King Kaka (left) receives an award from Standard Group CEO Orlando Lyomu during the 2018 PMVAs.

The fifth edition of the Pulse Music Video Awards (PMVA) will officially be launched tomorrow. This year’s edition promises to be bigger and better than the past four years.

The awards are named after Pulse Magazine, which is the oldest and longest-running entertainment magazine in Kenya. The magazine will be turning 16 in December.

The inaugural awards ceremony was held at the IMAX 20th century. The second and third were held at the Serena Hotel and Carnivore Simba Saloon respectively. Last year, Trademark Hotel played host, and this year’s venue will be an upgrade, according to the organisers. 

The awards have been all about glitz and glamour, with fashion trends and styles being the major highlights in the red carpet moment that gets photographers busy as they compete to get their best shots.

Over the years, 2018 stands as the most successful; with a record 1,849 SMS votes, and Nikita Kering, 16, becoming the youngest artiste ever to be honoured.

Nikita Kering with her award.

The year also saw 1,500 entries and 40 artistes fought it out in the 10 categories. The most competitive category has been the video vixens. Last year, it was won by Hasni Shah, and before that Eve Wanjiru who won back to back.

Submission of videos opens tomorrow and will run till November 10. The videos should have been produced between November 2018 and October 2019.

The gala, which is slated for December, will be streamed on KTN Home. To submit your favourite artiste’s videos log on to .