Battle of the Sound awards N1 million for music contest
The Battle of the Sound has awarded contestants N1 million in prize at the conclusion of the contested music session in Lagos.
The third edition of the event, themed: “Fierce edition,” which is described as a huge success by participants, featured topics on social awareness, such as “Japa syndrome versus staying back to fix our country,” “Money versus love in a relationship” and other trending social issues.
Lagos State Head of Service, Mr. Hakeem Muri-Okunola, represented by Chief Executive Officer of Lagos State Council of Arts and Culture, Mr. Idowu Johnson, commended the initiative.
Chief Convener and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Bizzybody, Mr. Oluwaseun Ayeni, congratulated all the finalists for making it far in the competition, reiterating the organisation’s willingness to provide everything needed to help the aspiring artists succeed.
The Co-convener, Oluwaseyi Halima Adebanjo, commended Lagos State government for not only raising the profile of the initiative but also providing an opportunity for its inclusion in the state’s tourism calendar.
The prize money was divided among three nations of 15 finalists who emerged from over 40 contestants for the eight nations that participated in the music competition, with Red Mercuries earning 115 points of combined judges coins and fan coins to emerge as the overall winning nation and take home the grand prize of N400,000.
The first runner-up nation, Uranus 77, won N200,000 with a total of 104 coins, while the second runner-up nation, Jupiter Clique, won N100,000 with a total of 101 coins.
Other prizes were given to individual warriors who won first place in their respective music genres, among others.
Others include Wale Ogundiran (Walexey), Shola Hamzat (Sholly-B), John Akinfolurin (Mistabouncy), and Nosiru Talabi (Lucky Vibe) were the best in afropop, fuji, reggae, and rap, respectively, and Olaoluwa Folakan (Eizzy Boi), Afeez Adesiyan (Feez4), Anthonia Philip (Linezy), and Johnson Oseh (Youngcrez) were the first runner-ups in the same categories.
Other prizes included music recording deals from the Hive Records given to Mistabouncy and Titilola Odunigba (Titi), recording deals from The Golden Prince Production, Perf perf Sounds, sound mixing deals from Indomix Records, and free collaboration deals from Faze, GT da Guitarman, and K-Peace.
Other notable guests includes Faze of Platashun Boiz fame, ace sound engineer; Indomix, award-winning song writer; GT da Guitarman, K-Peace of Nigerian Idol fame, celebrity disc jockey; DJ-Fresh, Sammy-Jay the Hip-hop head, Solosoundz, Oga jojo, among others.