UMP Awards nominations open

Kim of Diamdons getting her gong Picture by Pemphero Musowa

Urban Music People (UMP) has announced the awards nomination process has opened on Monday, October 12, 2020 and will close on November 20, 2020.

Nomination form are available to the public and submissions will be evaluated by the Voting College, and will inform the final shortlist of nominees.

To access nomination forms visit:

The voting and shortlisting of nominees will be done by Voting College Members which comprises industry actors, experts from media houses, and University/College Entertainment Directors among others.
From 3 - 27 November, 2020 UMP will release the list of nominees and start of the final round of voting to be done by public and the Voting College.

According to the information has, winners will be announced from the 4-19th of December, 2020.

The following  are the categories up for nominations;


1 - Best Hip Hop Act
2 - Best Dancehall Act
3 - Song of the Year
4 - Music Video of the Year
5 - Album of the Year
6 - Artist of the Year (Female)
7 - Artist of the Year (Male)
8 - Best Gospel Act
9 - Best New Artist (Female)
10 - Best New Artist (Male)
11 - Producer of the Year
12 - Best Duo/Group
13 - Lifetime Achievement


12 - Fashion Designer of the Year
13 - Model of the Year (Female)
14 - Model of the Year (Male)
15 - Best New Fashion Designer
16 - Fashion Icon
17 - Fashion Legend


18 - Media Legend
19 - Best TV personality – (Female)
20 - Best Radio DJ/Personality (Female)
21 - Best Entertainment writer (Female)

Powered by Chitoliro Productions, the UMP 2020 awards virtual ceremony is scheduled to take place on Saturday, 19 December.

The ceremony will be live on Radio, TV and Social media.

There will also be triple watch parties in Blantyre, Lilongwe and Mzuzu where all COVID-19 preventive measures will be observed.