Vyner Music School team : Cheryl, Dila, Sharon & Cindy

VYNER MUSIC & TRAINING CENTRE is the sponsor for a customized VIMA award – Best Male Vocalist ( Malaysia & Singapore).

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Find out who are the 15 nominees selected:

VYYNER MUSIC & TRAINING CENTRE, established 2016 in USJ, is dedicated to nurturing and educating young special needs and children on the autism spectrum in music and life skills. They work in effective partnership with the families and care givers.

The school is run by the Vyner family who are very musically inclined.


Cindy Deborah Vyner, Director of Operations and Chief Judge for VIMA

As a first time judge for VIMA i’m really looking forward to playing my role in determining who becomes the Best Male Vocalist for VIMA. In fact, I have already begun doing my own online research on the nominees and I’m truly impressed with what i have seen and heard so far“, said Cindy Deborah Vyner, Director of Operations for Vyner Music and also chief judge for the awards category. Her judging panel will include her musically gifted nephew Joshua Danial Johnson and her siblings Sharon Rachel Vyner ( Director of Academic Studies, Vyner Music) & Mark Gilbert Vyner (Senior Security Specialist, Techlab Security).


Vyner Family  ( L to R) : Cindy, Mark, Joshua, Sharon and mum Carmen ( front)

Joshua has performed with pop stars like Jaclyn Victor, Zainal Abidin, Juwita Suwito and the Aseana Percussion Unit He also represented Malaysia together with his friend Salvador ,at the Talent Gala Night in Hong Kong, where they emerged champions in the Best Duet category, winning against participants from 15 nations from Asia Pacific including China, New Zealand and Australia. The duo was mentored by Edwin Nathaniel, who himself was recently inducted into the VIMA Hall of Fame.



Joshua has his own band ZIMI J and performs regularly for various events including at KLPAC, Segi University, Hand in Hand With The Stars, Headstart Academy launch and NGO related platforms. He has composed a song for NASOM and has recently even performed on TV with his band.


Vyner Music School has always been about helping children to unfold and elevate their musical talent, and we are proud to be able to sponsor this award as a way to inspire our students to excel“, shared Sharon Rachel Vyner, Director of Academic Studies.

She added , “Our objective and main curriculum is through music instructions in a completely non judgemental,loving, and encouraging environment. Under the umbrella of music, we help them develop appropriate social interaction by building trust and improving their confidence and self-esteem. We help them develop inter-personal communication and relationships outside the sphere of music. We use music as a tool to achieve non-musical goals for the child /adolescent.”



Children (4 to 12 years)

·       Music and Rhythm
·       Graded exams by Rock School and Trinity of London
·       Communicative English Language
·       Literacy
·       Developing fine motor-skills through music and art
·       Physical education and games

Classes are from 9am to 4pm for a full day and 9am to 1pm half day. Lunch, snacks and tea break will be provided for full day. Light lunch will be provided for half day.

For further enquiries kindly email



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Kuala Lumpur, November 10th 2018 
An Honest Mistake led the way with a staggering 8 nominations at the unveiling of the VIMA Music Awards “Gargantuan” Final Nominees List. Roshan Jamrock is featured in 9 nominations, however with 4 to his name and a further 5 as part of the Hip-hop crunk group K-Town Clan. Rabbit Mac notched 7 nominations while Sheezay, Arvind Raj, Crinkle Cut and HMGNC (Indonesia) each had 5 nominations.
The awards platform, now in it’s 10th years, attracted more than 1500 song submissions by musicians from more than 40 countries worldwide.
It isnt about the destination, but more about the journey“, shared Siva Zaphod Chandran, VIMA Founder.
VIMA has always been about elevating musicians, and we tend to do this even more effectively by creating a platform that drives publicity to the nominees. This is why over the years, we have placed more emphasis on the public voting segment and allowing each category to have a bigger list of nominees over a longer period of voting time. Over the course of 10 years, we have also moved on from huge single awards night presentation themes to more focused, publicity driven Microawards segments that harnesses the online viral strength of social media postings,  LIVE videos and stories.Unlike most other major awards platforms, VIMA has always played a “behind-the-scenes” approach by providing free coaching,mentoring, marketing & PR strategies, connecting musicians for product endorsements, gigs, campaigns launches, media appearances and so much more. We have never taken credit for what we have done in the lives of thousands of musicians, and we hope a whole new generation of musicians will benefit when VIMA introduces several new radical changes by 2020.” he added.
Official public voting for the various categories begins November 15th based on the following schedule:
a) Chill Song of The Year 15th November
b) Dance/Electronica Song of The Year 19th November
c) Hip-Hop/Rap Song of The Year 23rd November
d) Best Genrebender 27th November
e) Best Music Video December 2nd
All other categories – Best Pop Song, Best Collaboration, Best Rock Song, Best Overall Female Act, Best Male Vocalist (Malaysia&Singapore), Best Indian Song will have it’s public voting commence from December 10th onwards.
The award has become a benchmark for many awards platform across the globe and often acts as a launch pad for music acts tipped to be the next big thing. Some of the past winners include Yuna, Altimet, The Great Spy Experiment (Singapore), Joe Flizzow, Project E.A.R (Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia), Prema Yin, K-Town Clan, Ze Rebelle, Sasi The Don, FuzzCulture (India), Thaitanium (Thailand), Up Dharma Down (Philippines), Inch Chua (Singapore), Feez Madea (Brunei), Electrico (Singapore), Pop Shuvit, Melissa Indot and many more. Interestingly many top notch celebrity musicians have also been nominated together with VIMA nominees as part of a collaboration and the awards has seen Pharrell, Mariah Carey, Dr. Alban, Rick Ross, RZA (Wu Tang Clan) all been nominated in the past.

