A night of glitz, fun and glam it was, for the Gospel Music Industry yesterday as the 3rd edition of the Nigeria Gospel Music Awards (NGMA) held in the city of Lagos, Nigeria.
The hall was filled to capacity with the obvious presence of top Nigerian Gospel Artistes such as Sammie Okposo, Nikki Laoye, SoKleva (of Rooftop Mcs), Righteous Man, Gbenga Oke, Anny, Monique, IBK Spaceshipboi, Charles Granville
There were beautiful performances by artistes such as Erujeje, Sabina (singer and OAP, NaijaFM), HICC Choir and many more.
After weeks of voting by the public and fans, there was a great air of anticipation as all awaited the names of the winners for each category.
Soon enough the cat was let out of the bag, as they would say..and awards were finally presented amidst cheers and loud applause to deserving artistes including Soul singer, Nikki Laoye, Reggae King -Righteousman; the “Woruno” crooner, Anny; Fast rising singer, Taiwo Oladoye & the amazing FLO ,just to mention a few.
Gospel music veteran, Sammie Okposo, went home with the highest number of awards for the night.
Hearty Congratulations to the winners of the night and pictures from the event will be released soon. ….see below the full list of the NGMA 2013 winners!!!
NGMA 2013 – WINNERS
The Best Indigenous Song (Contemporary) – FLO
The Best Indigenous Song (Alternative) – TAIWO OLADOYE
The Best Indigenous Song (Traditional) – SAMMIE OKPOSO
Best Gospel Hop/Rap – IBK SPACESHIPBOI
Best Reggae – RIGHTEOUSMAN
Best Rock – IKIRI LAWRENCE
Best Soul/R&B – CHARLES GRANVILLE
Best Male Vocalist – SEGUN OBE
Best Female Vocalist – DIEKO
Music Producer Of The Year – MASTERKRAFT
Best Group/Duo – TEHILA CREW
Best Use of Instrument/Best Jazz – MFM MASS CHOIR
Best New Artiste – TAIWO OLADOYE
Next Rated – SAMNEM
Best Record Label – BOSS ENTERTAINMENT
Best Collaboration Song/Album – ANNY FEAT. SAMMY OKPOSO – “WORUNO”
Choir of the Year – HICC CHOIR
Worship Song of the Year – LIZA C – “I SURRENDER”
Song of the Year – NIKKI LAOYE – “123”
Artiste of the Year – SAMMIE OKPOSO
Album of the Year – SAMMIE OKPOSO – “THE STATEMENT”
Best Male Artiste In Diaspora – IKIRI LAWRENCE (SOUTH AFRICA)
Best Female Artiste in Diaspora – ISABELLA (UK)