Arts dominates Peco Awards


Malawi People’s Choice Online (Peco) Awards nominations opened on Tuesday and will close on October 5 2021.

The list of the categories is dominated by arts and entertainment.

Some of the categories include most downloaded song, most viewed YouTube music video, best male fashion brand, best female fashion brand, best male fashion model, best female fashion model, most downloaded poem, most viewed YouTube Poem, best Virtual/fine art, best comedian and best streaming and downloading site.


Peco Awards Director Temwani Luhanga said they consulted thoroughly before coming up with the categories.

“We are trying as much as possible to bring all stakeholders to the table. We started with category consultations where we even reached out to the public on the ground and now everything is set,” Luhanga said.

She said people were allowed to nominate their favorite personality, corporate or entity through Peco Awards social media platforms.


“The general public is encouraged to nominate via Malawi Peco Awards Facebook page, @PecoAwardsMw on Twitter, @MalawiPecoAwards on Instagram and our Email,” she said.

Organisers said that Peco Awards are aimed at celebrating and awarding those who have contributed in creating content that facilitates talent growth and innovation to the digital world.

The awards are also aimed at creating room for creativity and competition among creatives, corporates, social media users and the general public.

Other categories include best male social media influencer, best male and female socialite, best mobile money/bank innovation and philanthropist of the year.

The awards event will be held in December.

Meanwhile, Luhanga has said that the urban culture and social media Legend award will be revealed soon.

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