The Africa Gospel Music Awards(AGMAs) is back this summer with more vivacity, Spirit and Praise than ever. Held at the prestigious Great Hall of Queen Mary’s University, the event will undoubtedly be a night to remember and draw the huge crowds it is famed for on Saturday 6th July 2013.
The AGMAs are an annual celebration and recognition of African Gospel music; uniting both current and legendary gospel artists from around the globe.
This red carpet event celebrates its 4 th anniversary this year and will feature energetic ministrations from highly talented musicians.
Artistes include: Cwesi Oteng (Ghana), Tehila Crew (Nigeria), Dena Mwana (DR Congo) Charisma Hanekam (South Africa) Jackie Mugabo (Rwanda/UK) Pappy Messages (DR Congo/UK), PK Boadi (Ghana/UK), Josephine Atanga (Cameroon/USA) Beatrice Muniu (Kenya/UK) Isabella Uzodike (Nigeria/UK), Isaac Frempong (Ghana/UK) Myco Chris (Uganda/UK) and JayEss, with hosts Comedian MC Mark, TV host Praise Asemota and Worship Leader Shola Victor-Sajowa.
Various awards will be presented throughout the night to individuals and organisations voted for by the public and 4 AGMA special awards interspersed with vibrant, spirit lifting ministrations guaranteed to enthral and inspire.
VIPs will be treated to a pre-show lounge reception followed by all guests set to experience an outstandingly exquisite celebration of African gospel music from all around the world.
Last year’s AGMAs was attended by high profile audience members including various High commissioners, Actress Fatima Jabbe, footballer Sonnie Aluko, Rev Bazil Meade (Founder of the London Community Gospel Choir), Radio presenters, industry stalwarts and African gospel music enthusiasts.
The night was filled with explosive performances by various artistes including BNG , Guvna B and Emmy Kosgei who won in the song of the year category.
This year’s ceremony promises to be bigger and better with a new venue and maintains its reputation as the only Gospel Music event that brings together all Africans and supporters of African music. It will be a night not to be missed.
Categories up for nomination this year are;
1. DISCOVERY OF THE YEAR
2. ARTISTE OF THE YEAR EUROPE
3. ARTISTE OF THE YEAR EAST AFRICA
4. ARTISTE OFTHE YEAR WEST AFRICA
5. ARTISTE OF THE YEAR NORTH AFRICA/MIDDLE EAST
6. ARTISTE OF THE YEAR SOUTHERN AFRICA
7. ARTISTE OF THE YEAR CENTRAL AFRICA
8. ARTISTE OF THE YEAR USA/CANADA
9. ARTISTE OF THE YEAR AUSTRALIA/ASIA PACIFIC
10. SONG OF THE YEAR
11. ALBUM OF THE YEAR
12. MALE ARTISTE OF THE YEAR
13. FEMALE ARTISTE OF THE YEAR
14. MUSIC PRODUCER OF THE YEAR
15. RADIO PROGRAM OF THE YEAR
16. MUSIC VIDEO OF THE YEAR
17. EVENT OF THE YEAR
18. AFRO JAZZ/INSTRUMENTAL MUSICIAN
OF THE YEAR
19. GOSPEL RADIO PRESENTER OF THE YEAR
20. GOSPEL TV PROGRAM OF THE YEAR
21. GOSPEL TV PRESENTER OF THE YEAR
22. GROUP /CHOIR OF THE YEAR
AGMA 2013 nominations end on 23.59hrs on 13th May 2013 with public voting from 1st -30th June 2013.
Nominations must be sent to [email protected] or see www.africagospelawards.com for details and guidelines.