Owing to the current restrictions in place due to the pandemic, the eagerly anticipated awards presentation ceremony of the 12th Music Awards of Nagaland will be a closed affair. The event will be held on October 24 from 5 p.m. onwards and streamed Live on the Music Awards of Nagaland Youtube channel. The link to the Livestream is https://youtu.be/jjSheWelEig
This year, 77 very deserving nominees across various genres of music will be vying for the honor and prestige of winning a MAN trophy at this special event which has been instituted in 2009 and organized every year for the last twelve years by Native Trax Society, an organization which seeks to honour homegrown music makers and those working within the local music industry.
A total of 16 awards will be given away for the best songs in Gospel, Gospel (Local dialects), Rock, Pop (Solo), Pop (Duo/ Group), Pop (Hindi & Local dialects), Hiphop/ Rap, Folk Fusion and EDM genres.
In addition to these, to reward the hard work and talent of those working behind the scenes, awards will also be presented in technical categories for Best Music Video, Best Video Director, Best Sound Engineer, Best Producer and Best Lyricist/ Songwriter.
The esteemed panel of judges includes Vesato Theluo – Conductor, composer and arranger, Arenla Subong – front lady of Abiogenesis and Moanungsang – Singer/ songwriter/ composer/ mentor. The judge for the Best Music Video category is well-known Bollywood Director Shiraz Henry.
The event managed by Native Trax Society is being organized this year in association with MW Enterprises. It will be hosted as usual by renowned Rapper and VJ Imli Lee a.k.a. Déjà vu and will also feature performances by well-known artistes Thunglamo Ngullie and Temsumongba Ozüküm.