Fair Ngoma Awards 2018

Ngoma means drum in Kiswahili. Drums are a revered instrument in Africa with a rich history. In Africa drums hold a deeper symbolic and historical meaning. They were an important accompaniment in ceremonies like births, deaths, marriage, initiation, dance and also an important symbol in battle used to stir up emotion. Drums play a significant role in the definition of the African culture. Its influence resonates across the continent bringing togetherness, a common pulse and a common rhythm. FTA chooses to drum to celebrate and recognize producers across the continent. We drum to recognize the fruit of their labour and farming as a business, we drum to recognize the role they individually play in determining their own destiny!

Ngoma Awards Categories


  • Submit stories highlighting the award category/categories, the Region and the Product.
  • Submissions can be in the form of short video clips or a written document
  • All submissions should include checklist as cover page
  • Submit to ngoma@fairtradeafrica.net
  • Submissions close on 16th March 2018

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