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Contact: Travis Edgecombe; 327-4583; theelevationawards@gmail.com

  The Elevation Awards 2020

“The 2020 Nominees”

Nassau, Bahamas- The nominees for the 2020 Elevation Awards were recently released on the online digital platform Elev8tion Now via Facebook. The 2020 Elevation Awards show is scheduled for Saturday, April 4th at the Sapodilla Estate, West Bay Street.

Leading the list of Nominees is Bahamian Gospel Hip-Hop Artist Najie Dunn with seven nominations including Male Artist, Gospel Artist and Hip-Hop Artist of the Year, followed by Gospel Hip-Hop Artist Eman with five nominations and Wendi, TonAsh, Judah Tha Lion, Timico Sawyer “Sawyer Boy” with four nominations including Female Artist, Male Artist, Contemporary Song, Hip-Hop Artist, Entertainer and Sketch Comedian of the Year.

Additionally, Dyson Knight, Patrice Murrell, Bodine, Charisa, Rik Carey, Chase Fernander, Cara T. Newton, Ricardo Clarke, Jaquay Adderley and Latoya Dean with three nominations each. The Nominee Release was hosted by Fay and PeeJae Fuego.

The “Lifetime Achievement Award “recipient is Bahamian Artist and Musician, Isaiah Taylor of The Platinum selling, Grammy Award Winning, Bahamian Band “Baha Men”. The “Trailblazer Award” recipient is Andrew “Drew Harmony” Gardiner III, Co-Founder and President of The Music Project and Artist Cave International. The “For the Culture Award” recipient is Tim Daniels, Founder and Organizer of SoundWaves.

The Elevation Awards Team has added 10 new categories including Soca Song of the Year, Party DJ of the Year, TV Commercial of the Year, Gospel Collaboration of the Year, Sketch Comedian of the Year, Fashion Designer of the Year. Additional categories were also added to the Caribbean region such as: Caribbean Artist of the Year, Caribbean Gospel Song of the Year, Caribbean Gospel Music Video of the Year, Caribbean Music Video of the Year bringing the total to 37 categories.

“This year for The Elevation Awards we changed our voting process. The award show now has membership body of creative minds that make up the entertainment industry in The Caribbean. This membership body, along with access to membership perks, contributes to who receives an award through several rounds of voting.” said VP of Operations, Tyra Foulkes.

The Caribbean Nominees includes: Machel Montano, Kes, Destra, Patrice Roberts Koffee, Farmer Nappy, Nailah Blackman, Sherwin Gardner, Positive and more.

The Elevation Awards is a production of the Islacom Network which hosts an annual event created and established by Entertainment and Music Mogul Vince “V-Mac” McDonald Jr., to celebrate Individuals in music, art, sports, community building and other fields of entertainment over the past year.

Elv8tion Now is a Caribbean web-based broadcast network and multimedia group that provides entertainment-based programming, news and other programming that caters mainly to the Caribbean Markets. By extension, it also seeks to interconnect artists, producer, vloggers and other entertainers through a membership platform offering assistance, discounts and information through workshops and Master classes to help further advance their careers.

For more information contact 327-4583 or email theelevationawards@gmail.com.

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NEWS from The Elevation Awards

Contact: Travis Edgecombe; traviscjedgecombe@gmail.com; 467-1936

The 2019 Elevation Awards

“The Winners and Performances”

Nassau, Bahamas- The 2019 Elevation Awards was recently held at the British Colonial Hilton this past weekend live on OurTv and LiveUp TV via Facebook.

The evening opened with a Red Carpet experience hosted by Apryl Sands, Cardel McClam, Jerchovia Moxey and Shafayne Allen. Bahamians were asked to “dress to impress” and they surely did not disappoint. While the Red Carpet continued, DJ Epic Forealz hosted the Pre-Show where a few winners were announced including; Photographer of the Year, Scharad Lightbourne, Short Film of the Year, “Guava Duff” by Duet Studios, Bahamian International Award, Jay Shephard, TV Series of the Year, “Happy Foods 242” hosted by Sasha Lightbourne, Blog of the Year, “Microphones and Miniskirts” by Ianthia Fegruson, Gospel Song of the Year “Kingdom Come Medley” by Oslien Jadorte and GOM Worship and a few more.

