Nominated again for the Yumi FM PNG Musik Awards, the group Stagajah has now received not one, but four nominations for this year’s awards.
The awards night will highlight and recognize the efforts of local music artists over the last two years; 2021-2022.
Stagajah received four nominations under the categories:
1. Artist of the Year 2021,
2. Song of the Year 2021- Go Back,
3. Duo/ Group of the Year 2021 and,
4. Duo/ Group of the Year 2022.
“It’s an exciting time for us again to be nominated and we are now looking forward for this year’s event.”
This according to one of the members, Jay Ray, who expressed excitement on behalf of the group said they were thrilled about being part of the Musik Awards, because hard work pays off.
Jay Ray shared with PNGHAUSBUNG some of the challenges they endured during the two years, 2021 and 2022, whilst producing their songs.
“In those two years, we mostly depended on gigs, but at the same time learnt how to market our songs online whilst trying to make an income from home.”
Jay Ray claimed that it was the online streaming that kept the group intact where they continued making music. In addition, the group continue their career whilst being inspired by famous and well-known international groups such Backstreet Boys and others who have had an impact on the local group.
“It’s the creativity in music from those groups especially those from the 80s, 90s and even early 2000s, that have inspired us as a group to sing and create music.”
Meanwhile, the group will be releasing more of their songs this year and have made mention to their fans to keep a look out for that.
Furthermore, Stagajah has reached out to fans thanking them for their support towards their music and hope to continue in maintaining that bond through their music.
“Big thanks to our fans for their support over the years since we started in 2014. Your support means so much to us.”