Anxiety is running high among artists and the music fraternity in general as Salax Awards nominees are set to be unveiled this Saturday 11th January 2013.
The exercise which will take place at Kigali Serena Hotel will see artists placed in a number of categories after which they will wait for votes from the public to see who finally wins in those respective categories.
It is expected to be a hotly contested affair and already words have begun to be tossed here and there on who should and should not get a nomination.
Last year brought a surprise package when Jay Polly, arguably the most popular hip hop artist, went home empty handed while his fiercest rival Ama G The Black beat him in the Best Hip Hop category.
So come Saturday, all roads will lead to Kigali Serena Hotel for the nomination exercise. The finale will take place in two months later at the same venue. In the last edition, Urban Boyz dominated the night winning three of the most prestigious awards that included Best Male Artist, Best Video and Artist of the Year.
The awards are staged every year to recognize the efforts and endeavor by local musicians. They are organized by Ikirezi Group in conjunction with numerous sponsors.