BOOSTER SHOT: 2008 SAO Soca Awards Nominees Announced

>> Monday, June 2, 2008

Copied below is a press release, just posted from the Soca Awards Organization. Congrats to all who are nominated! Before allyuh get vex with me for bad grammar and spelling and all dem odda ting dey...understand, all I did was cut and paste. I'm giving you my two cents before you read on. I respect the SAO for taking time out to recognize achievement in the genre of soca. However, I urge all persons involved in the business of Caribbean Entertainment to stand up and take some pride in what they do. The first step would be...making an effort to spell the names of the artistes correctly.

Tell me...who PROBLUM CHILD be? EDWIN YEREWOOD? MACHEL MOTANO???? Allyuh serious?

Dat nah mek it dread!

How do we expect the rest of the world to learn their names if we don't?

So many more comments...but I'd rather see yours...






Anyhoo....this was yours truly at the 2007 SAO Soca Awards in Queens, NY. The handsome dude next to me is Atlanta's DJ Tony Tempo ( Note: I can't find his name on the list)







The 2008 Soca Awards list of Honoree Recipients and Nominees





As promised here is the eagerly anticipated list of Honoree Recipients and Nominees for the 6th Annual International Soca Awards, this information was officially announced this morning at 10:00 am live on - ZIZ TV, ZIZ Radio, Win FM 98.9, Sugar City Roc 90.3 FM, Radio One 94.5FM - St. Kitts. Red Hot Radio 98.1FM - Antigua, thefrontlineradio.com, socaawards.com (iSA RADIO).


This year's awards will be held at the St. Kitts Marriott Center under the kind patronage of the Honorable Minister of State for Tourism, Sports and Culture, Senator Richard "Ricky" Skerritt. This red carpet, star studded gala will bring Soca entertainers and Soca lovers from all across the world together to pay accolade to those deserving of the honor.

Voting is scheduled to begin on Friday June 6th.
We encourage you to stay linked to
http://www.socaawards.com/ for up to date information and more exciting news on the 2008 International Soca Awards.


Support for iSA6 is provided by St. Kitts Tourism Authority, St. Kitts Marriott Resort & The Royal Beach Casino, b Mobile, HYPE TV, Royal St. Kitts Hotel & Casino ZIZ TV, ZIZ Radio, socaawards.com,
socatvonline.com, Win FM 98.9, Sugar City Roc 90.3 FM, Radio One 94.1FM, Red Hot Radio 98.5FM, sknvibes.com, Club Kactus, sknentertainment.com, Shabeau Magazine, Shabeau Style TV, Pour Moi – Cognac, JTE Spirits, W4 Tours & Promotions, tropicalfete.com, thefrontlineradio.com, toronto-lime.com and wukupnuff.com, http://www.socaordie.com/, caribbeanmecca.com, tswradio.com, Soca Mix, Turner Video Productions, V.I.P Connected.




SAO Lifetime/ Achievement Award McLean “King Short Shirt” Emmanuel
SAO Hall of Fame Ellie Matt
SAO Legend Award Winston “Gypsy” Peters
SAO Technical Award Eddie Grant and Leston Paul
SAO Trustees Award Ignatius "De Invader" Tisson




