Film board pledges to support this year's PMVA

Kenya Film Classification Board Ag. Chief Executive Officer Christopher Wambua. [Wilberforce Okwiri, Standard]

The Kenya Film Classification Board (KFCB) has pledged to support this year’s Pulse Music Video Awards (PMVA) to be held in December.

KFCB also said it was keen to collaborate with like-minded public and private sector institutions on initiatives geared towards empowering local creatives.

“The Kenya Film Classification Board (KFCB) management today, 15th September 2022, held a meeting with officers from Standard Media Group to discuss partnerships in the annual Pulse Music Video Awards (PMVA) aimed at celebrating talent and creativity in Kenya and the East Africa region,” KFCB posted on its website.

“The Board is keen on collaborating with like-minded public and private sector institutions on initiatives geared towards empowering local creatives as well as creating facilitative environment for them to operate,” KFCB said.

The meeting was part of a stakeholders and partners’ build-up meet-up ahead of a major PMVA 2022 launch slated for next month.

This year, PMVA will be bigger and better, having taken a wider scope where the Standard Group Plc will conduct artistes’ mentorship workshops, partners’ engagement discussion forums, club activations and social media events as part of the PMVA Road to the Gala Night journey.

Now in its eighth edition, PMVA is the biggest annual music video awards in the region, an initiative that celebrates local creatives in music.

This year’s edition will see the creation of new categories.

Winners should also anticipate more prizes during the gala night.   

The awards are an offshoot of Pulse, Kenya’s pioneer weekly showbiz magazine that has been in the market for more than 15 years.

Pulse is now one of the leading entertainment products managed under the Standard Group’s Entertainment and Lifestyle Desk. Others include Eve WomanSunday Magazine and Generation Next.

KFCB is mandated to regulate the creation, broadcasting, possession, distribution and exhibition of film content.