Obaland Music Awards” was firstly  designed to be  the (National honour) and “Obaland Royal Awards” which was  previously designated to be an (International honour)   . Constituted by  45 traditional village rulers under His Royal Majesty Omo n’Oba n’Edo Uku Akpolokpolo Erediauwa ,  to represent as a prestigious international and national  “Honour” .The memorandum   and act, were written  under  traditional ruler’s national act No 4, on 17th December 1993,  with similarities to  the National Honors Act No. 5 of 1964, during the First Nigerian Republic, to  recognise  personalities, with indisputable hard work in terms of  social presence , Government  institutions, privates  or in entertainment industry,  the process has in-house procedures and could be given anytime of the year by Obaland academy committee only,  without nominations or public votes. In January 2019, the procedures  of submitions were later reviewed and stated all participants should submit their annual recordings to be considered  for nominations.


Obaland Awards, also known as Obaland Royal Awards, Obaland Music Awards, Africa Grammy, Oba Grammy Awards or Ewuare Grammy Awards that was established in Benin City Edo State in 17th December 1993, was inspired by the American Grammy Awards and the Oscar Academy Awards (which was first presented in 1992, at Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel), it has an historical underpinning that is linked with the origin of the Benin Kingdom to serve the growing African population in diaspora. It recognizing the contributions of African entertainers  and diaspora entertainers to the entertainment industry. The event aims to promoting the image and culture of  West African artistes. This has increased the awareness of a new edgy style of African entertainment that has helped promote  Edo  acts to the world.

Musical categories:

  • Best Album of the Year
  • Hottest Single of the Year
  • Best New act of the Year
  • Gospel Artist of the year
  • Indigenous Artist of the Year
  • Best Pop/R&B artist of the Year
  • Female Artist of the Year
  • Male Artist of the Year
  • Best Rap Act of the Year
  • Music Producer of the Year
  • Best Music Video of the Year (Artist & Director)
  • Best Collaboration
  • Most Promising Act to Watch
  • Diaspora Artist of the Year
  • African Male Artist of the Year
  • African Female Artist of the Year

Film categories:

  • Best Supporting Actor
  • Best Actress in a Lead Role
  • Best Supporting Actress
  • Best Director of the Year
  • Best Picture of the Year
  • Best Short Film of the Year
  • Best Actor of the Year (TV)
  • Best Actress of the Year(TV)
  • TV Show of the Year
  • Actor of the Year
  • Actress of the Year
  • Best Picture of the Yea

Other categories:

  • Entertainment Personality of the Year
  • Entertainment Executive of the Year
  • Best OAP  of the Year
  • Funniest Comedian of Year
  • Disk Jockey of the Year (Male)
  • Disk Jockey of the Year (Female)
  • Disk Jockey Collaboration of the Year
  • Disk Jockey of the Year
  • TV Presenter of the Year (Lifestyle)
  • Fashion Model of the Year




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