A song which tells the story of a brave woman who continued to soldier on in life after losing the love of her life was named the Best English Song at the Fiji Performing Rights Association awards at Grand Pacific Hotel last night.
The Song 'I Wish' was composed and sang by Natalie Raikadroka.
Raikadroka says the song was about a pilot who passed away and a grieving wife who could hardly cope with the loss of the love of her life.
She says that the wife had approached several artists while looking to get the song composed.
Raikadroka has dedicated the win to all women and mothers that will be celebrating Mother’s Day today.
Her message this Mother’s Day is never give up especially when faced with hard times in life.
List of award winners
Best iTaukei Song ‑ Ko Noqu Iri Buli by Leba Boi Yawa E Lomai Nasau.
Best Hindi Song‑ Mange Kareli Ke Choka by Rakesh Chand Bobby.
Best English Song‑ I Wish by Natalie Raikadroka.
Best Gospel Song‑ Tavoya by Sekope Raikoro.
Best Hip Hop Song‑ Wake Up by Wilo.
Best Recording Engineer‑ Adriu Saranuku.
Most Popular Song‑ Na Mavoa by Nasio Domoni.
Most Popular Music Video‑ Lewa Mo Nanuma by Kula Kei Uluivuya.
Best New Artist‑ Cagi Ni Delai Yatova.
Artist of the year‑ Nasio Domoni.
Best Composition‑ Ko Noqu Iri Buli by Leba Boi Yawa E Lomai Nasau.
International Achievement‑ Elena Baravilala.
Hall of Fame ‑ Maxi Columbus.
Tom Mawi Guitar Award‑ Conrad Quad