The fourth edition of the Music & Entertainment Gospel Awards (aka MEGA Awards) will hold November 20, 2016 at the main auditorium of NECA House, Alausa, Ikeja.
Iretunde Akintunde-Johnson, a member of the MEGA Central Working Committee, CWC, announced this in a statement issued Friday. The statement said musical works submitted by artistes are currently being screened by the a Body of Judges.
The judges are named: Revd. Ekpeyong Bassey (Karis Band); Laolu Akintobi (aka Laolu Akins, ace producer/music advocate); Pastor Paul Tao El-Shaddai (veteran instrumentalist/producer); Evang. Tolu Gaye (ex-A&R Mgr, EMI);. Funmi Onabolu (GMD, Cosse Group); Broda Martyns.
Others are Amos McRoy Jegg (recording artistes/ministers); Muyiwa Majekodunmi (of famed Jazzville/Praiseville concerns); Pastor Uche Chikwendu (youth/music minister); Gloria Rhodes (of Steve Rhodes Voices fame), Pastor Abayomi Oladiji (Regional Coordinator, RCCG Drama), etc.
“Nigerian lovers of gospel music will soon have the opportunity of voting for their favorites pre-nominated in at least 13 award categories, including artiste and best new artiste of the year, inspirational song, music video, etc. Voting starts onMonday, October 17, 2016 on two platforms only: the website of the awards (www.megawards.org) and our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/MEGAwards). Voting ends few days before the awards night”, the statement added.
MEGA had held three previous editions at The Haven Event Centre, GRA,
MEGA’s first statement in 2016 was the successful organisation of the first Winners’ Concert and Dinner Gala. It was a spectacular night of camaraderie and quality music, featuring Kenny K’ore, Eben, Mike Abdul, Cute Sagay, Psalmos, Aimee, Da’son and Ify Chukwu.