The award platform is unique for allowing submissions from bedroom DJs, college acts, concert performances and even demo versions. It also champions singles rather than albums and recognizes songs of all languages in all genres including electronica,hip-hop,metal,pop,dance,rock and mash-ups/remixes.

Overall voting scores are determined through

30% Public votes

50% Global judges

20% social media presence including FB videos and Insta stories



K-Town Clan with 5 nominations. Roshan Jamrock with a further 4 nominations

1. Nakaw Na Sandali – Zjay feat. Just Hush & Kent Mnl
2. Hold Me Down – Nadhira feat SXPH
3. Dont get me started – K-Town Clan feat Maruxa Lynd
4. Monkey Business – K-town Clan
5. ATPB – Lo Ki ( Philippines)
6. Kaun Hoon Main – Brothahood
7. Dekhte Reh Jaoge – SubSpace X J Trix (India)
8. BalDoh – Krayziesoundz
9. Gong Nekara – Kmy Kmo & Luca Sickta
10. Bayappadathey – Rabbit Mac x Sheezay x Santesh
11. Katheye Ille – Arvind Raj feat INC
12.Unnai Thedi Varuvain – Aathitiyanz feat Arvind Raj

MOBBSTARR from Philippines was a previous VIMA Asia winner

13. Thee – Jey Ganesh Kamban
14. Pudhiya Era – ADK SRI RASCOL ( Sri Lanka/Malaysia)
15. Champion – MC SANNA feat. HYDE KARTY ( India)
16. Time Wastin – MAS1A (Canada)& XXXSS Tokyo ( Ukraine/Japan)
17. Rappidy Dappidy – Ashtin
18. Bida Tapi Ambung – Guardian of Rhythm ( Brunei)
19. One more shot/ Once You Go Dayak – Son of Age
20. Jejaga – Atrez feat Altimet,Along Cham,Haiza

Rabbit Mac and Havoc Brothers. Rabbit has notched 6 nominations

21. Vai-lapalam FREEMIX (All Star)
Produced: Rabbit Mac
Performed: Rabbit Mac, Sheezay, MC Syze, Psychomantra, Roshan Jamrock, Lady Kash, Nigel Sparks, Stylomannavan, Balan Kashmir, Switche, Harvinth Skin, Kidd Santhe, DJ Ruckes, Bone Killa, Lawrence Soosai and Bugz.
22. BTM – Mobbstarr ( Philippines)

23. Ashtin – All The Way (Produced by Roshan Jamrock)



Blackstar (Indonesia) has 3 nominations and was a previous VIMA winner

1. Seven Seas – KVLTS
2. Lights Ignite – Airwaves on Fire
4. Take Them Down – Skies Are Red
5. ) Insomnified – Shadow Puppet Theatre
6. Moments – PLVINDRE
7. Roshan Jamrock featuring Adam Lobo – Katravai Patravai (The English Version)
8. Pakhshi – Adholokam ( India)
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9. 5. Perfect Lies – AGO ( India)
10. Human – Volatile
11. On the attack – Volatile
12. Come My Way – TMJB
13 Sa Ngalan Ng Pag-Ibig – December Avenue ( Philippines)
14. To Dust and Mind – Manila Under Fire ( Philippines)
15. Kaahe Re – Antariksh
16. A Try – Alien Lipstick Fire
17. Wine & Sex – The Sutra ( Sri Lanka/ India/ France/ US/ Taiwan)
18. Nothing At All – Sabby & The Cats ( Singapore)
19. Kaadhal Enbathu Saabama – Bala Ganapathi William
20. Be Soul – Kaya

Unto The Dawn (Hong Kong)

