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Details For The 9th Annual South-South Music Awards



LOCKDOWN ENTERTAINMENT is proud to unveil the official logo for The 9th ANNUAL SOUTH SOUTH MUSIC AWARDS (SSMA 2017).
The prestigious Award event will take place in Benin City and will see much of home grown contents and talents on display. This is to ensure that we do not stray from the birthing concept of exposing, honoring and celebrating the ever growing talents that abound in the South South region. The theme is FOR THE GLORY OF THE HOMELAND.
This year’s edition is special to us for a couple of reasons. First, is our partnership the most classy and reputable hospitality brand in the region, The very prestigious RANDEKHI HOTELS (@randekhigold). As a result of this partnership, the brand new state-of-the-arts EKINADOESE EVENT HALL inside The RANDEKHI GOLD HOTEL will be the venue of this year’s event. Thereby raising the class and standard of the SSMA. 
Secondly, we are deeply excited to announce the sponsorship of The Best New Artist category by Edo-born International Super Star, CYNTHIA MORGAN (icynthiamorgan) through her CYNTHIA MORGAN FOUNDATION. The CYNTHIA MORGAN FOUNDATION is sponsoring the Award Category with the sum of FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND NAIRA as one of her ways of giving back to the home industry and supporting every exceptionally gifted young talent in the region and also the growth of the SSMA platform.
And also as exciting is our partnership with  one of the leading brand names in the region’s nitelife, NOVONIA PRIVE (@clubnovonia) , our host partner for The SSMA 2017 Pre-Party and After-Party.
In response to the yearnings and desires of various groups/factions of the music-related industry practitioners, we have introduced THREE new categories to the list. They are:
This is an acknowledgement of the roles of personalities whose work behind the scene impacts the industry positively. Such efforts need to be recognized and celebrated. As we proceed, given available resources, we shall include more categories to cater for every sector of the industry.
Events and activities are schedulled as follows:
26th of October– Nominations
1st of November – Voting commences
18th of November – Pre-Party at NOVONIA PRIVE, GRA, Benin City
3rd of December – Main Event at The EKINADOESE EVENT HALL (inside RANDEKHI GOLD HOTEL), GRA, Benin City to be followed by an After-Party at NOVONIA PRIVE, GRA, Benin City.
Please follow our official social media handles
Twitter: @Annualssma_ @Andybello @mofame_
Instagram: @lockdownent_official @ Andybello @mofame_ 
We wish to thank all brands, friends and colleagues for their support in the past and present. We are indeed grateful. See you all at The SSMA 2017.
Andy Bello
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