Junior Gong and Wee Pow

Stone Love held their annual awards ceremony at last week’s Weddy Weddy Wednesday, giving out several awards to members of the Jamaican music industry.

Stone Love’s founder, Winston ‘Wee Pow’ Powell, says he believes that the awards greatly enhance the careers of the recipients and cement their careers as professional entertainers.

“We know that with the creation of this event, people will take our dancehall performers more seriously. When they go to the embassy for a visa to perform overseas, they can say I am a dancer,” he said.

Among big winners at this year’s awards were Damian Marley and Buju Banton who cop the award for Stone Love Dubplate of the Year for their track “Jah Army.”

Stone Love is celebrating 40 years of existence this year.

See list of awards below

Best New Dancer: Elite Team
Best New Dance Group Female: Global Girls
International Dancer of the Year: Shelly Belly and Ding Dong
Best Dance Group Male: Expression
Best Slang 2011: Big Wayne (Dah Man Yah Man)
Most Energetic: Sadeki
Best Upcoming Sound 2011: 007
Best Video Personnel: Jack Sour
Selector of the Year: Bill Crosby
Most Successful Dancer: Sample Six
King of Slangs: Chi Ching Ching
Best Pouch Selector: Boom Boom
Best Dance Move: Splice Dem by Fresh Kidz
Most Consistent Selector: Diamond
Stone Love Dubplate of the Year
Jah Army – Junior Gong and Buju Banton
Best Arranged Dubplate: Live Your Life – Richie Stephens and Gentleman

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