Best New Female Soca Artist



• SHEKERA

• JULIETTE MILLS


• MARIE ANNE


• KIMBERLY DOPSON


• ZOELAH




Best New Male Soca Artist



• Sizwe C


• KAMAU


• DON TRENT


• PROBLUM CHILD


• SKHI



Female Soca Vocalist of the Year




• GO DOWN BY LIMA CALBIO


• CHEATERS BY MARIE ANNE


• LOVE OF MY LIFE BY NADIA BATSON


• MO WUK BY PATRICE ROBERTS


• GO DOWN LOW BY ZOELAH




Male Soca Vocalist of the Year



• IT FEELS LIKE AM HOME AGAIN BY EDWIN YEREWOOD


• FIRE BY KEVIN LYTTLE


• NEVER LEAVE YA BY KERWIN DU BOIS


• CARNIVAL PLEASE STAY BY SHURWYNE WINCHESTER


• ME & YOU BY DON TRENT




Female Soca Performer of the Year



• NNIKI FRANCIS


• DESTRA


• FAYE-ANN LYONS


• TIZZY


• ZOELAH




Male Soca Performer of the Year



• BUNJI GARLIN


• EDWIN YEREWOOD


• MACHEL MONTANO


• RIKKY T


• LIL RICK




Soca Duo or Group of the Year



• 2NTRIGUE


• 3 CANAL


• 3 SUNS


• LUNI SPARKS & ELECTRIFY




Soca Song Writer of the Year



• KERNEL ROBERTS & MACHEL MONTANO - (UNCONDITIOAL LOVE, BLAZE D TRAIL, MAKE LOVE)


• KERWIN DU BOIS - (BREATHLESS, NEVER LEAVE YA, GYAL FARM)


• NADIA BATSON - (MIND YUH BUSINESS, LOVE OF MY LIFE, CONFUSION)


• FAYE-ANN LYONS - (GET ON, ROAD CALL, WHO STANDING)


• BERBICE - (TRAFFIC, WATER, CARIBBEAN GIRL)




Best Soca Collaboration Grove



• PROBLEM CHILD & JADINE - SECRET AGENT


• KERWIN DU BOIS & SHAL MACHEL - GYAL FARM


• JAMESY P. & CECILLE - DO ME BABY


• MR. VEGAS ft. DESTRA - ON THE FLOOR


• MACHEL MOTANO ft DAVID RUDDER - OIL & MUSIC




Best Soca Collaboration up Tempo




• SHURWAYNE WINCHESTER & JONNY KING - WHOLE DAY


• PATCH & DA MA$TAMIND - DE TAIL GONE


• MACHEL MOTANO & MIGHTY SPARROW - CONGO MAN


• DESTRA & SEAN PAUL - FREE IT UP


• LUNI SPARKS & ELECTRIFY




Over All Female Soca Artist of the Year



• DESTRA


• FAYE-ANN LYONS


• NADIA BATSON


• NNIKI FRANCIS


• ZOELAH




Over All Male Soca Artists of the Year



• KERWIN DU BOIS


• BERBICE


• MACHEL MONTANO


• RIKKY T.


• MR. DALE





International Soca DJ of the year



• BACK TO BASICS


• DJ SPICE


• MISS BOOMARANG


• DR. JAY


• SOCA TWINS




Best Soca Compilation Album/CD of the Year



• DE RED BOYZ PRESENTS - SOCA BONFIRE - VARIOUS


• BEST OF THE BEST - SOCA HITS 08


• SOCA .758.


• SOCA GOLD - VARIOUS ARTISTS 1 2008


• THE REAL DEAL - STRAIGHT FROM BIM




Best Soca Compilation Rhythm



• SLU RIDDIM


• BANJO RIDDIM


• BARBER SHOP RIDDIM


• GYAL TOUCH RIDDIM


• RESPONSE RIDDIM




Soca Humor of the Year



• PHONE CARD - (REPLY) BY SILVER


• DE TAIL GORN BY PATCH & DA MA$TAMIND


• STRANGE NAME BY BLACKIE


• PHONE CARD BY CRAZY


• RAMCONPONG BY PETER RAM, CONTONE & PONG




Favorite Groove Soca - Female



• GO DOWN LOW BY ZOELAH


• SADDLE BY DESTRA


• MO WUK BY PATRICE ROBERTS


• KICK IT OFF BY TIZZY


• WUKKING UP BY PATRICE ROBERTS




Favorite Groove Soca - Male



• WHINNING SEASON BY MACHEL MONTANO


• OUT ON DE ROAD BY ZAN


• SOKA JUNKIE BY MR. DALE


• NAUGHTY SHAUTY BY SMALL AXE BAND E.K


• PARTY ANIMAL BY PROBLEM CHILD




Favorite up Tempo Soca - Female



• GET ON BY FAYE-ANN LYONS


• LIGHTS CAMERA ACTION BY CLAUDETTE PETERS


• MAS BY NNIKI FRANCIS


• MY POSSE BY NADIA BATSON


• FLY AWAY BY ZOELAH




Favorite up Tempo Soca - Male



• BREATHLESS BY BLACXX


• PRESSURE BOOM BY RICKY T.


