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Jimmy Cliff to receive Linkz FM Lifetime Achievement Award

Published:Thursday | January 14, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Adrian Frater, News Editor

Jimmy Cliff

Western Bureau:

Reggae legend Jimmy Cliff will receive a Lifetime Achievement Award when the western Jamaica-based Linkz 96FM hosts its second Linkz Awards - The Cupid Edition at Margaritaville in Montego Bay on Friday, February 12.

"Once again, we will be recognising the contribution that talents from western Jamaica have made to the development of the Jamaican entertainment industry," said Roger Allen, CEO of Linkz FM. "It is our belief that the works of these talented individuals should not go unrecognised."

First time

The award ceremony, which was the first of its kind when it was conceptualised and executed in 2009, covers various categories and aspects of entertainment to include artistes, promoters, producers, sound systems, events and venues.

"The categories for this award show are unique as they speak directly to the colourful variety that make up the entertainment scene of the west," said Allen. "Some of these categories include Best Cabaret Performer, Best Car Sound, Best Festival and Best Stunt Biker, to name a few."

Among the noted artistes who have been nominated are the likes of Queen Ifrica, who is nominated for Top Female; Jah Cure, the Top Male; the Merital Family, Top DJ; and Brown Sugar, Top New Artiste.

The 20 categories and the nominees are as follows:

Top Selector

DJ Kentucky

Krazy Neil

Dexta Peppa

Top Sound System

Black Blunt

Krazy Dawg

Bredda Hype

Top Car Sound



Silver One

Top Music Festival

Reggae Sumfest

Jamaica Jazz and Blues

Live Show (One night show)

Western Consciousness

GT Christmas Extravaganza

Rebel Salute

Top Dance Session

Peppa Satdaze

Mingles Friday

Jungle Thursday

Top Singer (Female)

Brown Sugar

Princess Tia

Queen Ifrica

Top singer (Male)

Terry Linen

Edge Michael

Jah Cure

Top DJ (Male)

Merital Family

Father Bookie

Charly Blacks

Top Song

My Money HaHa (Merital Family)

Call On Me (Jah Cure feat. Phyllisia)

No New Fren (Charly Blacks)

Top Album

Cornucopia (Edge Michael)

Universal Cure (Jah Cure)

Montego Bay (Queen Ifrica)

Top Exotic Club

Moods (St James)

Scrub a Dub (Westmoreland)

G-Spot (St Elizabeth)

Top Dance Club

Jungle (Westmoreland)

Nazz (Trelawny)

300 (Hanover)

Top International Artistes

Queen Ifrica

Richie Stephens

Jah Cure

Top Dancer/Dance group

Garrison Youths

Legend Squad

Target Dancers

Top Gospel Artistes

New Generation

Lamar Brown

Lorna Rowe

Top Stunt Biker




Top Record Producer

Flex Rich

Sample Rage


Lifetime Achievement Award

Jimmy Cliff

Best New Artiste

Brown Sugar


Princess Tia.