Kora Awards

The KORA All Africa Music Awards ( Pan-African Kora Music Award ) is an annual conferred intermittently in several regional and pan-African Music Award categories in sub-Saharan Africa.


The KORA Awards in 1994 by the Namibian company Meridional ECA ( Pty ) Ltd for the first time. awarded. The foundation goes back to an initiative of Ernest Adjovi and was named after the kora, a plucked with both hands West African bridge harp. Adjovi says the music award was not created by him for commercial reasons to life and has been promoted by him between 1994 and 2005 with 14 million U.S. dollars.

In 1999, the sponsorship of the price for South African society KORA Entertainment Southern Africa (Pty ) Ltd.. In 2008, the ceremony was after they took place for ten years in South Africa and there have been numerous criticisms about the frequent winners from Western and especially South Africa, moved to Nigeria. The next ceremony will be held 4 April 2010 Ouagadougou ( Burkina Faso).

The awards were presented in 1996, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005 and most recently 2010.

The categories in which prizes were awarded, changed frequently during the ceremonies.

Prize winners (selection)