21. I Don’t Know – I Mean Us
22. Romantisme Digital – Blackstar ( Indonesia)
23. Luar Angkasa – Blackstar (Indonesia)
24. Before Everything Dies – Unto The Dawn ( Hong Kong)
25.飢餓殺手 – dayDream
26. Empty Six – Orchid Sword ( Taiwan)
27. The High Wall & The Color Red – Orchid Sword ( Taiwan)
28. KARMA 惡果 – Obsess ( Taiwan)
29. Emperor – Billie Blue & The Nowhere Men
30. Rye – Pullo ( Indonesia)
31. Betel Nuts – No-nonsense Collective ( Taiwan)
32. The Opening Song – No-nonsense Collective ( Taiwan)
33. Anugerah of The Year – Oh Chentaku
34. Pujaan Hati – Loko
35. Blind – The Endleaves
36. Segurista – The Dawn ( Philippines)
37. Tiga pagi – Fletch ( Indonesia)
38. Another Divine Joke – LO Peninsula (India)

KW & THE FACEDOWN MOVEMENT (Pakistan) make a strong presence with 2 rock song nominations

39. Bend it – Kw and The Facedown Movement ( Pakistan)
40. Todi The Smoker – Kw and The Facedown Movement ( Pakistan)



AN HONEST MISTAKE (MALAYSIA) chalked up 9 nominations thanks to their experimental dance and genre-bending tracks

1.Til Death Do Us Part- Tomas Ford ( Australia) (feat. Ze Rebelle (MY) ) –
2. Snake With Limbs (Remix) – An Honest Mistake feat Fuzzculture (India)
3. We’re Alright – An Honest Mistake ( Southway Remix)
4. Love on the dance floor – Nadhira
5. Free – Dangerdisko × Q Sound
Spotify – Released 8th March 2018
6. Hologram – Ze Rebelle ( feat Docolv( France))
8. Lekker Met Der Meiden – Merol ( Netherlands)
9. Call Me When You Can – His & Hers ( Netherlands)
10. SPELL – Monica Dogra & Curtain Blue

Merol from Netherlands has certainly created a stir with her saucy songs

11. Fivsta X Fivsta – Good Time
12. TUA-Fylix Francis
13. Please Stay – Talitha
14. Almere – I Wear*Experiment ( Estonia)
15. Celebration – Young Stunna ( Nigeria) & DJ D3AN
16. Constant Wave of Emotions – HMGNC
17. The Deed – Hi-C ( Philippines)
18. Faagun (Original Mix) – Crostec& Xouvyc (India)  (Wildcard)



Sheezay (Malaysia) was nominated 5 times

1. Dil Tere – Mandev Singh feat Shalmali Kholgade & Arvinder Raina
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2. Podu Sakka Podu – Sha zovve
3. PPVP – K-town Clan feat. Menaga Dolmayan –
4. Pakhshi – Adholokam ( India)
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5. You’re The One – Brothahood (ft. The Rish)
6. Dekhte Reh Jaoge – SubSpace X J Trix
7. Saage Poren – Sheezay
8. Kaanamaley – Greeny feat Raj Pirate
9. #MrityunJayan – Tiban & Mathanakumar

Santesh with 4 nominations also created history by having the same song nominated in 2 different categories in 2 languages for Amalina

10. Paranox – Punjabi Tadka (ft. Dee lush & Srijan) ( India)
11. Shehr’ch Rehndi Goriye – Tigerstyle ( Scotland) x Paranox Official Remix (India)
12. Gujili –Deejay Gan x Sunitha Sararhy x Rabbit Mac
13. Love In Swiss – Havoc Brothers
14 Kaahe Re – Antariksh (India)
15. Kaadhal Enbathu Saabama – Bala Ganapathi William
16. Love Me – Lawrence Soosai
17. Nee Illamaley – Arvind Raj feat Daddy Shaq
18. Thee – Jey Ganesh Kamban
19. Vellai Poove – ADK ( Sri Lanka) SRIRASCOL( Malaysia) feat. TEEJAY ( UK)
20. Champion – MC SANNA feat. HYDE KARTY ( India)
21. Nalai Namadhe – Dev Major feat Snehan, lykki Berry & Jags De Esan
22. Zindagi – Sangeetha Rajeev (India)
23. Tere Bina – Loysum feat Priyanka John
24. Ennoda Saripathi – MC Sai & Deyo feat Ratty Adiththan
25. Nirvathamay – Chinmayi, Swetha Mohan & Edwin S.A

Sangeetha Rajeev (India)

26. Yennule Neeye – Dhenesh, Shane Extreme
27. Amalina – Santesh

28. Kadhal Neeye – Bjorn Surrao,Shakthisree Gopalan & Suchith Suresan (India)

29.Kathal Enge Ponathu – GBZ (Emzy Shady & Agathiyan)

