Kwacha Music Awards

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Kwacha Music Awards
2018 Kwacha Music Awards
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First awardedSeptember 30, 2017; 4 years ago (2017-09-30)
Most recent Kwacha Music Award winners
September 30, 2017 2018 →
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Award Album of the Year Best New Artist
Winner Amnesia - Chef 187 Daev
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Award Best Male Best Female
Winner Slapdee Cleo Ice Queen

Previous Song of the Year


Song of the Year

Ma Years

The Kwacha Music Awards (commonly abbreviated as a KMA) are a creation of Sun FM Radio located in Ndola to honour and pay tribute to Zambian musicians. The first KMA ceremony was held at the Mulungushi International Conference Centre 30th of September 2017 in Lusaka.

Nominees and criteria

The Kwacha Music Awards nominees are drawn from fan interactions as reflected on radio airplay countrywide. The measurements are tracked by the Awards Committee and partner radio stations and passed on to an independent panel of qualified adjudicators drawn from various Institutions, Associations and bodies involved in Music or Arts alike.

The awards are determined by a poll of the public and fans via established channels that include SMS, website and social media and are verified by an auditing firm for transparency

List of ceremonies

Year Date Venue Host City Host [1] Song of the Year Winner Ref.
2017 September 28 Mulungushi Conference Centre Lusaka Chi Ma Years [1]

Most wins

Most wins overall

Artist Years Number of awards[lower-alpha 1] Awarded work
Chef 187 201718 3

Album of the Year 2017- Amnesia, Song Of The Year 2017 - Ma Years, Best artist in Copperbelt Province 2017 - Ma Years

Most wins in a single night

Artist Year Number of awards Awarded work
Chef 187 2017 3 Song of the Year - Ma Years (1); Amnesia (1);

Beat articles in the Copperbelt Province

Award categories

Current award categories

  • Song Of The Year
  • Best New Comer (Male)
  • Best New Comer (Female)
  • Best Sound Production
  • Best Dance Hall Song
  • Best Hip-Hop Song
  • Best R&B Song
  • Best Mainstream (Pop)
  • Most Conscious Song
  • Best Gospel Song (Male)
  • Best Gospel Song (Female)
  • Best Collaboration
  • Best Duo/Group
  • Best Band
  • Best Choir Group
  • Album Of The Year
  • Gospel Album Of The Year
  • Best Male Artist
  • Best Female Artist
  • Humanitarian Award
  • Best International Achievement Award
  • Lifetime Achievement Award

Provincial Awards

    • Copperbelt Province
    • Lusaka Province
    • Central Province
    • Eastern Province
    • Luapula Province
    • Muchinga Province
    • Northern-Western Province
    • Northen Province
    • Western Province
    • Southern Province


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