Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Richie Stephens and Ska Nation Band Heads to Hollywood

Singer Richie Stephens and The Ska Nation Band are heading to Hollywood in November. The Ska group earned a nomination for 'Best Reggae Album' at the 7th annual Hollywood Music In Media Awards (HMMA) that takes place on Thursday, November 17, 2016 at The Fonda Theater.

The nomination comes less than a year after the release of the group's debut studio album Internationally, which include hit singles Fire, Fire, Foundation, Internationally featuring Sud Sound System, Kingston Salento and Original Style featuring Sean Paul and Gentleman, Images Newsletter reports.

"Wow! God is truly amazing! We are overwhelmed to have earned our first nomination at the HMMA Awards. I am fired up about how things are going with us so far" said Stephens from his home in Kingston, Jamaica.

Ska Nation Band member Papa Leu was just as elated, "this first nomination is a special moment in my music career that I will treasure for the rest of my life. I would like to thank our fans, especially those here in Italy, the rest of Europe, Jamaica, the USA  and Canada. We also thank our management team for believing in us" Leu noted.

The 2016 HMMA recognized and honors the music of visual mediums including film, TV, movie trailers, video games, commercial and music videos for both mainstream and independent artists from around the glove. The awards event features live music performances, celebrities appearances, award presentations, an exclusive VIP reception and a dinner banquet.

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