By: Hamza Lansah Lolly
The biggest northern musical event, the Northern Music Awards has been launched yesterday at the Radach Memorial Hotel, Tamale.
The second (2nd) edition of the awards which is slated for 2nd June 2016 has 19 categories including Artiste of the year, most popular song of the year, highlife artiste of the year, dancehall artiste of the year, album of the year, female vocalist of the year, hiplife/hiphop artiste of the year, traditional song of the year, best collaboration of the year, best music video of the year, best group of the year, best rapper of the year, new artiste of the year, underground artiste of the year, best engineer of the year, hip hop song of the year, song writer of the year, most popular Upper East artiste of the year, most popular Upper West artiste of the year.
The awards organized by Northern Vision Event seeks to identify and give recognition to artistes who have excel in their arts.
Speaking at the launch, the Chairman of the event, Mr. Mohammed Shaharan Suhuyini, the award scheme seeks to identify efforts of artistes and industry players.
He said, the Northern Vision Events is considering to have this year’s nomination forms be filled and submitted online to an entry yet to be announced. “Meanwhile, finalized hand filled forms, copies of videos and CDs should all be submitted to the office of Parinjani and some selected radio stations not later than 22nd March 2016”.
Mr. Shaharan urged all musicians as well as sound engineers across the length and breadth of the Northern Region for entries all works produced within the calendar year to be considered, adding that, nominations forms are free and available at Parinjani and Bishara Radion in Tamale. “The nominations will also be at Gmantambo Fm in Bimbilla, Eagle FM in Walewale and in Damongo”.
The Event Chairman said, there are nine member committee whose responsibility is to work with the board in doing a comprehensive consultations and selection of competent nominees to contest for the various categories. “The board will be entitled to 40% of the votes while the general public takes the remaining 60%”.