With two months before the Gospel Music Awards (GMA) 2012, organisers say all is set for the launch of the event in Malawiâ€™s commercial city, Blantyre.
The awards presentation ceremony will include an entertainment programme to comprise live musical performances, dances, drama and presentation of cash and awards to winners.
Kondwani Magela, chairperson of the organising committee, said the event will be launched at Robins Park on December 21 2012.
â€œGospel music has maintained its solid market share in the music industry. It represents at least 60 percent of the local music market. Therefore, gospel music provides a vast base for entertainment to the nation,â€ said Magela.
Magela said there will be five phases of determining the award winners for the gospel music awards.
â€œThe GMA will announce a call for nominations which will be done via text messages. After the other subsequent phases, the nominee with the highest tally of votes will be the winner,â€ explained Mugela.
The Gospel Music Awards is a new annual recognition event aimed at drawing stakeholders to celebrate the diversity and heritage of gospel music in Malawi.