Sterling Gospel Music Awards 2019 -- Royally Supporting Legends

"Highlighting Creativity -- Recognizing talent " are the words used to describe the Sterling Gospel Music Awards. This is a one of a kind event in Jamaica that rewards exceptional contributors to the growing and successful Gospel Music Industry spearheaded by Basillia Barnaby-Cuff former Media personality of Love 101 and UCC Radio.

Last Saturday, the Blue Mountain Suite at the Knutsford Hotel in Kingston was the preferred venue for the event which had its previous home in Manchester. The event saw some of Gospel Music's most popular names in attendance including LtStitchie, Carlene Davis & Tommy Cowan and Kevin Downswell just to name a few. Guests began arriving promptly at 7pm for their chance to walk the red carpet and stayed true to this year's theme of "Royally supporting our Legends" as they were stylishly decked in their Gold and black attire.

As the clock struck 8:39pm the event opened with a tremendous performance from Oshane Mais who thrilled the audience with a powerful performance of his hit single "Forever". Soon after, we were introduced to the M.C of the evening Markland "Action" Edwards who was styled in a navy-blue, paisley printed velvet blazer who got things underway with the first award of the night. Taking home the first award in the category EP of the Year was Jim Radical for his "Higher Calling" EP. The New-York based artiste Kandida was next with a performance that was light-hearted and warmed up the audience with her "Sunshine" performance. Other winners of the night include:

MC Extraordinaire: Ava Blair
Breakout Artiste of the Year: Rhoda Isabella
S.W.I.F.T Award: Image Jamaica
Most Rated Event of the Year: Fun in the Son
Most Rated Radio Program of the Year: Dwight Ross "Barrelman in the Morning"
Caribbean Artiste of the Year: Samuel Milas
International Artiste of the Year: Travis Greene
Video of the Year: Prodigal Son "Light it Up"
Group of the Year: Christopher Gayle ft Dweeno (The Wall)
Collab of the Year: Christopher Gayle ft Dweeno (The Wall)

Breakout Artiste of the Year 2019 Rhoda Isabella gave a powerful old-time meets modern Gospel Music with a medley of popular songs like Blessed Jesus Hold my Hands and her popular single "Still Breathing". Kevin Heath's performance had the audience on their feet as he delivered an energetic spirit filled performance that proved why he was Breakout Artiste for 2018. Rounding of that segment was Rev Ryan Mark known for his uplifting performances that commanded the stage that lead the audience in a spirit-filled worship session. 

The event also honored "foundation" gospel music veterans in Jamaica namely: Joan Flemmings, Sandra Brooks, Papa San, Lt. Stitchie, Carlene Davis, The Grace Thrillers, Shirley Willis and Martin's Heritage.

Gospel Music veteran Lt. Stitchie closed the show

Sterling Music Awards was a wholesome musical event with great blessings that was fit for the entire family and was a great success! We are definitely looking forward to the next staging!

Our very own talented Photographer Maurice Tucker won the S.W.I.F.T Award for his brand Image Jamaica and also provided Photography coverage of the event which you will see below.

To book the Award Winning Image Jamaica | Please call 876-297-0002 

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