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Winners for the 2016 Urban Music Awards announced


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

This year’s title sponsor is VooVix. A platform which in cooperates  VideoAudio and Photography .

Best Album

Giggs ‘Landlord’

Best Pop Act sponsored by VooVix

Craig David

Best International Act


Best Producer

Jonas Blue

 Best DJ sponsored by Phonaudio

Kenny Allstar

Best Radio Show sponsored by Phonaudio

Not for the Radio

Best Grime Act

Big Narstie

Best Gospel Act

Muyiwa & Riversongz ‘Eko Ile’

 Best Single

Abra Cadabra feat. Krept & Konan ‘Robbery’ remix

Best Male Act

Craig David

Best Newcomer

Izzie Gibbz

Best Hip-Hop Act


Best Reggae Act


Best Jazz Act


Best African Act sponsored by Mokingo

Mista Silva

Best R&B Act sponsored by VooVix


Best Female Act

Laura Muvla

Best Group

Section Boyz

Best Record Label

All Around the World

Best TV Channel sponsored by Zagatti Gourmet Experience and The Forklab

Channel AKA

Best Radio Station

The Beat London 103.6FM

Best PR Company

Ditto Music

UMA Living Legend sponsored by Hpnotiq

Brand New Heavies

Outsanding Contribution to Drum & Bass

Fabio & Grooverider

Oustanding Contribution to Urban Music

Dizzee Rascal

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