List Of Major Award Shows In Kenya

This is a list of all major award shows In Kenya as of 2018. Kenya like other countries has its own awards aimed at motivating and rewarding hard work, excellence or even creativity. Just like the prestigious Oscar, we see on our screens yearly to the famed BET, Emmy, and even the Academy Awards to name just but a few, we also have our own awards which range from the music industry, fashion industry, banking industry and even in the film industry.

Although some of the awards like Kisima, CHAT and East Africa Music Awards had a short life and went under with no signs of being revived, they helped a great deal in recognizing and appreciating great talent. Sponsorship is usually absolutely vital for such awards to run yearly.

Some of the awards which have been around for some time now are The Groove Awards, Kalasha Awards and Xtreem Awards.

Here are some of the major awards which are still up and running each and every year in Kenya.

 

Award

Date

Category

1

Groove Awards

23rd​​ June Yearly

Music

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2

Riverwood Awards

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12th​​ March Yearly

Film

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3

Kenya Fashion Awards  ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​​​ 

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7th​​ October Yearly

Fashion

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4

Jurist Of The Year Award

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11th​​ December Yearly

Human Rights

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5

Kenya Photography Awards

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10th​​ June Yearly

Photography

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6

OLX Soma Awards

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23rd​​ June Yearly

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Social Media

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7

Kalasha Awards

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9th​​ December Yearly

Film

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8

Agents Choice Awards

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3rd​​ November Yearly

Insurance

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9

Energy Management Awards

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31st​​ March Yearly

Energy

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10

Kenya Press Photo Awards

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10th​​ December Yearly

Photography

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11

The Pension Awards  ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​​​ 

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10th​​ November Yearly

Pension/Insurance

12

Marketing Society Of Kenya Gala Awards

17th​​ November Yearly

Corporate Marketing

13

Kuza Awards

23rd​​ May Yearly

Broadcasting

14

University Student Leaders Awards

30th​​ May Yearly

Student Leadership

15

Sports Personality Of The Year

17th​​ January Yearly

Sports

16

Banking Awards

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11th​​ May Yearly

Banking

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17

Women In Business Awards  ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​​​ 

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27th​​ November Yearly

Business

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18

Bloggers Association Of Kenya Awards  ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​​​ 

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5th​​ May Yearly

Blogging

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19

Radio and Television Personality Awards  ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​​​ 

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24th​​ March Yearly

Media

20

Employer Of The Year Award

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19th​​ May Yearly

Corporate Performance

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21

Pulse Music Video Awards

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7th​​ December Yearly

Entertainment /Video

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22

Kenya Wedding Industry Awards

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18th​​ June Yearly

Wedding

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23

Think Business Awards  ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​​​ 

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5th​​ June Yearly

Insurance

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24

Kenya Real Estate Awards  ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​​​ 

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10th​​ December Yearly

Real Estate

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25

Connected ICT Innovation Awards  ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​​​ 

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7th​​ September Yearly

ICT

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26

Public Relations Society Of Kenya Awards  ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​​​ 

17th​​ November Yearly

Public Relations

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27

Outstanding Police Service Awards  ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​​​ 

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5th​​ May Yearly

Kenya Police

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28

NGO Kenya Awards

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8th​​ December Yearly

NGO

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29

Mask Prize

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26th​​ May Yearly

Creativity & Innovation

30

Maktaba Awards

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28th​​ September Yearly

Library

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31

Energy Management Awards  ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​​​ 

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31st​​ March Yearly

Corporate Performance

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32

Xtreem Awards Kenya  ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​​​ 

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17th​​ December Yearly

Entertainment

33

Mdundo Music Awards

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17th​​ February Yearly

Music

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34

Kenya Afro Hair Awards

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1st​​ December Yearly

Beauty

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35

Kenya Hair & Beauty Awards

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31st​​ March Yearly

Beauty

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36

Investment Awards

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17th​​ November Yearly

Finance

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37

Mashujaa Awards  ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​​​ 

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20th​​ October Yearly

Leadership, Entertainment

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38

Jumia Kenya Travel Awards

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1st​​ February Yearly

Travel

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N/B: The dates these awards are held may change anytime considering factors like funds, sponsors, venues, clashing dates e.t.c

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