Sunday, January 15, 2006
Nigeria's Hip Hop World Magazine Awards
Coming exactly 10 years after the Hip-Hop World magazine made its debut on the newsstands, the publisher has concluded arrangements to organise a befitting awards ceremony. The event holds on Friday March 10, 2006 at the Shell Hall, Muson Centre, Onikan, Lagos starting from 7 to 11pm.
Says the organiser:
“Having witnessed first hand, awards in Ghana, South Africa, Portugal, London, including the MOB0, MTV Europe Music Awards, KORA and Ghana Music Awards, and ambitious of a repeat of such standards in our nation, it was just a matter of time before we took up the challenge to put up an awards that’ll be revolutionary by industry standards; and would stand at per with awards from other great countries.”
Expected to grace the awards are artistes from all over the world, record label executives, DJs, pilots of allied industries and media practitioners. “We have been in talks with some of the biggest hip hop icons in the world since August last year. The Hip-Hop World Awards is not a concert so, it cannot be centred on a particular artiste. However, we intend to have names significant to our course attend. Right now, we are rounding off with an artiste and DJ from America, two artistes from Ghana and one from South Africa. Their names would be announced as soon as possible.”
Sponsored by Guinness Nigeria Plc (Harp), Virgin Nigeria and TBA there are 20 categories of the awards including Best Vocal Performance (Male, Female and Duo Group), Song of the Year, Artiste of the Year, Album of the Year, Best Rap Single (Solo and Duo/Group), Best Rap Album and Best New Arstise amongst others.
Taken from Nigeria's King of the Tabloids Daily Sun
• Hip Hop World website