Excitement builds for inaugural Premier Gospel Awards & nominees

A new awards programme, recognising and honouring outstanding contributions to the gospel music scene, has been launched by Premier Gospel radio. The first-ever Premier Gospel Awards will be presented on Saturday, April 23rd, at ‘The Hub’ in London at 7-00pm and marks 3 years of Premier’s ‘Gospel Week’, the biggest and most dedicated Gospel music celebration the UK has seen.

Premier Gospel describes the event as an evening full of music performances and awards with eight categories, including Best Male, Best Female, Best Newcomer, Best Song, Best Album, Best International Act, and Choir of the Year.

Announcing the new awards programme recently, Station Director Muyiwa Olarewaju, said that Britain’s leading gospel music radio station would be celebrating the best that a vibrant gospel scene had to offer. “We shall be honouring the best and shining a spotlight on both new and established gospel talent,” he said.

Among the artists performing on the night will be V9 Collective, Keiran Bygrave, Andrew Bello, and Becca Folkes. There will also be surprise guest performances by three MOBO award-winning artists performing a track from the soon-to-be-released ‘This is Gospel’ Vol 2.

aStepFWD were honoured to be asked to be on the judging panel which included UKGospel.com, Vinejuice, The GMIA, Marcia Dixon PR, Glocal World Entertainment, alongside Muyiwa, Guvna B and Premier Gospel presenters.

The inaugural awards allows for public voting in two of the eight categories, Best Newcomer and Best International Act. All other categories are to be decided by panel with the winners announced at the awards ceremony on April 23rd. See some categories listed below:

Best Male

A Star

Faith Child

Noel Robinson


Seth Pinnock

Best Female

Annastasia Baker


Libby Redman

Lurine Cato

Monique Thomas

Best Song

Clif & Marie Ft Triple O – Final Say

Faith Child Ft Matt Lee Hunter – Ricochet

Lurine Cato – Power

Lyrical Soldier Ft Shad Stone – I Surrender

V9 Collective – Happy

Choir of the Year



Living Faith Connections Choir

The Reapers Choir

Volney Morgan & New Ye

Best Album

A Star – Revolutionary

Brooks & The Company – Inside Out & Effusion

Evans Ogboi – Songs from My Heart

Faith Child – Airborne

Noel Robinson – Outrageous Love

Best Video

David B – Ijo Ya

Ekklesia Ft Jazz Ellington – Where You Are

Faith Child – Over Me

Lurine Cato – Power

S.O – Memoirs

Click here to book your free tickets, view & vote for Best Newcomer & Best International Act


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