In its 3rd year coming, the NEXT RATED AWARDS (powered by XclusiveGospel), has come a long way to setting a pace among others for itself as one of the (if not the only) major platform celebrating fresh, newly debuted gospel artists and talents in this part of the world.
NEXT RATED AWARDS celebrates and promotes newly debuted and fresh-out gospel artists and talents every year by allowing people and music fans to vote their favorite new artists for the Next Rated Artists of the year awards in categories such as Praise, Worship, Hip-hop, Indigenous, Group, Collaboration and more.
The event which in its previous 2years had been done only as an online event, had a major upgrade in 2017 and held its first Live Awards Event. The event was strictly by invitation for the winners, nominees, close friends of XclusiveGospel and off-course Guests. Winners were presented with their awards and celebrated. The timed event was filled with excitement, fun and presentations from guest artists, Eli-J and TB1. To present the awards were Guests artists including, Rozey, TB1, Soltune, Kelly Lyon and others.
Hosts Dozie and Ethel D Voice held down the event and red-carpet successfully without a glitch, making it exciting and lit.
Congratulations to the award winners and those who participated in the voting. 2017 was a year of bold beginnings for the team at XclusiveGospel and a sign of more to come.
LIST OF WINNERS
Worship Artist of 2017
- Molly B (Jesus)
Praise (Contemporary) Artist of 2017
- Joshkeyz & Aucstave (I Wish I Could)
Inspirational Artist of 2017
- Kaestrings (Love)
Rap/Hip-Hop Artist of 2017
- Daniel Mylez (Glory)
Best Group of 2017
- Gratitude (Rababaeh)
Indegenious/Afro Artist of 2017
- Wendu Chuks (Onye Oma)
Best Collaboration of 2017
- Suzyani (“Ka Anyi Kele Ya”[Reloaded] Featuring Ebiere)
“Finally we have a platform to celebrate and showcase gospel artists as they launch into the industry. Next Rated Awards by XG is filling a gap in the industry, encouraging and inspiring gospel artists to do much more and be the best they can be.” – XG Team
Watch out for this years edition of Next Rated Awards 2018, coming your way soon!!