Faith Child wins Best Male at first ever Premier Gospel Awards

Sun 24 Apr 2016
By Hannah Tooley

Faith Child has been presented with the Best Male award in the first ever Premier Gospel Awards on Saturday in London. 

The gospel star famous for 'Over Me' won the category beating A Star, Noel Robinson, S.O and Seth Pinnock.

The evening aimed to recognise outstanding contributions to the gospel music scene, and was presented by Dr Who and Eastenders actor Jiovan Wade alongside pop artist Arrow Benjamin.

Lurine Cato won the Best Female beating Annastasia Baker, Isabella, Libby Redman and Monique Thomas.

There were eight awards categories in all up for grabs.

Premier Gospel Awards 2016 winners:

Best Male: Faith Child

Best Female: Lurine Cato

Best Song: V9 Collective, Happy

Best Album: Noel Robinson, Outrageous Love

Best Video: Ekklesia ft Jazz Ellington, Where You Are

Best International: Tasha Cobbs 

Best Newcomer: J Vessel

Choir of the Year: Volney Morgan & New-Ye

Faith Child told Premier: "We don't do it for awards, but who doesn't appreciate appreciation?

"It's great to be valued and loved, so I thank Premier so much for this - it means a lot to me - and this will definitely go high up on my shelf with all my other gongs as well.

"Thank you to my mother and my big sister for sacrificing a lot to get me to the stage I am today."

Listen to Premier's Jermaine Dallas speaking to Faith Child:

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