InsideOut for popular song

NEWCOMERS InsideOut were voted winners of the Most Popular Song at the 2016 Fiji Performing Rights Association Music Awards held in Suva on Saturday.

The group’s lone single, Sweet Talking, managed to secure the band nominations in the Best New Artist, Best English Song and Most Popular Song categories at the awards.

Apakuki Nalawa said receiving one award from the three nominations was an honour for the group that was just formed less than two years ago.

“At the moment we have mixed emotions, we are happy excited, surprised and thankful for being recognised for doing what we love,” Nalawa said.

“We had discussed this earlier, before the awards, and I told the boys not to expect too much as we are just starting out and this was our first year as nominees in the awards show.

“We only released just one single and it got us into three category nominations and compared to those that have put out numerous albums we are really quite honoured.”

Nalawa said the group had witnessed their fan-base grew since their inception and this was attributed to the bands management team.

“We would like to thank our social media liaison officer that takes care of our marketing and presence on social media like Facebook, Instagram and Youtube and we know that contributes to our recognition.”

The group dedicated the award to their family and friends and said they hoped to be touring in Fiji and abroad in five years time.

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