The VIMA 2013 Best Collaboration award has been won by a star studded team of musicians led by the ever versatile hip-hopper, Masia One from Singapore. The dangerously sleek Errrybody featuring two Grammy winners, Pharell and producer Che Vicious plus The Game & Isis Salam lands Masia One her first VIMA music award amongst her massive 8 nominations.
2nd place went to the Malaysian pop-hop duet of Amanda Imani & Malique with Cemburu,both returning winners of VIMA and 3rd place going to the exciting female rapper, Yacko from Indonesia with her collaboration with Lawrence Phillip on the edgy “Filthy Rich”.
All 3 acts will be receiving their crystal awards at the VIMA MUSIC AWARDS NIGHT at The View, G Tower on February 24th, 2013.
Masia One shares:
When I discovered Hiphop as an 8 year old kid in Singapore, I never knew I would one day pursue a life through music, let alone work with my musical heroes like Pharrell, The Game and Grammy winning producer Che Vicious (Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, 50 Cent, Kanye West). Winning the award for best collaboration means so much. It embodies not only cultures and musical genres colliding, but it represents a dream fulfilled for me.
To receive it from a South East Asian based awards is a blessing as I begin my journey now to take all that I have learned from my life in the West and return to my roots in the East, spreading a universal message of independence, freedom and creativity. I hope through my example as an artist, ERRRYBODY can feel brave to pursue a dream no matter how unlikely or absurd. This award truly illustrates that in life, anything is possible. Like the song says… Represent where you come from, Bang pon the system – make enough noise and the world will hear you!
Amanda Imani shares :
“Working with the revered hip-hop maverick Malique was indeed one of my career highlights. This award is a milestone in my career and the collaboration has allowed me to expand my creative and musical explorations to date. Thank you to VIMA for providing the platform for independent acts through a network of regional professionals.”
Masia One and Yacko will be amongst 12 performers who will take to the stage during the awards night
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