•Event Set To Hold On NOVEMBER 29th
Different Stroke Media, the organisers of the only award event designed majorly for the Islamic industry in Nigeria, Islamic Music and Associated Nominees (IMAN) Awards, have released nominations for the 2020 edition of the awards. Tagged: IMAN Awards 2020 (The Post-Lockdown Edition), the award project for this year would be cbe holding as a 2-in-1 event on Sunday, 29th November, 2020.
According to the organisers, the event which is scheduled to hold at Maridom Palace Hotel, 1/3 Maridom Close, Off Ilo-Awela Road, Toll Gate Area, Sango-Ota, Ogun State, will also be witnessing the postponed 40th birthday bash of the initiator of the awards and Chief Executive Officer (C.E.O.) of Different Stroke Media, Saheed Ojubanire, which makes it a 2-in-1 event. Reportedly, the 40th birthday celebration now aptly tagged: “The Reloaded Party”, was supposed to have taken place on Sunday, April 19th, 5 days after the actual date, April 14th, that Ojubanire clocked 40, since the actual day was a Tuesday, but had to be postponed due to the Covid-19 imposed lockdown.
Hence, according to the new plan for the 2-in-1 event, the award part would take place first as Red Carpet would start by 12 noon prompt. And by 1 p.m., the award presentation to winners would begin in earnest with the official Master of Ceremonies for IMAN Awards and member of IMAN Awards Hall of Fame, Chief Musiliu Sanni, a consumate broadcaster popularly known as Mr. Bebe or Bebe Musiliu, would be anchoring that part with his inimitable sense of humour. The awards presentation and intermittent performances by Islamic artistes are expected to last from 1 to 4 p.m. after which the birthday bash would kick-off.
The birthday part of the event which requires Ankara Aso-Ebi chosen for the birthday shindig that comes with an Access Card to attend the party, would be anchored by highly talented thespian and Global President of Theatre and Motion Pictures Practioners Association of Nigeria (TAMPAN), Otunba Bolaji Amusan (JP), popularly known as Mr. Latin. And Fuji music star, Alhaji (Dr.) Sefiu Alao Adekunle, Baba Oko, whose Media and Publicity is incidentally being managed by Different Stroke Media, would be the main artiste on the bandstand for the birthday party which promises to drag late into the night.
The Chairman of the birthday party is no other person than Chief Adewale Adesina, better known as Wale Saranda, the Babalaje of Ilaro, and C.E.O. Western Quarry Limited. The Royal Father of the Event is HRM Oba (Dr.) Fakayode Faluade Anikinnikun Ilufemiloye 1, the Olu of Ibogun Owu Kingdom. Father of the Day is Dr. Seye Kehinde, Publisher/Editor-in-Chief, City People Magazine who is also an inducted member of IMAN Awards Hall of Fame, and Mother of the Day would be Mrs. Kehinde Ademoye. And Chief Host would be the Olori Ebi of the entire Ojubanire Family, Alhaji (Chief) Mukaila Ajao Ojubanire, the Giwa Musulumi of Ibarapa Muslim, Abeokuta and Baba Adeen of Darul Maaruf Arabic/Islamic School, Lagos.
Special Guests of Honour for the birthday bash include Chief Segun Olokun, Chief Moshood Olunla, Chief Adesina Koiku, Alhaji Sulaiman Omidina (SLAAB), Alhaji Jelili Amosun (Olumide Petroleum), Chief Kabiru Asipa (Kabtok Hotel, Oshogbo), Chief (Mrs) Yetunde Babajide (Iyalode of Ojodu Kingdom), and Mrs. Kofoworola Adunni (Kofo Fish). To buy Aso-Ebi for the event, intended attendees can call Saheed on 07034570500, Joke on 07030057801 or Kike on 08035453181.
Meanwhile, to vote for their favourite nominees for IMAN Awards 2020, members of the public are expected to send as a text message, “IMAN”, leave a space, followed by the serial number of the award category on the nomination list, leave a space, and followed it by the name of the nominee as written on the list to: 09065483066. For example: “ IMAN 1 Whizkid” and send to the number. Or: “IMAN 2 Tiwa Savage” and send to same number. Only one vote from a phone number is allowed. And voting which starts from the time of this publication would end on Sunday, 22nd November, 2020. For sponsorship or brand participation, call: 07034570500, or Email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
NOMINATION LIST FOR IMAN AWARDS 2020
(1) Best Male Islamic Artiste: Kehinde Oriyomi, Saoty Arewa, Ere Asalatu, Mutiu Akasho, Baba Ope 1, Aponle Anobi.
(2) Best Female Islamic Artiste: Aminat Omotayebi, Mistura Temi Ni Success, Wabilahi Taofeek, Iyanghana, Ruqoyaah Gawat, Azeezat Otibiya.
(3) Best Islamic Music Album: Human Right (Saoty Arewa), Kadara (Baba Ope 1), Ori (Aponle Anobi), Mololohun (Kehinde Oriyomi), Igbeyawo (Mistura Temi Ni Success), Ogo Tuntun (Ruqoyaah Gawat).
(4) Best Islamic Music Video: Mololohun (Kehinde Oriyomi), Ori (Aponle Anobi), Igbeyawo (Mistura Temi Ni Success), Olowe Mowe (Obi Rere), Olohun Toda Mi (Mutiu Akasho).
