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MTN Liberia Music Awards Nominees Unveiled

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It’s that time of the year again, the battle lines have been drawn…. the stage has been set for the biggest award show in the country right now. The nominees for the 2019 edition of the MTN Liberia Music Awards have been unveiled and public voting has officially opened.

The MTN Liberia Music Awards under the theme “United By Music” aims at recognizing excellence in the Liberian Music Industry which has now made a breakthrough on the international scene after being in the doldrums for a long time.

According to Dede Dalmeida, the mission of MLMA has been to help develop the Liberian Music Industry to their premiere awards show platform and to prove music is not just for entertaining, but also for education, uplifting, reconciliation and healing. She also stated that the will be a price packages for three awards this year; “Song Of The Year”, “Artiste Of The Year”, and “Album Of The Year”.

Some of the notable nominees for MTN Liberia Music Awards 2019 include CIC who will be fighting it out with Bucky Raw for Artiste of the year, fellow SOG artist Jaredo for Best Male artiste category and on the opposite side of things CanC, Da Vero and Faithvonic will battle it out to be crowned best female musician.

Also at the press conference, Chris Worlo urged musicians to find the best genre of music they do, so that it can also help them move forward with the nomination process.

The awards are said to take place on November 16, 2019.

Rapper such as Bucky Raw who went home with two awards last year, this year has been nominated in five categories; Artiste of The Year, Hipco/ Trapco Artist of The Year, Best Male Artist, Collaboration Of The Year and Video Of The Year.

Whilst, on the other hand CIC has six nominations falling under, Best Male Artist, Song Of The Year, Afropop Artist of The Year and Collaboration Of The Year, Afropop song of the year and Album of the year.

Kofi Abedu- Bentsi, of the Bakertilly- Auditing Firm also stated that 70 percent of voting rights goes to the public and 30 percent to the voting board.

The nominations were revealed at a media event at Mamba Point Hotel on Thursday, September 19, 2019.

The function was attended by representatives from the main MLMA sponsor MTN Lonestar Cell, the Ministry Of Information Cultural and Tourism (MICAT), the Bakertilly – Auditing Firm and the Musician Union Of Liberia. MTN Lonestar Cell representative Yaw Agyapong said the association is delighted to unveil this year’s MLMA nominees.

Below is the full list of nominees

Female Artist Of The Year
J- Flow
Da Vero

Afropop Artist of The Year
Eric Geso
T- Floyd

Gospel Artist of The Year
Kanvee Adams
Paul Harding
Margret Sifus
Semah G. Weifur
Bernice Blackie

Male Artist Of The Year
Bucky Raw
Kizzy W

New Artist of The Year
Mr. Parbai
J- Slught
L’ Drez
MC Caro

Hipco/ Trapco Artist Of The Year
Bucky Raw
Christoph The Change
Nuchie Meek
Barsee Mocopala Kiloda

Video Of The Year
Geno ft. Nakita- No Bad Day
Tamba Hali ft. Pillz- Puna Ni Ni
T- Floyd ft J- Slught- Mine
F.A ft Ice Prince- One Night
Bucky Raw ft. Stunna and Ice Prince- Thank You

Traditional/Gbema Artist Of The Year
K Zee Big Name
Fullest 4
Mz Manneh
Karnyea Man

Reagge/Dancehall Artist Of The Year
Baka Ex
AK Feeling Man

Hipco/ Trapco Song Of The Year
MC Caro- One More Round
Nuchie Meek- Pepper Soup
Mazee Blanco ft Bucky Raw- Mokofee
Christoph The Change- Problem
Barsee Mocopala Kiloda- Trapco Anthem

Afropop Song Of The Year
T- Floyd ft. J- Slught- Mine
Kobazzie ft. Davido- Bounce
CIC- Big Papa
Kizzy W- Promise
Pious- All of me

Producer Of The Year
Duke Blac
Kizzy W
J- Slught

Hip-Hop Artist Of The Year
C- Note
Coz Kamikaze

DJ Of The Year
Spesh The Dj
Dj Nelly
Dj Atari
Dj Jamz
Dj More

Video Director Of The Year
Lorenzo Loveland
Jackie Russ
Chris Peters

Collaboration Of The Year
T- Floyd ft. J- Slught – Mine
Kobazzie ft. Davido- Bounce
Da Vero ft. Jaredo – Quick Quick
Bucky Raw ft. Stunna and Ice Prince- Thank You
CIC ft. MzVee- The One

Album Of The Year
CIC – 1994
Eric Geso- Aziooo
J- Flow – Josephine
Christoph- Bonnie Dust
Nuchie Meek- Team Nuchie

Song Of The Year
CIC – Big Papa
T- Floyd ft. J-Slught  -Mine
Boifatty- Ragga
Kizzy W- Promise
Mr. Parbai- Love oo

Artist Of The Year
Eric Geso
Bucky Raw

International Artist Of The Year
Shatta Wale