Local singers and songwriters were celebrated at the 8th Pelangi Awards at the Jerudong Park Amphitheatre on Saturday.
This year’s Exclusive Award went to Putri Norizah, in recognition of her contribution to the field both locally and international stage.
Faizul Razali won the Chosen Male Vocal Award; Eia won the Chosen Female award; and Asmai, Waz, Swanz and Aziz Harun won the Chosen Duo/Group Vocal Award.
Meanwhile, Rizal Rasid won the New Artiste Award; while Khilaf, composed by Faizul Razali and Fadil A Band Once, won the Chosen Song Award. Satu, composed by Juan Madial and sung by Habib Adanan won the Chosen Inspirational Song Award; and Perbatasan, produced by The Content Fuel and directed by Nazmo and Hanif Iqbal won the Chosen Music Video Award.
Each winner received BND2,000, a trophy and a certificate, presented by the guest of honour, Acting Permanent Secretary (Community and Culture) at the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports Dr Siti Norkhalbi binti Haji Wahsalfelah.
Also present were Radio Television Brunei Acting Director Cheong Chee Keong, senior government officers and members of the public.
Held once every two years and hosted by RTB, the Pelangi Awards serves as a platform of appreciation for local artistes who are active in the field of music arts, including singing and song creation.
It hopes to encourage local talent to produce more high-quality works and further elevate the local entertainment arena.