30. Kaarat – Havoc Brothers



Monica Dogra & Curtain Blue scored 5 nominations including Best Music Video

1.Snake With Limbs (Remix) – An Honest Mistake feat Fuzzculture (India)
2. Be Here Now – 4th Hue
3. We’re Alright – An Honest Mistake ( Southway Remix) UK
4. OKAY – Music Kitchen & Matthew McKelson
5. Pakhshi – Adholokam ( India)
Youtube link-
6. Perfect Lies – AGO ( India)
7. Enjoy it while it lasts – Easy Wanderlings
8. She’s Got it all – Joy Victor
9. Let Me Go – Hanita Bhambri ( India)
10. SPELL – Monica Dogra & CurtainBlue ( India)
11. Muax – Rabbit Mac
12. Letter to My Younger Self – Paperplane Pursuit
13. Solid Gold – Sam Rui ( Singapore) feat LXX ( Korea)
14. Luar Angkasa – Blackstar (Indonesia)
15. Patience – I Wear*Experiment ( Estonia)
16. Time Wastin – MAS1A (Canada)& XXXSS Tokyo ( Ukraine/Japan)
17. Skandal – Pacai, Esham Shahlin, Juita Jalil
18. Rye – Pullo ( Indonesia)
19. Malicious Judicious – Golden Mammoth
20. Anugerah of The Year – Oh Chentaku

I WEAR *EXPERIMENT from Estonia have 3 nominations including Best Music Video

21. Believe – When Chai Met Toast
23. Another Divine Joke – LO Peninsula (India)
24. Blackpepper – Airportradio ( Indonesia)
25. …of the street – Airportradio ( Indonesia)
26. Alpha Omega – Airportradio ( Indonesia)
27. Mungkin Tak Mungkin – Oh Chentaku



Falling Feathers (Singapore)

1. Rainbow – An Honest Mistake ( DangerDisko Remix)
2. . Everything – Roshan Jamrock x An Honest Mistake (Boom Boom In Da BedRoom Remix) –
3. 7. Roshan Jamrock featuring Adam Lobo – Katravai Patravai (The English Version)
4. KAWKAW – K-Town Clan feat Maruxa Lynd
5. Past And The Future Me – Jumero and Evelyn Feroza
6. Percaya – Nawkhi feat Didi Astilah & Jamiel Said
7. SPELL – Monica Dogra & CurtainBlue ( India)
8. Shehr’ch Rehndi Goriye – Tigerstyle ( Scotland) x (Paranox Official Remix)
9. Kung ‘Di Rin Lang Ikaw – December Avenue & Moira Dela Torre ( Philippines)
–> Official Music Video Link:
10. Fallin’ – December Avenue & Clara Benin ( Philippines)
–> Live Performance Video Link:

Sam Rui (Singapore)

11. Boss – Rabbit Mac & Havoc Brothers
12. Bayappadathey – Rabbit Mac x Sheezay x Santesh
13. Shore – Ninu & Darren Ashley
14. Pretty Boy – Crinkle Cut & Khymn
15. Dancing Alone – Falling Feathers ( Singapore) & Love X Stereo ( Korea)
16. Nee Illamaley – Arvind Raj feat Daddy Shaq
17. Last Call – Grazy Grace ( Korea) & Sam Rui (Singapore)
18. Vellai Poove – ADK ( Sri Lanka) SRIRASCOL( Malaysia) feat. TEEJAY ( UK)
19. COMPOSE – Young Stunna ( Nigeria) ft JSongz
20. This too shall pass – HMGNC feat Agung Burgerkill (Indonesia)
21. Satukan Cinta – Ukie Junx, Najat, Judith Chung, Mallinda Zky, Roy Asar, Oki Eras, Jiddong JR, Alit Jabang Bayi, Yaman, Pampam, Natan SD (Indonesia)
22. Dewi Seraya – Salammusik feat Benzooloo
23. Vai-lapalam FREEMIX (All Star)
Produced: Rabbit Mac
Performed: Rabbit Mac, Sheezay, MC Syze, Psychomantra, Roshan Jamrock, Lady Kash, Nigel Sparks, Stylomannavan, Balan Kashmir, Switche, Harvinth Skin, Kidd Santhe, DJ Ruckes, Bone Killa, Lawrence Soosai and Bugz.
24.Where you Go – LIDYA, Furkan and Jelbrim (Germany), Alux Ammons (USA)

25.Kadhal Neeye – Bjorn Surrao,Shakthisree Gopalan & Suchith Suresan



Easy Wanderlings from India received 4 nominations including 2 songs in the Chill Song category

1. Rainbow – An Honest Mistake ( DangerDisko Remix)
2. Dancing With The Stars – Jumero
3. Navin & Juhi – Navin Kumar (India)
4. Battle Bloom – Waiting
5. I for little things – Easy Wanderlings
6. Summer is Away – Easy Wanderlings
7. Paint a picture – Droolfox (India)
8. HIer Mag Alles – Anna Speller ( Netherlands)
9. Surround – Im Innocent

