Although he is unable to travel to the US, veteran DJ Rodney Pryce, more popularly known as Bounty Killer, was last weekend honored in the Bronx, NY.
The musician was presented in absentia with the Blue & Bougie Lifetime Achievement Award for his outstanding contribution to the music industry in Jamaica and internationally.
Offers “big thanks”
Hundreds of music fans, radio DJs, celebrities, beauty queens, models and influencers from the creative industries applauded enthusiastically as the singer’s image appeared on jumbotron screens inside Mingles Café and the deejay accepted his award in a glitzy pre-recorded video message from Kingston, Jamaica.
“I wanna say a big thanks to Blue & Bougie INC out of NY city. Thanks for this Lifetime Achievement Award. It is much appreciated…I am sure this will help me to push and carry my music and my humanitarian efforts even further,” he stated.
Speaking after the presentation, a beaming Blue & Bougie Inc. executive Jerry McDonald said Bounty is most deserving of the international award. “We felt compelled to honor Bounty Killer with a Lifetime Achieve award for his exceptional talent as a DJ, songwriter, on stage performer and for helping to take dancehall music to the four corners of the globe,” said McDonald.
Other talent receiving awards at the event were television star and recording artist, Safaree, whose song ‘Paradise,’ with Sean Kingston is on the Tropical House Cruises to Jamaica album, the #1 album on the Billboard reggae charts last week; Jamaican songbird and New York City performing arts director, Nadine Sutherland; philanthropist Suzette Williams and DJ Norie, whose popular Sunday night radio show on Clear Channel 105.1 FM in New York City, has earned him numerous accolades.