Fijian artists honoured at FPRA Music Awards

Friday, 09 Jun 2017

Saimoni Vuatalevu receives the International Achievement Award from our Director Business and Events Licensing, Jennifer Gome

Congratulations to all the winners, awardees and inductees at the 2017 Fiji Performing Rights Association Music Awards (FPRAs)! FPRA is an APRA AMCOS international affiliate that collects performing and mechanical royalties on behalf of its members, and held its gala event at the Grand Pacific Hotel Suva in May.

The Awards are the Pacific’s premier music event, and featured 15 categories in 2017, including the inaugural Tom Mawi Guitar Award.

FPRA Director Laisa Vulakoro told the Fiji Times that the awards are a chance to celebrate the achievements of local artists.

"This is one night in the year where people are dressed up and come and witness and also show their appreciation to those involved in the music industry here in Fiji," Laisa said.

Read more about the event here.


Best iTaukei Song
Artist: Nasio Domoni 
Composer: Tuverea Tuamoto

Best Composition

Artist: Nasio Domoni
Composer: Tuverea Tuamoto

Best English Song
I'm From The West Coast
Artist: Team Stay Focused
Composers: Isikeli Savu, Nicky Bautavu, Steven Vereakula

Best Hip Hop Song
I’m From The West Coast
Artist: Team Stay Focused
Composers: Isikeli Savu, Nicky Bautavu, Steven Vereakula 

Best Recording Engineer
Adriu Saranuku

Most Popular Music Video 
Sau Tiko Viti
Artist: Drixstar (feat. Tropic Thunda)
Composer: Andrew Bolakoro

Most Popular Song
Ko Rosi ni Utoqu
Artist: Leba Boi Yawa e Lomai Nasau
Composer: Etonia Lote Jnr

Tom Mawi Guitar Award
Manueli Laqeretabua Railoa

Best Hindi Song
Ma Jhule Ma Jhule 
Artist: Praneel Sami Don
Composer: Praneel Sami Don

Best Gospel Song
Holy, Savasava
Artist: CMFI Zone 21
Composer: Kalevati Veiseyaki

International Achievement
Saimoni Vuatalevu

Outstanding Service to Fijian Music
Nem and Talei

Best New Artist
Senilagakali kei Koroilagi

Hall of Fame
Neumi Kalou (Deceased) 

Artist of the Year
Leba Boi Yawa e Lomai Nasau

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