Popular singjay I Octane has earned a total of 6 nominations. He is nominated in the following categories: Clarendon Artist of the Year, Clarendon Best Reggae Artist, Clarendon Best Performer of the Year, Clarendon Recording Artist of the Year and Clarendon Most Influential Artist.
Deejay Kashu formerly known as Kashu Man is another of the top nominees with a total of three nominations, he is nominated in the following categories: Clarendon Best Performer of the Year, Clarendon Best Reggae Artist and Clarendon Recording Artist of the Year.
Veteran reggae star Cocoa Tea is also in the runnings with two nominations these are: Clarendon Best Reggae Artist and Clarendon Most Influential Artist.
Hardcore dancehall artist Merciless also has two nominations: Clarendon Artist of the Year and Clarendon Recording Artist of the Year.
David Anderson of Temperature Entertainment who is the promoter of the Clarendon Music Awards says that he created the event because of the love and respect he has for his parish and the wonderfully talented artists and musicians that have emerged from the parish over the years. “When I looked at the proud history my parish as one of the breeding grounds for good Jamaican talent I decided to create an event that would celebrate and honor the our artists and other player on the Clarendon entertainment scene.
This parish is truly blessed with talent it has given the world the likes of Reggae legend Toots Hibbert, Freddie McGregor, Cocoa Tea, the Blues Busters, Denroy Morgan, Barrington Levy and many others, it’s really an amazing place and I really love my parish, I feel truly blessed to be a Clarendonian,” said the promoter.
The event will feature performances from a host of artists including I Octane, Derrick Morgan, The Clarendonians, The Maytones, Silver Cat, Merciless, Kashu, Pinchers, Tanto Metro & Devonte and Richie Loops. The Clarendon Music Awards is being held under the auspices of the Custos of Clarendon William Shagoury.
The event is endorsed by the Clarendon Parish Development Committee.
Listed among its sponsors POWER 106 FM, Nitro Liquid Energy, Temperature’s Entertainment Ltd., Scheme Teens Satidayz, Spanga Bunga, Rum Fire, May Pen Ice, Shagoury Aggregates and High School Link Up. The Clarendon Music Awards will start at 5 PM with a Red Carpet, the awards show begins at 7:30 PM and the stage show will begin at 10: 30 PM.