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Willy Paul, Bahati sneak back into 2018 Groove Awards Nominations

Controversial Gospel Artistes Willy Paul and Bahati have managed to sneak their way back into the Groove Awards after being omitted for the past two years due to varied reasons.

Willy Paul’s Jigi Jigivideo, directed by Sammy Dee, landed a nomination for ‘Music Video of the Year’ while Bahati’s collaboration with new kid David Wonder, Ndogo Ndogo,was nominated for ‘Song of the Year,’ as well as ‘Collabo of the Year.     ’

The nominees for the 13th annual Groove Awards were unveiled at an exclusive red carpet event held at the Movenpick Hotel on Wednesday evening,

Scoring the highest number of nods is Shoot Satanhitmaker Jabidii, who led with an impressive 7 nominations including Song of the Year and Teens Choice Song of the Year (in which he received 2 nominations) Breakthrough Artist of the year, Collabo of the year and Dance style/song of the Year in which he also received 2 nominations.

Gloria Muliro followed closely with 6 nominations in Artist of the Year, Song of the Year, twice under the Praise and Worship song of the Year, Collabo of the Year and Western Counties song of the Year categories.

‘Male artist’, ‘Female artists’ and ‘Group of the year’ categories were this year revamped and collapsed into one category – Artist of the Year – becoming the most coveted award of the season.

The contenders in the ‘Artist of the year’ category include the reigning Female and Male artists of the year – Mercy Masika and Eko Dydda respectivelyas well as Guardian Angel, Moji Short Babaa, Gloria Muliro and hip-hop group Recapp.

This year, Groove Awards involved the public in the nomination process and generated a lot of excitement amongst stakeholders and the industry, giving greater ownership and participation to music fans across the country.

“The announcement of the nominees follows a rigorous process of reviewing 143,684 submissions that the public put in. This year, the process was refreshed to involve the public for the first time in the nominations process and the feedback has been overwhelming,” said Groove panel Chairman Charles Kairu.

The theme of this year’s awards show is: “Rebuild, Restore, Reclaim.”

Public voting will begin at 10am on Friday June 8, 2018, and will run until the midnight of June 23, 2018.

This year’s winners will be announced on June 24, 2018, at the Gala Awards ceremony to be held in Nairobi.

A winner’s concert is slated shortly after the awards ceremony on July 8, 2018, at The Embu Municipal Council Stadium and will see all winners meeting their fans to celebrate their wins whilst appreciating their support during the nomination and voting process.

Below is the full list of the 2018 Groove Awards nominees;

Artist of the Year

Ekko Dydda

Gloria Muliro

Guardian Angel

Mercy Masika

Moji Shortbabaa

Recapp

 

Song of the Year

Kuzitoka – Moji Shortbabaa, Producer Saint P

Nadeka – Guardian Angel, Producer VickyPondis

Narudisha – Gloria Muliro, ProducerBwenieve

Ndogondogo – David Wonder &Bahati, Producer Paulo

Odi dance – Timeless Noel, Jabidii & Hype Ochi, Producer David Saidi

Shule Yako – Mercy Masika, ProducerTeddy B

 

Teens Choice song of the Year

Chini Ya Mwamba – Master piece

Gathigiriri – Kaymo & Stigah

Kula Neno – Timeless Noel, Jabidii & Hype Ochi

Pull Up – Mr Seed

Shoot Satan- Jabidii

Tunaskuma – Majic Mike

 

Break Through Artist of the Year

Bire the Vocalist

David Wonder

FMP

Havoc

Jabidii

Masterpiece

 

Hiphop Song of the Year

Cheki Vile – Ekko Dydda

Kamanda Full -Kamlesh Kagaba

Loving 254 – Rigga

Niko Kwa Mtaa – Maluda

Sishikiki – Stone Jiwe

Wacha – Reccap

 

Reggae/ Ragga song of the Year

Godly Love Remix – Mannaseh & Friends

Hide and seek – Alemba & Hopekid

NyamNyam- Dafari

One day – Warda

Shoot Satan – Jabidii

What a Man – Havoc

 

