(Oakland, CA, 04 September 2023) – The 6 th Annual MMBTV Awards, a night of glamour and artistic brilliance, took place on August 27th from 5 to 7 pm in the vibrant city of Oakland, California. In honor and recognition of the vibrant pool of talented artists and their creative contributions to world music, the event was hosted by the esteemed Dr. Letitia Wright and presided over by Gail Decatur, the Chapter President of Delta Zeta Delta Sorority.
Notably, Matt Thompson, one of the most buzzed-about artists, was unable to attend but was honored with the Best Breakout Single award. Pam R Johnson, a beloved figure, swept the awards, securing Best Poem and Best Lyrics in the R&B/Funk category. Phantom Power rocked the stage, claiming the Best Rock Lyrics award.
A poignant moment came with the posthumous Best Lyric Video award, presented in honor of Gregory Hickman Williams. His close friend and collaborator, Sharon Manuel, accepted the award on his behalf, commemorating their timeless song, “No Images,” recorded together in 1983.
The electrifying summer vibes were brought to life by Eye’z, who clinched the title of Summer Jam of ’23, while the enigmatic Ceetus Yesk, triumphed with the Best Short Film award. A testament to her enduring contribution to music, emerita of song was bestowed upon Sharon Manuel, while Alien Amor, who enthralled the audience with two captivating songs, left an indelible mark on the evening.
Gail Decatur, reflecting on the event, expressed, “My Music Block Awards was truly a creative and inspiring event. Acknowledging the gifts and talents of local artists provides incredible inspiration to the art community. Events of this nature must be celebrated by all.” Snippets of this unforgettable night will be featured on the WrightPlace TV Channel on Roku, Apple TV, and and Amazon Prime.
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