The Africa4U Song of The Year Online Awards for New and Upcoming Nigerian Artists is organised each year by Tony Tokunbo Fernandez- Published Writer, Compere, Mentor, Public Speaker and Radio Presenter and Producer for Africa4U Radio Show.
The aim of the awards is to encourage, empower and inspire upcoming Nigerian artists in various parts of the world who are not only talented and driven, but who are potential Role Models for the future.
Thirteen Artists were nominated for the awards which took place on Tuesday the 11th of June at 6pm, their songs were aired on Africa4u radio Show hosted by Tony Fernandez and listeners from all over the world began to send in their votes by text.
The nominees were:
1. TJ SPOON- FOURFINGAZ –
2. PRINCE PINTINZ
3. JOY IDASO –
5. KOREDE BELLO-
6. NG ONYEAKWU-
7. OLUWAFEMI ODURU –
8. FO- GBELE MO
9. OLUBOGU KINGZMEN –
10. PRINCE NSOOR- UNITY
11. ISRAEL ONORIODE-
12. SIR NOTIE- SOMI SOMI
13,. C R H Y M E
The Winner of The Awards was Prince Pintinz (birth name: Osasre FranklinAgbonzikilo ) a talented singer, comedian, songwriter and performer from Beninn City Nigeria.
He kicked of his singing at the early age of 11 as a chorister in a new convenant gospel church in Calabar and later became the music director in Glorious light pavillion, Benin City.
After his huge impact in the south south music industry in 2012 with his hit single “Bend down low”
He is a graduate of Geology at The University of Benin and is now studying his Masters in Petroleum Geology at The same University.
Pintinz is also going to be Mentored by the organiser of The Awards- Tony Fernandez for the next 12 months and will also be working alongside other nominees who took part in the contest.