Shepparton rapper Briggs has been been recognised with the best new talent award at the National Indigenous Music Awards.ESTELLE GRIEPINK August 18, 2014 3:17am
Shepparton hip-hop artist Briggs has been named Australia’s best new talent at the National Indigenous Music Awards in Darwin.
The former Shepparton High School and Wanganui Park Secondary College student said his hectic schedule recording and promoting his upcoming album Sheplife meant he had not been focused on winning an award.
‘‘When I’m making tunes, winning awards never really crosses my mind,’’ Briggs said.
‘‘But that’s not to say I’m not thankful — I appreciate the NIMAs for taking the time to recognise the work that I have put in.’’
Friday’s ceremony saw Briggs rub shoulders with acclaimed Indigenous artists such as Jessica Mauboy, who won national artist of the year, and Dan Sultan, who took out national album, song and cover art of the year.
‘‘The night was really good and it was good to catch up with people like Dan Sultan,’’ he said. ‘‘I pretty much knew everyone there so it was a good catch up session for myself and everyone else who was there.’’
Briggs said he was pleased national awards like the NIMAs were taking notice of hip-hop music.
‘‘It’s a good indication of where hip-hop itself is going as a genre and it’s great that it’s being recognised nationally as a vital part of the music industry,’’ he said.
Briggs’ third record Sheplife is out this Friday.
Shepparton golfer Anne Pegg has earned herself a new nickname, Ace, after making a hole-in-one on the 12th hole at Shepparton Golf Club.
The Yarrawonga Pigeons will have to regroup after being dismantled by the Tigers in the OMFNL second semi-final.
Transition Tatura held a successful film festival, Communities Shaping the Future: a Day of Conversations and Films on Saturday, August 30.
Bowls is a sport which has been played in Echuca-Moama for a long time and Commonwealth Games silver medallist Claire Turley can tell you all about that.
Volunteers spent a day pegging out some of the final sites for this year’s Elmore Field Days.
Kyabram Angleers Club holds junior day
Mixed day for Seymour netballers, but B-grade side makes preliminary final.
On Saturday, for the first time in Jerilderie Football Club's history, the Dees won three consecutive senior premierships.
Heathcote pool users can now buy a rural pool pass and save.
Push for Cobram theatre continues after Yarrawonga cinema opens.
Norm Brennan at the helm for another term.
Now the Murray-Darling Basin Plan is enshrined in law, many opponents of the controversial plan to return irrigation water to the environment appear to have lost interest.
William Martiniello and Luke Morgan were the winner and runner-up in the GVFL Morrison Medal on Monday night.
Discover unbelievable local deals from local businesses every week in the Goulburn and Murray Valley area with Leapon.com.au!
Search properties for sale or rent across North Central Victoria and Southern NSW. Visit your local website for local homes....
Search for published and unpublished photos from McPherson Media Group newspapers and magazines. All our photos are available to purchase.
Place an advertisement in any one of McPherson Media Group's local newspapers.