KEVIN Downswell, Judith Gayle and Rondell Positive were among
the local gospel acts who were honoured recently when Love FM presented the
second annual Engage Alien Awards, in a red-carpet fusion event at their Hagley
Park road offices.
From head-bopping music to screaming fans and energetic
performances, these and other artistes were recognised as such: Kevin
Downswell, Artiste of the Year; Judith Gayle, Hotlight Guest of The Year; La
Twain, One to Watch for 2013; Lubert Levy, Most Entertaining Personality of
2012; and Rondell Positive, Sky Rocketer of The Year.
Birthed from the hour-long, off-the-wall, youth programme Engage
aired Fridays at 5:30 pm, the awards ceremony became a holy ghost party.
From its fearless stance on taboo topics, crazy sound effects,
infectious beats, and inspiring interviews with gospel personalities, Engage
has won a growing fanbase online and on air.
"When we decided to start Engage, our younger listeners
wanted more-- we needed to keep them up-to-date with the latest in music,
movies, events, and shows -- this programme had to be trendy yet biblical,
radical but saved, unorthodox but Godly --- each week the team delivers
surpassing the station's expectation and the Award Show is another testament to
this -- Love FM remains committed to the growth and expansion of this excellent
programme," explained Nadine Blair, programmes supervisor.
Edgy, creative and Christ-centred, the station hosted the Awards
as part of its year-long 20th Anniversary Celebrations. 2013 will also see the
station with a new website, new on air features and more content being added
for their diverse Christian market.