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|Bassey & Coco Ice|
The first edition of the highly anticipated City People Music Awards held in Lagos amidst glitz and glamour on Sunday, August 6, 2017 at 10 Degrees Events Centre, Oregun, Ikeja, Lagos, and it sure was a gathering of the crème de la crème of the Nigerian entertainment industry. Your one and only Isale Eko Chick was at the event anchored by the duo of popular Nigerian rapper Rugged Man, and TVC presenter, Honey Pot, and this right here was exactly how it went down:
RUGGED MAN AND HONEYPOT HELD IT DOWN IN GRAND-STYLE
The hosts of the ceremony, Rugged Man and Honey Pot looked really good together on stage.The duo thrilled the audience as they started off, throwing banters at each other before calling on the Publisher of City People Magazine, Dr. Seye Kehinde, to give his welcome address.
SEYE KEHINDE’S WELCOME ADDRESS
The Publisher of City People Magazine, Dr. Seye Kehinde welcomed everybody to the event before noting that the music part had been separated from the hitherto City People Entertainment Awards, which he said was to give room for more genres of music to compete for awards. He added that preparations have commenced for the movie part of the Entertainment Awards.
FIRST SET OF AWARDS PRESENTED BY BIODUN AND RADEKE KUPOLUYI
To present the first set of awards were media personality, Mr. Biodun Kupoluyi and his pretty wife, Radeke, They presented the Fuji Artiste of the Year Award, which was won by Sule Alao Malaika, Life Time Achievement Awards which went to ace broadcaster Femi Sowolu and the legendary Queen Salawa Abeni .
|Queen Salawa Abeni|
SALAWA ABENI PERFORMS WITH SON
Queen Salawa Abeni’s hip-hop artiste son, Big Sheff, joined her on stage after she picked up her Life Time Achievement Award and together they gave a beautiful performance of her “Gentle Lady Ni Mi” song to the delight of the audience.
BIG BROTHER NAIJA EX-HOUSE MATES, COCO ICE, GIFTY, URIEL AND BASSEY RECOGNIZED
Big Brother Naija ex-housemates, Coco Ice, Gifty, Uriel and Bassey who were in attendance were called on stage together to receive recognition awards presented by Biodun Kupoluyi and his wife. Coco Ice performed before exiting the stage.
PRESENTATION OF SECOND SET OF AWARDS
Veteran actor, Patrick Doyle and Hon. Hadijat Oladapo were invited on stage to present the second set of awards. They presented the Special Recognition Award for the Best Long Standing Group/Duo, which was picked up by Adex of Artquake, Kennis Radio got Lifetime Achievement Awards for its contribution to the growth of the Nigerian music industry. Kenny Ogungbe however pointed out that the Lifetime Achievement Award was his first ever. A Special Recognition Award went to Dotun Omotoye, and Chris Ubosi got a Lifetime Achievement Award. The Most Outstanding Music Institution Award went to COSON, Pillar of Music Award was given to Chief Tony Okoroji, Female On Air Personality of The Year Award was won by DJ Butter, Television Station With Best Music Content (Cable) went to AMC and the Music Legend Award went to Majek Fashek, who picked it up before giving a thrilling performance which rounded up the second set of awards. Daniella, a female hip-hop artiste, performed immediately after him.
TIWA SAVAGE, NINIOLA, AND URIEL DIDN’T COME TO PLAY
Tiwa Savage who won the artiste of the year award was effortlessly stylish in her Bodak Yellow outfit, made by Funke Adepoju. ‘Maradona’crooner, Niniola served some major fashion goals on the red carpet. And did former Big Brother Naija housemate Uriel who is fast becoming a fashion icon on social media come to slay? She was gorgeously dressed and sure tuned a few heads!
RUKAYAT GAWAT WAS A DELIGHT TO WATCH
Popular Islamic artiste, Rukayat Gawat stormed the awards ceremony with her band and gave a remarkable performance on stage after receiving her award. She won the Islamic Artiste of the Year Award. Gospel/Juju artiste, Lanre Teriba, better known as 'Atorise' dished out the final performance of the night which was totally on point.
Some of the dignitaries and celebrities at the City People Magazine Music Awards 2017 include:
|Tiwa Savage & Tony Okoroji|
Kenny Ogungbe, Tiwa Savage, Femi Sowolu, Muma Gee, Tony Okoroji, Ruggedman, Ras Kimono, Kenny Saint Best, Essence, Niniola, Madam Kofo, Omo Jesu, Lanre Teriba, Sule Alao Malaika, Uriel Oputa, Coco Ice, Gifty, and Bassey of Big Brother Naija.
Full list of winners after the jump
1 Music Artiste Of The Year (Male)
2. Music Artiste Of The Year (Female)
3. Record Label Of The Year
4. Music Producer Of The Year
5. Music Video Director Of The Year
6. Music Website Of The Year
7. Best Collabo Of The Year
No Forget (Adekunle GOLD/Simi)
8. Popular Song Of The Year
9. Street Music Of The Year
Penalty (Small Doctor)
10. Album Of The Year
Gold (Adekunle Gold)
11. Music Manager Of The Year
12. DJ Of The Year (Male)
13. DJ Of The Year (Female)
14. Most Promising Act Of The Year
15. Best New Act Of The Year
16. Revelation Of The Year
17. Rookie Of The Year
18. Most Enterprising Artiste Of The Year
19. South-South Musician Of The Year
20. Best Music Cover Of The Year (Indigenous)
Mayorkun – Tonight (a Nonso Amadi Cover)
21. Best Music Cover Of The Year (International)
Terry Apala – Shape Of You (Ed Sheeran Cover)
22. RnB Artiste Of The Year
23. Rap/Hip-Hop ArtistE Of The Year
24. Juju Artiste Of The Year
25. Fuji Artiste Of The Year
26. Jazz Artiste Of The Year
27. Reggae/Dancehall ArtistE Of The Year
28. Gospel Artiste Of The Year
29. Islamic Artiste Of The Year
30. Alternative Artiste Of The Year
31. Apala Artiste of the Year
32. Music Band Of The Year
33. Radio Station With Best Nigerian music Content Award (Indigenous)
34. Radio Station With Best Nigerian music Content Award (Urban)
35. Television Station With Best Music Content Award (Terrestrial)
36. Television Station With Best Music Content Award (Cable)
37. Online Television With Best Music Content award
38. Online Radio With Best Music Content award
39. Male On Air Personality of the Year
Dotun (Cool FM)
40. Female On Air Personality of the Year
DJ Butter (Kennis FM)
41. Best Music Programme On Television award
42. VJ Of The Year
43. Comedian Of The Year
1. Chief Tony Okoroji – The Pillar Of Music Award
2. Mr. Innocent 2baba Idibia – Music Industry Giant Award
3. Majek Fashek – Music Legend Award
In Honour Of Your 30 Years In Music
4. Copy Right Society of Nigeria (COSON) – Most Outstanding Music Institution Award
5. Mr. Kenny Ogungbe – Lifetime Achievement Award for your remarkable contributions to the growth of the Music Industry.
6. Mr. Femi Sowoolu – Lifetime Achievement Award for your remarkable contributions to the growth of the Music Industry.
7. Tajudeen Adepetu – Lifetime Achievement Award for your remarkable contributions to the growth of the Music Industry.
8. Mr. Chris Ubosi – Lifetime Achievement Award for your remarkable contributions to the growth of the Music Industry.
9. Mr. Kenny Ogungbe – Lifetime Achievement Award for your remarkable contributions to the growth of the Music Industry.
10. Queen Salawa Abeni – Lifetime Achievement Award for your remarkable contributions to the growth of the Music Industry.
11. Mr. Dotun Omotoye – Special Recognition Award for your remarkable
contributions to the growth of the Entertainment Industry.
12. Artquake – Special Recognition Award for Best Long serving Music Group in Nigeria.
13. Akiin Shuga – Special Recognition Award for your remarkable
contributions to the growth of the Music Industry.
14. Jude MI Abaga – Special Recognition Award for celebrating 10 years on stage in the Music Industry.