The 2nd of the UK’s most prestigious and respected Gospel music awards is back. The Premier Gospel Awards will take place on 22nd April this year and is looking to be bigger and juicier than it’s debut.

Premier Gospel AwardsThe award recognises and celebrates achievements in Gospel music in the UK under 9 categories. Best Newcomer and Best International are up for public vote whilst the others will be judged by a special panel.

We were happy to see that some of the artists we’re excited about for 2017 have been nominated. Artists such as RnB singer “Theon” and new hip hop kid on the block “Temzi’  features in the Best Newcomer category. We were certainly not surprised to see “Volney Morgan and New Ye” up for Best Choir list…standard. And it’s really nice to see “Jahmene Douglas” recognised in the Best Male and Best Song categories.


Here’s the full list of nominees: 

Best Male

Faith Child

Andrew Bello

Jahmene Douglas

Noel Robinson



Best Female

Sarah Teibo

Lurine Cato

Philippa Hanna

Becca Folkes

Fiona Yorke


Best Song

Jahmene Douglas – Never Too Far Away

Leke – Unstoppable

Volney Morgan & New Ye – After All

J Vessel ft Hypertone – How Great Though Art

Happi – Hosanna


Choir of the Year

Volney Morgan & New Ye


The Reapers Choir

100 Voices of Gospel

Revelation Avenue


Best Album

Lurine Cato – Chosen To Serve

Jay Ess – Seven

Icie – One Hit Away

Volney Morgan & New Ye – Focus

Sarah Teibo – Walk With Me


Best Video

Joshua Luke Smith – Carry Me

Icie – The Becoming

Same Adebanjo – I’m available

Bobby Bovell ft Dennis Bovell – Love Love

Rachel Kerr – Glory


Best Newcomer

Israel J Allen

Jo Joey

Joshua Luke Smith

Michelle John

Psalmist Nadine Marshall

Purist Ogboi

Shan Smile



Zoe Grace


Best International

Andy Mineo

Christon Gray

Kirk Franklin


Michelle Williams


Tamela Mann

Tasha Cobbs

Travis Greene

William McDowellBest Group

Brooks and the Company


Hope Dealers

V9 Collective

Zoe Grace

So who’s your money on? Oh yeah, we don’t gamble. Well, if you DID gamble, who would you place your chip on? Get voting here:  Premier Gospel Awards

The event will take place on Saturday April 22nd 2017 at the Rock Tower in Tuffnell Park. The event starts at 7pm, doors open at 6.30pm. You can check out the highlights from last year’s Premier Gospel Awards here!


Over to you

Is there anyone not on the list that you think should be? Tell us in the comments below.

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