Baker Boy & Mojo Juju Win Big At National Indigenous Music Awards

Baker Boy and Mojo Juju have cleaned up at the 2019 National Indigenous Music Awards, taking out some of the most prestigious gongs at last night’s ceremony in Darwin.

Trilingual hip-hop artist Baker Boy took out the ‘Artist Of The Year’ category, while Wiradjuri R’n’B, hip-hop and soul artist Mojo Juju won both the ‘Album Of The Year’ and ‘Song Of The Year’ categories, both for ‘Native Tongue’.

Elsewhere, Briggs also picked up an accolade in the ‘Film Clip Of The Year’ category for ‘Life Is Incredible’, while Kaiit picked up the ‘New Talent Of The Year’ Award.

Also honoured with induction into the NIMA Hall Of Fame were folk trio Tiddas and Cairns jazz pioneer Wilma Reading.

Speaking prior to the ceremony, National Indigenous Music Awards Reference Group Chair, Warren H. Williams, said Indigenous music has continued to rise to top in Australia, he says it’s, “pushing boundaries and finding its place at the forefront of art in our country.”

“The NIMAs follows that rise ready to recognise and amplify the voices of our musicians on their journey upwards.”

Catch the full list of 2019 winners below!

National Indigenous Music Awards 2019 Winners

Artist of the Year

Archie Roach
Baker Boy — WINNER
Electric Fields
Jessica Mauboy
Mojo Juju

Album of the Year

Archie Roach – The Concert Collection 2012 – 2018
Dan Sultan – Aviary Tales
Mojo Juju – Native Tongue — WINNER
Tia Gostelow – Thick Skin
Thelma Plum – Better In Blak

Song of the Year

Baker Boy – Black Magic
Electric Fields – 2000 and Whatever
Mojo Juju – Native Tongue — WINNER
Tasman Keith (ft Stevie Jean) – Prey
Yirrmal – For Everyone

New Talent of the Year

Dallas Woods
Kaiit — WINNER
Kobie Dee
Mambali Band
Tasman Keith

Film Clip of the Year

Briggs – Life Is Incredible — WINNER
Mojo Juju – Native Tongue
Tasman Keith (ft Stevie Jean) – Prey
Thelma Plum – Better In Blak
Yirrmal – For Everyone

Community Clip of the Year

Deni Mob – State Of The Heart — WINNER
Peppi School – Play Good Way
Numbulwar School Band – What’s The Reason?
Tiwi College – Picka Family


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