Richie Stephens, Ska Nation Hollywood bound
Singer Richie Stephens and the Ska Nation Band are heading to Hollywood in November.
The Ska group earned a nomination for Best Reggae Album at the 7th annual Hollywood Music In Media Awards (HMMA) that takes place on Thursday, November 17, 2016 at The Fonda Theater, Hollywood Boulevard in Los Angeles, California.
The nomination comes less than a year after the release of the group's debut studio album, Internationally, which include hit singles Fire Fire, Foundation, Internationally featuring Sud Sound System, Kingston Salento, and Original Style featuring Sean Paul and Gentleman.
"Wow! God is truly amazing! We are overwhelmed to have earned our first nomination at the HMMA Awards. I am fired up about how things are going with us so far," said Stephens.
Ska Nation Band member Papa Leu was just as elated.
"This first nomination is a special moment in my music career that I will treasure for the rest of my life. I would like to thank our fans, especially those here in Italy, the rest of Europe, Jamaica, the USA, and Canada. We also thank our management team for believing in us," Leu noted.
The 2016 HMMA recognises and honours the music of visual mediums including film, TV, movie trailers, video games, commercial, and music videos for both mainstream and independent artistes from around the globe.
The awards event features live music performances, celebrities appearances, award presentations, an exclusive VIP reception, and a dinner banquet.