PMFA 2017: Progress, Usimeke, Dj Peejay, Lybra, Sagas, Spydaman & More Top Nominations. See Full List


After the unveiling of the 2017 edition of the Paradise Music Festival and Awards in Uyo two months ago (click if you missed), also known as the “Akwa-Cross Edition” which saw the event kick off activities for its fourth season, organisers had opened up the nomination portal to the public to nominate their favourite artiste who they wish to win the award.

With the hundreds of nominations collated and narrowed down to a final list of 62 for the 15 award categories, new sensation Progress Effiong leads the pack with 5 nominations, while rising female act, Usimeke Usoroh, Lybra and DJ Peejay tie with 3 nominations each. Spydaman, Challex and Sagas also go head to head with 2 nominations each.

Paradise Music Festival and Awards is billed to hold in Calabar on the 12th of November 2017.

See full list of nominations below:


New Discovery of the year

  • Gwayne
  • Beetovin
  • Young Bone
  • Usimeke Usoroh
  • Snookie
  • Progress Effiong


Song of the year

  • “Skama” by Gwayne
  • “Skwinik” by Okpo Records Gang
  • “Dey dia de wait” by Young Bone)
  • ‘Toju’ by Usimeke
  • “Fresh Fish” by DJ Peejay
  • “Amen” by Progress Effiong


Album of the Year

  • Love Again (Ekanem Esu)
  • Obong Ekpe (Shanky)
  • Nayme Harvey (TRAIM EP)


Female Artiste of the Year

  • Ekanem Esu
  • Envy
  • Pretty Brown
  • Usimeke
  • Rock-Nana
  • Eka


Rap/ Hip hop Artiste of the Year

  • Upper X
  • Icebox
  • Sagas
  • Ikpa Udo


Gospel Artiste of the Year

  • Ekanem Esu
  • Simeon Douglas
  • Josuha Eyo
  • Bobby Friga
  • Progress Effiong
  • Emem Baseda


DJ of the year

  • DJ Young money
  • DJ MPD
  • DJ Ritzy
  • DJ Peejay


Song writer of the year

  • Fada Kane
  • Real Pee Ajaba
  • Usimeke
  • Progress Effiong


OAP of the year

  • Duke Emmanuel (Hit fm)
  • Double I (Fad Fm)
  • Geoff Q (Inspiration FM)
  • Slow Ice (Planet Radio)


Music producer of the year

  • Teddy Bantty
  • Dr. Ritzy
  • 8Notes
  • Progress Effiong


Video of the year           

  • “No Changes” by Challex Da Boss
  • “Tush” by Mreal
  • “Mayowa” by Patrick Shadow
  • “Sosongho” by Sagas ft David Whytsax
  • “Rise of the Kings” by Don X ft. Dikans & D’Zaya
  • “Bendoyong” by Wonderland


Reggae Dancehall artiste of the year

  • Spydaman
  • Sylva
  • Lybra
  • Pope Don-X


Music blogger of the year

  • 247xclusive
  • carliswag
  • crudemsik
  • Hypestationng
  • Lyrical4Ces
  • SouthJamz


Collabo of the year

  • Spydaman ft Endia – No Gberaga
  • Challex ft Idris – No Changes
  • Ikpa Udo ft Magnito – Ayakid
  • Lybra ft MC Galaxy – Baby Tomato


Pop Song of the Year

  • “Like that” by Tshawn
  • “Tonight” by Samy Jacks
  • “Baby Tomato” by Lybra ft Mc Galaxy
  • “Fresh Fish” by Dj Peejay ft Lybra


Visit www.thepmfa.com for more event details.

Written by Prince Simeon

Goldenchyld is the Head Publicist and Blogger at Hypestation Nigeria. He has interest that cuts across lifestle, tech, music and other things that affect everyday living. Follow him on Twitter @goldenchylduno and @goldenchyld_ on Instagram


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