Male Artiste of the Year
Here are the biography's of this years nominees
LawdGad – The Emerging Dancehall Artist In The UK era
Known as quite an unconventional way of creating songs, Jamaican music is quite a hit, but it’s not everyone’s cup of tea, especially with all the separate components and riddims. However, LawdGad is a well-known dancehall artist hailing from St. Thomas Jamaica, who is currently living in the vibrant city of Birmingham, UK. He was born on 3rd July 1994 at the Princess Margaret Hospital in St. Thomas Jamaica.
From his early years, he showed great passion and attractiveness towards music. To begin with, he was always inspired by dancehall/reggae, soul, Rnb, and hip hop. It wouldn’t be wrong to say that his passion for music was elevated by listening to Alkaline, Popcorn, Skillibeng, Intense, and Vybz Kartel (yup, he was always into these big names).
Coming to the point of his talent, LawdGad has a firm grasp on music delivery while his witty punchlines curate a conscious feel and spontaneous vibes into his music.
Hailing from the heart of Harlesden, North West London, “The Fresh Prince of Harlesden” aka “BIG ZEEKS” is an independent, universal dancehall lyrists, who is an undisputed, talented artist whom consistently sets the bar high with continuous growth and versatility.
Firmly cementing his place as a pivotal figure within UK dancehall music with hits: #Happy, YO, It’s a lot of money, BIG ZEEKS has built much of his notoriety by building a cult following, bridging the gap between UK Rap and Jamaican Dancehall merged to create a sub-genre: UK Dancehall.
BIG ZEEKS has gained much of his notoriety by building a sound reputation working with some of the most critically acclaimed artists such as Dexta Daps, Chronic Law, Spice, Shenseea, Kranium, Rygin King and WSTRN (to name a few).
His roaring talent has allowed him to sell out his own headline shows, toured the world as a supporting act globally, and had the amazing opportunity of performing at various international festivals including Texas’ infamous festival SXSW. Not only is Big Zeeks building an organic following, he has managed to accumulate over 2,000,000 streams on Spotify alone with the continuity of numbers rising daily.
His music is tasteful, meaningful and upbeat. Marrying the harmony of Reggae to the uptempo rhythms of Dancehall, you have DUBBI.
Born Marvin Lee Scott, DUBBI is from the Kingston 11 and 13 vicinity in Jamaica. He was inspired to pursue his dream in music; having been brought up in a household filled with joy. Chisholm Avenue which was one of the biggest Danchall area in Kingston Jamaica is where it all started. DUBBI had dreams of not only becoming a reggae star, but conforming as a song writer.
Singer/songwriter DUBBI exudes talent. In an era where the music industry has a lot of tough competition, we admire how DUBBI strives to work his own way, bringing an invigorating take on music and producing some of his own lyrics.
The power of social network has opened up the prominence posterns for DUBBI's career to take off.
DUBBI has taken criticism positively- never letting them put him off his DREAMS. As he laughs in the face of his past, his future in music will be positive.
I Am Graft
Graft, winner of MOBO Unsung and BBC Three’s The Rap Game UK, has propelled himself to national recognition for his unwavering sense of self and musical talent.
Hailing from the vibrant city of Leeds, Graft takes inspiration from genre’s such as Neo Soul, Hip Hop and Alternative Rap. Graft’s topical and poetic approach to songwriting has seen him grace the stage at the acclaimed Reading and Leeds Festival, and has collaborated with esteemed brands such as Adidas, Virgin Media, Boohoo and Leeds United.
Now with this national acclaim, Graft prepares for the release of his highly anticipated EP, out later this year. With his raw talent and unwavering drive, Graft is unquestionably poised to become one of the most thrilling and influential musicians in the global music scene!
The Jamaican Reggae & Dancehall artist BeeNiice has grown over the years and continues to hone his skills as an entertainer, singer, and songwriter.
Currently residing in the UK BeeNiice has performed alongside influential and credited artists such as Spice at (Sting London), Maxie Priest at (Simmer Down Festival) & Luciano at (Jamaica In The Square).
BeeNiice has also performed at Made festival ones of the uk most popular events which featured top U.K acts such as AJ Tracy, Ms Banks, Vital, PA Salieu, alongside this he has also opened for established artist such as Labrinth, X Factor Winners Little Mix & Amelia Lilly at LG arena in the UK.
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Collin muir aka stanna nittchie a reggae artist and also a chef born and raised in Jamaica and migrate to the Uk 2016
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