Bunny Wailer, Lady Saw inducted into Linkage Hall of Fame, bag Lifetime Achievement Awards

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Jamaican deejay Lady Saw copped four titles to top the winners list at the 2013 Linkage Awards in New York.
NEW YORK, United States, Friday March 22, 2013.

A glittering array of dancehall and reggae stars converged in New York on Saturday for the 2013 Linkage Awards in Mount Vernon.

Seasoned Jamaican deejay Lady Saw made the night her own, taking home four new titles to add to the collection, topping the winners list and delivering a stunning live performance.

The enduring entertainer, born Marion Hall, copped the Female Artiste of the Year and Outstanding Female Artiste honours, and was also inducted into the Linkage Hall of Fame and presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award.

Hot on the Lady’s heels was Bunny Wailer with three honours. The reggae icon also earned a Lifetime Achievement Award and was inducted into the Hall of Fame, as well as being chosen Reggae Ambassador of the Year.

Completing the 2013 Hall of Fame inductees were singers John Holt and Cocoa Tea and deejay Lady G.

Holt and Cocoa Tea, as well as fellow singers Luciano, Jimmy Riley and Spanner Banner were also presented with Lifetime Achievement Awards.

The Entertainer Of The Year award went to popular artiste Konshens, who also picked up the Most Consistent Recording Artiste Of The Year honour.

“Bruck It Down” by Mr Vegas walked away with Song Of The Year, while Christopher Martin scored as Singer Of The Year.

Khago got the nod for Most Improved Artiste Of The Year and was also one of the show’s featured performers, while Etana and Hezron took home the awards for female and male Culture Artiste Of The Year, respectively.

The full list of 2013 Linkage Awards winners follows:

Breakthrough Reggae Artiste of the Year: Nature

Breakthrough Gospel Artiste of the Year: Kukudoo

Most Consistent Recording Artiste of the Year: Konshens

Most Consistent Performer of the Year: Romain Virgo

Female Artiste Of The Year: Lady Saw

Male DJ Of The Year: Kiprich

Singer Of The Year: Christopher Martin

Singjay Of The Year: I-Octane

Song Of The Year: Bruck It Down – Mr. Vegas

Male Culture Artiste Of The Year: Hezron

Female Culture Artiste Of The Year: Etana

Most Improved Artiste of the Year: Khago

Entertainer of the Year: Konshens

Promoter Of The Year: Isaiah Laing – Sting

Selector Of The Year: Platinum Kid

NY Radio Personality Of The Year: Ragashanti – 93.5FM

Jamaica Radio Personality Of The Year: Barry G – Mello Radio

TV Personality of the Year: Suzie Q

Street Promoter of the Year: Stampede

Outstanding Achievement in Music: Duane Stephenson

Outstanding Achievement in Music: Tony Rebel

Outstanding Achievement in Music: Luciano

Outstanding Achievement in Music: Gramps Morgan

Outstanding Achievement in Music: Ninja Man

Outstanding Achievement in Radio: Ras Clem

Outstanding Female Artiste: Lady Saw

Most Consistent Personality on Linkage Radio: Lady D

DJ of the Year Linkage Radio: Gassie

DJ of the Year Touch FM Radio Showa Gela

DJ of the Year Road Block Radio Naturalist

DJ of the Year Parti FM Radio Short Mike

DJ of the Year Busy Radio Sheldon Money

DJ of the Year Royal Radio Supa Barry

Linkage Hall of Fame Inductees: Bunny Wailer, John Holt, Cocoa Tea, Lady Saw, Lady G

Lifetime Achievement: John Holt, Lady Saw, Cocoa Tea, Spanner Banner, Luciano, Jimmy Riley

Reggae Ambassador of the Year: Bunny Wailer.

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