HMGNC (Indonesia) with 5 nominations

10. 死宝貝 – I Mean Us (Taiwan)
11. Sedikit Waktu – HMGNC
12. So Right – Kaya
13. No matter what – SATWO
14. Slow – Gentle Robot (Pakistan)


1. Little Things – Tash (UK)
2. Podu Sakka Podu – Sha zovve
3. You wont try – Brendan De Cruz
4. Love you right – Nadhira feat Radio 3000
5. OKAY – Music Kitchen & Matthew McKelson
6 Heart of Steel – Mero/ Lawrence Soosai
7. Pwede Bang Ikaw Na Lang – Pino G ( Philippines)
8.Pejamkan – Aika
9. Dancing With The Stars – Jumero
10. Vida (Tanda Kasih) Oyent feat Syabil Sobrie of ‘Golden Mammoth’
11. You’re The One – Brothahood (ft. The Rish)
12. Comelnya Si Dia – Ze Rebelle
13. Battle Bloom – Waiting
14. Enjoy it while it lasts – Easy Wanderlings ( India)
15. Smile Again – Sherman Tan
16. She’s Got it all – Joy Victor
17. Home – AKoustic Soul
18. Walnam Ka•sara Pring-An Ode to Life – Nokpante (India)
Youtube (Music Video) :
19. HIer Mag Alles – Anna Speller ( Netherlands)
20. If i fall in love – Beverly Matujal
21. Let Me Go – Hanita Bhambri ( India)

Crinkle Cut were nominated 5 times including Best New Act

22.Cincin Di Jari – Jamiel Said ( Singapore)
23. Hanyut – The Impatient Sisters
24. Boxset Girlfriend – Lost Spaces
25. Woo Hoo – Paperplane Pursuit
26. Slip through your veins – Talitha
27. Justify – Crinkle Cut
28. Terrified – Falling Feathers ( Singapore)
29. Amalina – Santesh
30. Terbiar – Zulin Aziz
31. I’m U – I Mean Us (Taiwan)
32. DOGS – I Wear*Experiment ( Estonia)
33. Runaway – David Soh
34. Hard to leave – Christian
35. Greenlight – The Printer Convention ( Australia)
36. Cowards & Warriors – The Printer Convention feat Caitlin Burnett ( Australia)
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Dreampop/shoegaze band I Mean Us from Taiwan received 4 nominations

37. Tuhi – Sangeetha Rajeev ( India)
38. Quick Sax – Deyo and Janani feat NeeQ (India)
39. Ku tuliskan lagu – Jonathan Tse
40. Selfie – Perfect Strangers (India)


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His & Hers (Netherlands)

1. You Know – Sha Zovve
2.What Do You See – 4th Hue ( India)
3. OKAY – Music Kitchen & Matthew McKelson
4. Call The Police – Music Kitchen & Akram
5. KAWKAW – K-Town Clan feat Maruxa Lynd
6. Let’s Go – Ja Aram Tai
7.Two Lost Souls- Tanya Nambiar ( India)
8. Dekhte Reh Jaoge – SubSpace X J Trix (India)
9. Wake Up Rama – Sanjeev T
10. Mount Palani – Sanjeev T
11. Cheshire Cat – FAZZ
12. The Shakes – Metro Fantastic ( Philippines)
13. Y – Avery Fos
14. The Awakening – Palindroma ( India)
15 Change – Palindroma (India) feat Lili Del Sol ( Colombia)
17. Dirty Dreamer – His & Hers ( Netherlands)
18. SPELL – Monica Dogra & CurtainBlue (India)
19. Katyuchuk My Love – Pragnya Wakhlu (India)
20. Shore – Ninu & Darren Ashley
21. Pretty Boy – Crinkle Cut & Kymn
22. Colours of Hate – Buddhi De Mal ( Sri Lanka)
4th hue

4th Hue (India)

23. 13. Nee Illamaley – Arvind Raj feat Daddy Shaq
24. Johnny The Hero – I Mean Us ( Taiwan)
25. . Galvin Patrick – Popular (feat. Joeshrl)
26. Galvin Patrick, DeenOmyte & Fortr3zz – Mimpi Yang Terapung
27. Skandal – Pacai feat Aji
28. Sedikit Waktu – HMGNC
29. Buka hati ku kembali – HMGNC
30. Lost in Flames – Deyo, Keshav Ram & Sheshadiri Varadarajan (Australia)
31. Malicious Judicious – Golden Mammoth
32. Demons – Psytrus
33. Who are you? – When Chai Met Toast (India)
35. Goodbyes – Michelle SgP (Singapore)
36. Blow up doll – Perfect Strangers (India)
37. Walk on the Wildside – Perfect Strangers (India)
salam musik


