YumiFPNG Music Awards is on again this year. It was launched on Wednesday atthe Port Moresby Country Club in Port Moresby.
PNGFM’s General Manager Adrian Au saidthe annual event aims to promote and award local Musicians throughoutthe country.
This year marksthe 9th year ofthe Music Festival Award.
Dubbedthe Digicel Yumi FPNG Music Awards, Organisers saythe event is said to be bigger with Digicel coming on board with a whooping K65, 000.
ther sponsors who werethere included Vision City, Courts, Marketing 2000 through Mortein, Fincorp and Next of Kin.
The highlight ofthe night will bethe musicians. They includedthe Identical Group, Sibela Band and Gayat Lele commonly known as K-Dumen.
Another inclusion this year isthe Lifetime Achievement Award in Music. It will be awarded to Sam Kila Willy for his contributions tothe MusicIndustry.
There are thirty nine nominees vying for thirteen Awards inthe Different Categories includingthe Listeners Choice Award.
The Digicel YumiFM Awards Nights held annually to recognise local talents ofthe most sought after and listened to artists or bands ofthe year both in PNG andthe Pacific.
The night will also see a musician inducted intothe Hall of Fame. The awards night will be held next Saturday at Port Moresby Country Club.
Beidgette Komatep, National EMTV News