Dizzee Rascal, Craig David, Big Narstie, Giggs, Laura Muvla, and more win big at this year’s 14th annual Urban Music Awards 2016.
This weekend saw the 14th annual Urban Music Awards take place at The Porchester Hall in London. The event was kicked off by 14 year old teen DJ sensation DJ Krish and featured performances from General Levy who gave an incredible performance. Other performances on the night included; Kayla Lys, Big Narstie, Streets Made Innovators featuring Merky Ace, Margaret Nana Tandoh, The Voice winner Jermain Jackman, Muyiwa, Rough Copy, Egypt (who premiered her brand new single ‘My Everything’) and many more. The legendary British group Brand New Heavies took away the UMA Living Legend Award and performed a 20 minute full closing set.
Dizzee Rascal, who won the Best Newcomer Award back in 2003 took home the Outstanding Contribution to Music award for his achievement and he commented “This is a proud moment for me. The Urban Music Awards were one of the only first organisations to see the vision when no one else did”.
As part of next year’s 15th anniversary, The UMA’s also announced that 2017 sees it launching in France with an imminent awards show scheduled to take place in Paris. 2017 will also see the UMA’s launch Africstar – a global continent wide talent for Africa which will be broadcast across 30 countries in Africa.
Since 2003, the UMA’s historically were the first known music awards show to open up the nominations/voting process for music fans to nominate and vote for their favourites in all our categories. This year (2016), the academy received over 892,000 music fans nominating online. The artists/producers/organisations with the highest nominations are automatically shortlisted and the public are given the chance to vote for the winners in all respective categories for the 14th annual Urban Music Awards sponsored by VooVix.
Catering was supplied by Zagatti Gourmet Experience and The Forklab
Best Pop Act sponsored by VooVix
Best International Act
Best DJ sponsored by Phonaudio
Best Radio Show sponsored by Phonaudio
Not for the Radio
Best Grime Act
Best Gospel Act
Muyiwa & Riversongz ‘Eko Ile’
Abra Cadabra feat. Krept & Konan ‘Robbery’ remix
Best Male Act
Best Hip-Hop Act
Best Reggae Act
Best Jazz Act
Best African Act sponsored by Mokingo
Best R&B Act sponsored by VooVix
Best Female Act
Best Record Label
All Around the World
Best TV Channel sponsored by Zagatti Gourmet Experience and The Forklab
Best Radio Station
The Beat London 103.6FM
Best PR Company
UMA Living Legend sponsored by Hpnotiq
Brand New Heavies
Outsanding Contribution to Drum & Bass
Fabio & Grooverider
Oustanding Contribution to Urban Music