Published Jan 11, 2021Today the winners have been announced for the first-ever Black Canadian Music Awards, and among the winning artists are TOBi, Naya Ali, RAAHiiM, Hunnah and Dylan Sinclair.
The awards were first announced by the SOCAN Foundation in September, aiming to "recognize and celebrate the artistic merit demonstrated by Black music creators (songwriters, composers, producers, etc.) in all genres."
As previously reported, the winners were selected by a jury and advisory council of prominent Black artists and industry leaders led by DJ Agile as the inaugural Chair of the jury. All the winners each receive a $5,000 prize, made possible by SiriusXM Canada.
"Congratulations to all the winners for their extraordinary talent in music creation," said Charlie Wall-Andrews, executive director of the SOCAN Foundation, in a statement. "The musical pieces submitted are indicative of the extent of the contributions made by the Canadian Black music community that is enriching Canadian culture while contributing in a significant way to social and economic inclusion."
The winners will be virtually celebrated with a series of short videos on Socan's Instagram page this week.
Learn more about the winners and the jury here.