LOS ANGELES, WINDHOEK, LONDON, 03 August 2020-- Windhoek-based Nam Radio today announced an exclusive pan-African partnership with The Djooky Music Awards, the world’s first truly global online song contest backed by Brian Malouf, a multi-platinum American producer, engineer, and mixer who has worked with acts such as Michael Jackson, Queen, Madonna and others.
The partnership aims to support artists represented on Nam Radio’s Talent Showcase Africa, a recently launched pan-African platform that seeks to discover, nurture, develop and launch fresh new talent on the African continent.
“Nam Radio’s philosophy has a huge resonance with Djooky’s vision. While Nam Radio exists to reduce inequalities for emerging artists within the entertainment industry and increase opportunities on mainstream platforms, at Djooky we want to create fairer opportunities for musicians who are struggling to break through the power structures which currently exist in the music industry. In DMA, the power is with the people who decide which song wins over their hearts. It’s a truly democratic initiative and I hope that artists will waste no time in taking advantage of it,” says Brian Malouf, Co-Founder and Senior Judge at Djooky Music Awards.
“With this partnership we are bringing great value to emerging and established artists, and with our in-house Talent Showcase Africa platform, we shall be extending our voice coaching products and services across the continent to help artists prepare for their song recording projects,” says Collin Mogagabe, Nam Radio’s Founder and CEO.
“Our ambition is to create a truly global platform which welcomes artists from all countries of the world. The African continent is rich with musical talent and we are excited to be able to reach out to the emerging artists from all across Africa through our partnership with Nam Radio,” says Andrew Dakhovskyy, Co-Founder and CEO at Djooky.
Eleven African singers have already registered to take part in The Djooky Music Awards, with registrations from Malawi, Ghana, and South Africa leading the way. Camidoh, a Ghanaian Afro pop/RnB singer, record producer and a songwriter, was the first African entry registered on the platform.
The contest accepts applications from Artists and Songwriters until 15 August 2020, when the National Voting Round will take place and country winners will be announced. The top three Entries from each country qualify for the Continental Voting Round on 22 August 2020. The top three Entries from each continent will compete for the main prize in the Global Voting Round announced to take place on 29 August 2020.
In the Global Final, the results will be determined by way of combining the jury vote and the popular vote whereas in the National and Continental rounds the voting power is given solely to the general public.
The winner of the contest will travel to the iconic Capitol Studios in Los Angeles, California, to record a song with Brian Malouf and his team. The winner will also attend coaching sessions with the best music experts globally.
Entries are welcome from artists from all countries. To take part, an artist or a songwriter must register and upload their song on the Djooky website. Full details on how to enter are available via djookyawards.com.