Who We are
Chaguo Africa Awards is a product of the biggest youth magazine in Kenya – The Insyder Magazine. The awards boasts of a very rich heritage drawn from its predecessor, Kenya’s biggest teen awards, Chaguo La Teeniez Awards which was established in 2002. For over a decade, the awards has been able to engage and celebrate the young and creative minds, unearthing some of the continent’s biggest stars from Kenya. Extrapolating this kind of success to the continental stage, the awards aims to recognize and pioneer new talent by providing a platform that enables and empowers the vibrancy of a sustainable creative economy.
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Chaguo Africa Awards will officially be launched on the 11th of September in celebration of the diverse contribution of the youth within the different aspects that cumulatively form the youth culture. The launch will be an onset of a journey to engage, entertain and empower the youth in support of a global movement of “Engaging the Youth for a Global Action”. The launch will embrace various platforms and key influencers within the continent to engage the youth and champion youth voices across Africa. The launch will be a highlight of the great impact that the youth have had in the continent and a bold message to the continent that the youth are the future of Africa. This will be the beginning of a celebration of Africa’s creative minds.
Nominations11th – 16th Oct
The nominations will officially be declared open on the 12 th of August by a key influential figure within the African youth spectrum. Nominations will be held at the country level with each country being granted the opportunity to recognize its own rising stars. All the nominations will be done on the Chaguo Africa Awards website. The nominations will be driven by popularity as the most nominated individuals will qualify for the voting stage.
COUNTRY VOTING17th – 23rdOct
The nominees within the different categories will then have an opportunity to rally their fans and supporters from within their countries to vote for them. The voting process will officially be declared open once the organizers unveil the country nominees. The winners will only be determined by the number of votes they are able to garner.
Each country will have an opportunity to celebrate its own winners during the country awards. The awards will be held simultaneously in all the seven countries on various platforms that shall be unveiled by the awards organizers. The awards experience will be customized and morphed to appreciate each country’s creative industry culture.
AFRICA DECIDES7th – 13thNov
The winners from the country awards will then proceed to face-off at the continental stage to determine the most promising rising stars from Africa. The winners will proceed to a fresh round of voting regardless of their countries, providing the African youth audience with an opportunity to choose their best creatives from the continent. The winners will be determined through a popularity vote. Its 100% the youth’s choice!
The Grand finale will be a celebration of the diverse creative minds from different cultural backgrounds and countries on one arena, with a bid to unite and build a sustainable creative economy in Africa. This will be a virtual awards ceremony that will bring to life the enormous impact that the youth are having in the continents creative economy through a unique digital experience. The event will be an engaging and entertaining experience as well as recognizing and celebrating Africa’s rising stars. The event will be streamed via various platforms and media across Africa.