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 Home > News > Kora Awards 2005 in Durban
     
  30 November 2005  
 

Kora Awards 2005 in Durban

 
     
 

With less than two months to go before the ceremony, the countdown to the KORA Awards and Festival is officially on! The KORA organisers have received a record number of entries from musicians throughout the continent, and the competition is set to be especially stiff this year.

The event, now in it’s tenth year, will be held in Kwa-Zulu Natal for the first time, and promises to deliver a succession of stand-out performances from Artistes from the African continent and beyond. In honour of it’s tenth birthday, KORA has added a veritable feast of musical activities to this years celebrations - the KORA Festival, held over two days will feature a plethora of Artistes on four stages performing live (December 1 & 2, 2005); the fashion show will showcase Africa’s glamour through haute couture (December 3rd); and finally the Kora Awards ceremony will take place on December 4th, 2005

« Kwa-Zulu Natal has become synonymous with some of the music industry’s most renowned events”, comments KZN MEC for Finance and Economic Development Dr Zweli Mkhize “for our province to be able to host the KORA-All Africa Music Awards and Festival, is a logical step in that continuum. The economic and cultural benefits for the province will be felt by a wide range of KZN residents. Kwa-Zulu Natal has become a preferred destination for world class events of this nature, and it will be our honour to host Africa’s finest at this four day musical celebration. »

The KORA Awards have also included an exciting new addition to this year - the public can now participate in selecting nine of the ceremony’s winners! Through an Africa-wide SMS voting campaign, African music lovers can select Artistes they believe are deserving of the Kora Award.

The voting mechanics are fairly simple - each nominee has been assigned a number - to vote for that person, the voter needs to SMS the nominees sex (M for male, F for Female) followed by their number to 34700. For the Artiste of the Decade category, voters should type in ‘AOD’ followed by the Artistee’s name, and sms to 34700 -

The public vote categories are:

1) Artiste of the Decade
2) Best West African Male Artiste
3) Best West African Female Artiste
4) Best East African Female Artiste
5) Best East African Male Artiste
6) Best Southern African Female Artiste
7) Best Southern African Male Artiste
8) Best Central African Male Artiste
9) Best Central African Female Artiste

So watch out for your favourite Artistes, and exercise your right to vote! The SMS vote lines will be opened on 13th October 2005.

Equally excitingly, South African audiences will be able to watch the Kora Awards ceremony live on SABC 1 on Sunday, December 4th from 20h00, ensuring that South African audiences will be able to watch the winners in real time.

« Kora 10 will be the biggest and best Kora event ever » says a jubilant Ernest Adjovi, executive producer of the KORA all-Africa Music Awards and Festival. « The fact that we’re celebrating with a four day musical celebration is a fitting way to mark our tenth anniversary, and our offices receive dozens of calls from excited music lovers worldwide to confirm their attendance. The Kora’s is going turn Kwa-Zulu Natal into a true African village over an exciting four day period - it’s going to be a real African festival! »

KORA 10 is being staged in partnership with RFI, CFI, the Kwa-Zulu Natal Provincial Government, the Department of Arts & Culture, Heineken, SABC as well as 82 television stations all over the world.

The event will be broadcast in South Africa on SABC1 on December 4th, 2005 at 20h00.

Music Award Finalists

1. BEST FEMALE ARTISTE FROM EASTERN AFRICA
LADY JAY DEE Tanzania
NEEMA Kenya
ESTHER WAHOME Kenya
HALIMA Uganda
BARBARA GUANTAI Kenya

2. BEST MALE ARTISTE FROM EASTERN AFRICA
TEWODROS MOSISA Ethiopia
WYRE Kenya
AY Tanzania
CHARLIE TI WANDITI Uganda
ALAIN AURIANT Mauritius

3. BEST GROUP FROM EASTERN AFRICA
K’NAAN Somalia
BLU 3 Uganda
LONGOMBAS Kenya
KANKUNDA PROSSY & KADS BAND Uganda
KLEPTOMANIAX Kenya

4. BEST FEMALE ARTISTE FROM CENTRAL AFRICA
TSHALA MUANA DRC
ANGE BAGNIA Cameroon
MBILLIA BEL DRC
NANETH Gabon
AGGEEX NAMA’B Cameroon

5. BEST MALE ARTISTE FROM CENTRAL AFRICA
BA’ PONGA Gabon
KOFFI OLOMIDE DR Congo
WERRASON DR Congo
JOLY PRISO Cameroon
DIEGO Chad

