Two Bahamians up for Prayze Factor People’s Award
Bahamian singer/songwriter Adrianna Munnings and gospel artist Orlando “Landlord” Miller have both made it through to the second round of voting amongst the Prayze Factor People’s Awards season 12 nominees.
Munnings was advanced through into the second round in the Urban Solo category amongst 13 contenders for the title – Chief Apostle, Quardrius Salters, Oneyke, Thea De Roche, Danny Hudson, PBX, JE White, Raymond To, Estiban Lindsay, Da’Gatherer, Hannah Mya, Melody Pesina and Sha’ Cross.
Miller was pushed through from first round voting in the Prayze Factor Awards “Industry” Choice Nominees category against 17 other nominees – Shonda English, Barakah, Ismael Ramos, Talein, Donald Godbolt, Amanda Lynn, Vickie Favors, Bradford Howard, Shoggy Tosh, Neesha Woodz, Kristojay Paul, Keri Fraser, Kalondria Shenal, Shariffa Edwards, April “Discogoddess” Whitaker, Jerry Royce and Uncle G.
Munnings’ first EP, “Soul of a Woman”, was released during the 2018 Prayze Factor Awards Weekend in Atlanta, Georgia. Her song “Smile A While” was well-received during artist showcases, which featured performers across the United States (U.S.) and several Caribbean and African nations.
The Mastic Point, Andros native has also been invited to participate in a multi-city U.S. tour in June.
Miller is no stranger to winning at the Prayze Factor Awards, having won TV Host of the Year and TV Show of the Year for his show Positive TV with Landlord in 2018.
Munnings and Miller advanced out of the first round during which the public was allowed to have their voices heard via voting, and now they are into the crucial second round voting process in which all the nominees have started at zero again. Voting in round two is exclusively for The International Music Association (TIMA) members and executives.
Munnings and Miller, like the other nominees that have advanced, now have to wait until the winners are announced during the weekend of September 19-22.
The Prayze Factor Awards, founded and produced by Apostle Dr. Teresa Jordan, is a platform specifically and strategically formatted to bring exposure to the inspired artists movement. The Awards is designed to expose faith-based arts.
Nominations are for artists looking to gain more exposure, increase their fan base and make their music/ministry more relevant in the gospel and inspirational industry. It is a fan-driven platform, so artists are required to engage their fans in voting, commenting and promoting their ministries.
While it’s a friendly awards competition, the organizers/founders say it is more important that artists utilize the platform to draw those that are unaware of their ministry to the table where they cannot only experience the ministry, but experience the realness of Christ.
There are three rounds during a period of Prayze Factor promotions. Each round is designed to accomplish the aforementioned goals for the artists. Nominees will be afforded several opportunities for promotions of their ministries, opportunities to engage their fans and opportunities to show the nations the strength of performing arts ministry. To maximize full potential of this platform, they say artists must be in the frame of mind that God deserves their very best every step of the way and without excuse. Those that grasp and understand that, they say, are rewarded greatly by the time the season’s finale airs as their presence in the gospel community is greatly advanced.
To be nominated, nominees have to have a single, EP or full project already released. Nominations are handled and vetted through TIMA and announcements made in April of each voting year.
Voting is done via online polling and is a popularity round of elimination by the general public. The general public openly votes and promotes their favorite nominees during round one of each voting year. The top nominees in each category advance to the final round and winners are announced during the Prayze Factor weekend of celebration during which winners or their representative must be present to receive.
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