Recipient of this category is determined solely by the Nigerian High Commissioner to South Africa. It could be to a Nigerian or Non Nigerian or a Nigerian or Non Nigerian organization that have supported Nigeria or Nigerians in any way.
CONSUL GENERALS AWARD
Recipient of this category is determined solely by the Consul General of the Nigerian Consulate. It would be given to a Nigerian or a Nigerian organization in South Africa that have supported Nigeria or Nigerians in any way.
Recipient of this category is determined and awarded by the Editorial Board of The Nigerian Voice Newspaper to an Outstanding Nigerian Achiever who have achieved in no small measure.
NIGERIAN DIPLOMATIC PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR
Recipient of this category is determined and awarded by the Editorial Board of The Nigerian Voice Newspaper to an Outstanding Nigerian Diplomat in South Africa who have been diligent, hardworking and mean well for Nigeria and Nigerians.
YOUNG ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR
This award recognizes an inspirational young Nigerian business leader aged between 18-35 years who, through their own commitment and passion, has built and operates a successful business; and who demonstrates outstanding entrepreneurial spirit, strategic direction and innovative ideas.
NIGERIAN YOUNG TALENT OF THE YEAR
This category recognizes an outstanding young Nigerian aged 3-18 years, who has achieved great feat in any area of talents- i.e. sports, education, craft, arts, entertainment etc. or has showcased exceptional academic achievement, extra-curricular involvement and a significant contribution to his/her community with his/her exceptional talent.
OUTSTANDING NIGERIAN FEMALE ACHIEVEMENT
The award celebrates the strength and outstanding achievement of an outstanding Nigerian woman in SA in the year under review.
NIGERIAN COMMUNITY SPIRIT AWARD
This award recognizes an individual who is making a significant contribution and adding values to the individual Nigerians and the Nigerian community in SA as a whole through their time, actions, talents and dedication in their voluntary activities.
MOST INSPIRING NIGERIAN PERSONALITY
The award honours an outstanding Nigerian person whose personal achievements in any field of endeavor inspire others and projects good image of the Nigerian community in South Africa; whose attitudes and positive approach to life has a direct impact on the social, moral, cultural and spiritual aspects of life of others; and serves as a role model for compassion, dedication and service
OVERALL ACADEMICS EXCELLENCE IN SOUTH AFRICA
The award recognizes outstanding achievements in academic studies and/or research at postgraduate level (masters and doctorate) by a Nigerian individual in South Africa.
MOST OUTSTANDING NIGERIAN STUDENT IN SOUTH AFRICA
The award recognizes outstanding achievements in academic performances of undergraduate, matric and primary levels by a student of Nigerian origin in South Africa.
MOST INSPIRING NIGERIAN ASSOCIATION
The award honours a Nigerian Community Association or group whose programs and activities have positively impacted/benefited members of their community and Nigerian community as a whole.
NIGERIAN BUSINESS PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR IN SOUTH AFRICA
This award recognises personal achievements by a Nigerian business professional who owns legitimate and duly registered business entity in South Africa; whose business success and ethics contribute to positive image of Nigeria in South Africa and who demonstrates outstanding entrepreneurial spirit, strategic business direction and innovative ideas, whilst providing inspiration to a new generation of upcoming business leaders.
OUTSTANDING NIGERIAN BUSINESS ORGANIZATION IN SOUTH AFRICA
This award recognises ethical and excellent business achievements by a Nigerian owned business organization, whose business activities serve as a positive reference about Nigeria in South Africa.
OUTSTANDING NIGERIAN BUSINESS IN HOSPITALITY
The award recognises innovation, service delivery, products offerings, style and design by a Nigerian-owned restaurant, club, lounge and hotel in South Africa
OUTSTANDING NIGERIAN IN CREATIVE ARTS
The award recognizes excellent achievements of a Nigerian artist, sculptor, painter, fashion designer, Comedian, illustrator and photographer.
BEST NIGERIAN ACHIEVEMENT IN SPORT
This award recognises Nigerian ambassador in any sporting activity who has achieved success or great feat in the year under review in South Africa.
BEST NIGERIAN ACHIEVEMENT IN ENTERTAINMENT PROMOTION AND FILM PRODUCTION
This award recognizes promoters and producers of Nigerian music and entertainment, and also in film production
OVERALL BEST NIGERIAN MUSIC ARTIST
This category recognises outstanding achievement of Nigerian musical artiste who has distinguished him/herself through hit song/album, top flight collaboration, song/album sales and positive impact on individual or community through his/her musical career. This award is open to all types/genres of music.
BEST NIGERIAN AFRO POP ARTIST
This award is specifically dedicated to Nigerian Afro Pop artist in South Africa who has achieved measurable success and/or distinguished himself/herself among his/her compatriots in this brand of music.
BEST NIGERIAN CONTEMPORARY MUSIC ARTIST
This category is dedicated to Nigerian musical artistes who has achieved measurable success and/or distinguished himself/herself in the Jazz, Highlife and/or Nigerian traditional/indigenous brand of music.
BEST NIGERIAN DEEJAY IN SOUTH AFRICA
Deejays are one of the biggest Nigerian entertainment exports to South Africa. The awards recognises an innovative, change-maker Dee-jay who have raised the bar higher in the Deejay fraternity.
OUTSTANDING FRIEND OF NIGERIA IN SOUTH AFRICA
This category recognizes a non Nigerian personality based in either South Africa, Swaziland or Lesotho who have distinguished him/her self in anyway that is of immense positive support to Nigerians or Nigeria as a whole.