The final voting for the Reggae Month IRIE FM Music Awards was done on Thursday in Kingston.
A committee comprising of Industry professionals under the watchful eyes of the auditing firm, HLB Mair Russell attended the over two hour session where the voting took place in 19 categories.
The ballots were counted on Thursday, February 10, by the auditors, and the results are now under lock and key. No one else knows who the winners are.
On Tuesday March 1, some 21 Jamaican entertainers are to be awarded for their work when the “Reggae Month Irie Fm Music Awards” is broadcast live.
The awards which was halted for over a decade, was re–launched on February 9 during Irie Fm’s Wake Up Call and E-Buzz Programmes.
International entertainers Spice and Sean Paul lead the list of nominees with 6 and 5 nominations respectively.
Among some of the major categories are: Album of the Year, Deejay of the Year and Song of the Year.
Album of the Year saw the likes of Masicka’s “438”, Alkaline’s Top Prize, Spice’s “10”, Bugle’s “Toxicity”, Sean Paul’s “Live N Livin” and Etana’s “Pamoja” vying for the coveted title.
For the Karl Young Listeners Choice Award, listeners can vote for their favourite artiste for 2021 via the What’sapp line 876-350-2838.
The awards being held in association with the Ministry of Entertainment is a part of the Reggae Month celebrations.
The IRIE FM Music Awards first held on Valentine’s Day, February 14, in 2006, was the brainchild of senior radio presenter Ainsworth ‘Big A’ Higgins who had been a long time advocate for the awards. He led the team for three years – 2006, 2007, and 2008.
The 2022 Reggae Month IRIE FM Music Awards covers the period January 1, 2021 to December 31 2021.