The Music Awards Rwanda was launched earlier this month and seeks to recognise and reward local musicians.
The event’s first edition will kick off with nominations later this month and a grand finale held on December 1.
“Music is worth appreciating,” said Dennis Nsazamahoro, the event’s project co-ordinator.
The show was started by 10 music lovers who include former managers, actors and journalists and they seek to support and grow the local music scene.
It is currently the only event dedicated to solely awarding local artists. It is the second award show following the Salax Music Awards, which was started in 2008, but didn’t go past its seventh edition.
Groove Awards Rwanda is another annual music award show, although it is dedicated to celebrating local gospel musicians.