TRIPLE THREAT: The gentlemen of One Third at the YVAs. Inset: During their Bob Marley tribute. Below: Asafa Powell presents an award to Tifa.
Pop-dancehall hitmaker Sean Paul put in a rare appearance. Host ZJ Bambino poked good-humoured fun at all the major stars. One Third paid rhythmic tribute to the late great Bob Marley. Tifa and Spice sizzled. And a black-clad Flash Mob brought the audience to its feet with a hyperkinetic performance of a Gangnam Style/Rihanna/Kanye West mash-up.
Yes, the 6th Annual Youth View Awards (YVAs) delivered a sensational package inside the National Indoor Sports Centre on Saturday night, marked by an exquisite, high-quality production design and dazzling performances that were, for the most part, as well-executed as they were hugely enjoyable.
But in between all the dancing, singing and comedy, the show managed to hand out awards in some 26 categories. Following up on last year’s winning streak, dancehall queenpin Tifa walked away with the most awards (a total of four), including trophies for Local Female Artiste of the Year and Young, Hot & Hype Female. Konshens was a close second with three wins, while I-Octane earned two awards.
>> Below, see the complete list of winners:
Cultural Artiste: I-Octane
Media Personality: ZJ Bambino
Music Producer: UIM Records
Gospel Artiste: DJ Nicholas
Male Dancer: Raddy Rich
Female Dancer: Mystic Davis
Local Female Artiste: Tifa
Local Male Artiste: Konshens
Music Collaboration: Konshens and Darrio – “Gal Siddung”
Male Dancehall Artiste: Vybz Kartel
Female Dancehall Artiste: Tifa
Selector: ZJ Liquid
Local Chart-topping Song: Tommy Lee – “Psycho”
Female Fashion Icon: Tifa
Male Fashion Icon: Dexter Pottinger
Breakout Celebrity: Warren Weir
Summer Song: Popcaan – “When We Party”
Music Video: RDX – “Jump”
Sound System: Coppershot
Entertainment Show: Intense
Dance Group: Shady Squad
Video Director: RD Studios
Young, Hot & Hype Female: Tifa
Young, Hot & Hype Male: Konshens
International Artiste: Sean Paul
Celebrity Role Model: I-Octane and Usain Bolt (*tie)