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[GOSPEL NEWS] VIGA Music Awards Announces New Innovations Ahead of 2020

Apart from recognizing the efforts of gospel musicians in Uganda and other African countries, the VIGA Music Awards committee has announced intentions of introducing new programs aimed at engaging, unifying and equipping the gospel industry.

In a statement sent to Uganda Christian News, the committee said the awards will in 2020 run under the theme ‘A new beginning’, in reference to their move into a new decade.

“God has given VIGA new innovations,” the statement continued.

Among the new programs they hope to have is the Artists Prayer Day.

Others are a Worship Gathering which will be a monthly evening of Praise & Worship, and then ‘Young Talents Advancing in God’ (Y-TAG), a monthly youth inspirational entertainment event.

The committee said these new inventions will feature mainly the VIGA Awards winners and nominees.

Moving on, the statement said artists in the ‘New artists category’ will be strictly from the VIGA Academy Talent search and other talent search activities the industry witnessed in 2019.

VIGA Music Awards 2020 season launched

The statement also served as a launch of the 2020 season which involves submitting nominations and public voting.

The awarding gala is scheduled for 16thMay, 2020 at the Kampala Serena Hotel, “featuring a surprise popular international artist among others.”

The VIGA 2020 season’ activities will run as follows;

Open registrations and Nominations – November 2019 – Febraury 2020 Nominees unveiling – March 2020
Nominees Boot camp – April 2020
Public voting – March- May 2020
VIGA 2020 Grand Finale – 16th May, 2020

“Nomination proposals are submitted by a panel comprising of media practitioners and music professionals & Executives. However, VIGA also gives room for any artists and/or their representatives to submit their works through the open registrations which are censored and incorporated,” the statement said. “We recognize the efforts of every gospel artist that contributed to the good music we witnessed in 2019.”

CATEGORIES

  1. Song Writer of the year
  2. Videographer of the year
  3. Audio Producer of the year
  4. Musician/Instrumentalist of the year
  5. Dancer/Dance group of the year
  6. DJ/VJ of the year
  7. Choir Category
  8. Acapella Category
  9. Traditional Category
  10. RnB-Jazz-Soul-Country Category
  11. Techno-House- Funkie-Rock Category
  12. Reggae Category
  13. Hip-hop/Rap Category
  14. Dancehall/Ragga Category
  15. Afropop/Zouk/Kwaito Category
  16. Afri-style/Soukous/Kadongo kamu Category
  17. African Song/Artist of the year
  18. East African Song/Artist of the year
  19. Special entity Song/Artist of the year
  20. Diaspora Song/Artist of the year
  21. Junior category
  22. New/Upcoming/Rising talent
  23. Eastern Artist of the year category
  24. Western Artist of the year category
  25. Northern Artist of the year category
  26. Male Artist of the year category
  27. Female Artist of the year category
  28. Breakthrough Artist
  29. Best Dual/Band/Group
  30. Collaboration Song/Artists of the year
  31. Exceptional Social theme Song/Artist of the year
  32. Video of the year
  33. Praise/Worship Song/Artist of the year
  34. Gospel Legends Award
  35. Merit Award
  36. Humanitarian Award
  37. Most supporting T.V personality/station of the year
  38. Most supporting Radio personality/station of the year
  39. Most supporting Print media personality/company of the year
  40. Most supporting Social media personality/platform of the year

Source : UGCN

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