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Tuesday, April 23, 2013

The FIRST African Global DJ Awards to take place in Sandton! #AGDAAwards



Johannesburg,  Monday 22nd April – It’s not news that the first and only African DJ awards ceremony ‘African Global DJ Awards’ created to recognize and celebrate the talent of the greatest DJ's in Africa would be held on the 4th of May at the Sandton Convention Centre Johannesburg, South Africa. This event is billed to hold annually.

The awards will focus on celebrating African DJ's in all genre of music, both African and foreign, in a bid to let the world know that the art of DJ’ing is a respected craft with world-wide impact.  Organized by Africans for Africans, home and abroad, this event aims to put this amazing continent at the forefront of entertainment.


The DJ's are nominated in sixteen categories including a category for the females. There are also 3 surprise awards for the night The winners will be decided by popular fan votes while lifestyle-show presenter Lerato Kganyago and Ugandan rapper Navio will host the event.

The organizers pulled all stops to make sure that the line-up will set the night ablaze. Expect to see acts from AKA (SA) | M.I (NG) | Camp Mulla (KY) | Duncan Mighty (NG) | Efya (GH) | Navio (UG) | Olamide (NG) | Phyno (NG) | Pryse (NG) | R2Bees (GH) | Tear Gas (SA) | Tonto Dike (NG) | Yvonne Nelson (GH).

DJs include: DJ Aludah (UG) | DJ Aly&Fila (Egypt) | DJ Black (GH) | DJ Humility (NG) | DJ Jimmy Jatt (NG) | DJ Joe Mfalme (KY) | DJ Kess (GH) | DJ Neptune (NG) | DJ Oskido (SA) | DJ Soupamodel (US) | DJ Spinall (NG) | DJ Tbo Touch (SA) | DJ Tommy (NG) | DJ Xclusive (NG) | DJ SoulSista (SA) and a host of other acts.  

Before the awards, a lot of opportunities will arise for the fans to interact with their favourite DJs from around the world who have been nominated. Fans and DJs can chat and share pictures via our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/agdaawards), Hangout via googleplus (+agdaawards) and share opinions, pictures and video skits via Twitter (@agdaawards, using the hash-tag #AGDA, Instagram (agdaawards), YouTube (agdaawards) and Keek (agdaawards). Fans can also send in questions or their views regarding the event.

Nominees’ Parties have been held in 3 different cities namely
Accra, Ghana on the 12th of April 2013
Lagos, Nigeria on the 18th of April and
Nairobi Kenya on the 20th of April

Judging from the outcome of these, the gala event and main event promise nothing but the best.

On 3rd May, DJ will get to network and mingle with press at the cocktail dinner session that is to be hosted at the immaculate Maslow Hotel. 

4th May promises to unite Africa at the main event to be held at The Sandton Convention Centre. The Red Carpet will be rolled out and we will be united in music.

The event will have a delayed broadcast on DSTV’s Sound City TV in 44 African countries (not including SA but including every other major market - Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya etc) during the month of May.

Date: May 3rd, 2013
Venue: The Maslow Sun International Hotel, Johannesburg, SA
Time: 7pm
After Party: 10pm
(This event is strictly by invitation)


MAIN EVENT 
African Global DJ Awards!

Date: May 4th, 2013
Venue: Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa
Time: 7pm
After Party
: Taboo Night club: 11pm



The categories and nominees for the awards are:

1. BEST AFRICAN DJ
DJ ALY AND FILA (EGYPT)
DJ FRESH (SOUTH AFRICA)
DJ XCLUSIVE (NIGERIA)
DJ CRÈME DE LA CRÈME (KENYA)
DJ BLACK (GHANA)
DJ OSKIDO (SOUTH AFRICA)

2. BEST DJ MIXTAPE
DJ MIC SMITH (GHANA)
DJ NEPTUNE (NIGERIA)
DJ DEE MONEY (NIGERIA/USA)
DJ WAXY (SOUTH AFRICA)
DJ TBOE TOUCH (SOUTH AFRICA)
DJ KAYWISE (NIGERIA)

3. BEST CLUB DJ
DJ FLAVA (NIGERIA/ML)
DJ ZIMO (NIGERIA/USA)
DJ SHIRU (UGANDA)
DJ SPINALL (NIGERIA)
DJ WAXY (SOUTH AFRICA)
DJ KILLA FINGERS (GHANA)

