MMG Regional Awards 2019

On Saturday 19th October 2019 the 4th annual MMG Regional Awards took place at the Bristol Grande Mercure hotel.

The event was hosted by presenter, entrepreneur and activist Sister Jendayi Serwah. Jendayi is a natural on the stage, she opened with a warm welcome that set the tone for the evening. Her charming wit had the audience cheerful and laughing as she started to announce the nominees and winners.  Throughout the night she was joined on stage by Fiona Mcinnes-Craig, Stephe Le Fanu, Scotty Rakes Ryan, Halina Jaroszewska, and Akilah Walton.

Kicking off the entertainment was young rising star Chel followed by Bristol’s Booty Bass founder and popular DJ – DJ Ngaoi. DJ Ngaoi performed her single Black Bird while Chel sang a few uptempo tracks that got the crowd dancing.

After the performance interval, the rest of the award winners were announced. This segment covered the popular and controversial music categories. The South West waits to see with anticipation which artist will take home the award. Each year the number of votes grows, making the competition closer than ever. It’s always hard to predict who will win.

The music categories were followed with a live performance by Bristol’s wordsmith and lyrical genius Wish Master.

After his performance, a special MMG Honours was presented to another maverick in the music scene Jay 0117. The Grime MC was honoured for his work and contribution to music in the city.

Sister Jendayi readout:

“The next individual is a pioneer & have dedicated their career to put Bristol on the map. His energy, music and work ethic is unmatched. Creative, lyrical and with a plethora of visuals under his belt, he can go toe to toe with the best grime artists in Europe. He has graced many stages across the country and lyrically went to war on prominent platforms such as Redbull’s Grime Clash, Lord Of The Mic and more.

We recognise your hard work, we honour what you have done and support what you continue to do.

You cannot mention bristol without mentioning 0117!!! Please, can we give a standing ovation to Bristol’s Grime connoisseur Jay 0117.”

To close off the event there was a live performance by London Rapper Nolay. Nolay is fierce with the wordplay and can lyrically battle most men in the game with ease. Her uptempo and energetic performance had the crowd on their feet as she entertained us and closed off the show.



BEST ENTREPRENEUR – UZ MTG Successful business man & founder of popular Bristol based fashion brand DLMTG

BEST BUSINESS – ROGER MOORE CARIBBEAN CUISINE  Young self taught Jamaican chef with his own brand of caribbean sauces and 2 restaurants in Bristol.

OUTSTANDING COMMUNITY EFFORT – SKEMER WINTERS (Skemers Boxing Gym) High-quality coaching that caters to the true needs of the community.

BEST INNOVATIVE TECH – GLYNN BLAIZE Founder of North Star Innovation Group

BEST ACTOR / ACTRESS/ PRESENTER – STEVEN DRAPER  The Wordlife Show founder and presenter on Ujima Radio

BEST FASHION BRAND – CARENE LESLIE CLOTHING  Local fashion brand designer specialising in streetwear and custom pieces

BEST DJ – DJ DOCTA FLEX International DJ with over 10 years experience in the music industry

BEST RADIO STATION – UJIMA RADIO  Award winning radio station at the heart of Bristol’s community

BEST RAP/HIP HOP ACT – WISH MASTER  Bristol based rap artist known for his impeccable wordplay and delivery

BEST MUSIC ARTIST – MURKAGE  Newports Rap/Grime artist making big moves across the UK

BEST MUSIC VIDEO – BAILEYS BROWN – GIMME FEAT DATKID & DABBLA  Bristol based rapper/producer Baileys Brown instrumental in building the profile of South-West hip-hop over the past decade.

BEST MUSIC PRODUCER – OH91 Bristol based producer with an impressive catalogue of hits under his belt.

BEST GRIME / DNB ACT – IMPACT MERV  Popular Grime/Rap artist from Bristol’s Wordlife camp

BEST REGGAE ACT 2019 – ALEIGHCIA SCOTT Cardiff’s reggae sensation making waves all across the world


JAY 0117 – Talented Grime artist instrumental in building the profile of Bristol Grime across the UK. Represented Bristol on Redbull – Grime A Side, Lord of the Mics & more.


NEV MCDERMOTT – Fareshare South West

ASHLEY JENKINS – Community Champion

POKU OSEI – BABBASA Empowering Our Future Leaders


MMG Regional Pictures Below!


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