Zambia’s European Based Soul Singer Ariel has been nominated for the 1st Annual Indie Music Channel Awards to be held in Hollywood on 28 April,2012 in two Categories. The following are fellow Nominees in his category Contemporary Christian – “Best Male  Contemporary Christian Artist”

Artist: Gary French
Newfoundland, Canada
Song: :Chasing”


Artist: Garry Moore
Song: “Choose”


Artist: Ray Ramon
Barnsley, NSW, Australia
Song:  “I Had A Dream”
Artist: Ariel
Kharkov, Ukraine
Song: “Smile Again”

Artist: Rene Saucier
Concord, New Hampshire
Song: “God Came Down Today”

The Other Category is Easy Listening Artist and has been nominated as “Best Male Artist” with all other fellow nominees been American.


Artist: Mark Barnes
Port St. Lucie, FL
Song: “Gabby’s Song (A Tribute To Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords)”
Artist: The Rober Deller Band
Redondo Beach, CA
Song: Out On The Sea
Artist: Dave Travis
Durham, North Carolina
Song: “Somewhere”
Artist: Ariel
Kharkov, Kharkov, Ukraine
Song: “Smile Again”

Artist: Terry Lee Whetstone
Odessa, Missouri
Song: “Walking One With Me”

The Indie Music Channel has been playing my Music since Last year and had asked all Artists to submit songs for the Awards from all around the World and I submitted my song Smile Again which will be Officially Released soon as my Debut Single. The Nominees where announced on Saturday 24 March, 2012. And my Song was selected in both categories I had submitted for consideration.

“I would like to Thank God for the opportunity to not only represent my Country but Africa and the Gospel Music Movement. This is a good moment for our Country considering that the Song was also Produced Locally by “G-Money aka Grant Mutema”. I am deeply humbled with the nomination amongst the Best Independent Artists in the World”. I would like to thank my family, my close friends and all my fans around the World. This Nomination is for you.”

“I would like to tell advice all my colleagues in the Music industry to invest in Music that is life changing as well as is quality enough to compete favorable on the World stage”.

The Awards will be held on Sunday April 29, 2012 in the Foundation Room at the Legendary House of Blues 8430 Sunset Blvd West Hollywood, California.


By Kapa187

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  1. His music is not everyones cup of tea, but i must say thats one clean cut Zedian dude, tired of the riff raffs (kaponyas)… Zed needs more of this kind of breed mwe!


  2. The young man is humble, God loving and and exceptionally talented. His personality speaks volumes about his future success. I pray he continues with such wonderful sounds and keeps making us proud.


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