MS Promotion in collaboration with B-Master Productions is preparing to stage the maiden Soninkara Music Award slated for 9th May 2014 at the Alliance Franco along Kairaba Avenue. The main objective of the musical award is to scout and nurture music talents from within the Sarahule community, in order to promote their participation in the Gambian music industry.
The musical award night is going to be deeply contested by six (6) upcoming Sarahule music artists namely M. Sarjo, Sillah Ego, Soninke Camara, Kaira Boy, Sora Man and Devil Killer. All of these contestants would compete in different categories such as; the best artist of the year, best music video, best song, best performance, and best fair-play artist.
There would also be a special attraction of various guest artists from both home and abroad. The event will also showcase cultural displays by different groups including comedians, dancers and storytellers.
Speaking to What’s On ahead of the event, Muhammed Saho, head of the organizing committee for the Soninkara Music Award said Africell is the main sponsor of the event. He also said a voting system is available for the fans to vote for their music favorites on 7837. “Music fans can send the names of their stars to 7837 to vote for them,” Mr. Saho revealed. He also said an online voting system is also available for the fans to vote on the internet.
According to Muhammed Saho, individual tickets is D150, VIP is D300 and that winners, runners-up and 3rd place awardees will receive a cash price of D25, 000, D15, 000, and D10, 000 respectively.
For his part, Bolanle Ekanoye, who goes by the sobriquet B-Master, producer/promoter and Sound Engineer at Africell, called on all music enthusiasts to turn out in their large numbers and support the event. According to him, there would be surprise packages for the artist amongst them is the opportunity to produce song(s ) with B-Master Production.
Author: Mohammed Lamin Gassama