Leading technology company from Singapore, BIGO Technology (BIGO), the company responsible for popular new-age communication platforms like Bigo Live, Likee and IMO hosted the first-ever BIGO Gala Awards 2020 for broadcasters in Singapore. Mr. Howie Lau, Chief Industry Development Officer at the Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) was the Guest-of-Honour.
It was not only a starry affair featuring a red-carpet, attended by some of the biggest names in the broadcast on Bigo Live who flew in from all over the globe but also an evening that celebrated talent and felicitated live-streaming hosts who have performed exceptionally well on Bigo Live over the past year. The event felicitated over 70 award winners in the categories of Top Regional Broadcaster, Top Regional Family, Top Global Broadcaster and Top Global Family. The award ceremony not only recognized the top individuals but also the top “group” or “family” in Bigo Live, fueling the understanding that teamwork is also celebrated on the platform.
Notable Indian content creators were also awarded in the “Top Regional Family Category”. Winners included Sameer, an IT Engineer with over 3 million fans, Abhinav from ‘Respect Girls Family’, and Kapil Soni, who has crowned the undisputed Champion in the same category. Dimple D’Souza, a popular broadcaster, Youtuber, fashion stylist, and entertainer, with over 4 million followers, shared the stage with Nishu Tomar. Nikita Tiwari, an Indian TV actress currently working in Color’s ‘Ram Siyake Luv Kush’. They were both awarded “Top Regional Broadcaster”. Nikita also performed a lively Indian dance to entertain an audience of a thousand.
The popularity of video streaming apps is at an all-time high in India, with mobile live streaming giving life to a new online culture and new modes of real-time selling, resulting in spawning a raft of new on-air personalities across the region. The event showcased popular live-streaming broadcasters, including singers, dancers, and talented hosts among others from all around the world in celebration of their talent.