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:
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
A Star – Revolutionary
Brooks & The Company – Inside Out & Effusion
Evans Ogboi – Songs from My Heart
Faith Child – Airborne
Noel Robinson – Outrageous Love
David B – Ijo Ya
Ekklesia Ft Jazz Ellington – Where You Are
Faith Child – Over Me
Lurine Cato – Power
S.O – Memoirs