Bobby Bovell was the big winner at last night’s JUMP Music Video Awards, taking home three awards. The massive haul included the prestigious Music Video of the Year prize for the track Love Love. Yes, we totally called it.
Another of the evening’s standouts was Sarah Téibo who picked up two gongs – both for the video to her track Steal My Joy. She also kicked off proceedings with a live performance of the double awarding-winning song.
The event, which took place at the Hilton London Tower Bridge, was an enjoyable evening that saw many of the industry key players come out to celebrate. The artists, the producers, the directors and a whole load of well wishers were all in tow and everyone we spoke to left feeling encouraged. The UK gospel industry in particular came out looking not just as creators of great songs but also of impressive visuals as well.
Other performances on the night came from Keylon Whitlock, Theon, Cerose, Simon Lee with Nadine Lee, Aaron T Aaron and Lurine Cato.
Aside from the awards, two other pieces of news emerged from the evening. Firstly, Juliet Fletcher, founder of the awards announced plans to set up the JUMPMVA development fund to help encourage creatives to hone their craft and make better videos. Secondly, Juliet, who has been synonymous with the Gospel Music Industry Alliance (GMIA) for years as its CEO, is stepping down.
The GMIA is the organisation that exists to connect and support the entire gospel industry in the UK. It will now be headed up by Anu Omideyi – known for her work as director of the Reapers Choir but is also a broadcaster, public speaker and non-practising barrister. We wish her all the best.
And the winners are…
Best international solo female video – Sinach (I Know Who I Am)
Best international reggae/Caribbean sound video – Positive (Two Man Army)
Best international praise & worship video – Keylon Whitlock (Higher)
Best international foreign language video – Fernanda Brum (Deus Esta Me Construindo)
Best international group or choir video – The Walls Group (Love On The Radio)
Best international hip hop/rap video – Lecrae (All I Need Is You)
Best international solo male video – Kirk Franklin (Wanna Be Happy)
Best UK R&B/soul video – Sarah Téibo (Steal My Joy)
Best UK reggae/Caribbean sound video – Bobby Bovell (Love Love – Kriswontwo Remix)
Best UK solo male video – Evans Ogboi (Shout Halleluyah)
Best UK hip hop/rap video – Icie (The Becoming)
Best UK solo female video – Sarah Téibo (Steal My Joy)
Best UK group or choir video – Ekklesia (Where You Are)
Best inspirational video – Bobby Bovell (Love Love – Kriswontwo Remix)
Best UK afro beat video – Sam Adebanjo (I’m Available)
Best UK praise & worship video – Aaron T Aaron ft Mike Abdul (I Will Sing Of Your Praise)
Song for a cause – For Stop the Genocide, Premier Gospel ft Tessa E (Channel of Peace)
Music video of the year – Bobby Bovell (Love Love – Kriswontwo Remix)
(Main image: Bobby Bovell pictured with JUMP Music Award presenters Lady T and Bernard Achampong)