4. BEST RADIO DJ
DJ JOE MFALME (KENYA)
DJ GARETH CLIFF (SOUTH AFRICA)
DJ BLACK (GHANA)
DJ XCLUSIVE (NIGERIA)
DJ CAISE (NIGERIA)
DJ GLEN LEWIS (SOUTH AFRICA)

5. BEST TV DJ
DJ VINNIE (NIGERIA)
DJ CLEO (SOUTH AFRICA)
DJ SHABSY (NIGERIA)
DJ BILLI OCEAN (GHANA)

6. BEST ARTIST / BAND DJ
DJ TUNEZ (NIGERIA / AWON BOYZ)
DJ SPINALL (NIGERIA/MAVIN)
DJ XCLUSIVE (NIGERIA/EME)
DJ MENSA (GHANA/SAKORDIE)
DJ NEPTUNE (NIGERIA/NAETO C)

7. BEST AFRICAN INTERNATIONAL DJ (FOR AFRICAN DJS NOT RESIDENT IN AFRICA)
DJ ABASS (NG/UK)
DJ AFOO (NG/US)
DJ DEE MONEY (NG/US)
DJ GABE (NG/UK)
DJ ABRANTEE (GH/UK)
DJ RONNIE (GH/US)

8. BEST GLOBAL DJ (FOR NON-AFRICAN DJS)
DJ KHALED
DJ ENUFF
DAVID GUETTA
DJ DEADMAUS
SKRILLEX
TIËSTO

9. BEST AFRO HIP POP/HIP HOP MUSIC DJ
DJ WAXY (SA)
DJ HUMILITY (NG)
DJ XCLUSIVE (NG)
DJ CAISE (NG)
DJ TOMMY (NG)
DJ MISTER

10. BEST KWAITO OR HOUSE MUSIC DJ
DJ FRESH (SA)
DJ EUPHONIK (SA)
DJ KENT (SA)
DJ LULO CAFÉ (SA)
DJ FISTAZ (SA)
DJ GLEN LEWIS (SA)

11. BEST EASTERN AFRICAN DJ
DJ CRÈME DE LA CRÈME (KENYA)
DJ ALUDAH (UGANDA)
DJ JOE MFALME (KENYA)
DJ KUMI (KENYA)
DJ DONNACCIA (KENYA)
DJ JAHAWI (KENYA)

12. BEST SOUTHERN AFRICAN DJ
DJ GESHGROOVE (ZM)
DJ EUPHONIK (SA)
DJ NAVES (SA)
NAKED DJ (SA)
DJ BLACK COFFEE (SA)
DJ SIZWE DLOMO (SA)

13. BEST WESTERN AFRICAN DJ
DJ BLACK (GH)
DJ NEPTUNE (NG)
DJ XCLUSIVE (NG)
DJ CAISE (NG)
DJ MIXMASTER BROWN (NG)
DJ HUMILITY (NG)

14. BEST NORTHERN AFRICAN DJ
DJ ALY AND FILA (EG)
DJ CARLOS (EG)
DJ AMINE AKESBI (MRC)
DJ NOOR EDGE (TUN)
DJ FEEDO (EG)
DJ AKM (AL)

15. BEST FEMALE DJ
DJ NANA (NG)
DJ PIECES (NG/US)
DJ LAMBO (NG)
DJ KESS (GH)
DJ CNDO (SA)
DJ SOUPAMODEL (NG/US)

16. BEST FRANCOPHONE DJ
DJ HI-FA (BN)
DJ COOL (BF)
DJ KOKOB (ET)
DJ MULUKU (IC)
DJ PHILO (IC)
DJ JAKE (BN)

Voting is still on and getting hotter, so make sure you vote for the DJ of your choice through these easy steps:

Go to 
www.agda.co.za or http://www.agda.co.za/votenow.php

Click on the ‘Vote Now’ button on the main tab

 On the voting page, just click on the ‘Vote’ button under the DJ of your choice

Note: Only one vote is allowed per category every 24hours

Issued by Thandy @ Aptitude Consulting
 
For more:
 
South Africa: +2774 308 4737
West Africa: +234 703 380 6858
East/North Africa: +254 726 624 789

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