January 23, 2009
Five categories added to Hype TV Awards
Popular cable channel, Hype TV, has added five new categories to their highly-anticipated music and video awards for 2008.
The new categories include Dancehall Video of the Year, Reggae Video of the Year, Director of the Year, Music Video Editor of the Year and Dancer of the Year.
Among the nominees in these categories are Global Bob, Mystic, Ravers Clavers, Ras Tingle, Jay Will, Kimala Bennet, Troy Ton and Mykal Cushine.
And, in response to demands from fans, Hype will be introducing phone voting as of February 1, 2009. This, they explained, will give more persons the opportunity to cast their votes for their favourite artistes.
However, the closing date for all voting remains the same. Voting ends February 14.
Media sponsors of the Hype Awards are Chat!, one876entertainment and dancehallreggaeweseh.com.
Dancehall Video of the Year
*Tic Toc — Busy Signal
*Everybody Dance — RDX
*Back It Up — Left Side feat Sean Paul
*Mix UP — Baby Tash
*To The World — Sultex
Reggae Video of the Year
*Different Page — I Octane
*This is how I feel — Terro 3000
*Journey — Jah Cure
*Bad Man Don’t Cry — Shaggy
*Mission — Damion Marley ft. Steven Marley
*Just like in the Movies — Natural Blacks
Director of the Year
Music Video Editor of the Year
*I am the Kritik
*Joel Burke aka JB
*Gareth Cobran aka ID Studios
Dancer of the Year
*First Class Ladies