The World Academy of Arts, Literature and Media, proudly announces the distinguished laureates of the 5th WAALM Awards:

Dramatic Arts – Screen & Stage:

– Banafsheh Sayyad, Dancer
– Russell Boast, Producer
– Yukako Shimada, Editor

Music – Pop and Classical:

– Loghman Adhami, Composer
– Rita, Pop Singer
– Raeeka Shehaby-Yaghmai, Lyric Soprano
Literature and Persian Studies:

– Dr. Irving Finkel, Assistance Keeper, The British Museum
– Dr. Toraj Daryaee, Author / Prof. of History


Jian Ghomeshi, Host/Producer of ‘Q’ – CBC

Congratulations to all the Awardees for their achievements.

For Awardees’ bio, video messages and sample of work, please visit: