On the 21st of November 2018, ELIWORLD recognised an exceptional lineup of creative minds behind music production, business and distribution over 25 categories at the 4th edition of THE BEATZ AWARDS tagged ‘THE QUADRANT’.
The ceremony, hosted by Award winning music comedian, KennyBalq, held at the Shell Hall, Muson centre in Lagos, Nigeria.
This year, THE BEATZ AWARDS celebrated her fourth year of impactful journey towards rewarding those at the background of music production, business and distribution. More than ever, THE BEATZ AWARDS continues to address and support the creative minds that make the Nigerian music industry excel.
Host Kennyblaq, in his usual creative self, delivered a rib cracking performance that kept the audience entertained.
Popular producer fondly known as ‘Shabalistical’ AKA Killertunes was the biggest winner of the night with threeawards for AFRO BEAT PRODUCER OF THE YEAR, AFRO HIGHLIFE PRODUCER OF THE YEAR, PRODUCER OF THE YEAR for the songs NOWO by DJ SPINALL , YEBA BY KIZZ DANIEL, BABA BY DJ SPINALL FT KIZZ DANIEL respectively.
Following closely is the multi-talented Johnny Drille, who carted away with the awards for AFRO ROCK PRODUCER OF THE YEAR and AFRO SOUL PRODUCER OF THE YEAR for his songs AWA LOVE and HALLELUYAfeaturing Simi.
One of the highlights of the show was when the award category for the “OAP OF THE YEAR” was announced – a usually energetic DO2DTUN was visibly shaken while receiving the award from Music Magnet. DO2DTUN pay tribute to fellow OAP Tosyn Bucknor who sadly passed away early this week.
In addition to all of these must-see moments, the complete list of “THE BEATZ AWARDS” 2018 winners is:
AFRO POP PRODUCER OF THE YEAR
AFRO BEAT PRODUCER OF THE YEAR
AFRO R&B PRODUCER OF THE YEAR
AFRO HIP-HOP PRODUCER OF THE YEAR
AFRO HIGHLIFE PRODUCER OF THE YEAR
AFRO ROCK PRODUCER OF THE YEAR
AFRO SOUL PRODUCER OF THE YEAR
AFRO DANCEHALL PRODUCER OF THE YEAR
AFRO GOSPEL PRODUCER OF THE YEAR
PRODUCER OF THE YEAR
MIXING & MASTERING ENGINEER OF THE YEAR
MUSIC VIDEO DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR
CHOREOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR
SONG WRITER OF THE YEAR
NEW DISCOVERY PRODUCER OF THE YEAR
MALE DJ OF THE YEAR
FEMALE DJ OF THE YEAR
ENTERTAINMENT TVSTATION AWARD (TERRESTRIAL) OF THE YEAR
ENTERTAINMENT TVSTATION AWARD (CABLE) OF THE YEAR
RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR
OAP OF THE YEAR
ARTIST MANAGER OF THE YEAR
RECORD LABEL OF THE YEAR
BLOG OF THE YEAR
ONLINE MUSIC PLATFORM OF THE YEAR