Bigger and Better Gine On People’s Choice Awards
This year Gine On?! will be hosting its 4th Annual Gine On People’s Choice Awards.
The organisers of the event DJ Simmons and Empress Zingha Simmons state that this year persons can expect the awardees celebrated, beloved presenters, special announcements, and unique live entertainment.
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Co-founder of Gine On?! Empress Zingha Simmons shared some details on what the patrons can expect at the celebration ceremony.
“This year as a bonus we will have a red-carpet experience for the awardees who would be interviewed live. The evening will be documented through photo and video and patrons will have the opportunity to connect with creatives across a variety of genres. At the Gine On Awards we always seek to deliver a polished celebration of Barbadian arts and culture. This is done through the help of our partners at Flow Barbados and the National Transformation Initiative. We [DJ and I] love to see creatives happy and recognized for their work which is always at an international standard. So, we are excited to celebrate with all the nominated persons and their families and friends,” she said.
This year there have been over 150,000 website visits to the GineOn.com/Awards website by over 35,000 individuals from all over the world. Right now voting is open and we are excited for you to select the official awardees.
The Celebration Ceremony Gala which will be held on Sunday, March 5th, 2023, has 53 categories with some persons receiving multiple nominations in various categories. Some of those individuals are: Ch’an and Nikita with four nominations each, Jaicko Lawrence in six (6) categories, Mole De Chief with six (6) nominations including Bashment Artist of the Year, Lil Rick with five (5) nominations and Chiief Diin who has two (2) nominations in the category of Dancehall Song of the Year and five (5) nominations in total!
For the first time in the award's history, the Gine On Awards will be split into two celebrations to cater to the ever-growing demand for the award show in Barbados. On March 2nd, 2023, there will be an invitation-only Cocktail Party where some of the official nominees would be lauded and the first set of awards presented.
This all will culminate with the Gala Finale on Sunday 5th March 2023 at 5 pm at The Frank Collymore Hall.
The organisers of the Gine On People’s Choice Awards DJ Simmons and Empress Zingha Simmons also noted that this year awardees and attendees can promote their incoming song, book, album, or creative project at the Awards Ceremony and or online.
“We are seeking to assist artists with the promotion of their products and services. Thus through the Animation Arts Learning Institute, this year the awardee of Visual Artist of the Year, Graphic Artist of the Year, and Videographer of the Year will be able to access the Introduction to Toon Boom Harmony and Introduction to 2D Animation courses, with a complimentary license! The champion of Music Video of the Year will receive 1 minute of animation for their next music video and the awarded Activist of the Year will receive 1 minute of animation to help their cause!” they said.
Co-founder of Gine On! DJ Simmons wished to thank all of the partners who helped to ensure that the 4th edition of the Gine On People’s Choice Awards could be a success.
“I would like to take this opportunity to thank Flow Barbados, The National Transformation Initiative, The National Cultural Foundation, AALI, Abeds: The Cutting Edge, Passionate Words Editing Services, Ministry of Style, Silk Road Music Festival, Barbados Arts Festival, Eats By Chef D and Kaleidoscope The Nail Lounge,” he said.
For more information on how to purchase your tickets for the Gine on People’s Choice Awards visit the website GineOn.com/Awards. (Write Right PR Services)