Superstar Rihanna was the biggest winner of all at the revamped 2014 Barbados Music, Fashion And Film Awards held over the weekend at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre.
Originally slated to take place over two days, with fashion and film taking centre stage on Saturday, and music the focus of Sunday’s awards, the entire show was later shifted to Sunday, and even then the hall was not as full as in
previous years. Founder and organizer Ronnie Morris
had earlier told Barbados TODAY that sponsorship was definitely a challenge in
Debbie Reifer performing at the ceremony. Inset, a piece from Simon Peter’s 2014 collection. (Pictures by Remy Rock)
producing as big a spectacle this year, and had even resulted in his cancelling his international acts and just sticking with Barbados and the Caribbean.
Tributes were paid to models Lene Hall and Richard Elms, and both were presented with Lifetime Achievement Awards.
Bajan movie Payday won an Award of Recognition.
Gospel artist Joseph Niles received an Icon Award; and the National Cultural Foundation, a Cornerstone Award. Receiving a Cornerstone Award as well, but posthumously, were designers Kingsley Thorne, Simon Foster and Andy Niles.
Rihanna scored as winner of the Pop/ Rock Artist/Group Of The Year, Album Of The Year, Song Of The Year and Female Entertainer Of The Year, winning the most awards by a single artist on the night.
Among other awardees on the night, Elan Trotman won Jazz Artist Of The Year; Livvi Franc, Songwriter Of The Year; Peter Coppin, Producer Of The Year.