As the momentum builds towards the region’s most prestigious music awards, the Pulse Music Video Awards (PMVAs), artistes have been given more time to submit their entries in the various competing categories. Due to public demand, the entry submission deadline slated for this week has been moved to November 24, even as the submissions hit a record 1,000 yesterday.
This year’s gala will enjoy an expanded approach that will factor in fresh categories. Moving from the 11 competitive categories featured in the last five years, the December glitz affair will see four more awards dished out including Best Hip-hop Video of the Year and Virtual Concert of the Year.
The other categories include Video Vixen of the Year, Male Video of the Year, Female Video of the Year, New Artist of the Year, Best Gospel Video of the Year, Best Collaboration of the Year, Best Choreography of the Year, Best Breakthrough Video of the Year and Best Group Video of the Year. There will also be an award for the Best Producer of the Year, Viewers’ Choice Video of the Year, Best Virtual Concert of the Year, Best Virtual Deejay Mix of the Year, Best Music Video Dance Challenge of the Year and Best Virtual Band of the Year.
Stamping authority on the finest acts in Kenya’s showbiz scene, the annual event brings the entertainment industry players together in a live TV ceremony where winners are honoured. Last year’s big winners included Khalighraph Jones (Male Video of the Year for Leave Me Alone), Nadia Mukami (Female Video of the Year for Radio Love), Nviiri The Storyteller (New Artiste of The Year for Pombe Sigara) and Sailors who took home the New Wave Video, Best Group and Viewer’s Choice of The Year.