Local Vibes
February 5, 2010
Splectron rewards local entertainers

Soca artiste Gamal ‘Skinny Fabulous’ Doyle, along with radio personality Christopher ‘Too Cool’ Jones and recording artiste Zoelah ‘Zola’ Boyd, were among the top winners at the Splectron produced National Entertainment Awards.{{more}}

The Hairoun Beer Sponsored event, also dubbed Fair of the Year, saw a number of this country’s top entertainers and performers recognized for their contribution to the entertainment industry for 2009.

Skinny Fabulous, currently in Trinidad and Tobago to contest the International Soca Monarch competition, gained the people’s nod in the three categories in which he was nominated: Male Entertainer of the Year, Song of the Year and Best Soca Single.

The Trinidad and Tobago based Zola, also competing in the International Soca Monarch competition’s groovy soca division, won the awards for Female Entertainer of the Year and Best Female Ragga Soca Single.

Jones, a staple of Hot 97.1 FM radio, gained the people’s choice in DJ of the Year and Man of the Year Categories, beating out Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves, Opposition Leader Arnhim Eustace, radio host E G Lynch, DJ Fugitive, DJ Taurus and DJ Shane to take the coveted plaques at last Saturday’s event at the Victoria Park.

Other winners of the evening included Tabia in the best music video, Best New Artiste: Wrecker, Producer of the Year: Adrian Bailey, Best Ragga Soca Single Male: Maddzart, Best Reggae Artiste: Abuza, Entertainment Journalist of the Year: DJ Fugitive and Best Dance Group: Ground Breakers.

The evening also saw a comedy competition between Shevrell ‘Candy Man’ McMillan and Maurice Horne, a skinny jeans competition and an ugly man competition.

The crowd at the Victoria Park was entertained by performances from Mr. Radical, Skapyon, Abuza, Tamisha, Stinging Nettle, Tabia, Volcano, Yapatu, Bomani and Pain.