Fresh Acts Music Awards (FAMA) is created to celebrate talented young, up-and-coming and campus artistes. Speaking about this project, FAM Awards CEO, Biodun Caston-Dada, who also is the publisher of ACADA Magazine, said: “We are trying to create a platform where young acts making waves in the industry will be celebrated and recognized”.
The organisers further elaborated on the project by stating that many young acts are churning out great songs and are carving a niche for themselves across various genre of music despite lack of structure, funding and necessary business models. “It is in this stead that Fresh Acts Music Awards was born to give support to these young artistes through periodical seminars and workshops. We strongly believe many artistes don’t even know why they are doing music aside their hunger for fame. Many just wanted to ‘blow’! FAMA is set to educate these artistes via our platforms”, Caston-Dada added. As part of the plan also, the FAMA Awards CEO hinted that there will be a monthly Rap Cypher to expose young and talented rappers/lyricists. These Cyphers will be hosted by established rap artistes and DJs.
The Awards ceremony where various fresh and upcoming artistes that have great songs and buzz within the year in review will be honoured will come up in December, 2017.