• TRAFFIC BY BERBICE


• BOOM BAM BAM BY GRAND MASTER FT. SMILEY


• FIREY BY BUNJI




Soca Artist Album/CD of the year



• WATER BY BERBICE


• UNSTOPPABLE BY CRAZY


• WORK OF ART BY JAMSEY P.


• CARIBBEAN GIRL BY NADIA BATSON


• FLAME ON BY MACHEL MONTANO




Soca Song of the Year



• GET ON BY FAYE-ANN LYONS


• SOKA JUNKIE BY MR. DALE


• PRESSURE BOOM BY RICKY T.


• GYAL FARM BY KERWIN DU BOIS & SHAL MACHEL


• PARTY ANIMAL BY PROBLEM CHILD




Favorite Soca Info Website



www.tropicalfete.com


www.toronto-lime.com


www.bajanfuhlife.com


www.socaordie.com


http://www.trinijunglejuice.com/




Over All Soca Band of the Year



• RED HOT FLAMES


• EDWIN YEARWOOD & KROSFYAH


• SMALL AXE BAND


• NU VIBES BAND


• MACHEL MONTANO HD





SOCA PRODUCER OF THE YEAR



• RED BOYZ - (BAND ON FIRE, ME & YOU, CHIPPIN’)


• KASEY PILLIPS - (ROBOMAN, MY POSSE, MIND YUH BUSSINESS)


• PARRY JACK - (AH NOT GOING, BASHMENT FREAKS, DO ME BABY)


• NEIL BERNARD - (GET ON, HAVING AH TIME, PELE PELE PA)


• KERWIN DU BOIS - (BREATHLESS, 2 DAYS, GYAL FARM)




Best Soca Music Video



• ROLIN‘- BLAZIN' D TRAL MEDLEY BY MACHEL MONTANO & PATRICE ROBERTS


• SOKA JUNKIE BY MR. DALE


• DESIRE BY SKHI


• PUMPIN‘ BY PETER RAM


• CAN’T WAIT BY LIL RICK


• PASSA PASSA BY CASEY


• WINE DOWN LOW BY DEVON MATTHEWS


• STRANGE NAME BY BLACKIE


• MONIKA – SOCA ELVIS


• THINK IT OVER -TERRY SEALES




Best Soca Re-Mix Collaboration



• PATRICE ROBERTS ft MACKA DIAMOND - WUKKIN’ UP REMIX


• FARM P ft KERWIN DU BOIS - SEXY CHOCOLATE GIRLS - REMIX


• PETER RAM ft AIDNIA - PUMPIN REMIX


• FARMER NAPPY ft ANHONY B. - CHIPPIN’ REMIX


• RICKY T. ft. MR. VEGAS - PRESSURE BOOM (REMIX)




