The 16th of November marked the 2nd Biennial BVSM Awards 2017
The Princess Of Africa Foundation held their 2nd biennial “Backing Vocalists and Session Musicians Awards” (BVSM) on the 16th November 2017 at the Soweto Theater under the theme “On the Road to Freedom” honoring the BVSM from 1990 to 1995. The 1st Biennial awards were themed “Legends in the Music Industry”
On the night Yvonne Chaka Chaka emphasized that she will take the awards to other countries but first she wanted to do the awards at home as charity begins at home.
The categories varied from Reggae, Rock & Pop, Gospel to Contemporary and Kwaito, the winners included The legendary Victor Masondo, Malie Kellie, Paul Hanmer, Sello Montwedi and the percussion ensemble Amapondo to name a few. “They are our unseen heroes in the music industry” said Yvonne.
To make the night more fun, for lifetime achievement award category, BVSM applauded the veteran popular gospel star Deborah Fraser, music producer Thapelo Khomo and Dr Victor Khojane for their enormous contribution.
The BVSM awards identify and recognize backing vocalists and session musicians for their contribution towards the development of music in South Africa. These awards were first launched in October 2014 and they are the brainchild of Yvonne Chaka Chaka.
The awards were truly amazing and brought together more than 500 guests that looked amazing and were dressed to the nines. The Princess of Africa Foundation would like to acknowledge all the sponsors without whom, the event would not have taken place; The Department of Arts and Culture, Nandos South Africa, Foschini, Lufi-D and Black Opal.