Kartel Wins Big At Youth View Award
Incarceration artist Vybz Kartel won big at the 10th annual Youth View Awards (YVA), held at the National Indoor Sports Arena in St Andrew on Saturday.
Vybz Kartel, who has been incarcerated for the past 5 years is serving a life sentence for murder. He received five awards from his eight nominations in seven categories.
He won Favorite Local Artiste (Male); Hottest Summer Song; Favourite Local Chart-Topping Song for Fever; Favorite Dancehall Artiste; and shared Favorite Musical Collaboration with Shenseea for Loodi.
His nomination and subsequent win has sparked another discussion on whether the artist songs should receive airplay. Today former Youth and Culture Minister Lisa Hanna came under harsh criticism for suggesting that his songs should be banned.