By Patricia Keamo – EMTV News Cadet Journalist, Port Moresby
This year will mark 15 years for the Yumi FM PNG Musik Awards in recognising the efforts of local artists in Papua New Guinea. On Thursday (25th April), PNGFM Limited – parent company of Nau FM, Yumi FM and Legend FM, announced the Yumi FM PNG Music Awards partnership with Coca Cola.
Over 30 finalists have been announced for the 10 award categories on offer, these include:
- Best New Artist
- Artist of the Year
- Song of the Year
- Male and Female Artist of the Year
- International Artist of the Year
- Best Duo/Group of the Year
- and Producer of the Year
There is also an award chosen by the fans through calls, walk-in requests and Facebook – the People’s Choice song of the year.
PNGFM General Manager, Charles Taylor, also announced that the category of Female Artist of the Year category is back this year with three nominees. Taita Maraga, Mereani Masani and Melcoz.
Other notable mentions are newcomer, Archie Tazy, with four nominations in four different categories and Sailas Kania with three nominations in three separate categories as well.
The awards night tomorrow at Lamana Gold Club will see the winners announced for all 10 categories.
Image: YumiFM PNG Musik Awards Facebook Page