Toronto, ON – March 1st, 2017–African Entertainment Inc. proudly announces the highly anticipated edition of the African Entertainment (AE) Awards, happening on Saturday August 26, 2017 atthe Metro Toronto Convention Centre located at 222 Bremner Blvd, Toronto, ON M5V 3L9.
Hosting the fifth edition of the awards ceremony is Frankie “Trixx” Agyemang, an African talent leading the comedy industry in Canada.
Unveiling the theme for the 2017 AE Awards – “Rebranding Africa through Entertainment, the event promises to leave a lasting impression while celebrating Africa’s immense contribution to the entertainment industry across the globe. This year’s ceremony is set to offer big changes from previous years, including better quality visuals, from the production to the red carpet experience.
Speaking on the objective of this year’s award ceremony, Founder and Executive Producer, African Entertainment Inc., Ibrahim Adekalesaid,“We are excited to recognize and honorthe African talents in the entertainment industry today. Using the AE Awards platform, our goal is to share these creative talents with the world”.
The Planning Committee of the 2017 edition is also working to ensure an increase in local and international celebrities, special guests and personalities from various sectors of the African Entertainment Industry.
Thenomination processfor the fifth African Entertainment Awards will run from March 1 to May 31, 2017. Potential industry nominees are encouraged to nominate themselves by completing the online nomination form on the African Entertainment Awards website at: www.aeawards.ca.
After the nomination deadline, the selection panel will choose the official nominees in each category, by participating in a series of review meetings to thoroughly assess eligibility of each industry nominee. The 2017 selections panel consists of entertainment professionals with a broad array of knowledge, experience andbackgrounds.
Since its inception in 2011, the African Entertainment Awards has rewarded over 150 of the brightest African talents. With the commencement of its fifth nomination year, the award is set to welcome the emerging entertainment leaders into its hall of fame.
AE Awards Categories
Best Gospel Act
Best Female Artist
Best Male Artist
Best Single of the Year
Best Breakout Artist of the Year
Best Music Video
Best Social Media Comedian
Indigenous Artist of the Year
Best Promoter USA
Best Artist USA
SPECIAL CATEGORIES-NOMINEES SELECTED BY PANEL
Award Of Excellence
Lifetime Achievement Awards
Beacon of Africa
Best Int. African Male Artist
Best Int. African Female Artist
Best Int. African Actor
Best Int. African Actress
African Music Ambassador
Best. Int. New Act
All nominations for the international categories must be submitted by April 1, 2017.
About African Entertainment Awards
African Entertainment Awards, also known as AEA, is as an annual award show that recognizes individuals who have positively impacted the African Canadian entertainment industry. It is also aimed at showcasing rich African-Canadian culture, arts and entertainment. This luxurious event features a red carpet gala reception, live entertainment, comedy and an awards ceremony graced by elite guests, celebrities, performing artists and business professionals.
For more information about the African Entertainment Awards, interviews or media requests please contact:
AE Awards Planning Committee
Phone: (647) 656-142