14th Annual Canadian Reggae Music Awards (May 1998):
Toronto, ON


Canadian Artists

Top Reggae Newcomer (Female) - Candice
Top Reggae Newcomer (Male) - Junior Alexander
Top Reggae Band - High Energy
Top Reggae Dancehall Style DJ (Female) - Lady Luscious
Top Reggae Dancehall Style DJ (Male) - Major P.
Top Reggae Singer (Female) - Nana McLean
Top Reggae Singer (Male) - Jimmy Reid
Top Reggae Producer - Ray Hammond
Top Reggae Album - Nice And Slow / Leroy Brown
Top Reggae Single - Teach The Youths / Daddy Rusty

Top Soca/Calypso Album - Are You Listening / Elsworth James
Top Soca/Calypso Single - Hail Minister Farrakhan / Elsworth James

International Artists

Top Reggae Album - Inna Heights / Buju Banton
Top Reggae Single - Sweep Over My Soul / Luciano

Awards of Merit

Cdn Award of Merit - Lynn Taitt
Intl Award of Merit - Joe Gibbs

Peter Tosh Memorial Award - Nicky Dread, CFRU-FM, Guelph, ON
Bob Marley Memorial Award - Delroy G, CHRY-FM, Toronto, ON

Canadian Reggae Industry Awards

Top Reggae Record Store - Treasure Isle
Top Reggae Live Club - Bamboo Club
Top Reggae Dance Club - Cuttys
Top Reggae Radio DJ - Luther Brown

As part of the Awards show there were performances by a number of artists, including Screwdriver, Johnny P and Pinchers. Canadian performers included Donna Makeda, Jimmy Reid, Kwabena Reuben & Selassie I Power, Candice, and the High Energy Band.

For more information contact The Canadian Reggae Music Awards, PO Box 2278, Station C, Downsview, ON, M3N 2T1, CANADA.

A luta continua!

"Nicky Dread" Taylor,
Crooked Beat Productions.

27 March 1998.