Reports of progress on the preparations for the 10th edition of the Botswana Music Union (BOMU) awards have emerged with the union has entrusting Total Music Group as their consulting firm for the event.
Giving an update on the preparations in Gaborone, the Director of Total Music Group, Seabelo Modibe, disclosed that the awards would hold in Gaborone on July 31, entries for its categories would open from May 1 to May 30 to BOMU members, non-members, citizen non-members and non-citizens who have resided legally in the country for the past 12 months. He mentioned a registration fee for the event, saying that:
“Non-BOMU members will be expected to pay P500 for registration fee while the entry requirement for members is a fully paid membership”
According to Modibe, albums released in 2019 would not qualify for the top six categories being Album of the Year, Best Newcomer, Song of the Year, Best Male Artist, Best Female Artist, Best Group/Combo/Duo or Cassette; with certain categories like Best DVD videos, Best DVD live and Best Compilation exempted from the stated requirement.
The awards this time is Expected to have 34 categories and they include, Best music video, Best DVD/Live recording, Best packaged album, Best Contemporary Gospel/Faith album, Best Kwasakwasa, Jazz, Traditional music, Kwaito Afro-pop, Hip hop, indigenous/folk Disco, Best Music producer, Best newcomer and album of the year among others.