Canadian Reggae Music Achievement Awards Set for June 4

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Canadian Reggae Music Achievement Awards (RMAA)

The fifth annual Canadian Reggae Music Achievement Awards (RMAA) is set for Saturday, June 4 at the Jamaica Canadian Centre in Toronto. Leading the pack of nominees are singer Tony Anthony — Best Male Vocalist, Best Reggae Single — Million Chance, Best Reggae Album — Million Chance and Artist of the Year. Presented to Canadas cream of the crop, the 5th Annual Reggae Music Awards is divided into 20 categories ranging from Best Reggae Album, to Best Radio Disc Jock to Best International Artist.

Previous winners in each category include Steeles album The Man The Music, Natty B for the radio show Zion Train and Busy Signal for best international artist. In addition to the awards presentation, nominees and fans are treated to an all-star stage show which this year features award winning and international Reggae artist Gramps Morgan (, George Nooks (, and Trilla U ( Supporting talent includes Exco Levi, Jill Donaldson, Nicole Green, Jimmy Reid and Tony Anthony. Additional music will be provided by Massey Sound and Soul 2 Soul, and will be hosted by Ms. Danae Peart of CHRY 105.5 FM, with backing from EOP Band. Also attending this year will be specially invited guest, Big A from Irie FM, Jamaica.

Here’s a full list of nominees:

Best Female Vocalist

Tonya P

Mandy Woods

Tanya Mullings

Elaine ‘Lil Bit’ Sheppard


Janaya ‘Sista J’ Ellis


Bonnie Casey

Nana McLean

Best Male Vocalist


Michael Thompson

Tony Anthony

Mr Cooper

Courtney Stone

Mello G

Lyndon John X

Producer of the Year

Reflex Studios

KornerStone Studios

Sam Studios

D:Mastreo Studios

Dubmatic Studios

Jamix Studios

Janaya Ellis, Paul Josse, & Stew Kirkwood

Best Reggae Band

Mountain Edge Band

EOP Band

Ultmate Crew Band

Hardcore Band

Souljah Fyah

Gospel Artiste of the Year

Kay Morris

George Banton

Marvia Providence

Estiban Lindsay

Campbell Sisters

Joy Creed

Echoes of Praise

Cora Reid Russell

Best Female DJ

Tasha T

Donna Makeda

Lady Luscious

DJ Chatta


Carla Marshall

Best Male DJ

Exco Levi

King Ujah


Lindo P


Andrew Ranxx

Shaun Bush

International Female Artiste of the Year

Queen Ifrica




Timeka Marshall

Raine Seville

Tami Chynn

Tessanne Chin

Tanya Stephens

International Male Artiste of the Year

Taurus Riley

Gramps Morgan

Richie Stephens

Buju Banton


Beres Hammond

Vybz Kartel

Busy SIgnal



Promoter of the Year

Nitro Promotions

Calgary Reggae Festival

Jamaica Day Promotion

Montreal Reggae Festival

Irie Music Festival

Jones N Jones Productions

Irie Music Festival

Action Promotion

Portland Jamaica Curry Festival

Best Reggae Single

Tony Anthony — Million Chance

Elaine ‘Lil Bit’ Sheppard — Likkle But Mi Tallawah

Tonya P — Dont Want To Go

Souljah Fyah — I Wish

Tasha T — New Day

Nadera — Cheaters Loss

Blessed — Reggae Is Her Name

Carla Marshall — Change Da Dress

Nana McLean — Jungle Out Deh

Lyndon John X — Brighter Days

Ruddy Campbell — Dance With Me

Best Reggae Album

Tony Anthony — Million Chance

Souljah Fyah — I Wish

Odel Johnson — Chronicles

Lyndon John X — Brighter Days

New Tek Riddim — Compilation

Artiste of the Year

Tony Anthony

Tanya Mullings



Tasha T

Exco Levi

Mandy Woods

Elaine ‘Lil Bit’ Sheppard

Top Reggae Dub Poet


Michael St George

Peculiar I

Most Promising Reggae Artist


Empress Minnot

Amanda Mona

Bonnie Casey

Rudy Campbell

Reggae Dance Promoter of the Year

Vibes Promotions

Massey Sound Promotions

Nitro Promotions

Soul to Soul Promotions

Military Promotions

Flames Promotions

Best Radio DJ of the Year

Tony Barnes

King Davids

Patrick Roots

Natty B

Sir B

Carrie Mullings

Luther Brown

Island Explosion

Dermott Williams

Ron Nelson

Pryme Tyme

Richard Banton

Papa Richie

Delroy G

Wayne Vernon

Super V

Leo C


SOURCE: Jamaica Observer



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