Arewa music and movie awards popularly known and called AMMAWARDS. The event is an annual Northern Nigeria Entertainment Industry Award (KANNYWOOD). The Award was designed to honour cinematic, artistic and technical excellence of professionals in Hausa entertainment business (Kannywood).

AMMAWARDS was initiated in 2013 by CEMS NIGERIA, a leading event and artistes’ management outfit, since the inception, the ceremony has held in different northern states of Nigeria, with most recent one being held in Kano State, Nigeria. AMMAWARDS has expanded to all northern states of the country, hosting various activities and event relating to Hausa entertainment and culture.

This award honours films and music from the previous calendar year. The various category winners are awarded a plague with goody bags and freebies, it is the most anticipated event in the northern Nigeria. The Award is divided into 3 categories: – namely, People’s choice category, Technical Category & Special/Honourary.