(5) Best Islamic Hip-Hop Artiste: Hyb Addis, Gentle Mallam, Al-Mubarak Kewuyemi, Big Fydot, Lawizzy, Aboki Anobi.
(6) Face of Islamic Music [Male]: Ahmad Alawiye, Wasiu As-Sideeq, Ibrahim Labaika, Mumeen Damilola, Saoty Arewa, Ere Asalatu.
(7) Face of Islamic Music [Female]: Afusat As-Sideeq, Mariam Akiki, Queen Sayidah Al-Mubarak, Ashabi Barrytide, Aminat Omotayebi, Obi Rere.
(8) Best New Male Islamic Artiste: Omo Innovator 1, K1 Islamic, Babankaola.
(9) Best New Female Islamic Artiste: Zainab Omotadebi, Fatimoh Omo Irorun, Muheenat Awosifila, Issa Rukayat Special, Kudirat Opeyemi, Muinat Arireyo.
(10) Most Fashionable Male Islamic Artiste: Ere Asalatu, Mutiu Akasho, Ahmad Alawiye, Ridwan Dosunmu, Aponle Anobi.
(11) Most Fashionable Female Islamic Artiste: Wabilahi Taofeek, Queen Sayidah Al-Mubarak, Iyanghana, Mistura Temi Ni Success, Ruqoyaah Gawat.
(12) Best Islamic Kid Artiste: Aishat Ayopo, Malik Okiki, Omokayefi.
(13) Best Islamic Artiste in Stage Performance: Aminat Omotayebi, Mistura Temi Ni Success, Ahmad Alawiye, Ibrahim Labaika, Mutiu Akasho, Kifayat Singer.
(14) Best Islamic Artiste in Diaspora: Qamardeen Ayeloyun (Canada), Azakir Amod (UK), Latifa Omo Cairo (Egypt).
(15) Best Popular Tune Adaptation in Islamic Music: Halimah Ariremako, K1 Islamic, Kayefi.
(16) Best Zhikri Based Islamic Artiste: Ridwan Dosunmu, Iyanghana, Queen Sayidah Al-Mubarak, Kifayat Jejeniwa, Jemila Ope Dudu, MTN Azakir Mustapha.
(17) Best Nashid Artiste: Timi Nasheed, Crescents, Kabir Umar.
(18) Fastest Rising Male Islamic Artiste: Oluomo Hamowiy, Odere Arole Arewa, Onisuru Imotola, Arole Zambo, Aridunnu Ayeloyun, Tajudeen Omo Jeje.
(19)Fastest Rising Female Islamic Artiste: Halima Ariremako, Ashabi Lady Saoty, Lateefat Qamardeen, Nafisat Eniafe, Golden Kaphy, Silifat Talolohun.
(20) Best Islamic Music Collaboration: Breakthrough (Ere Asalatu), Semini? (Hyb Addis), Phone Call ( Opeyemi Damilare).
(21) Best Islamic Music Video Editor: Saheed Oyeledun, Sulaiman Solaja, Aduragba Ahmed.
(22) Best Islamic Music Marketer: Role Model Entertainment, Okiki, Golden Point, Epsalum, Mustoy.
(23) Best Islamic Music Promoter: Okiki, Abiodun Oropo, Role Model Entertainment.
(24) Best Supportive Radio Station to Islamic Music: Faaji F.M. (Lagos), Family F.M. (Abeokuta), Radio Lagos (Lagos), Fresh F.M. (Abeokuta), Harmony F.M. (Ilorin).
(25) Best Supportive Individual to Islamic Music: MC Oluomo, Lateef Konkonbilo, Wasiu Olomoda, Ibraheem Dende.
(26) Best Islamic Music Friendly Broadcaster (Male): Ariyo Jalal, Baakini, Alfa Tioja, Kokoro Alujana, Sulaiman Babatunde Al-Usmany.
(27) Best Islamic Music Friendly Broadcaster (Female): Doyin Olatunji, Olayinka Ajani, Agbomabiwon Ramalifar.
(28) Best Reporter of Islamic Music: Taofik Afolabi, Samad Kewuyemi, Kazeem Aderohunmu.
(29) Best Make-Up Artist in Islamic Music Video Shoot: Dammy Adams, Aminat Ganiu, Zainab Makeover.
(30) Best Studio Engineer in Islamic Music Production: Mathew Samuel, Ola Akewusola, T Reign Adams.
(31) Best Islamic Artiste’s Manager: Ore-Ofe Idowu (Ere Asalatu), Muritadho Sulaiman (Mistura Temi Ni Success), Popoola Kehinde (Aishat Ayopo).
(32) Best Islamic Artiste’s Fans’ Club Exco: Sulaimon Owoiya (Saoty Arewa Fans’ Club), Mujeedah Omo Imole (Ruqoyaah Gawat Fans’ Club), Rufai Baseerat (Iyanghana Fans’s Club).
(33)Best Islamic Music Producer: Ariyo Producer, Taiwo Alimi, Kazeem Akogba.
(34) Best Islamic Music Video Director: Big Doo, Dare Zaka, Lacadelly, Lukmon Anisere.
(35) Best Islamic Music Instrumentalist: Alao Lateef, Wale Oshogbo, Kanamo Ganiu, Ademola Ayeloja, Elegun Akeem.
(36) Best Supportive Corporate Organization to Islamic Music: Adron Homes and Properties, I.A.S. Unique Homes and Properties, Yoyo Bitters.\