12th IMAGE AWARD IN SEPTEMBER
Image Channel, one of the most renowned media of Nepal is contributing a lot in promoting Nepali Music. In order to honour Nepali Artists, appreciate their work and inspire them to create better music,The 12th Annual Tuborg Image Award is all set to be held in early September.
In a press conference organized at Hotel Shangri-La in Lazimpat, Ram Krishna Manandhar, Chairman of Image Channel Private Limited, said, “we are pleased to be announcing the top five nominees in the 21 categories of the awards. Our priority has always been to promote the Nepali Music Industry and maintain transparency in the awards.”
He also mentioned that giving continuity to the addition of a new category in the awards every year, a new category Tuborg Image Public Choice Award has been added this year.
This award will be given solely based on the number of SMS votes sent in by listeners and audiences to the nominees. Among the 21 categories, four of them will be included in this award. These are: Best Vocal Performance Male, Best Vocal Performance Female, Best Vocal Performance Pop Male and Best Vocal Performance Pop Female.
Manandhar also announced the recipient of this year’s Image Life Time Achievement Award – Durga Lal Shrestha!
“Durga Lal Shrestha has been a towering figure in the Nepali Music Industry. His lyrical creations like “Phoolko Ankhama Phulai Sansara” sung by Ani Choying Dolma (and set to music by Nhyoo Bajracharya) have been hugely popular and he has been contributing to the industry since the days of the Rana rule.” said Manandhar.
Some popular nominees in this year’s awards include Hemanta Rana, Anju Panta, Dambar Nepali, Yadav Kharel and CIney Gurung, among others, in various categories.