Don Jazzy Honoured with Lifetime Achievement Award
By Dipo Omoware
It was a fabulous night as the Beatz Award celebrated beat makers and other music professionals for its 5th edition at the Shell Hall, Muson Centre in Onikan, Lagos.
The award ceremony honouring contributors to the music other than performing artistes announced winners for 25 voting categories and 4 honourary (non-voting) awards on the night.
Popular musician Dr Sid was the host for the night and he had the crowd roaring with laugh at many points of the show. Comedic performances were also in abundance as Ovi Godwin, Deeone, Omo Baba and other comedians took the stage at intervals. Musicians were also not left out as upcoming acts K-town and Badman Flash thrilled the audience with their tunes.
Don Jazzy stole the show however when he announced that from next year, he would support the New Discovery Producer award with N1 million. This was after he was honoured with the Lifetime Achievement Award for his contribution to the Nigerian music industry and the award was renamed Don Jazzy New Discovery Producer award.
Other winners on the night were Johnny Drille who picked up the award for Songwriter of the Year and Afro Rock Producer of the Year, DJ Cuppy for Female DJ of the year, DMW was Record label of the year and Unlimited LA picked up the Music Video Director of the Year award.
Here is the full list of winners:
Afro Pop Producer of the Year - Cracker Mallo
Afro Beat Producer of the Year - Kel P Vibes
Afro R&B Producer of the Year - Killertunes
Afro Hip-Hop Producer of the Year - Rexxie
Afro Highlife Producer of the Year - Orbeat
Afro Rock Producer of the Year - Johnny Drille
Afro Soul Producer of the Year - Seyikeyz
Afro Dancehall Producer of the Year - Kel P Vibes
Afro Gospel Producer of the Year - Skerzbeat
Producer of the Year - Kel P Vibes
Mixing & Mastering Engineer of the Year - STG
Music Video Director of the Year - Unlimited LA
Choreographer of the Year - Don Flex
Songwriter of the Year - Johnny Drille
New Discovery Producer of the Year - Ozedikus
Male DJ of the Year - DJ Spinall
Female DJ of the Year - DJ Cuppy
Entertainment TV Station Award (terrestrial) of the Year - Silverbird Television
Entertainment TV Station Award (cable) of the Year - MTV Base
Radio Station of the Year - Soundcity Radio
OAP of the Year - Moet Abebe
Artist Manager of the Year - Asa Asika
Record label of the Year - DMW
Blog of the Year - Bellanaija
Online Music Platform of the Year - Tooxclusive