The Kora Awards, dubbed “Africa’s Grammys”, which has seen Malawian musician Piksy has been nominated for the category of Best Male-Southern Africa, is postponed organisers have said.
Piksy said he has been told of the postponement of the ceremony and said he is notaffected saying he will “ intensify campaign for the votes from fans.” he said
The Kora All Africa Music Awards was scheduled for 20 March in Namibia but event organiserssaid there are some hitches in clearing equipment for the launch.
“In early February, our supplier alerted us to the necessity of securing clearance for the Dome and the equipment to cross the border from South Africa into Namibia.
“We immediately commenced with efforts to secure this clearance with the relevant authorities to enable the crossover.
“Unfortunately, despite our best efforts, we have to date, not received the clearance to enable our supplier to move the structure and equipment into Namibia in time for a March 20th event date. As we speak, we are still pursuing this crucial waiver.
“As such, we have had to take the difficult decision to postpone the Kora All-Africa Music Awards,” reads a statement from Anoh Herman Nyamke who is the personal assistant to the Kora Awards president Ernest Coovi Adjovi.
The Kora awards have been held in various countries, including South Africa, Burkina Faso and Ivory Coast.