The Awards.


What you need to know about The Pyne Awards Africa

The Pyne Awards Africa is an annual event celebrating excellence, growth and hardwork of all stakeholders operating in the hospitality and tourism industry in Nigeria & Africa.

It is well attended by guests from over 20 nationalities who have hospitality and tourism businesses in Africa, investors, industry stakeholders, professionals from other industries & government agencies supporting the hospitality and tourism industry in Africa.

Nominated, shortlisted or winning this exclusive award celebrates your achievements in your industry.

Award acknowledgment can help elevate your career. Lots of networking opportunities on-site with c-suit industry professionals
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The applicant should have minimum 5 years of overall work experience and 6 months in the organization.

The applicant needs to be working within the Hospitality/Tourism Industry. The applicant must be ready to demonstrate his/her industry achievement.


There is no cost to enter for each nomination. All nominations must be submitted online
Nominations must be in English as they will be judged by an international panel.

Jury’s decision shall be deemed final. Incomplete entries shall not be considered

Award Categories.

Have a look at some of our award categories for The Pyne Awards Africa

Restaurant of the Year

Hotel of the Year (Indigenous Brand)

Hotel of the Year (International Brand)

Resort Of The Year

Spa of the Year

Chef of the Year

Food Blog of the Year

Tourism Blog of the Year

Restaurant Blog of the Year

Icon of the Year (Hospitality)

Icon of the Year (Tourism)

Manager of the Year (F&B)

Rising Star of the Year (Hospitality)

Rising Star of the Year (Tourism)

Tour Operator of the Year

Travel Agency of the Year

Event Venue of the Year

African Airline of the Year

African Tourism Board of the Year

African Tourism Destination of the Year

Best Initiative/ Institution To Retain And Develop Tourism Professionals In Africa

Our Judges for The Pyne Awards.

They are professionals, invaluable champions who have been selected for their expertise and knowledge of the hospitality & tourism industry.

These Judges will help us reach the final list of nominations for each Category that will be opened for online voting.


Trevor Ward


Tannaz Bahnam

Tannaz Bahnam



Julie Dabaly Scott


Alan Wilson

Alan Wilson



Daphne T. Spencer


Uganze Ude-Kalu

Uganze Ude-Kalu


Roberto Pelliccia

Roberto Pelliccia


Makhosi Msigmango

Makhosi Msigmango


Frequently Asked Questions.

All nominees will be contacted and given the opportunity to accept, or decline, their nomination. Only those who accept, will go on to form our shortlist. 

Having accepted the nomination, you will be shortlisted. Shortlisted parties are encouraged to submit supporting materials via our optional questionnaire. This is the perfect opportunity to put forward any specifics you’d like our judging panel to take into consideration. 

We have a rigorous selection process to judge the winners in each category. Few of them are:

  • First Level Jury Evaluation
  • Voting
  • Final Jury Evaluation Process
  • Inspection (optional)

We operate an entirely unbiased internal panel. It consists of local and international collective of individuals, with backgrounds and expertise in business, media, economy all within the hospitality and tourism industries. 

There are no obligatory costs in accepting a nomination or winning The Pyne Award.