The Sierra Leone DJ’s Union has unveiled its maiden National Music Awards ceremony to recognize outstanding music talents and performing artist, to be held in March at National Stadium.
The National Music Awards was unveiled over the weekend at the Old School Entertainment Complex at Hill Station.
According to the President of the Union, Ibrahim Kalokoh, they aim to genuinely recognize the entertainment industry for their contributions towards the promotion of Mutual Corporation within the society.
He said the union is comprised of Disc Jockeys (DJ’s) journalists and promoters of local music and performing artists , adding that “we have registered with the relevant government departments and agencies” to ensure the smooth running of the union.
Kalokoh added that 25 (twenty- five) categories have been selected for the awards and special recognitions awards will also be available for those that have contributed to the development of the entertainment industry in the country.
He said the awards committee will also provide the public with voting rights through SMS text messages, so as to enable others to contribute towards the selection of the winners.
Mohamed King Milan Bangura, a popular Producer and Presenter of Local Musical show at the SLBC TV and Radio called on corporate institution and the government for sponsorship so as to sustain the initiative. He cautioned that the awards should be fair, transparent and accurate in a bid to get national cohesion and trust.
A member of the Sierra Leone Artist for Peace also endorsed the National Music Awards and pledged their support towards a successful awards ceremony.
Moisa Kekura while launching the National Music Awards pledged Le1m and called on other Sierra Leoneans to support the union, in a bid to recognize music talents in the country.
He said the awards ceremony will also help to promote local artists
By Saidu Bah