Kola Awards

Recognizing African-and-Caribbean Professionals, Businesses & more.

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Welcome to the 2023 edition of the Kola Awards “The Best of Both Worlds” where we celebrate the best of Metro Detroit’s African & Caribbean-owned businesses, organizations, professionals, artists, community advocates & more.

It's time to nominate your favorites in each of the 10 categories below by September 30th, 2023. Stay tuned for more information on our awards ceremony on Friday December 8th, 2023.

Submit Your Nominees for the 2023 Kola Awards!
  1. Best Community Advocate:
    Individual that has worked diligently to serve the African & Caribbean community in multiple capacities including providing information & resources necessary to advance both communities.

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

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

  4. Best Organization:
    African or Caribbean organization that exists to serve the needs of both communities in a variety of areas including community engagement, access to resources, entertainment and more.

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

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

  7. Best Event Host:
    Individual or Organization that consistently host events that promote African & Caribbean culture.

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

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

  10. Best Restaurant/Food Truck/Grocer:
    A local restaurant, food truck or grocer committed to providing authentic African and/or Caribbean cuisine, food items & supplies.

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