On the 21st of November 2018, ELIWORLD recognized an exceptional lineup of creative minds behind music production, business and distribution over 25 categories at the 4th edition of The Beatz Awards tagged ‘The Quadrant’.
The ceremony, hosted by Award-winning music comedian, KennyBalq, held at the Shell Hall, Muson center in Lagos, Nigeria.
This year, The Beatz Awards celebrated her fourth year of an impactful journey towards rewarding those at the background of music production, business, and distribution.
Host Kennyblaq, in his usual creative self, delivered a rib-cracking performance that kept the audience entertained.
Popular producer fondly known as ‘Shabalistical’ AKA Killertunes was the biggest winner of the night with three awards for AFRO BEAT PRODUCER OF THE YEAR, AFRO HIGHLIFE PRODUCER OF THE YEAR, PRODUCER OF THE YEAR for the songs NOWO by DJ SPINALL, YEBA by KIZZ DANIEL, BABA by DJ SPINALL FT KIZZ DANIEL respectively.
Following closely is the multi-talented Johnny Drille, who went home with the awards for AFRO ROCK PRODUCER OF THE YEAR and AFRO SOUL PRODUCER OF THE YEAR for his songs AWA LOVE and HALLELUYA featuring Simi.
One of the highlights of the show was when the award category for the “OAP OF THE YEAR” was announced – a usually energetic Do2dtun was visibly shaken while receiving the award from Music Magnet. Do2dtun paid tribute to media personality, Tosyn Bucknor, who passed away early this week.
AFRO-POP PRODUCER OF THE YEAR: Spellz
AFROBEAT BEAT PRODUCER OF THE YEAR: Killertunes
AFRO R&B PRODUCER OF THE YEAR: Leriq
AFRO HIP-HOP PRODUCER OF THE YEAR: Demsa
AFRO HIGHLIFE PRODUCER OF THE YEAR: Killertunes
AFRO ROCK PRODUCER OF THE YEAR: Johnny Drille
AFRO SOUL PRODUCER OF THE YEAR: Johnny Drille
AFRO DANCEHALL PRODUCER OF THE YEAR: Micon Beatz
AFRO GOSPEL PRODUCER OF THE YEAR: SMJ
PRODUCER OF THE YEAR: Killertunes
MIXING & MASTERING ENGINEER OF THE YEAR: Simi
MUSIC VIDEO DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR: Unlimited LA
CHOREOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR: Don Flexx
SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR: Adekunle Gold
NEW DISCOVERY PRODUCER OF THE YEAR: Northboi
MALE DJ OF THE YEAR: DJ Spinall
FEMALE DJ OF THE YEAR: DJ Cuppy
ENTERTAINMENT TV STATION AWARD (TERRESTRIAL) OF THE YEAR: Silverbird Television
ENTERTAINMENT TVSTATION AWARD (CABLE) OF THE YEAR: Soundcity TV
RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR: Souncity FM
OAP OF THE YEAR: Do2Dtun
ARTIST MANAGER OF THE YEAR: Asa Asika
RECORD LABEL OF THE YEAR: DMW
BLOG OF THE YEAR: BellaNaija
ONLINE MUSIC PLATFORM OF THE YEAR: 9jaFlaver