Best Dj Soca Mix CD of the Year



• DJ MIX BY THREEKS SOUND BERLIN


• SOCA FEEIN” 2008 pt2 BY DJ REE


• 2008 XPLOSION MIX 2 BY DJ STEPHEN


• WE GOT THE FLAVOR BY LeXXXus SOUND & CENSORED


• 2008 SOCA MIX VOLUME 1 BY DJ SPICE


• 2008 SOCA MIX BY DJ CHOICE-ONE MD


• UNITE DE SOCA 2008 MIX Pt 1 BY MISS BOOMARANG


• ADDICTED 2 SOCA BY SOCA TWINS


• 2008 GROOVY SOCA MIX EXCLUSIVE BY JESTER X-CALIBER SMASH SQUAD DJ's




Over All Soca Chutney Artist of the Year




• HUNTER


• RIKKI JAI


• DE HITMAN


• RAVI B


• RAYMOND RARNAIN




Over All Soca Chutney Band of the Year



• DIL E NADAAN


• GEMINI BAND


• JMC TRIVENI


• KRAMA BAND


• SUPER TONES BAND




Soca Chutney Song of the Year



• FIRE WATER BY DE HITMAN


• INTOXICATED BY RAYMOND RARNAIN


• BRING IT BY HUNTER


• AKLA RUM IS MEH LOVER BY RAVI B


• MONIKA – SOCA ELVIS




Favorite Soca Online Radio



WWW.THEFRONTLINERADIO.COM


WWW.RADIOBAJAN.COM


WWW.SOCA919.COM

http://www.wackradio901fm.com/




SOCA ROAD MIX OF THE YEAR



• FARMER NAPPY - CHIPPIN’ (ROAD MIX)


• KERWIN DUBIOS & SHAL - GAL FARM (ROAD MIX)


• LEHGO ME RIDDIM - RICKY T - PRESSURE BOOM (ROAD MIX)


• FAYE-ANN LYONS - GET ON ROAD MIX


• ROY CAPE ALL STARS FT. BLAXX – BREATHLESS (ROAD MIX)




Best Soca Chutney Collaboration of the year




• HUNTER & BUNJI GARLIN - I WANT MEH Rum (RE MIX


• D HITMAN & BUNJI GARLIN - BRING D RUM


• D'HITMAN & BLAZER DAN - BHANGRA PARTY


• DIL - E - NADAN Ft. BUNJI GARLIN - BAND ON FIRE


• RIKKI JAI & SHAWN NOEL - PAGAL

6 x 2 cents (comment, nuh!):

Chanel June 2, 2008 at 6:24 PM  

Ermmm...what happen to all the Bajans? Last year there was Biggie Irie and Red Boyz and Peter Ram, Barry Chandler...Like everybody ass out!

me June 2, 2008 at 7:32 PM  

ok why is it that i've never even heard of some of tehse songs? how in the hell are they generating this list? they serious?

happy to see Zoelah though.

Anonymous June 5, 2008 at 2:21 AM  

Is Problem Child a new artist. I thought he been out for a while...

(Nurse) Karen June 5, 2008 at 11:06 AM  

LOL...great comments. I knew allyuh would catch a few of my questions.

Chanel, i found Barbods was really under represented as well. Last year it was nice little Bajan contingent especially since most of the Trini artistes were deliberately absent after some bacchanal the year before.

As for the unknowns. I hate to admit it, but there a couple names that are new to me as well. You'll notice a high representation of Kititian nominees (maybe due to the location of the awards....)

I pay attention to SKN music though, and they made some interesting choices.

Anonymous...PC is everything but new. I suppose this is the first year the SAO heard about him. He put out his first track about 10 years ago. He's definitely been consistently releasing songs that made a splash at home in Vincy for the last four carnivals..with other entries in between.

Anyhoo....many people pay attention to these nominations, so I suppose it's a good way to get some names out for anybody else out there who ignorant.

Anonymous September 7, 2008 at 12:59 PM  

Blessup Nurse karen for her fine job all d time!

-Who is DJ Boomerang?
-Problem Child, a new artist? C'mon that is BS
-Shekera is also not a new artist.
-All those misspellings and that awful looking website. Looks like Web Design 101 and a child did it.
-What happened to d VI soca.
-Nobody talks about these so called awards show.
-As for the CEO, puhleaseeeee, real jokes

(Nurse) Karen November 17, 2008 at 1:52 AM  

Boy...how did I miss that last comment. Um, what to say? There is a lot of room for improvement in this operation.

One thing I will address.... Ms Boomerang is based in Toronto. She is a Guyanese DJ with a radio show here on college radio.


I was actually looking for this post, to see what allyuh think about the results?

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