Ondo State Music Award – All you need to knowAugust 15, 2017
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OSMA 2017: THE FULL DETAILS
After the success of the first edition of the biggest and the most popular indigenous music award in the country, the organizers of the prestigious award have finally come up with all the guidelines and procedures for this year’s edition. The theme for this year’s edition is THE RESURGENCE. Please read carefully as this is the final decision made by the organizers.
Registration of songs for nomination kicked off on the 1st of March and will end on the 31st of July. Only songs released within December 2016 and July 2017 will be considered for nomination. Also songs must be found online for registration to be granted. After 31st of July, all the registered songs will be sent to our Jury for screening and scrutiny. The worthy ones will be nominated in its suitable category(s). We advise our darling Ondo State based artistes to hurry up now and register their song because we won’t extend the deadline date.
We have re-branded our categories this year to appreciate all genres of music. Our 25 categories are divided into three sections.
A. For Artistes
B. For Music Pushers
C. For Legends
The organizers have approved 15 categories for artistes with good song production and outstanding promotion. Here are the categories.
1. ACHIEVEMENT IN LYRICAL DEPTH
6 Artistes with deep use of punchlines, wordplay and flows in more than one song will be nominated.
2. ACHIEVEMENT IN VOCAL
6 Artistes with the best use of RnB and soul lifting words in more than one song will be nominated.
3. BEST NEW ACT
6 new artistes with very unique and promising talents discovered within the year under review with a unique first single also released with the year under review.
4. SONG OF THE YEAR
6 songs with good promotion and outstanding production will be nominated.
5. ARTISTE OF THE YEAR
6 Artistes with outstanding popularity with songs released in the year under review will be nominated.
6. BEST ACT ON CAMPUS
At the moment, OSMA only recognizes AAUA, ACE, RUGIPO and FUTA. Therefor 6 artistes will be nominated from all these 4 schools to compete for this campus spirited category.
7. MUSIC VIDEO OF THE YEAR
All video released within the year under review will be nominated.
8. BEST COLLABORATION
6 songs with the best collaborative effort will be nominated.
9. BEST ALTERNATIVE SONG
6 songs that address a major topical issue in the society, social vices with different tune out of the ordinary will be nominated.
10. BEST FEMALE PEFORMANCE
6 Songs with outstanding performance by a female artiste on her personal single or on a featured song will be nominated.
11. BEST RECORDING OF THE YEAR
6 songs with the best single recording will be nominated.
12. BEST RnB SINGLE
6 songs with outstanding use of RnB will be nominated.
13. BEST RAP SINGLE
6 songs with outstanding use of lyrics will be nominated.
14. BEST STREET-HOP ARTISTE
6 artistes whose songs are inspired by the street will be nominated.
15. OSMA FANS CHOICE AWARD
A special category for the fans. Nomination will be by the fans; 100% voting will also come from the fans. Voting for this category will end on the award day.
FOR MUSIC PUSHERS
1. BEST MUSIC MEDIA OUTFIT
6 media outfits will be nominated for these category for achievement in music promotion.
2. BEST MUSIC OAP
6 on air personalities with outstanding promotion for artistes based in the state will be nominated.
3. ACHIEVEMENT IN ARTISTE MANAGEMENT
6 record labels that houses all the nominees for artistes of the year will be nominated.
4. ACHIEVEMENT IN DISK JOCKEY
6 regular DJ’s in clubs and radio stations will be nominated.
5. ACHIEVEMENT IN CLUB HYPE
6 regular club hypemen will be nominated.
6. BEST MUSIC ONLINE PLATFORM
6 music bloggers with regular music promotion will be nominated.
7. BEST MUSIC HANGOUT
6 music hangout spots in the state that promotes our artistes will be nominated.
8. MUSIC PRODUCER OF THE YEAR
All producers of songs nominated for song of the year will be
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