Kola Awards

Recognizing African-and-Caribbean Professionals & Businesses.

Stay tuned for the next edition of our annual Kola Awards event “The Best of Both Worlds” where we celebrate the best of Metro Detroit’s African & Caribbean-owned businesses, organizations, professionals, entertainers & more.

This program features a variety of categories including best community advocate, entrepreneur, political advocate, and more. You will have the opportunity to vote for the top 5 nominees in each category, and winners will be announced during the event.

Nominate yourself or someone you know in each category by completing the nominee form below.
You can vote for nominees here.

Nominee Form
  1. Best Community Advocate:
    Someone who has worked diligently to serve the African & Caribbean community in multiple capacities including providing information & resources necessary to advance both communities.

  2. Best Educator:
    An individual who works diligently to ensure both communities have access to quality education & necessary resources.

  3. Best Artist:
    Talented individual that has displayed skills, creativity, and character performing African and/or Caribbean music.

  4. Best Organization/Association:
    African or Caribbean organization or association that exists to provide information in the areas of business, philanthropy, and public policies for the advancement of the community.

  5. Best DJ/VDJ:
    DJ/VDJ committed to highlighting the best of African & Caribbean music,

  6. Best Restaurant/Caterer/Food Truck:
    A local caterer or restaurant or food truck committed to providing authentic African and/or Caribbean cuisine.

  7. Best Entrepreneur:
    Individual of African/Caribbean descent that operates a business(es) that serves his or her respective communities

  8. Best Healthcare Professional:
    Individual of African /Caribbean descent that works diligently to enhance the health and welfare of their respective communities.

  9. Best Political Advocate:
    Elected official that supports policies that are representative of the African & Caribbean communities’ needs.

  10. Best Promoter/Event Planner:
    Individual or Organization that consistently host events that promote African & Caribbean culture.
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