Julien Believe opened the awards show with his hit single “Down on Bay” followed by a Hip-Hop mash up featuring Big Homie Ferb, Shabazz the Great featuring Militant Fyah, Johnny B and Eman. The collaborations continued with Fanshawn and Charisa performing her hit single “Get Gone” and Ton Ash featuring Bodine and Chase Fernander performing “Money and Iyi Remix”. A New Female Artist Mash Up featuring Leo, Maleah Gabrielle and Ilsha. The highlights of the evening tribute to the Lifetime Achievement Recipient “Ira Storr” by former MP Leslie Miller and a stellar performance by Osano Neely performing a medley of his hit songs “Island Boy and Obeah Man” and a Reunion performance of the hit song “Pick Me” featuring Sammi Starr, Sketch and CJ Priest. Also, Gospel Artist Latisha Sweeting and A’Leithia Sweeting took us to church with praise and Worship that had the crowd on their feet. Dyson Knight also performed a medley of his hits “Just Vibes and I Can Do It”.

Other Winners of the night included; Minolta Butler, Wendi, Patrice Murrell, Ton Ash, MDeez, Sawyer Boy, Rodney Moncur, Chase Fernander, Kyle “Jiggy” Ferguson, Rashad “Einstein” McPhee and many more. Presenters of the evening included; Former MP Loretta Butler-Turner, Director of Youth, K Darren Turnquest, News Anchor Reporter Kyle Walkine, Radio Personality Hope Shelly-Ann, Miss World Bahamas Brinique Gibson and many more. Also receiving recognition was Victor Johnson who received the Trailblazer Award.

“On behalf of myself and the Elevation Awards Team we want to congratulate all of the winners and nominees for a job well done and we hope to see all of our guest once again in 2020,” said CEO, Vincent McDonald Jr.

The Elevation Awards is an awards show established by Elevation Media Group to celebrate the accomplishments of Bahamians in music, acting, sports, community building and other fields of entertainment within the past year. The primary goal of the awards is to assist in the development of the Entertainment Industry in The Bahamas. Persons interested for more information can visit the website www.theelevationawards.com or contact the office at 676-1526.


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"Media Group Honors Bahamians In Entertainment"

(Nassau, BAH) May 10th, 2016- Elevation Media Group announces The Elevation Awards, an awards show established to celebrate the accomplishments of Bahamians in music, acting, sports, community building and other fields of entertainment within the past year. The primary goal of the awards is to assist in the development of the Entertainment Industry in The Bahamas.

Founder of the Awards & CEO of Elevation Media Group, Vincent (V-Mac) McDonald Jr. said, “After ten years of providing uplifting entertainment for Bahamians, my team and I are extremely grateful and excited to present this opportunity to honor and recognize entertainers throughout the Bahamas who have invested time, finances and energy in creating amazing projects.”

The Elevation Awards will honor the hard work of nominees in the following categories: New Artist of the Year, Male Artist of the Year, Female Artist of the Year, Song of the Year, Gospel Song of the Year, Music Video of the Year, Producer of the Year, Short Film of the Year, TV Show of the Year, Vlog of the Year, Party DJ of the year, Radio Announcer of the Year and will also include the People’s Choice Award and Lifetime Achievement Award.

The inaugural show is scheduled to air LIVE on Saturday, February 25th, 2017 at 7:30pm. The venue will be revealed at our Nominee Announcement on October 4th, 2016. At which time, ticket sales will commence.

All entertainers (DJ's, film makers, radio announcers and recording artists) are encouraged to submit their material (projects with a release date of January 1, 2015 - June 30th, 2016) via our website at www.theelevationawards.com. Submissions open May 10th, 2016-July 30th, 2016.

Elevation Media Group is an award-winning media enterprise and record label. The company has crossed many milestones in areas such as music, television and the arts, and as such, was motivated to create this platform for Entertainers”, McDonald added.

For entry submission, sponsor packages or general information, contact our Head Office at 242.676.1526 and visit our website at www.theelevationawards.com.

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