Liberia set to host music awards

Bucky Raw is nominated for Best Artist of the Year at the Tunes Liberia Music Awards 2017. Photo: TL

On 24 February, music lovers will have an opportunity to see Liberian acts receive rewards at the Tunes Liberia Music Awards.

Bucky Raw is nominated for Best Artist of the Year at the Tunes Liberia Music Awards 2017. Photo: TL

Voting for the awards took place from 3 to 30 January, with 50% of the final result contributed by fans. The other half will be made up by a selected panel of judges.

The event is organised by the Tunes Liberia website, which was established in 2015 by tech entrepreneur Elvis Juasemai.

“I realised how popular Liberian music had become,” Juasemai told the Liberian Observer. “But despite the growing demand, I could hardly find them on the Internet, which severely limited their reach.

“We were trying to solve the massive problem of lack of access to Liberian music and lack of digitalisation for the music’s record keeping, situations in my mind that devalued musicians and their music.

“But the thing has gradually changed since Tunes Liberia was established because no matter your location, you can easily access Liberians music.”

The awards’ organising team said: “Nominees were selected based on hard work and consistency through the year and your tireless contributions to the growth of the Liberian music industry. The selection was based highly on merit rather personal friendship or any kind of preference.”

The Tunes Liberia Music Awards will take place at Centennial Pavilion in Monrovia.

Below is the list of nominees:

Best Artist of the Year

Teddyride

Bucky Raw

DenG

Shine P

Kobazzie

Christoph

CIC

Kizzy W

Video of the Year

DenG feat. KCee – Make Dem Talk

Kizzy W feat. Guru – Ouu Baby

PCK & L’Frankie – Success

Flex feat. Akon – Holy Ghost

Soulfresh – Don’t Put Me There

Quincy B feat. Sweetz – My Pledge

Song of the Year

Deng – Grateful

Kobazzie feat. CIC – Drinks on Me

C-Jay – Boss Chick

AG Da Profit – Zico

Revoluxon feat. Christoph – i Vex

CIC feat Casimoney – Brother

Teddyride feat. Christoph – Let me hear

Shine P – Mind Ur Baynay

Quincy B feat. Sweetz – My Pledge

Best International Artist

Jon Bricks

Bucky Raw

ConCCoins

AG Da profit

Flex

J-Lee

Best Video Director

Jackie Russ

A.Fo4doe

Lorenzo Loveland

Padmore Paasewe

Traditional/Gbema Artist

Too Much

Killer Beatz

Casi Money

Benji Cavalli

Mz Menneh

 

Record Label of the Year

Bilikon ENT.

SOG Records

Naymo Records

MEMG

Swag District ENT.

Floyd Nation

Best Online/Radio Personality

O’neal Robert

Martina Brooks

Rickslyn Myers

Master Queen

Berenice Mulubah

DJ AsAboy

Best Hipco Artist

Young Zee

Margas

Mr. Smith

Chiller Coolnanee

Christoph

Lil Beshop

JB (Soulfresh)

Best Gospel Artist

Sayon Mason

Anitram

King Bryan

Bernice Blackie

Moses Swaray

Best Reggae/DanceHall Artist

AK Feeling Man

NasseMan

Ne-oh William

Shatta Capone

BS2 BeenieKing

Best Group of the Year

Just-2

PCK & L’Frankie

2In1

2 Win

SoulFresh

Best DJ of the Year

DJ Spesh

DJ Nelly

DJ Theo

DJ Magrady

DJ Weezy

DJ’s Don

Best Comedian of the Year

King Sokoloko

Paul Flomo

Wedigar

Angel Michael

John Flomo

Best Hip Hop Artist

C-Note

CO.Z

Tito Gee

Speedo’o

Scientific

Geno

Best Afro-pop Artist

Kobazzie

EricGeso

D’Ameko

Kizzy W

Feouls

CIC

Teddyride

DenG

Best TrapCo Artist

Bucky Raw

Nuchie Meek

Young Sotee

Revoluxon

Venny

Shine P

Best Producer of the Year

Genius

Stone LuckShine

Rawlo

Killer Beatz

Kizzy W

D12

CharlieGOLD

Yung Cutter

Best Female Artist

Faithvonic

sweetz

Pillz

J.Glo

Mai Myers

Da Vero

Best New Artist

C-Jay

AceCape

Revoluxon

Pascal

Stunna

JaRedo

Kpanto

Source: Music Africa online

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists.