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UMP awards nomination opens

Urban Music People (UMP) Awards organizers have on Monday, 12 October opened the highly anticipated nominations process.

According to a statement, the nominations process by the public closes on 20 November.

“Nomination Form available to the public (the submissions will be evaluated by the Voting College and will be used to inform to vote for the final shortlist of nominees)

“To access nomination forms visit

“2 – Voting and Shortlisting of nominees by Voting College Members (includes industry actors and experts e.g. media houses, and University College Entertainment Directors, etc),” reads the statement in part.

The statement further stated that on 27 November, there will be release of nominees and start of the final round of voting by public and Voting College.

The general public is being encouraged to nominate their favorite entities in the following categories;


1 – Best Hip Hop Act
2 – Best Dancehall Act
3 – Song of the Year
4 – Music Video of the Year
5 – Album of the Year
6 – Artist of the Year (Female)
7 – Artist of the Year (Male)
8 – Best Gospel Act
9 – Best New Artist (Female)
10 – Best New Artist (Male)
11 – Producer of the Year
12 – Best Duo/Group
13 – Lifetime Achievement


14 – Fashion Designer of the Year
15 – Model of the Year (Female)
16 – Model of the Year (Male)
17 – Best New Fashion Designer
18 – Fashion Icon
19 – Fashion Legend


20 – Media Legend
21 – Best TV personality – (Female)
22 – Best Radio DJ/Personality (Female)
23 – Best Entertainment writer (Female)

Powered by Chitoliro Productions, the UMP 2020 awards virtual ceremony is scheduled to take place on Saturday, 19 December.

The ceremony will be
live on Radio, TV and Social media.

There will also be triple watch parties in Blantyre, Lilongwe and Mzuzu where all Covid 19 preventive measures will be observed.

Harold Kapindu

Harold Kapindu is an award winning online arts and entertainment journalist based in Lilongwe, Malawi. He has previously worked with Malawi News Agency and Timveni Child and Youth Organization. Contact

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