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Call for nominations: 2020 UMP Awards in Malawi

2020 UMP Awards in MalawiThe organisers of Malawi’s Urban Music People (UMP) Awards are calling on the general public to nominate their favourite artists, fashion designers and media personalities ahead of the event‘s 2020 virtual edition on 19 December.

The event will be streamed live on social media as well as local radio and TV, and will host watch parties in Blantyre, Lilongwe and Mzuzu. It will be held as a blended edition featuring music, fashion and media.

The nomination form is available here(link is external) and the public has until 13 November to submit their picks. The submissions will be evaluated by a voting college, which includes industry players and experts such as academics and media professionals. The nominees will be released on 27 November.

Below are all the categories:


  • Best Hip Hop Act
  • Best Dancehall Act
  • Song of the Year
  • Music Video of the Year
  • Album of the Year
  • Female Artist of the Year
  • Male Artist of the Year
  • Best Gospel Act
  • Best Female New Artist
  • Best Male New Artist
  • Producer of the Year
  • Best Duo/Group
  • Lifetime Achievement (Wendy Harawa)


  • Fashion Designer of the Year
  • Female Model of the Year (Female)
  • Male Model of the Year (Male)
  • Best New Fashion Designer
  • Fashion Icon
  • Fashion Legend


  • Media Legend
  • Best Female TV personality
  • Best Female Radio DJ/Personality
  • Best Female Entertainment Writer

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