Afro-Heritage Broadcasting and Entertainment Awards was established in 2014 with the aims to celebrate and honor African entertainers who have contributed to the development of the race through their crafts and talents, and those in the broadcasting industries. Equally to honor those that have contributed and still contributing in no small measure to the development of Africa's culture and tradition through film, music and broadcasting through their philanthropic services. The best brains in the industries that have gone extra mile to ensure that African cultural heritage is promoted and exhibited in the right perspective will be carefully selected each year for the prestigious AHBEA award.
Over the years, the entertainment industry has become a veritable tool to promote the sustainability of societal beliefs and customs. It has assumed a formidable pedestal in the society in promoting peace and harmony and most importantly the industry, today has become a money spinning venture and taken a front seat in determining economic fate of not just individuals or families but nations at large, therefore, it is not out of place to acknowledge those who have been committed to the development of the industry and significantly contributed their quotas for its growth.
AHBEA is put in place to celebrate and honor these people in a unique way. It is a fact that every society that rejects its own will definitely suffer relegation and eventually goes to oblivion, we know Africans are everywhere and those in the Diaspora are more prone to foreign intrusion which can cause them permanent isolation from their roots. This is more reason we are taking the African legends and icons to them for celebration and appreciation.
AHBEA Awards is unlike others, it is determined not by votes or nominations, the recipients will be selected every year by a reputable committee. The criteria for selection will be that every recipient must be of a proven integrity and must have been in the entertainment industry for not less than 30 years for LEGEND category and 20 years for ICON category. 15 recipients will be selected every year across board, celebrated and honored each year. There will be POSTHUMOUS awards category too for Africa's late entertainers who have done tremendously well in their lifetime. LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT awards will come in 5 years.