The best music videos, artists and singles of 2014- Seychelles votes for ‘Cable Tunes’ music awards
The Seychelles Broadcasting Corporation TV's Vibes programme recorded the show at the Espace building in Victoria, the capital of the Seychelles islands, last night (Seychelles Broadcasting Corporation)
(Seychelles News Agency) - Sandra, Lana and Regi claimed the top prizes at this year’s Cable Tune Awards, the Seychelles’ leading music awards where the public chooses their favourite mobile ring back tone artists of the year and the best videos on the Vibes show.
The 5th Cable Tunes Awards were hosted at the Espace complex in the islands' capital Victoria in a big party last night as a tropical downpour and thunder caused technical problems and prevented the live broadcast on the Seychelles Broadcasting Corporation’s 'Vibes' TV music show.
The music awards were recorded and will be broadcast tonight on the SBC, while the winners picked by a nation-wide public vote by SMS to choose the most popular singers and songs of the Indian Ocean islands.
SNA brings you the Awards results;
Best Male Artist
Best Female Artist
Last year Paul Reginald a.k.a Regi won the 2013 Cable Tune awards for best new artist and best collaboration.
Regi is seen here on his way to collect the Best Male Arist Award for 2014 at Espace (Louis Toussaint, Seychelles News Agency) Photo license: CC-BY
|Best Female Artist - Sandra singing at the Awards ceremony last night. Sandra Esparon is a well-known singer who made her debut with the group 'Dezil' in 2005, with hit single 'San Ou (La Rivière) which was released in France by Sony Music, selling more than 500,000 copies in France, and becoming the summer's most played music video on French television. (Louis Toussaint, Seychelles News Agency) Photo license: CC-BY|
Best Group Duo
Kj and Extra Big
|Call ou- by Extra Big and KJ (Extra Big and KJ/Koz Kreol Mizik/YouTube) All Rights Reserved|
Million Butterfly - Lana
Best New Artist
|Lana takes home prizes for the Best Single and Best New Artist (Louis Toussaint, Seychelles News Agency) Photo license: CC-BY|
Cus Mun and Regi
Best Selling Artist
Best SBC Vibes Music Video
Lanmour Enposib (Impossible Love) - Tania
|Winner of the Best SBC Vibes Video is Tania with Lanmour Enposib (Impossible Love) (Seychelles Broadcasting Corporation/YouTube) All Rights Reserved|
Cable Tunes is a popular mobile phone ring back tone service from Cable & Wireless Seychelles, one of the two telecoms providers in the Seychelles islands, the other being Airtel Seychelles.
Albert Duncan, in charge of the Cable Tunes Award told Today in Seychelles newspaper last month that “Cable and Wireless will continue to provide this platform and maintain this good partnership with artists.”
|The categories and nominees of the awards (Seychelles Broadcasting Corporation/Cable Tunes Award) Photo license: CC-BY|
According to the daily newspaper, the Cable Tunes has paid over 200 thousand Seychelles rupees, which is around 15 thousand dollars, to the islands’ pop stars this year.
The percentage of royalty, according to Duncan may reach 50% depending on how many Cable Tunes are listed under an artist’s name.
|"Koz Mon Fanm"- Regi featuring Cus-Mun - Official Video (Regi.Cus-Mun/Seychelles Broadcasting Corporation, YouTube) All Rights Reserved|
The nominees for the awards were based on the sales of Cable Tunes between January and October this year.
Latest statistics available on the Seychelles National Bureau of Statistics website for the first quarter of 2014 suggest that there are 138,451 mobile accounts amongst the Seychellois people.
Interestingly enough this is more than the Indian Ocean island nation’s population of around 90,000 people.
|"En lot lannwit"- Sandra - Official Video (Sandra/ Seychelles Broadcasting Corporation/YouTube) All Rights Reserved|