the powerful partnerships we have forged will help us realise an awards ceremony to remember!”. He later allegedly struck an agreement with the Lagos State Government for US$7.5 million but the awards were not staged until 2010 in Burkina Faso. The event will therefore be preceded by a fashion show on 11 December that will feature six accomplished designers from across the continent to honour that tradition of African chic. In 2008 Adjovi allegedly accepted [US]$2.5 million for the 2008 Awards to be hosted by the Cross River State Government. Alguns Galardoados Photo: Facebook. Photo: www.koraawards.com, A scene from the 2015 launch. The KORA All Africa Music Awards are music awards given annually for musical achievement in sub-Saharan Africa.The awards were founded in 1994 by Benin born businessman, Ernest Adjovi, after a discussion in Namibia with the country's President Hage Geingob. [1] The award is named after the kora, a West African plucked chordophone. [2], The 2015 awards were to be held 13 December in Namibia[3] and a launch event was held in Namibia in May 2015. KORA All Africa Music Awards é um prêmio da música pan-africana apresentado até 1996. Since the first ceremony in 1996, the Kora Awards have become synonymous with the best that Africa and the diaspora have to offer musically. This year, the organisers have raised the bar by introducing a grand prize of one million US Dollars for the winner of the African Artist of the Year category. The award is named after the kora, a West African plucked chordophone.. It’s a little-known fact that the Kora All-Africa Music Awards is the brainchild of Namibian President Dr Hage Geingob and businessman Ernest Adjovi, at that time a resident of Namibia. Namibia is trying to recover the money. KORA All Africa Music Awards é um prêmio da música pan-africana apresentado até 1996. Travel and tourism is a major economic driver for Namibia. Besides music, the Kora’s have historically been a site of incredible African glamour and fashion. The awards have been subject to several postponements since 1994 with a variety of reasons given. The awards were founded in 1994 by Benin born businessman, Ernest Adjovi, after a discussion in Namibia with the country's President Hage Geingob. From the beginning, we have been clear on this goal. 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It has since moved to Burkina Faso (2010) and Côte d’Ivoire (2012).[6]. para a categoria Melhor Grupo - Diáspora Europa / Caribe. [4] They were postponed to March 2016 and Adjovi was paid N$23,5 million. Recently, our nation had the distinction of climbing up 21 places in the World Economic Forum’s Tourism Competitive Index – we are officially amongst the top 5 destinations in sub-Saharan Africa. We are delighted to be back home in Namibia and look forward to delivering an extravaganza that the entire world will tune in to watch. Esta página foi editada pela última vez às 01h27min de 13 de abril de 2018. The recently announced categories and prizes for the upcoming KORA All-Africa Music Awards are as follows: Best Male Artist - West Africa: US$50 000; Best Female Artist - West Africa: $50 000 [1], In 2011 Adjovi was detained by the Nigerian Police Force with allegations he defrauded three Nigerian bodies. The awards are set to take place on 13 December 2015 at the Legacy Hotel and Resort’s prestigious Windhoek Country Club Resort and Casino.