Ikirezi Group Lts, the official organisers of Salax music awards in Rwanda on 15th January 2012 announced nominees for the 4th edition slated for 31st March 2012 at Petit Stade in Remera, Kigali City.
The nominations were carried out by showbiz journalists from various media institutions in the country.
Speaking to Tukabyine.com, Mike Karangwa, the Chairman of Ikirezi Group said that it was important for showbiz journalists to conduct the nominations as they are well conversant with the artistes.
The main categories will include Male Artiste of the Year, Female Artist of the Year, Upcoming Artiste of the Year, Gospel Artiste of the Year, Song of the Year and Traditional Artist of the Year.
Male Artiste of the Year
Female Artiste of the Year
Group of the Year
Hip-hop Artiste of the Year
Afrobeat Artiste of the Year
R&B/Pop Artiste of the Year
Upcoming Artiste of the Year
Gospel Artiste of the Year
The Blessed Sisters
Audio Producer of the Year
Lick lick (Unlimitted Records & The Focus Production)
Clement Ishimwe (Kina Music)
Junior (Line-Up Studio & Bridge Records)
Pastor P (Narrow Road Studio & Rafiki Records)
Video Director of the Year
Bernard (The Zone)
Gilbert K. (The Benjamins)
Arnauld (Arnold Films)
Meddy Saleh (Press it)
Song of the Year
“Aho Ruzingiye” by Kamishi
“Bella” by Dream Boys feat Kitoko
“Mumutashye” by Dream Boys feat Jay Polly
“Twanze gutoberwa amateka” by Kizito Mihigo
Traditional Artiste of the Year
Best Video Clip of the Year
“Warambeshye” by Kamishi
“Umfatiye runini” by Urban Boys
“Bella” by Dream Boys feat. Kitoko
“Inshuti” by Danny feat. Knowles
Album of the Year
“Umuvandimwe” by King James
“Umugabirwa” by Kamishi
“Igicaniro” by Rider Man
“Iwacu” by Jay Polly
The public will soon start to vote for their favourite artistes through SMS.
Some of the criteria for selecting a nominee were as follows: the artiste/group must be Rwandan, whose studio work was produced between January1— December 2011; their songs must not have featured in the previous editions.
SALAX Awards are intended to honour the most successful artistes in Rwanda’s music industry.
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