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BVI gospel artistes are finalists in Antigua music awards

Tracia Petersen and Oneyke Huggins.

Two local gospel artistes are finalists in the Antigua and Barbuda Gospel Music Awards (ABGMA) to be held on Saturday, April 21.

The ABGMA is an annual award show that recognises gospel artistes and media personnel around the Caribbean.

Local talents Oneyke Huggins and Tracia Petersen were voted in as finalists on March 5 via social media.

Huggins is a finalist in the Best Contemporary Gospel and Male Songwriter of the Year category, while Petersen is in the Best Praise and Worship category.

Local agency, Progressive Ministry Management (PMM) represents the two BVI finalists, and company CEO Darryl Flanders said he is proud of his clients.

He further said he considers it a ‘blessing’ that the two were nominated and recognised for their work.

The artistes and a member of PMM are scheduled to arrive in the twin-island state of Antigua and Barbuda on April 20 for the awards ceremony. They will return to the territory on April 22.


Huggins is a piano player and original composer.

According to a media release from PMM, Huggins’ ability to switch from Contemporary Worship to Gospel Reggae caused him to earn a spot in the finals with his song, Save Me.


On the other hand, Petersen is well known to the music scene and has already won a number of awards at ABGMA.

She was the 2016 Female Psalmist and Female Vocalist of the Year. And in 2017, she captured the International Psalmist of the Year and the Song of the Year awards.

This year, she is hoping to reel in the Best Praise and Worship award for her song, Midst of the Storm.

The artistes are sponsored by National Bank of the Virgin Islands, Opposition Leader Andrew Fahie, and Education and Culture Minister Myron Walwyn.

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  1. Hmmmm says:

    Zero comments on the positive stuff! Good luck guys!

    • CPP says:

      Not because you were the first to comment, it does not means that no comments are forthcoming.

      Congrats to both Huggins and Petersen.

      Big ups Tracey.

  2. M says:

    Extremely proud of both of you!! Wishing you the best on Saturday and may God continue to bless your ministries!

  3. BVI Strong says:

    Greatness continues to come out of the BVI. Proud indeed.

  4. Associate says:

    You guys will go far. Continue to keep God at the helm. I wish u all the best.

  5. GOOD says:

    I am so glad for these two and for the BVI. To all their sponsors I also say thanks.

  6. Wes says:

    Sister Chasey! Good luck boo



  8. Eagle eye says:

    2000 years ago the letter j (esus) and christianity never existed.dont hate do your research.nobody name jesus coming back here.Matthew 24:34 (KJV) Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled.meaning the present generation he was speaking to,not no future generation.bless up.

    • Tola says:

      to: Eagle Eye:Well if he aint coming back for you then please don’t be upset when you get begin to reap your rewards. Let me Praise my God …I will do that FOREVER. My end will be mine and yours yours. Let God be praised and let his enemies be scattered. I would simply do my part by telling you “REPENT FOR THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN IS AT HAND” …pHEWWWW… NOW YOUR BLOOD IS OFF MY HANDS… All the best my friend!

  9. Mysterious says:

    Good luck guys

  10. JOE says:

    Congrats and good luck to the contestants,
    . God bless.

  11. Tolian to the Bone says:

    Kyron, Chantel and the other athletes at the Commonwealth Games brought us good news to lift our spirits and now Tracia and Oneyke brought us some more good news. Refreshing. I might actually check the news tomorrow for more of the same. Congrats guys. Continue to do it all to the glory of God, our soon coming King.

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