6. BEST GROUP FROM CENTRAL AFRICA
LA FUENTE Gabon
WENGE BCBG & JB MPIANA DR Congo
EBEN & FAMILY Gabon
LES MARQUIS DE MAISON MERE DR Congo
K-MELIA DR Congo 7. BEST FEMALE ARTISTE FROM SOUTHERN AFRICA
KB South Africa
LEBO South Africa
MAUREEN LUPO LILANDA Zambia
PEROLA Angola
STELLA Namibia

8. BEST MALE ARTISTE FROM SOUTHERN AFRICA
RINGO South Africa
HUGH MASEKELA South Africa
PAULO FLORES Angola
CARLITOS VIEIRA DIAS Angola
JOE CHIBANGU Zambia

9. BEST GROUP FROM SOUTHERN AFRICA
MAFIKIZOLO South Africa
MALAIKA South Africa
AFROTENOR South Africa
3RD MIND Botswana
TANGA WEKWO SANDO Zimbabwe

10. BEST FEMALE ARTISTE FROM WESTERN AFRICA
ZEYNAB Benin
FOLAKE UMOSEN Nigeria
ABY NDOUR Senegal
LADY D Nigeria
ADJA SOUMANO Mali

11. BEST MALE ARTISTE FROM WESTERN AFRICA
DOUK SAGA Ivory Coast
RUGGEDMAN Nigeria
MARTIN HOD Benin
JOHNNY RAMOS Cape Verde
SUNNY NEJI Nigeria

12. BEST GROUP FROM WESTERN AFRICA
BANTU (Feat AYUBA) Nigeria
PRAYE Ghana
STYL-PLUS Nigeria
TAGOE SISTERS Ghana
LEG DEF (Legitime Defense) Guinea

13. BEST DIASPORA CARIBBEAN & EUROPE
SYLVIE DAVISON & NICHOLS Martinique
TALINA Martinique
DA FUGITIVZ Sweden (Gambia)
KAYSHA France
ROMANO Belgium

14. BEST SPIRITUAL FEMALE ARTISTE IN AFRICA
FOLAKE UMOSEN Nigeria
HOPE DAVIES Nigeria
WINNIE MASHABA South Africa
ESTHER WAHOME Kenya
MARLENE Benin

15. BEST SPIRITUAL MALE ARTISTE IN AFRICA
JAY HLUNGWANI South Africa
ASU EKIYE Nigeria
O’NEL MALA Ivory Coast
SAMMY OKPOSO Nigeria
JOJO MWANGAZA Zambia

16. BEST SPIRITUAL GROUP IN AFRICA
LUSANDA SPIRITUAL GROUP South Africa
BONNIE DEUSCHLE & CELEBRATION CHOIR Zimbabwe
AMADODANA South Africa
MAXIMUM MELODIES Kenya
CHRISTI VI Benin

17. BEST AFRICAN HIP HOP GROUP/ARTISTE
AWADI Senegal
ENTITY South Africa
EEDRIS ABDULKAREEM Nigeria
SKWATTA KAMP South Africa
KOBA Gabon

18. BEST AFRICAN REGGAE RAGGA GROUP/ARTISTE
RAS BAWA Benin
LEG DEF (Legitime Defense) Guinea
EAST AFRICAN BASHMENT CREW Uganda
AZADUS Nigeria
TY2 Zambia

19. BEST AFRICAN TRADITIONAL ARTISTE
CYPRIEN KAGORORA Rwanda
AYUBA Nigeria
JOLIDON LAFIA Benin
RAUL NEGRO Angola
KEFEE Nigeria

20. BEST AFRICAN TRADITIONAL GROUP
LADYSMITH BLACK MAMBAZO South Africa
MAMUZEE Nigeria
GROUPE HIGA FOLKLORIC ASSOCIATION Burundi
LAMI J Nigeria
WANNE STAR GROUP Tanzania

21. MOST PROMISING MALE ARTISTE
HERVE KOSSI Benin
YOSEPH GEBRE Ethiopia
JAL JAK EMMANUEL Sudan
D’BANJ Nigeria
HARRY KIMANI Kenya

22. MOST PROMISING FEMALE ARTISTE
TEEYAH Ivory Coast
MARYA ADE Ivory Coast
SNAZZY Namibia
KAZ Kenya
TITI Senegal

23. REVELATION OF THE YEAR
SIMPHIWE DANA South Africa
AFROTENOR South Africa
AKON Senegal
CORNEILLE Rwanda
2 FACE IDIBIA Nigeria

24. BEST AFRICAN VIDEO
AFROTENOR South Africa
ZAMAJOBE South Africa
SIMPHIWE DANA South Africa
ZEYNAB Benin
BLACK DIAMONDS Senegal

25. BEST AFRICAN AMERICAN ARTISTE
50 CENTS USA
DIANE CAMERON USA
MARIAH CAREY USA
OLIVIER Canada
WILL SMITH USA

 
     
 
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