he most talked about Loveworld International Music and Arts (LIMA) Awards 2019, took place at the prestigious Loveworld Convocation Arena (LCA) in Lagos. This year’s award will go down as one of the biggest gospel music and arts awards globally.
The event packed out a marmot crowd and the whole atmosphere reflecting a perfectly executed ceremony, one that observers attest to have not seen such of its kind in this part of the world.
The crowd were trilled on the night, with songs from great talents like Testimony Jaga, Joe Praize, Soltune, Samsong, P-Centric, Chookar and many other talented gospel music artists and groups, the theme “Hotter Than Fire” lived up to its billing.
The event which was televised live on national networks and different international cable channels was said to have attracted a viewership of over 250 million people across 100 countries of the world. This is aside those who watched it via social media platforms like Facebook, YouTube among other channels.
The award segments were the highlights of the night, with the Song of the Year going to Sinach with a cash prize of $100,000 , while the Artist of the Year went to Testimony Jaga, who expressed his overwhelming joy, with tears, appreciating all that have supported him from the start and his style of music “FujiGospel” most especially Pastor Chris and Evangelist Kathy. His ministration was also breathe taken, he also got a cash prize of $25,000. A total of 250 thousand dollar was cash price that was gifted out by Pastor Chris, with Rita Soul and UK-Band also part of the beneficiaries.
Other exciting points at the 2019 LIMA Awards, was the stellar performance by Samsong with the song “E Dey Work” which the attendees could not get enough of, also the surprise and show of emotions, while receiving his award for “Hit Song Of The Year (all stars category) by JoePraize for “the Joy Overflow” wow the audience.
The full list of Winners are:
Grand Best Song Of The Year: Sinach – Overflow ($100,000)
Worship Son g of The Year: UKBand – You Are My Everything ($50,000)
Song Writer of The Year (all stars): UK Band ($50,000)
Artist of The Year – Testimony Jaga ($25,000)
Song Writer of The Year (proto stars): Rita Soul ($25,000)
Best Male Vocalist — Eben
Best Female Vocalist — Pastor Ruthney
Hit Song of The Year (all stars category): JoePraize – Joy Overflow
Hit Song of The Year (proto star category): Testimony Jaga – Gone For Life
Music Band of The Year: UK Band
Producer of the year: Frank Fytt
Best New Act: Password – Amaghimo
Music Video of The Year: Samsong – E Dey Work
Beat Rendition by an Artist: Onos (Overflow)
Music Collaboration of the Year: CSO & Jeanie – Higher life
Theme Song of The Year: Pastor Saki – Light