Praise and Worship Song of the Year

Egemeo – Godwill Babbete

Hossana – Frank

Huniachi- Reuben Kigame ft Gloria Muliro

Jehovah – Sarah K

Kaa Nami – Pst. Anthony Musembi

Narudisha – Gloria Muliro

Namba Moja – Eric Smith

Wanishangaza – Eunice Njeri

Wewe ni Mungu – Neema K

Yahweh – Alice Kimanzi & Bethu

 

Collabo Of the Year

Hajawai niangusha – Guardian Angel, Moji Shortbabaa & DK Kwenye Beat

Huniachi – Reuben Kigame & Gloria Muliro

Ndogo Ndogo – David Wonder & Bahati

Kwa Magoti – Noushka ft. Daddy Owen

Odi dance – Timeless Noel, Jabidii & Hype Ochi

Pigana Nao – Stephen Kasolo ft. Martha Mwaipaji

Subiri – Mercy Masika, Everlyne Wanjiru & Emmy Kosgei

Ujulikane – Laura Karwirwa & Alice Kimanzi

 

Music Video Of the Year

AmkaUcheze – Janet Otieno & Weezdom, Video Producer Sammy D

Count Your Blessing – Kambua, Video Producer Sammy D

Jigi Jigi – Willy Paul, Video Producer Sammy D

Kwa Magoti – Noushka & Daddy Owen, Video Producer X Antonio

Lihimidi Jina Lake – Joyce Omondi, Video Producer Trey Jueiz

Shine – Hopekid, Video Producer Sammy D

 

Dance Style/ Song of the year

Ebisiyah – Gudah Man

Gathigiriri – Kaymo&stigah

Kula Neno (KDF) – Timeless Noel, Jabidii & Hype Ochi

Odi Dance – Timeless Noel, Jabidii & Hype Ochi

Zigwembe- Bruz Newton

 

Media Personality of the Year

Amani Aila

Anthony Ndiema

Dj Gee Gee

Dj Mo

Dj Ruff

DjSadic

DjSoxxy

Tina Nzuki

 

Hypeman/ MC of the Year

Guddah Man

MC Acts

MC Ivy

MC Neb

MC Price

Timeless Noel

 

Breakthrough DJ Of the Year

Dan Tha DJ

DJ Bob

DJ Klifftah

DJ Nicks

DJ Nitrax

DJ Terrots

 

Western Counties Song of the Year

Epapa Njichusya Iroho – Timothy Kitui

Ingabo – Gloria Muliro

Khu Musalaba – Florence Andanyi

Omukuri Wanje – Grace Sunday

Omwami – Pst. Newton Inzai

Unzitsisulilanga – Sally Siboyi

 

Eastern Counties Song of the Year

Kiugo Kimwe – Sherry Pam

Kiwango Kingi- Wilberforce Musyoka

Mummy – Purity Kateiko

Musyai Nasuviwe – Eunice Kyalo

Ndina Sponsor – Justus Myello

Ndoomba- Gmx The Baite

 

Rift Valley Counties Song of the Year

Arusi – Cyrus Koech

Atiriren – Maggy Cheruyot

Legetyo – MwalimuKendagor

Ogas Okwek – Eunice Langat

Ongechomyen – Mum Cherop

 

Coastal Counties Song of the Year

Amelipa- Princess Farida

Ateregesha – Mercy D Lai

Mungu Yu Mwema – Laban Mwang’ombe

Shukuru – Cate Njane

Sitahau – Eve Bahati

Watangoja Sana – Annastacia Mukabwa

 

Central Counties Song of the Year

Githima- John Praise Waweru

Gutanatuka – PhylisMbuthia

Irema- Shiru Wa Gp

Kiugo – Original Racheal Ngigi

Ngai Murathimi – Ruth Wanuyu

Ngita Ya Daudi – Sammy Irungu

 

Nyanza Counties Song of the Year

Chung YamoYesu- Josephine Marry

Come to me – Fenny Kerubo

Minto – Douglas Otiso

Ololweny Yesu- Evaline Muthoka

Waruaki – John Okidi

Wir Mari – Jalogo Elijah

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