38. Black Pepper – Airportradio (Indonesia)
39. Gunslinger – An Honest Mistake & Stellar Dreams

40.Stellar – Bjorn Surrao (India) & Suchith Suresan



Nadhira received 4 nominations

1. Love you right – Nadhira feat Radio 3000
2. Two Lost Souls- Tanya Nambiar ( India)
3. She’s Got it all – Joy Victor
4. If i fall in love – Beverly Matujal Your Arms Tonight – Hanita Bhambri ( India)
6 Hanyut – The Impatient Sisters
7. Katyuchuk My Love – Pragnya Wakhlu ( India)
8. Justify – Crinkle Cut

Tanya Nambiar (India)

9. Solid Gold – Sam Rui ( Singapore)
10. Escape -Michelle SgP
11. Costa (Japan)
12. Masia Lim (Canada)


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Maha Jeffery

1. Matthew Mckelson
2. Brendan De Cruz
3. Jared Lim ( Jumero)
4. Santesh
5. Oyent
6. Sean Choon ( Volatile)
7. Sherman Tan
8. Maha Jeffery
9. Darren Ashley
10. Emmanuel ( Kaya)
11. Christian
12. Pacai
13. Myo ( Oh Chentaku)
14. Darryl Thomas
15. Jamiel Said



KELVYN YEANG with his Guitar God of Malaysia VIMA award


  1. Ridzuan Hameed (awarded)
  2. Gerard Singh (microaward presentation TBA)
  3. Vijay David (microaward presentation TBA)




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The JALAKX DEEPAVALI SONG COMPETITION was Malaysia’s 1st Multi-lingual song competition organized by Jalakx Sdn Bhd and VIMA (Voice International Music Awards).

Here are the terms and conditions of how a musician may submit and participate in the competition.

  1. The competition is open to musicians based in Malaysia.
  2. Any song released between January 1st,2015 and 20th September 2017 is eligible to be submitted.
  3. Songs of any language can be submitted. The organizers also encourage multiple language songs.
  4. Songs of any genre may be submitted (Pop, Dance, Hip-hop, Rock, Jazz, Soul, R&B, etc)
  5. The song submission date begins from July 27th 2017 and will close on September 20th 2017.
  6. Musicians are allowed to submit Deepavali songs that are also of family or unity themed.
  7. Musicians are encouraged to send in festive or upbeat songs.
  8. Musicians are discouraged from sending in songs that are vulgar, racist, political or songs with any double meanings.
  9. Songs should be submitted as audio or video links. Musicians are encouraged to send in song links from either Soundcloud, Spotify or Youtube.
  10. All songs links must be submitted to
  11. Musicians may send in as many entries. No limit to the number of songs as long as the songs are festive, family or unity themed.
  12. All musicians are advised to send in full names(or name of band), a short profile, contact details, social media links (if there is any).
  13. All musicians are encouraged to visit the JALAKX Facebook page and like the page to follow all the latest updates including the final nominees announcement

14.  The final nominees list of votes are expected to commence for 1 week between the final week of September and the 1st week of October.

15.  Musicians are encouraged to create their own social media postings, photos and short videos to help promote their submissions. This will be valuable to engage fans, friends and family to help support the musician during the competition.

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From the entries, the organizers are targeting up to 15 nominees for the final round of voting.

The final 15 nominees will go through a public round of voting which makes up 50% of the scores and the other 50% will be scored by celebrity and industry judges.

The Top 3 winners will be awarded a crystal award and the final list of 10 to 12 songs will be selected for nationwide promotion as well as the potential to be marketed globally.

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VIMA MODEL AWARDS 2016 is pleased to announce that Regalo Fashion will be sponsoring the VIMA MODEL OF THE YEAR awards category.

VIMA Model Awards was conceived with the main objective of seeking individuals beyond just looks and glamour – models who are smart, fun loving, strong minded, independent and confident.It’s the game changing model awards where age,height, skin colour, size is not a major factor!


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The sponsorship includes 3 Hoops Watches for the Top 3 winners and also sponsorship of the 3 crystal awards.

Quote from Regalo Fashion:

“As a company that advocates diversity, equality and respect, we are proud to sponsor the VIMA Model of The Year award. We believe that the winners of these categories are symbols of the modern women and epitomizes strength and resolve in the face of the current adversities that women all around the world have to face. We are proud to associate Hoops Watches with these great women who we believe will serve as great ambassadors, not just for Hoops and Regalo, but for every woman through the great work that they have done and will continue to do in the future.”


Regalo Fashion is a fashion distribution house which was established in 2016. What started as a passion for watches, turned into a full fledged craving for ‘out of this world’ fashion products. Their aim is to offer customers, the highest quality of watches and fashion accessories and they will not have to break the bank to own any of it.

“Our customers are our priority and we strive to provide them with the best, always.”

Regalo Fashion are the Exclusive Distributors of;

1. HOOPS Watches & Accessories (Malaysia, Singapore & Brunei)
2. Elliot Havok Watches & Accessories (Malaysia)

HOOPS Watches Italia

HOOPS is a high-end, international watch brand that is making waves around the world in places such as Japan, Sweden, Spain, Denmark, France, The United Kingdom, Italy & Greece.

