An event to honour all Nepali music artistes, the 14th Annual Tuborg Image Award took place successfully on Saturday, October 6 at Army Officers’ Club Hall, Sundhara.
The ultimate winner at the award ceremony was the song “Sabailai Jitne” by Shyamshwet Rasaily/Utkristha, which won in three categories among nominations — Best Composition of the Year, Best Music Arrangement of the Year and Best Song Recording of the Year.
Similarly, legendary singer Deep Shrestha won the Best Vocal Performance Male and Best Song of the Year for his song “Badal Haru”. However, Shrestha was not present to receive the awards.
Renowned lyricist, Yadav Kharel, was presented with the Image Lifetime Achievement Award. In his acceptance speech, Kharel acknowledged Image Channel and all his listeners and that he was grateful to those who respected art.
Meanwhile, the song Mitho Yaad took away the titles of Best Music Video Director and Best Music Video Cameraman.
Satya Raj Acharya and Sworup Raj Acharya, Jabeek, Milan Amatya, Deepak Bajracharya, and Babita Manandhar amongst many artistes who kept the audience entertained with wonderful live performances. The event came to a close with Mt 8848’s performing their hit song “Budeshkal ko lathi”.
Here’s the full winners’ list:
Best Vocal Performance Male
Deep Shrestha– Badal Haru Ho/Yatra 2
Best Vocal Performance Female
Sarita Shahi– Juga Bityo/Sufal
Best Album of the Year
Juni Juni – 2– Sanjeevani/Nilam Angbuhang Rai
Best Song of the Year
Badal Haru Ho– Deep Shrestha
Best Lyrics of the Year
Suk Bahadur Gurung–Maile Maya/ Mahasus
Best Composition of the Year
Ananda Rai–Sabailai Jitne/Utkristha
Best Vocal Performance Pop Male
Udesh Shrestha–Aashuko Thopa/Still Alive
Best Vocal Performance Pop Female
Milan Amatya–Jahile Samma/Milan
Best Vocal Performance by a Group or Duo
Best Folk Song of the Year
Ukali Jyanko–Khuseniko Rai and Bhumiraj Rai/Bhet Bho Maya
Best Dohori Song of the Year
Yo Sansarko Rit–Ramji Khand and Muna Thapa/
Yo Sansarko Rit
Best Movie Soundtrack
Badhana Badha–Lochan Ghimire/Dhunwa Yo Nasha
Best Music Arrangement of the Year
Maharaj Thapa–Sabailai Jitne/Utkristha
Best Song Recording of the Year
Sabailai Jitne–Shyamshwet Rasaily/Utkristha
Best New Artiste of the Year
Santosh Gurung–Sunsan Rat/Memories
Best Song with National Feelings
Thulo Sano–Shiva Pariyar, Tek Tamang and Bhim Birag/Swadesh
Best Music Video
Yo Mann–Suman Kr Shrestha
Best Music Video Director
Prabin Shrestha–Mitho Yaad/Mokshya
Best Music Video Cameraman
Rabin-Bikash Shrestha☼–Mitho Yaad/Mokshya
Best Music Video Editor
Image Lifetime Achievement Award
Image Public Choice
Khuseniko Rai and Bhumiraj Rai