Music & Entertainment Gospel Awards (aka MEGA Awards) was launched to recognize and celebrate outstanding performances and exemplary talents in Nigerian gospel music community.
The last three editions held at The Haven Event Centre, GRA, Ikeja, Lagos on Fridays, Nov. 8, 2013, Nov. 14, 2014 and Nov. 20, 2015 respectively. All events were well-received and admirably supported with widespread media coverage.
The fourth annual awards is slated to hold on November 20, 2016. After three glorious seasons at The Haven, this year’s event shall hold at the main auditorium of Alausa, Ikeja-based NECA House edifice.
As usual, early in May, 2016, calls for entries rang out, and submission of entries for screening was even extended up till mid July. The screening committee and Body of Judges have since been mobilized, and working hard to deliver as best as they can.
Our Body of Judges/Screeners include Revd. Ekpeyong Bassey (Karis Band), Mr. Laolu Akintobi (aka Laolu Akins, ace producer/music advocate), Pastor Paul Tao El-Shaddai (veteran instrumentalist/producer), Evang. Tolu Gaye (ex-A&R Mgr, EMI), Mr. Funmi Onabolu (GMD, Cosse Group), Broda Martyns, Amos McRoy Jegg (recording artistes/ministers), Mr. Muyiwa Majekodunmi (of famed Jazzville/Praiseville concerns); Pastor Uche Chikwendu (youth/music minister), Ms Gloria Rhodes (of Steve Rhodes Voices fame), Pastor Abayomi Oladiji (Regional Coordinator, RCCG Drama), etc.
In spite of the dreary economic and political climate of the country, the gospel music industry continues to ferment creatively and produce exquisite blend of entertainment and ministration!
MEGA’s first statement in 2016 was the successful organisation of the first Winners’ Concert and Dinner Gala. It was a spectacular night of camaraderie and quality music, featuring Kenny K’ore, Eben, Mike Abdul, Cute Sagay, Psalmos, Aimee, Da’son and Ify Chukwu.
Incidentally, Nigerian lovers of gospel music will soon have the opportunity of voting for their favorites pre-nominated in at least 13 award categories, including artiste and best new artiste of the year, inspirational song, music video, etc. Voting starts on Monday, October 17, 2016on two platforms only: the website of the awards (www.megawards.org) and our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/MEGAwards). Voting ends few days before the awards night.
For enquiries and details on any issues, please contact organizers via: @tweet_megawards, @mega_awards (Instagram) or WhatsApp 08012223348.
For: Central Working Committee, CWC (MEGA 2016)