HOOPS watches are identified by its unique look which captures a never-ending colorfulness; having elements of elegance, classic jewel-like, clean cut features while still remaining young and cool.

One of the outstanding characteristic of all HOOPS watches is their milky glass cover; a cloudy glass which makes HOOPS watches so special and different from any other watch you’ve seen up until today.

HOOPS watches are available with an attractive and fair price to allow everyone to enjoy the experience of owning a HOOPS watch.

All HOOPS watches come with a 2-year warranty and they are all water proof (3ATM).

HOOPS is the fastest selling watch brand in Italy and are now aiming to spread their brand of fresh and funky designs to Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei, through its exclusive partners, Regalo Fashion.

The 3 sponsored HOOPS watches for the winners are:







Elliot Havok

Elliot Havok watches is the brainchild of 23-year-old California based, Steven Elliot Ng. He has launched 10 successful projects on Kickstarter, crowdfunding over $1.5 million since 2012.

The birth of Havok watches began on November 30, 2015. It reached its $10,000 goal in less than an hour. Steven ended that campaign with over $320,000 in crowdfunding.

We at Regalo Fashion are glad to be the exclusive distributors of Havok watches, here in Malaysia.

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Official Announcement: Narayana Tea Stall Sponsors Best Indian/Punjabi Song


Narayana Tea Stall,a unique restaurant that bridges the old with the new, took an unprecedented leap into the world of music by sponsoring the Best Indian/Punjabi Song category. The restaurant recently launched its first outlet in Uptown Avenue Seremban 2 

Narayana Tea Stall is something very close to our hearts. It has that authentic feel about it, some might even term it as a nostalgic charm. Our aim is to bring people together from different walks of life through a tapestry of fun, laughter, moments, good food and drinks.

And now we wish to explore our platform to become a place for musicians, art, fashion, events and also various forms of merchandising to bring a different experience for our wonderfully supportive customers and friends.

The local music scene has certainly grown by leaps and bounds and over the past few years we have noticed many local musicians are now the producers or singers on many famous movie soundtracks. Narayana Tea Stall is proud to be associated with the VIMA platform to help recognize all these amazing talents“, shared Sobana Krishnan, CEO and co-owner of Narayana Tea Stall.



Husband and wife team : Sobana (right) and Ravee (left)

The VIMA INDIAN/PUNJABI song category has been one of the most followed and voted categories over the years with many prominent musicians winning and nominated such as Goldkartz, Rabbit Mac, Sheezay, Rubba Bend, Roshan Jamrock, Young Ruff, Raj Pirate, Arvinder Raina,Havoc Brothers, Lady Kash (Singapore), Shruthi, Thyviya, Thiban, Shane Extreme, and many more. VIMA MUSIC AWARDS is one of the world’s biggest music awards recognition platform and has been around since its inception in 2008. Some of the biggest local musicians such as Yuna, Joe Flizzow, Altimet, Bizhu, Poova, Alex Subryn, Prema Yin, Poetic Ammo, Hujan, Bunk Face and many more have all won on this stage.

See Past winners of the awards here

This year’s Best Indian/Punjabi Song Nominees and Public Votes


“We will be hosting the winners of this category to a special lunch in Seremban where we will present the awards to the winners next month. We are also currently in talks with several musicians to carry their albums and CD’s for sale at Narayana Tea Stall. We also hope to organize many interesting activities and events to engage the community to be part of and to foster friendship” , added Sobana.

Narayana Tea Stall has also been in the limelight recently for pulling off unique promos and hosting celebrities at its restaurant.The interior decor is lined with various colorful quotes and paintings of sports stars, movie and music celebrities and famous characters.

It recently hosted the finalists of the VIMA Model Awards 2016 to a special lunch.


Also do check out the funny and twisted take on superheroes via their pre-launch promos.

All 7 parts about The Adventures of Kelawarman and The Narayana Tea Stall case can be found here 

Currently the restaurant has many signature dishes that are in demand such as their breakfast sets, mutton curry, chicken varuvel, Briyani sets, thali lunch and of course, the Narayana Tea!

Narayana Tea Stall is open every day from 9am to 9pm. It’s closed on every Wednesdays.

The address : No.201, Jalan S2 B14, Uptown Avenue, Seremban 2, Seremban.

Tel : 06-6030831  (


DJ Sally (left) and DJ LUQE (right) visited Narayana Tea Stall and gave the food a thumbs up! 

Thanks to Narayana Tea Stall for the Privilege Card, and now every time we go there we have a discount. You can ask staff how to get the card. As well, they have variety of the finest Indian cuisine, delicious meals that really made our Saturday. Make sure to dine in there when you are around the area.” – DJ Sally (Uzbekistan) and DJ LUQE.

