ABOUT THE GMAs

The  Galaxy Music Awards (GMA) Awards 2018  is tagged “This is Port Harcourt ”   this award has been consciously crafted to promote and encourage the music industry at large and this edition focuses on Port- Harcourt artists and biggest musical exports from the garden city. The prestigious Music Awards would be an annual awards organized to celebrate, promote and recognize music excellence in Port Harcourt, Nigeria and rest of Africa.

We created this platform to encourage the new and creative generation fast rising in the music industry, and significantly Port Harcourt has no strong platform encouraging theses super stars to do more unlike what is obtainable in the west. This event is proudly put together by Galaxy360 Media, one of the leading media brand in Port Harcourt.

Our Vision is to foster Communism and love amongst artists, and produce galaxy of stars in Africa and beyond Here by taking Port Harcourt Artistes to the world!

Eligibility

To be considered eligible, an artist must have had active performance and/or released audio or video music content within 24 months prior to December of any year.  And must have Port Harcourt roots either by birth or by verified resident status.

Nomination

 The Nomination process has been segmented into 3 groups, the first groups are the radio stations, they play 50 percent role in the nomination process, reason is they air theses songs and they get instant feedback from the audience. The second groups are the Music Bloggers they play 30 percent role in the Nomination process and Finally the Dj’s play 20 percent role in the nomination.

Voting and Winning

For some selected categories, the Music Assembly vote contributes 50% and the fans vote 50%. Whereas for rest of the categories, through voting, The Fan Decide 100% the winners of the prestigious Galaxy Music Awards. Once nominations are complete, the public votes via the official GMA Online platform.

Categories

Recording of year: A non -voting category for the best recording (that meets the judges requirement of Excellence, song writing, production and rendition) by an artist or group in the year under review

Best Pop Single: a category for the best pop single for the year under review (by single individual or group )

Producer of the Year: An Individual responsible for producing the most acclaimed song or album in the year under review

Best Reggae / Dance hall single: A category for the best reggae or dance hall single in the year under review ( by  single individual or group)

Best Music Video: A voting  category for the best conceptualist, best directed and most exiting video in the year under review , this award goes to the video director.

Best R&B single: A category for the best R&B single for the year under review ( By single individual or group)

Best Collaboration: A category for the best R&B , pop or hip- hop, collaborative tracks (including cameos)

Best Rap Single: A category for best for the best single (released on air) recording of a rap song.

Best Vocal Performance male: A non- voting category for the single male artist with the most outstanding vocal performance on a single song or album.

Best Vocal Performance Female: A non- voting category for the single female artist with the most outstanding vocal performance on a single song or album.

Next Rated:  This category is for the most promising act of the year under review.

Lyricist On the roll: A non- voting category for the rap artiste with the best lyrical depth and performance on a single song or album.

Best Alternative song: A voting category for the artiste whose song reflects any form or style of music which falls outside the main stream of recent or past musical trend.

Best Gospel: A voting category for the best gospel song of the year.

Artist of the Year: The most critically and commercially adjudged artiste in the year under review. overall most successful artiste in the year under review.

Most Relevant: A voting category for internationally acclaimed Port Harcourt Exports.

Song of the year: A voting category for the most popular song in the year under review  

Rookie of the year: A voting category for the rookie who has had a successful year musically with the absence of an album in the year under review.

Event Centre of the Year:   a voting category  that highlights some of the best event centers that have supported musical events and the music industry.

Special Recognition Awards: This category is specially set aside to honor individuals who have contributed to the success of the entertainment industry.