The 1st Annual Nigeria Gospel Music Awards [NGMA] took place on Saturday, November 5th at the prestigious Bespoke Events Centre in Lekki, Lagos.
In the opening remark, CEO of the NGMA, Kingsley Omoefe, was full of praise to God for making the event a reality. He also thanked all those who contributed in one way or the other to make the event come to fruition. He promised to make the event an annual affair.
The spectacular event was well attended by the cr?me de la cr?me of Gospel Music including Folake Umosen, Kunle Ajayi, Midnight Crew, Deejay Gosporella, Frank Edwards, Kenny K’ore, Rooftop MCs, Tim Godfrey & the xtreme crew, Anny, BNG, Charles Granville, Vivien Stephen, Onos, Nene, Sabina Umoren, Tolucci, Liza C, Gaise and many more.
The event featured outstanding performances by Olujazz Alabi, Freke Umoh (Abuja), Kenny K’ore, Frank Edwards, Gospel According to Rap (GA2R), Lily Perez (Abuja), Anny, Rooftop MCs, DM Squared and Deejay Gosporella’s “Born Champion” J-Clique.
Special Recognition award went to Deejay Gosporella and Dr Panam Percy Paul was awarded The Life Time Achievement award for their contributions to the Gospel Music industry. The last award for the night was a Posthumous one for the late Arch Bishop Benson Idahosa.
Below is a full list of winners on the night:
1. Best Indigenous Contemporary artiste of the year – Sammie Okposo
2. Best Indigenous Alternative artiste of the year – Kefee
3. Best Indigenous Traditional artiste of the year – Midnight Crew
4. Best Gospel Hip Hop/Rap artiste of the year – Rooftop MCs
5. Best Reggae artiste of the year – Buchi
6. Best Rock artiste of the year – Frank Edwards
7. Best Soul/R&B artiste of the year – Samsong
8. Best Jazz artiste of the year – Mike Aremu
9. Best Male Vocalist of the year – Segun Obe
10. Best Female Vocalist of the year – Vivien Stephen
11. Best Music Producer of the year – Wole Oni
12, Best Record Label ~ Love world Records.
13. New Revelation of the year – Provabs
14. Best Collaboration in a song or album – “Take You Away” by BOUQUI featuring Deji of Four Kourners
15. Worship Song of the year – “Ijoba Orun~Lara George
16 Best New Artiste~Kore
17. Next Rated artiste~Eben.
18. Best Concerts/Events of the year – Cool FM Praise Jams , the Experience, the platform, Holyghost Congress, shiloh, kingdom life World Conference.
19. Lifetime Achievement ~Ebenezer Obey, Panam Percy Paul, Voice of D cross, CAC good women choir.
20. Post Humous~ Late Arch Bishop Benson Idahosa.