Games Industry Africa Awards (GIAA) is an initiative to recognise, celebrate as well as promote the diverse portfolio of video games from the continent annually. The industry in Africa is largely, but still relatively nascent compared to its geographical contemporaries. An acknowledgement of the pool of talent is a way to aid continuous growth as well as inspire the next generation of creators and developers. 

GIAA aims to unify the various region and have them represented across every facet of the nomination and deliberation process as jury members. The role as a jury will be a rolling one with a new set appointed annually.



  • Most impactful Mobile Game
  • Educational initiative of the year
  • Event of the year
  • 2022 One to watch
  • Industry innovation of the year
  • Mentor of the year
  • Debut of the year
  • 2021 GIA Icon
  • Team of the year
  • Person(s) of the year

GIAA will be an online only event in year one with ambitions for it to be celebrated at various points across the continent. Nominations will be revealed in October/November 2021 with the winners announced in December 2021.

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