While some of his fans expected more nominations, the 4th Genna leader says he is grateful for the recognition. Aidonia scored a number of dancehall hits last year paving the way for him to land some lucrative corporate deals and be one of the leading local artists in the genre currently. Donia has years of experience in the music business, but last year we saw growth and depth in his music with songs like “Yea Yeah,” “Hot Tools,” and “Banga.”
Aidonia received four nominations at this year’s Your View Awards including Hottest Summer Song for “Yeah Yeah,” Favorite Dancehall Artist Of The Year, Favorite Local Male Artist Of The Year, Favorite Chart Topping Song Of The Year. In a statement released to Dancehallhiphop.com, the deejay thanks his team for the hard work they put in over the past year.
“It’s a great look to see all the work we have put in over the past year being recognized by the industry, and to them, we extend our gratitude. Of course, I cannot forget my team and the fans without whom none of this would be possible,” Aidonia told us.
Donia also received two nominations at this year’s International Reggae and World Music Awards (IRAWMA) set for March 18 at the Logan Center for the Arts in Chicago. The YVA awards ceremony will be held on local soil at the National Indoor Sports Centre in Kingston on February 24th. The awards show which is now in its 9th year, has been rebranded this year from Youth View Awards to Your View Awards. Producers promises a bigger and better show this year.
Alkaline lead the list of nominations this year with seven nominations while Spice received six nods. Aidonia is tied with Popcaan with four nominations which round out the top four nominees.