January 16, 2009
HYPE TV AWARDS TO BE BROADCAST LIVE
The inaugural Hype TV awards will be broadcast live on that local cable
station during the flagship programme Up & Live between 6:00 and 9:00 pm on
Thursday February 26.The awards have been divided into 11 categories. Mavado, Beenie Man and Vybz Kartel lead the nominations with four each, followed by the group LUST which
has two and Ms. Triniti, the UK-based act and the only female artiste with two nominations for the Hype TV Music Awards.
The contenders for the Artiste of the Year are Beenie Man, Mavado, Elephant Man, Vybz Kartel, Busy Signal and Lust. Come February 14 it will be seen just who the voters think should walk away with that coveted award. Another interesting category in the Hype Awards will be the Male Singer of the Year which is filled with top class singers vying for the top spot. George Nooks, Tarrus Riley, Terry Linen, Coco Tea and Beres Hammond are the nominees.
It will be tough competition from Lady Saw, Spice and Queen Ifrica the top contenders in the Female DJ of the Year category.
The public will decide who takes home an award, as voting will be done exclusively by the public. Voting can be done through the website http://www.dancehallreggaeweseh.com and ends on February 14.
With the month of February being observed as Reggae Month, the awards will
be a fitting tribute to all the reggae and stalwarts who have been contributing to this vibrant industry.