The Fiji Performing Rights Association (FIPRA) has released the list of nominees for the 2022 FIPRA Music Awards.
There are eight categories – Best Aitawaki Song, Best English Song, Best Gospel Song, Most Popular Song, Most Popular Music Video, Best New Artist, Best Artist of the Year and Best Composition.
According to FIPRA, the winners of the remaining six categories will be announced on Saturday, October 1 at an awards ceremony at GPH in Suva.
The six categories are: Best Hindi Song, Best Hip Hop Song, Best Recording Engineer, Outstanding Service to Fijian Music, International Achievement and Hall of Fame.
From budding singers, to fast-growing online views and songs that have gained so much popularity, some of the artists who have been nominated in various categories will also be felicitated for their hard work:
Best iTaukei Songs: (Presented by TLTB)
– Tavaka and Tisa Kadre by Voka Kei Munya; Written by Josateki Vainikollo
– Yalayala by VT1S; Composed by Steven Verekula
Best English Songs: (Presented by FINTEL)
I Think of You by Josa; Written by Josateki Nailati
– Fight Together by Ra V; Composed by Ravanil Singh
– Queen of the Island by Etta Gonergo; Composed by Anarita Sabua and Josateki Nailati.
Best Gospel Songs: (Presented by FIPRA)
– Posir Bilirki; Composed by Steven Verekula
– composed of tobacco; Sung by Tomasi Radakuya
Most Popular Songs: (Presented by CFL)
– Au Na Wawa by Yanu Brothers; Written by Ropate Drose
– voka kei wetadralagir au mos; Written by Ledua Kakakaka
– Tavaka by Voka Kei Munya; Written by Josateki Vainikollo
· Sikomi Au by Cagi ni Delaiyatova; Written by Ledua Kakakaka
· Kakau ni mana kei Uluinaviriviri by Ni Dau Tukuni; Written by Maciu Saluca
The top five nominees for the most popular song are submitted by voting via social media on the Fipra Music Awards Facebook page.
Voting started on September 2 and ends on Friday, September 30, 2022 at midnight
Tickets are available at the GPH reception and from the FIPRA office at 66 McGregor Road, Suva for $120.