Kenyan media personality Mzazi Willy M Tuva – popularly known for his Mambo Mseto show on Radio Citizen and Mseto East Africa on Citizen TV – was over the weekend crowned the best radio and television presenter in the 2019 African Muzik Magazine Awards (AFRIMMA) held in Dallas, Texas, United States.
Muzadde, as he is often referred to, beat off a host of other presenters to the top spot including fellow Kenyan Jamal Gaddafi, Lil Ommy (Tanzania), Do2dtun (Nigeria), Yaw (Nigeria), Afonso Quintas ( Angola), Sammy Forson (Ghana), James Onen (Uganda), Dj Fresh ( South Africa), and Konnie Toure from Ivory Coast.
Taking to social media to thank his fans after the win, Tuva – who also recently won ‘Best Promoter Of Talent’ at the ‘Diaspora Entertainment Awards & Recognition (DEAR) – made a new promise.
“After successfully uniting East Africa through music, I now take the challenge to unite Africa through music,” wrote Tuva alongside a photo of himself and Congolese crooner Fally Ipupa who he commended for ” acknowledging my efforts and challenging me to bring Africa together…”
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After successfully uniting East Africa through music, I now take the challenge to unite Africa through music. Having been crowned the Best Radio/TV Personality in the prestigious @afrimma 2019, I will be taking Kenyan music to East Africa, East Africa to Africa and #MsetoToTheWorld 🌍 Thanks @fallyipupa01 for acknowledging my efforts and challenging me to bring Africa together through @mseto_africa. I believe, I will achieve and I pray that the great plans I have, Africa will receive ❤ One love.
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WE WON! Pamoja Tumeshinda! I have been crowned the Best Radio/TV Personality Of The Year in the whole of Africa. First of all I thank God Almighty for answering our prayer. #MunguHafeli kwa kweli. Secondly, I thank @RadioCitizenFM for giving me the platform and my bosses for giving me creative freedom to build the #Mseto brand, the most influential entertainment brand in East Africa and now Africa. Niwashukuru mashabiki wangu kwa kuonesha upendo katika upigaji kura na kunifanya nishinde. You believed in me, gave me the votes, I took the honor and brought you victory. Familia yangu yote imesimama nami hata kwa maombi. My children #TinyaAndTanya prayed for my win and God Has answered us. Marafiki zangu asanteni kwa kunitia moyo na kunihakikishia ushindi. Tumeupata. Huu ni ushindi wetu sote. But it doesn't stop here, I now take the bigger challenge as I climb this ladder of uplifting talent. From Kenya to East Africa, Africa and #MsetoToTheWorld 🌍 Follow @msetoeastafrica @mseto_africa : Thanks @afrimma for connecting Africa and celebrating African talent
His victory was also celebrated in Kenya with Tuva’s colleagues at Radio Citizen, and the entire Royal Media Services fraternity at large, posting congratulatory messages on social media.
Congratulations my brother & colleague @mzaziwillytuva for winning the Radio/TV African Presnter of the Year in the AFRIMA. Your dedication and passion for what you do in the entertainment industry with special focus for the youth cannot go unnoticed @RadioCitizenFM @AFRIMAWARDS pic.twitter.com/nmccRK2yfn
— jacob Icia (@icia_jacob) October 27, 2019
Heko!! Heko!! Heko!! Hekoooooo @mzaziwillytuva Best Radio/TV personality IN AFRICA, Wooooooow! You are Great. You deserve much more. God bless you some more!!! @mzaziwillytuva @RadioCitizenFM @citizentvkenya pic.twitter.com/t4do7D1pJt
— MelodySinzore1 (@MelodySinzore1) October 27, 2019
— mkalla mwambodze (@mmkalla) October 27, 2019