This past weekend (November 17 and 18), Canada’s largest Christian music awards show, the 43rd Covenant Awards, was held in Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario. Faith Strong Today was a proud sponsor of the Female Vocalist of the Year category.
Congratulations to the award recipient Tuzee!
Music is a stream that never runs dry, it flows deep within the soul and quenches the thirst for a lifetime.Tuzee
Image courtesy of Tuzee – For the Love of Music. on Facebook
Tuzee is an emerging and unique gospel, pop and R&B singer-songwriter and nurse. She writes from her heart and everyday life and hopes her music inspires people from all walks of life.
Born and raised in Liberia, West Africa, Tuzee is now a Canadian who currently resides in Ontario. She was drawn to music from a very young age and sang with her family, churches and local bands whenever, wherever she could. Music was an oasis during incredible times of suffering and along with the present inspires her music.
Tuzee calls music her Happy Place as it is her go-to when the going gets tough. Music inspires Tuzee to press on and gives her a voice when she has no voice.
Tuzee is overjoyed by the release of her debut album, Alive this past April! Alive is truly a dream come true and she is humbled to be used by God and gives Him all the praise. Alive has 11 songs, including her single, “Change is on the Way.”
In October 2022, “Change is on the Way” charted on CHVN 95.1 FM, Reach 96.3 FM, Shine 88.9 FM, The Rock 98.5 FM, Life 100.3, Alive FM and reached sixth position on the More Radio Top 10 Songs.
Recipients of the 43rd Covenant Awards
The 2023 awards ceremony was held in person at Bethany Church in Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario from November 17 to 18. Here are this year’s award recipients.
Adult Contemporary Artist of the Year
Jordan St. Cyr
Artist(e) francophone de l’année
Childrens Artist of the Year
Country Artist of the Year
Gospel Artist of the Year
Indigenous Artist of the Year
Instrumental Artist of the Year
Hymns For The Architect
The Life 100.3 Pop Artist of the Year
Rap Artist of the Year
Rock Artist of the Year
The Jireh Realty Group Worship Artist of the Year
The Sound of Faith Album of the Year
All Ye Lepers—Joshua Leventhal
The Joy Radio (CJYE) Artist of the Year
The KFM Radio Breakthrough Artist of the Year
Canadian Christian Song of the Year
The Gallows—Song writer(s) Joshua Leventhal, Daniel Klenner
The Faith Strong Today Female Vocalist of the Year
The Redeemer University Group of the Year
The Chef D Live Music Artist of the Year – Online or In-person
The Why Me Project Male Vocalist of the Year
The Bethany Church Musical Collaboration of the Year
My Home—Jake Fretz & Cynthia Lok—Song writer(s) Cynthia Lok, Jake Fretz
The Between the Grooves Producer of the Year
Bradley “DJC2” Jacobson & Robert “Fresh IE” Wilson (various projects – DJC2)
Radio or Podcast Personality/Team of the Year
Chelsea Amber—Christian Guitar Girls
Video of the Year
First Love (Katie Williams)—Produced by Matt Lorenz Productions
Visual Designer of the Year
Robert “Fresh IE” Wilson and Bradley “DJC2” Jacobson – various projects (DJC2)
Adult Contemporary Song of the Year
My Home—Song writer(s) Cynthia Lok, Jake Fretz
Country Song of the Year
Almost Home—Song writer(s) Ruth Manning
Folk Song of the Year
The Great Congregation—Song writer(s) Mike Janzen
Gospel Song of the Year
Found & Crowned—Song writer(s) Carine Bado
Pop Song of the Year
Rescue—Song writer(s) Jordan St. Cyr, Jonathan Gamble, Justin Amundrud
Rap Song of the Year
Death To Life—Song writer(s) Tha Gate Keepa
Rock Song of the Year
Like Cargo—Song writer(s) Amy Savin
Seasonal Song of the Year
The Wait Is Over—Song writer(s) Jordan St. Cyr, Jordan Mohilowski, Benji Cowart
The Unlocking Your Songs Worship Song of the Year
Look Up—Song writer(s) Jake Fretz, Jordan Janzen
The Covenant Awards are created by GMA Canada, which is comprised of members serving in the Canadian Christian music industry. The purpose of the awards is to celebrate excellence in the Canadian Chrsitian music community and connect artists to one another.