IRIE-FM Favorite Award Winners 2008

The IRIE-FM AWARDS Honors the Listeners’ Favorites for 2007

February 18, 2008 – Ocho Rios, JA – IRIE-FM, the premier Ocho Rios-based Reggae radio station, held its second in-studio awards presentation on Wed. Feb. 13, 2008. The entertaining and informative show had fans glued to their radio for three hours as winners, some surprises – some not – were announced in several tight-knit races.

While Irie-FM radio personalities Elise Kelly, Kshema Francis, and DJ Bones hosted the proceedings, panelists Dr. Sonjah Stanley-Niaah, a UWI lecturer, and Copeland Forbes, veteran tour manager and consultant, offered win-by-win comments and opinions. Voting was done by Irie-FM and sister ZIP 103-FM DJs, while the audited ballots were counted by JFM President Desi Young. In a review by writer Basil Walters in the Jamaica Observer, it was noted that it was the women in Reggae who dominated this year’s awards, while displaying the remarkable ability “to reinvent themselves.”

Here is the list of winners:

  • Comeback Artist of the Year: Junior Reid
  • New Artist of the Year: Munga Honourable
  • Singer of the Year – Female: Etana<
  • Duo/Group/Band of the Year: Voice Mail
  • Reggae Ambassador Award: Junior Reid<
  • Stage Show/Concert of the Year: GT Taylor’s Magnum Christmas Extravaganza
  • Slang of the Year: To Di World – Round Head & Bung Bang – Bounty Killer
  • Producer of the Year: Don Corleon
  • Rhythm of the Year: “Guardian Angel” – Arif Cooper
  • Best Dressed Female: D’angel
  • Best Dressed Male: Beenie Man<
  • Female DJ of the Year: Queen Ifrika<
  • Dance of the Year: “Tek Whey Yuhself” – Vegas
  • Gospel Artist of the Year:Prodigal Son
  • Humanitarian Award: Capleton<
  • Singer of the Year – Male: Tarrus Riley
  • Singjay of the Year – Male: Mavado
  • Listeners’ Choice Award: Beenie Man
  • Album of the Year: Gangster For Life: The Symphony Of David Brooks – Mavado
  • Song of the Year: “She’s Royal” – Tarrus Riley<
  • Male DJ of the Year: Beenie Man
  • Best Collaboration of the Year:”This Is Why I’m Hot – Remix” – Junior Reid, Mims and Baby Cham

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