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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