Bahamas Gospel Music Awards to host nominee-reveal event

Bahamas Gospel Music Awards to host nominee-reveal event
This combination of photos shows Bahamas Gospel Music Awards (BGMA) Nominee Release hosts Gandhi Pinder (left) and DJ Godson.

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — With the Bahamas Gospel Music Awards (BGMA) well on its way, just two months shy from the award date, the official BGMA Nominee Release will be held on Monday, April 12, at 8pm on Elev8tion Now via Facebook.

The event will be hosted by DJ Godson and Gandhi Pinder, and feature performances by DJ Councilor, Latasha Taylor, Antonio Rolle and Leonardo Evans.

Latasha Taylor.

Travis Edgecombe, BGMA CEO, said: “We are pleased with the overwhelming support from the gospel community, with over 150 submissions from various gospel artists throughout the country. Finally, we have been able to narrow down the nominees for each category to six and we are looking forward to June 12th.”

DJ Councilor.

The various categories includes: Artist of the Year, Male Artist of the Year, Female Artist of the Year, Hip-Hop Artist of the Year, Song of the Year, Junkanoo/Rake ‘n’ Scrape Song of the Year, Traditional Gospel Song of the Year, Contemporary Song of the Year, Music Video of the Year, Producer of the Year, Album of the Year and more.

Viewers will be allowed publicly to vote for Radio Personality of the Year and Radio Station of the Year.

Special Honorary Award recipients will be Gospel Hip-Hop Artist Najie Dun for the Trailblazer Award and The Bahamas’ top gospel ensemble, Shaback, for the Lifetime Achievement Award.

Leonardo Evans.

The BGMA is asking the gospel community to register in its Gospel Music Academy, becoming a voting member to assist in choosing one winner for each category. The cost is $25.

Antonio Rolle.

The inaugural award show will be hosted live on Saturday, June 12, 2021 at 8pm, hosted by comedian Jaquay Adderley and news reporter Jillian Gray. Adhering to COVID protocols, the award show will be virtual and feature performances by top gospel artists.

For more information, visit BGMA’s social media platforms on Facebook (The Bahamas Gospel Music Awards-BGMA) and Instagram (bgma242) or contact Edgecombe at 813-8397 or