It was a phenomenal night for all music lovers as the 3rd edition of Paradise Music Festival and Awards (PMFA) 2016 was held on Saturday August 13th, 2016 at the Dome, Municipal Gardens, Calabar.

Some of this year’s big winners were REX, who won two categories, Song of the Year and Best Video of the Year with his hit single “Olele”, ICEBOXX won the award for Best Rap Artist and Album of the Year and MC Mbakara’s wife RAJU copped the award for New Discovery  of the Year.

Speaker, Cross River State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. John Gaul Lebo, Chief Executive Officer, Hit FM Calabar, Mr. Patrick Ugbe amongst other notable personalities were also  honoured with the Distinguished Merit Awards.

Here is the full list of winners;

1. SONG OF THE YEAR
* OLELE – REX (winner)
* COMING TO TOWN – OKPO RECORDS
* CALABAR WOMAN – BIG DADDY AFRICA
* COUNTRY BOI – FADA KANE

2. ALBUM OF THE YEAR
* BURNING ICE – ICE BOX (winner) 
* COUNTRY BOY – FADA KANE
* PRISONER OF CREATIVITY – SHANKY
* EDUMARE – 2JAY

3. PRODUCER OF THE YEAR
* PRINCETON (winner) 
* SHADOW
* TIGERMAN
* DR. RITZY

4. FEMALE ARTISTE OF THE YEAR
* M-CREST
* ANNYJAZZ
* MT
* PRETTY BROWN (winner) 

5. GOSPEL ARTISTE OF THE YEAR
* ERNEST ADAT
* EMILO (winner)
* MOSAIC
* JTWICE

6. COLLABORATION OF THE YEAR (PARADISE EXCLUSIVE)
* SPYDAMAN FT CYNTHIA MORGAN – TELEPHONE LIES
* T- SHAWN FT VECTOR – ONE (winner) 
* FADAKANE FT DUNCAN MIGHTY – TRY & SEE
* PRINCETON FT IYANYA, TOSSY YOUNG & PEARL – FLEX

7. DJ OF THE YEAR
* DJ JOHNERO
* DJ KENDOBLAST
* DJ D2 (winner) 
* DJ CUBE

8. BEST MUSIC VIDEO
* OLELE – REX (winner)
* I BELIEVE – IREK DEE
* AJABA EEH – REAL PEE
* COME & CHOP – SHANKY

9. REGGAE ARTISTE OF YEAR
* TOSSY YOUNG (winner) 
* MIKOLO
* SILVER
* AUTIKIFA

10. BEST RAP ARTISTE
* ICE BOX (winner) 
* T-SHAWN
* UPPER X
* DMAC

11. BEST SONG WRITER OF THE YEAR
* FADAKANE (winner)
* REAL PEE
* JONNY KAGE
* ANNY JAZZ

12. NEW DISCOVERY OF THE YEAR
* KHALLYWINDS
* RAJU  (winner)
* LUMINOUS
* DON DAVE

13. ON AIR PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR

MALE;
MC TED (CANAAN CITY FM)
FRESH RALPH (HIT FM) (winner)
DUKE EMMANUEL (HIT FM)
LAST PROPHET (HIT FM)

14. FEMALE;
OGECHI (CRBC)
U.K (HIT FM) (winner) 
IMA (HIT FM)
ESTHER COCOBASSEY IBOK (CANAAN CITY FM)

15. MUSIC BLOGGERS OF THE YEAR
* 247XCLUSIVE
* GBEDUXCLUSIVE
* AK PRAISE MEDIA
* BOX411 (winner)

Congratulations to the winners and organizers. We look forward to a bigger and better edition next year!

See exclusive pictures below;

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