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Empire’s Hakeem coming for BMA

The 11th Annual Barbados Music Awards are shaping up to be a star-studded gala, tickets for which families are sure to choose as one of the must-haves this Christmas.

With Empire star and Grammy nominee Yazz The Greatest (known on the popular series as Hakeem Lyon) added to a line-up which already includes R&B multimillion-selling star Shontelle, soca stars Nikita, Peter Ram, Mistah Dale, Hypasounds and others, this year’s edition, which begins the 50th year of Barbados’ Independence, promises to be a blockbuster.

The island’s musical achievements will be highlighted, along with moving tributes to Joseph Niles and other legends who have passed.

Speaking to Barbados TODAY just days after the online publication threw its support behind the region’s leading music awards event of all time, producers were sure to focus on some key factors which they believe make the event a must-see.

“This is an event where families can go to together. Kids are really excited to see Hakeem Lyon in person. We all see stars on television, but it’s a joy to see them in the flesh.

“We also know that our co-hostess Terencia Coward will do an amazing job, and are confident that the performances of the Barbadian cast will make everyone present proud to be Bajans.”

Early bird tickets for this red carpet event are now available ($25 stands, $50 grounds and $200 VIP) from Rubis Wildey, Sol (Black Rock, Redmans and Charles Rowe Bridge), Exclusive Boutique Sheraton, Ticketpal (online) and by delivery (246) 260-1032/246-232-4103.

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