African Gospel musicians are encouraged to submit their nominations for the Africa Gospel Music Awards (AGMA) 2012.
Nominations in the 23 categories are open until midnight on 21st May 2012.
The aim of AGMA is to expose, promote and celebrate African Gospel music. It also aims at identifying and recognizing hidden musical talents in order to give them mentorship and needed exposure. AGMA also aims at providing opportunity to learn about the rich musical heritage of Africa.
The last three years have seen an emphatic endorsement of African Gospel by music lovers, members of the religious, business and entertainment communities all over the world.
More than 1,500 people attended the AGMA in 2011.
This year’s award giving ceremony will be held on 7th July 2012. The event has been dubbed “Africa Gospel Music Awards 2012 – THE OLYMPIC EDITION”.
The ceremony will be held in London at the prestigious Golders Green Hippodrome.
It will feature Allen Caiquo, Lelechi & Hyckerne supported by the new wave and performing artists including Emmy Kosgei (Kenya); Mkhululi Bhebhe (Zimbabwe); Makoma (Congo/Holland); Royal Priesthood (Ghana); Iyobo van Leirop (Nigeria/Holland); Tayme Tee (UK); and Atta Boafo (UK).
Mc's for the night will be Sonnie Badu, Wole Awolola, and Rebecca & Diana Hamilton.
Guests to this year's ceremony are set to experience an outstandingly exquisite celebration of African Gospel music from all around the world.
Public voting on the final nominees' list will take place from 1st to 30th June 2012.
CATEGORIES FOR PUBLIC NOMINATIONS
• DISCOVERY OF THE YEAR
• ARTISTE OF THE YEAR EUROPE
• ARTISTE OF THE YEAR EAST AFRICA
• ARTISTE OFTHE YEAR WEST AFRICA
• ARTISTE OF THE YEAR NORTH AFRICA
• ARTISTE OF THE YEAR SOUTHERN AFRICA
• ARTISTE OF THE YEAR CENTRAL AFRICA
• ARTISTE OF THE YEAR USA/CANADA
• ARTISTE OF THE YEAR -AUSTRALIA/ASIA PACIFIC
• SONG OF THE YEAR
• ALBUM OF THE YEAR
• MALE ARTISTE OF THE YEAR
• FEMALE ARTISTE OF THE YEAR
• PRODUCER OF THE YEAR
• VIDEO OF THE YEAR
• EVENT OF THE YEAR
• INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC OF THE YEAR
• GOSPEL RADIO PRESENTER OF THE YEAR
• GOSPEL TV PRESENTER OF THE YEAR
• GOSPEL TV PROGRAM OF THE YEAR
• RADIO PROGRAM OF THE YEAR
• BEST CONTRIBUTION OF THE YEAR
• GROUP/CHOIR OF THE YEAR