The OMA (Owerri Music Award) is an accolade established in 2016 by otownmp3.com (Owerri music blog) of Imo state to recognize the outstanding achievement in the Owerri Music industry. The annual ceremony features performances by established and promising artists. The 2016 edition of OMA were held at Tokio Lounge Event Centre behind city global hotel port harcourt road in Owerri imo state.
Owerri music has experienced a boom and shift, making the industry a BRAND that is versatile, and has had major impact on different world platform with dance routines, catchphrases, and dress culture which has taken a turn in recent years due to its impact, creative and energetic characters.
The success and upsurge of the Nigeria music can be attributed to the new age of talented group of people who are behind the scene. They have successfully sieved out, natured and exported the essence of the Nigeria music and now they are well celebrated in Owerri and Nigeria at large.
The Owerri Music Award(OMA)
The image of OMA was created by Nwachukwu Ikechukwu (Mr. starz) the founder of the awards, and was designed by Starone. The first OMA plaque was done by Yomlat Wold. It represents “A microphone with a crown and ribbon round it”.
Aims and objectives
To help promote the Owerri music industry and taken it to a higher and greater levels.
To help promote our musical artist and producers to make the known and visible to Nigeria and Africa at large.
To recognize and encourage artists who are representing Owerri music industry.
CELEBRATING THE CREATIVE MINDS BEHIND MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT IN OWERRI
Over the years, Owerri’s most prestigious artist, has strived for excellence in building the owerri music industry on true values of integrity, transparency and responsibility. We have worked hard to reward artistic ingenuity since day one and also educating the teaming fans of the award, the public and the entertainment industry about the rules of the awards and the criteria for nominations in each category. Often times, we realize that the fans, people in the industry and the media are misled; because they are in a hurry to get by with the nominees list and they neglect reading between the lines, not caring about the rules of nominations and criteria.
Hence, it is important to set the record straight and continue to enlighten.
The categories are:
1. Next Rated
2. Best male artist
3. Best female artist
4. Song of the moment
5. Best Collaboration
6. Producer of the year
7. Dj of the year
8. Promoter of the year
9. Gospel artist of the year
10. Music video of the year
*Our additional categories are:*
1. Friendly artist of the year
2. Friendly promoter of the year
3. Best graphics designer of the year
4. Beat entertainment hangout spot in owerri
5. Best group/record label in owerri
6. Best music studio in owerri
7. Best music video producer/director in owerri
You can visit their website on http://otownmp3.com/oma2017