February 15, 2009
Online voting ends; text voting now open for Hype TV Awards
Organisers of the inaugural Hype TV Music and Video Awards report that online voting, which has been very fierce, especially in some categories, ends Saturday, February 14.
However, coinciding with this, is the start of a new segment of the voting for this highly-anticipated, premier event on the entertainment calendar.
As of February 13, those who wish may vote for their favourite artiste, singer, deejay, singjay, dancer or producer by text message, and the process is fairly simple. The text code # is 444-2453 and each category has its own name.
For example the code for Group/Duo of the year is ‘GRP’ and to vote for any of the four nominees in that category, just send the name — LUST (for the group LUST), Morgan (for Morgan Heritage), Marley (for Stephen and Damien Marley) and RDX (for RDX).
Among the categories are: Female Singer Of The Year, Song of the Year, Producer of the Year, New Artiste, Music Video Editor and Music Video Director
Text voting ends at midnight on February 18.
A gala red carpet affair, the HYPE TV Awards takes place on Thursday, February 26 starting at 8pm on the grounds of Hype TV, on Seymour Avenue in Kingston, Jamaica.
Among the sponsors for the wards are Supreme Ventures, Mizchif Clothing Co, Caribbean Producers, Pepsi Cola Jamaica, Main Events, Reggae Max, Prendys, Red Bull, Wray And Nephew, Kingston Hireage, Chat!, One876entertainment, Dancehallreggaeweseh.com and Jahmento Production.