African Entertainment Awards Calls for Nominations! Announces Trixx as the 2017 Host


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:

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 MC

Best DJ

Best Gospel Act

Best Female Artist

Best Male Artist

Best Single of the Year

Best Breakout Artist of the Year

Best Movie

Best Music Video

Best Promoter

Best Social Media Comedian

Best Actor

Best Actress

Best Band/Group

Indigenous Artist of the Year

Media Personality

Best Promoter USA

Best Artist USA


Award Of Excellence

Community Champion

Lifetime Achievement Awards

Global impact

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


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