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Nominees For Musicians Decided

Nominees For Musicians Decided
From left;Artist Honey Hasan during the FPRA music awards nominees announcement on April 13th, 2017. Photo: Vilimoni Vaganalau Vude Queen Laisa Vulakoro during the announcement of the FPRA music awards nominee on April 13th, 2017. Photo: Vilimoni Vaganalau
April 15
10:06 2017

The sponsor of the premier award for the Fiji Performing Rights Association Music Awards (FPRAMA) Night was highlighted by association chairman, Eremasi Tamanisau, at the announcement of the nominees on Thursday night.

Mr Tamanisau thanked all the sponsors including Tabs Investments who have been the greatest supporter of the event for the past few years.

The announcement saw all the big names in the current local music industry being recommended for the top awards at the Damodar CineLounge in Laucala Bay, Suva.

The premier award, the Best Composition; will be contested this year by the three nominations in the top bracket.

The best compositions are Senikakala composed by Tuverea Tuamoto and performed by Nasio Domoni; Rosi ni Waisiliva which was created by Jiosevata Vetaukula and performed by the group Malumu ni Toba kei Navaukura; and I’m from the West Coast composed by Isikeli Savu, Nicky Bautavu and Steven Vereakula and staged by Team Stay Focused.

Ten categories are up for grabs including the Best Composition, the Best New Artist and the Artist of the Year.

Damodar Group chief executive, Div Damodar congratulated the nominees and the music industry.

“We are a great music industry and it’s a great opportunity for youths to also prosper in music and we see a lot of great artist coming up in the future,” said Mr Damodar.

Local artist like Nemani and Talei, Honey Hasan, Suliasi Uluilakeba, Wilo, DRIXSTAR and bands like Kula kei Uluivuya (KKU), Leba Boi Yawa E Lomai Nasau, Team Stay Focused (TSF) amongst others are all in the running for this year’s 2017 FPRA Music Awards.

The judges for the event who were announced are Bex Nabouta (Sassy), Maikeli Radua, Apenisa Rakanace, Roneel Narayan, Akuila Qumi, and Natera Cati.

The 2017 FPRA Music Awards is scheduled for May 13 at the Grand Pacific Hotel, Suva.

NOMINEES:

BEST HINDI SONG
presented by SHOP N SAVE

PUKAR
Artist HONEY HASAN
Composer HALIMA AKTER

KAAHE KO AAYO MERE DESH
Artist PRANEEL SAMI DON
Composer PRANEEL SAMI

MA JHULE MA JHULE
Artist PRANEEL SAMI DON
Composer PRANEEL SAMI

BEST HIP HOP SONG presented by
THE FIJI TIMES
PAUTA
Artist DRIXSTAR
Composer ANDREW BOLAKORO

I’M FROM THE WEST COAST
Artist TEAM STAY FOCUSSED
Composer ISIKELI SAVU, NICKY BAUTAVU and STEVEN VEREAKULA

RUN IT UP
Artist WILO (FEATURING TROPIC THUNDA)
Composer WILLIE USURAMO and GEORGE WASILE

BEST GOSPEL SONG
presented by NEW METHODIST CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP

NOQU KALOU
Artist SULIASI TUILAWALAWA
Composer SULIASI TUILAWALAWA

HOLY, SAVASAVA
Artist CMFI ZONE 21
Composer KALEVATI VEISEYAKI MAROROI AU Artist

EXTOL GOSPEL
Composer MAIKELI LIVANI and ARISI TABUA

BEST iTAUKEI SONG
presented by iTAUKEI LAND TRUST BOARD

KO ROSI NI UTOQU
Artist LEBA BOI YAWA E LOMAI NASAU
Composer ETONIA LOTE JNR

SENIKAKALA
Artist NASIO DOMONI
Composer TUVEREA TUAMOTO

ROSI NI WAISILIVA
Artist MALUMU NI TOBU KEI NAVAUKURA
Composer JIOSEVATA VETAUKULA

BEST ENGLISH SONG
presented by VATUVARA PRIVATE

ISLANDS PAUTA
Artist DRIXSTAR
Composer ANDREW BOLAKORO

COMING HOME
Artist NEM & TALEI C
Composers: TALEI DRAUNIBAKA, NEMANI VANUA and PHIL DAKEI
I’M FROM THE WEST COAST
Artist TEAM STAY FOCUSSED
Composers: ISIKELI SAVU, NICKY BAUTAVU and STEVEN VEREAKULA

MOST POPULAR SONG
presented by COMMUNICATIONS FIJI LIMITED
COMING HOME
Artist NEM & TALEI
Composers: TALEI DRAUNIBAKA, NEMANI VANUA and PHIL DAKEI

KO ROSI NI UTOQU
Artist LEBA BOI YAWA E LOMAI NASAU
Composer ETONIA LOTE JNR

SULU TAVOI E CAGINA YAWA
Artist SIMI ROVA
Composer ILIESA BARAVILALA

SENIKAKALA
Artist NASIO DOMONI
Composer TUVEREA TUAMOTO

ROSI NI WAISILIVA
Artist MALUMU NI TOBU KEI NAVAUKURA
Composer: JIOSEVATA VETAUKULA

MOST POPULAR MUSIC VIDEO
presented by GOODMAN FIELDER SAU TIKO

VITI
Artist DRIXSTAR (FEATURING TROPIC THUNDA)
Composer ANDREW BOLAKORO

MY LOVE FOR YOU
Artist CAKAU KEI LOMAI (FEAT. YOUNG DAVIE & KULA KEI ULUIVUYA)
Composer: TAITUSI MAQANATAGANE

COMING HOME
Artist NEM and TALEI
Composers: TALEI DRAUNIBAKA, NEMANI VANUA and PHIL DAKEI

VASITI REKISA
Artist KULA KEI ULUIVUYA
Composer: VILIAME COKANAUTO

HOME
Artist ELENA
Composers: JOYCELYN KARWA, APISALOME TUEKUBU and ELENA BARAVILALA

BEST NEW ARTIST
presented by FIJIAN TEACHERS ASSOCIATION

DRIXSTAR
SULIASI ULUILAKEBA
SENILAGAKALI KEI KOROILAGI

ARTIST OF THE YEAR
presented by FIJI PERFORMING RIGHTS ASSOCIATION

NEM and TALEI
LEBA BOI YAWA E LOMAI NASAU
KULA KEI ULUIVUYA

BEST COMPOSITION
(PREMIER AWARD) presented by TABS INVESTMENTS

SENIKAKALA
Artist NASIO DOMONI
Composer TUVEREA TUAMOTO

ROSI NI WAISILIVA
Artist MALUMU NI TOBU KEI NAVAUKURA
Composer JIOSEVATA VETAUKULA

I’M FROM THE WEST COAST
Artist TEAM STAY FOCUSSED
Composer ISIKELI SAVU, NICKY BAUTAVU and STEVEN VEREAKULA

 

 

Edited by Rusiate Mataika

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