Exclusive Interview with VIMA Winners SOG


Back in 2013, SOG (Sekumpulan Orang Gila) grabbed their first VIMA award when they easily over-powered their way to the Best College Act title.

Now its only taken them 3 years to land the highest honour of VIMA MUSIC AWARDS by being named one of the 4 acts to win the coveted VIMA Thank You For
Existing Award, set aside for the most innovative and creative act among all the nominees.

What sets them apart from other rock acts is their ability to merge and infuse other elements and styles to generate their own freestyle genre that’s infectious, hard and melodic all at the same time.

The band provided some answers to a quick set of interview questions we put forth recently.

1. Congratulations on winning the VIMA THANK YOU FOR EXISTING AWARD. How do you feel about being bestowed the highest honor for VIMA?

Thank you! Actually we didn’t expect to receive the highest honor for VIMA. Of course we are elated to win such a thing. With this kind of recognition, we are absolutely gonna strive harder in creating music and to share it with the world.


2. Who are your key influence to your style of music and genre?
P.Ramlee, M.Nasir and some international acts like Issues, Bring Me The Horizon & Underoath.

3. What are you currently working on and what can your fans expect from you in the near future?
We are currently working on our upcoming brand new album. To be released this November 9th.

4. If you had a chance to perform with any musician in the world, who would it be and why?
Linkin Park. They’re the biggest modern rock band in the world!

5. What are your thoughts about the current music scene and what can be done to make things better?

Our current music scene is full of negative vibes. These kind of dangerous vibes eventually will impair the creativity level of our local talents. We have to unite, stand strong together in order to make things better. Our music scene needs a revolution.

Exclusive Interview with VIMA winner bittymacbeth


VIMA MUSIC AWARDS has just announced that bittymacbeth from Singapore, the soul-pop-funkstress, has notched its highest award by being named one of the 4 acts that will receive the Thank You For Existing Award at the upcoming VIMA MUSIC & MODEL Awards night in Kuala Lumpur.

The Thank You For Existing Award is given out to the most creative & innovative acts in the region annually.

The following is an exclusive interview with her:

1. Congratulations on winning the VIMA THANK YOU FOR EXISTING AWARD. How do you feel about being bestowed the highest honor for VIMA?

Thank you! I’m really surprised, I didn’t know this award existed less than 24 hours ago. But thank you for appreciating my music and my existence.

2. Who are your key influence to your style of music and genre?

Esperanza Spalding, Allen Stone, Khalil Fong, Snarky Puppy, Robert Glasper Experiment, Jon Foreman, Anchor & Braille.


3. What are you currently working on and what can your fans expect from you in the near future?

I’m performing at a couple of national festivals in August (details on – and in a couple of months I’ll be releasing something in conjunction with World Suicide Prevention Day!

Before I launched the album Dru already expressed interest about wanting to produce my next single, we’ve picked out the song already. So some time from now I’ll be releasing a new single, and then maybe an EP to follow.

4. If you had a chance to perform with any musician in the world, who would it be and why?

Besides wanting to work with my influences, I would really like to work with Yuna or Lianna La Havas, they’re talented performers and songwriters and I think our styles could work pretty well together.


5. What are your thoughts about the current music scene and what can be done to make things better?

I’m really encouraged to hear all the new music coming out from my peers – it’s good for what it is, and I don’t praise it just because it’s “local”/”regional” or because they’re my friends.

We in the industry always seem to be having this discussion. It seems all the different agencies involved don’t seem to take risks.

Consumers always fall back on the same international artistes they listen to because they are comfortable with what they know. I also see their side – why should you have to make an effort to seek out local music to listen to just because it’s local? (However, it must also be said that many other countries like Japan, they’re very nationalistic and thus support their local musicians readily.)

This is where media and music enterprises come in – they could provide the exposure to make local music prevalent in society and culture. However, radio, TV, streaming platforms, record labels, etc don’t take a chance on more local music because they’re afraid it won’t be commercially viable. I understand the music business is still a business.

But what is each artiste’s USP anymore if they’re all following the same formula for an “success”? There is a smorgasbord of Singaporean rock, alternative, indie, electronic, soul, R&B, jazz, funk, etc music – there’s richness in what we have, stuff that is quite different from what’s on the American Top 40 charts.

Of course, artistes, musicians, producers, arrangers and composers also have the responsibility to grow and improve at their craft, be humble, support each other – we can’t afford not to – and to make the best of every situation, instead of being bitter and jaded and full of complaints. I understand this may be hard sometimes when the money earned just isn’t enough to battle rising living costs.

I summarise this with what my friend Aya Sekine said: instead of #supportlocal – because that makes us sound like we need hand-outs and pity – let’s #believelocal, for what we need is pride and joy in our music, a part of our national culture and identity.

Read more about bittymacbeth here

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