The Botswana Musician Union (BOMU) announced Wednesday that the inaugural virtual tenth edition of the BOMU awards will be held on Oct. 23, 2021.
While speaking during a media briefing in Gaborone, the capital of Botswana, Seabelo Modise of Total Music Group and event coordinator, said that about 740,000 Pula (about 66,494 U.S. dollars) will go directly to artists, the highest amount since the award’s inception.
The annual award this year will honor and celebrate Botswana musicians and creatives who recorded and commercialized new music between Jan. 1. 2019 to April 20. 2021. On the day of the awards, there will be a limited number of guests in attendance, including sponsors and partners. A selected group of artists will appear on the show to perform some of their biggest hits.
The BOMU awards, now in their tenth year, have 30 categories, including best traditional music, best female artist, best male artist, and song of the year.
Following the outbreak of COVID-19, the government moved quickly to implement precautionary measures to limit the disease’s spread. The awards, which were scheduled to take place in July, were pushed back due to the precautions. Enditem