Kevin Downswell claimed he is overwhelmed by his quadruple acquire in the Sterling Gospel Tunes Awards (SGMA).
Downswell instructed The Gleaner he is “very grateful” to know that in a pandemic year, Kevin Downswell Ministries managed to make a good impression.
The gospel recording artiste and producer triumphed in four out of 5 groups that he was nominated for at last Sunday’s virtual presentation.
Downswell’s one Carry Me attained him the awards for Nearby Strike of the Yr and Nearby Strike Producer of the Yr. The music movie also received the title for Online video of the Yr. In the meantime, Conversations with Kevin Downswell, which the artiste created to speak to a variety of personalities, these kinds of as internationally acclaimed motivational speaker, Pastor Pamela Dillion fellow gospel artistes Rondell Optimistic and Psalmist Oshane Mais and comedian Ity Ellis, and have them share their testimonies every Friday on social media, obtained the award for Digital Sequence of the Yr.
Noting that 2020 was a challenging year for anyone, he claimed, “We desired to make certain that we were present as significantly as attainable with the gospel of Jesus Christ to provide power, hope, and inspiration to those people who were heading by means of a large amount. The concentration was the folks, impression, supporting them get to the conclude of this.”
It is not the first time the gospel artiste has walked absent with wins in over a few sections. In 2017, at the inaugural SGMA staging held in Heritage Hall in Mandeville, he took dwelling Album of the Yr for All The Way, Male Artiste of the Yr, Nearby Strike of the Yr for Goodbye World, and Collaboration of the Yr for Not Scared with Rondell Optimistic.
MALE ARTISTE OF THE Yr
Orville Sutherland, who surpassed the multi-award-successful artiste to claim the title of Male Artiste of the Yr, claimed that he believed Downswell’s keep track of file meant that he would get that title too. “I’m at a reduction for text I’m really elated and pleased since it’s not like becoming nominated meant I would be awarded, so just after getting two awards I, too, was overwhelmed. Obtaining Male Artiste of the Yr in fact has me speechless, since even though I experienced the need to get it, I regularly experienced to bear in brain there were significant names like Kevin Downswell and Jermaine Edwards in the class,” he claimed.
The gospel deejay also received the award for EP of the Yr for Sweet Emotion and has strategies to fork out tribute to Downswell, whose one Superior Information comes about to be one particular of Sutherland’s favourites. “I guarantee now, with this fantastic information of the awards, I am heading to do a deal with, even if it’s unofficial or in a overall performance established. And to my colleagues, recall regular, continuous initiatives provide success, never wait around for any one to say them ‘going give yuh ah buss’, just gwaan set in the function,” Sutherland claimed.
Other notable gospel personalities emerging as winners incorporate Latoya High definition, who won Album of the Yr for Your Way Marvia Providence – Feminine Artiste of the Yr Foster Triplets – Group of the Yr Wayne Stoddart and Marion Hall received Collaboration of the Yr for Jesus Junkie and Ava-Homosexual Blair – Gospel Character of the Yr and Most Rated Radio Programme for her Gospel Mild Display.
Latoya High definition pointed out that her album turned a reality in a significantly lengthier time than expected, and it can make her all the more grateful for the acquire.
“I am particularly thrilled and humbled by the honour. It took me a even though to complete telling the tales of a variety of experiences and struggles, but standing organization in the phrase and claims of God, I am also pleased that the album is touching so many lives and connecting with folks and their journeys,” she claimed.
The awards organisers recorded over 30,000 votes in its people’s choice groups, from gospel followers across Jamaica, the Caribbean, United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Africa, amid other areas.
For its fifth staging, which was aired on Tv Jamaica and the station’s online platforms, Downswell, alongside Petra-Kaye Linton, who is the SGMA Breakout Feeling of the Yr impending gospel artiste, Geneva Ayre and the 2021 SGMA New Talent Showcase winner, Gavin McDonald took centre stage and gave soul-stirring performances, giving viewers a flavor of the regular significant vitality that Sterling is regarded for.
Linton claimed she did not know so many people were becoming impacted. “On leading of the fantastic information from SGMA, the testimonials that were coming in non-quit brought tears to my eyes. This is motivating me to thrust harder than I possibly would have to begin with. I just want to significant up the whole Petra-Kaye Ministries – the band, singers and my manager Kamar Forrest since I could not have performed it without the need of them,” she claimed.