BY OPEOLUWANI OGUNJIMI
Self-acclaimed Egberi Papa 1 of Bayelsa, Timaya, Duncan Mighty, Timi Dakolo, American based singer-Pupa Say are among notable artistes to be honoured at the 4th annual Odudu Music Awards 2012, billed to hold tomorrow, at the Hotel Presidential, Port-Harcourt, Rivers State.
Others include, London based singers- Sody Cookey and Enyioma as well as Channel O award winner, M-Trill. These artistes known to have started their music careers from back in the days in Port Harcourt.
Earlier, the executive producer, Micheal Ogolo assured that they have put everything have been put in place to give Port-Harcourt another mind blowing edition of Odudu Awards. “This year alone, we received over 200 entires and made 83 nominations for the 40 Categories of the awards. We have been able to host three successful editions which had elicitated lots of cheering support from the Niger-Delta people. We have also had couple of Nigerian Stars , like Ali Baba, Julius Agwu, Gentle Jack, Bobby Ogoloma and others in attendance and the wife of the Governor of Rivers State witnessed the last edition and also presented the an awards in the Gospel category for male and female”.
Ogolo however enjoined Nigerians and fun seeker in particular to come and see the best of Port Harcourt and the Niger Delta on the 1st of December, 2012. This year’s Odudu Music Awards will have more musical performances on stage than the presentation of awards proper. Most categories will be given out at the Blue carpet area to allow for 15 categories maximum on stage. We want to celebrate Port Harcourt music as well as project these talents to the world.”
Being the biggest awards ceremony in the whole of the Niger Delta region, this year’s edition which will be hosted by by popular on-air personality, Andre Blaze and a UK based musician, Enyioma has been designed to be spectacular in a way. Odudu Music Awards is set up to serve as a reward and appreciation mechanism for the abundant talents in entertainment, especially music, in the Niger Delta