It was all glitz and glamour at the eight edition of the Beatz Awards, held at Muson Centre in Lagos on Saturday night, where Rema, Bella Naija, DJ YK Mule, and others won awards in different categories.
Fast rising comedian, Akuidolo Orevaoghene, known as Forever, and actress, Alexis Ukpabia, hosted the show, thrilling guests with jokes and entertainment.
The theme of the awards is “The Octave”.
Nigerian rapper and afrobeats star, Divine Ikubor known as Rema, won the best songwriter award.
Disc jokey Nanayate Abedoh, known as DJ Nana, of Universal Music, won the female DJ of the year, while Blaise Beat won the Afro Highlife producer of the year.
MTV Base won the Entertainment Cable of the year, Sliverbird Television won the best award for Entertainment Tv Station of the year and Cool FM won the Radio Station of the year.
The award for Afro Gospel Producer of the year went to music educator and Chief Executive Officer at blueflamemedia21, Wole Adesanya, known as Mr Wols.
For the second time in a roll, the awards for Best Blog of the year went to Bella Naija, a lifestyle, entertainment and fashion website in Africa founded by Uche Eze, while Shuga Band owned by Akinloye Tofowomo, known as Akin Shuga, won the Best Life band award.
Other award winners were, Tosan Wilshare, for Best On-Air Personality, Sean Okeke got Best Artiste Manager of the year, Gorilla Boy won Best Music Video Director.
Saszy Afroshii won the Female Producer of the year, while Magicsticks emerged winner for the Male category.
Marvin Record won the Best Record Label award, AudioMack got the Best Music Streaming Platform and Timi Jay won the Best Mixing and Mastering Engineer.
Also, Mr Soul won Afro Pop producer and Don Jazzy New Discovery Producer of the year consecutively, Afro Hip-Hop producer of the year won by Busy Pluto, Deey Asso emerged the Afro R&B producer of the year while P. Prime got the Afro Beat Producer of the year.
Earlier, the Chief Executive Officer of the Beatz Awards, Elijah John, said it was to recognize and celebrate outstanding achievements of the creative minds behind music production, business, and distribution.
John, who applauded sponsors for believing in Beats Awards, said it is a Nigerian music award show first introduced on Nov. 15, 2015.
“The Nigerian music industry is not just a sound, it is a movement fueled by passion of producers who meticulously craft each note.
“The distributors ensure our melodies reach every ear, executives navigate the industry’s complexities and transform challenges into opportunities.
“The Beatz Awards as a platform takes pride in recognizing the holistic growth of the music industry.
“This is not just about the artists, but the holistic growth of the music industry and the entire ecosystem that breathes life into the melodies we hold dear,” John said.
John noted that there was improvement compared to the seventh edition adding that over 1, 500 entries were received for the 25 categories of the awards.
“For the female producers, we had a good number of turnouts which is quite impressive and for overall, we had over 1, 500 entries for the 25 categories,” he said.
He disclosed that the ninth edition of the awards would come up on Nov. 16, 2024.
Guests were entertained with superlative performances from various music artistes including Nigerian singer and songwriter, Harrysong.