Friday, 26 March 2010


The theme for the eighth Insyder’s Chaguo La Teeniez is Bringing Out The Bling In The Stars. Set to take place at the Bomas of Kenya on April 17, the award ceremony promises to be a spectacle.

On Tuesday night, the organisers of the ceremony threw a Nominees Bash at Casablanca where most of the nominees showed up.
Kiss 100’s Shaffie Weru was the MC for the night and he introduced the invited guests to the various guest performers like Sauti Sol, Colonel Moustapha, Avril and Daddy Owen. Comedian Churchill also regaled the audience with his humour.
Kenyan celebrities showed up in droves, and dressed to the nines.

Rapper Collo also took the opportunity to urge his fellow musicians to make their music videos and lyrics to their song available for his new project dubbed Karangoma.
The project aims to launch a new angle to karaoke. Karangoma is a music product that will use only Kenyan musical content for karaoke. It is endorsed and licensed by the Music Copyright Society of Kenya.
“There is money in this for the artistes,” Collo said, “This is a chance for them to share the poetry through their music.”

Finally the 8th Annual Chaguo La Teeniez Awards is all about celebrating talent and that’s exactly what happened. It was a welcomed surprise as the organisers set out to award members of the fouth estate in what they dubbed the CHATarazzi Award.

And the winners were....

1. Hot Blog Award – Grace Kerongo
Hottest site/ FB page with the juiciest content.

2. Picharazzi of the Year –Pius Cheruiyot (Pulse)
This is the photographer who’s notorious for taking caught-out pics.

3. Critic Award – Philip Mwaniki (Buzz)
This is a strongly opinionated columnist who thrills readers with what they’ve got to say.

4. Fair Play Award – Tony Kamunzu Banda (T.K.B)
An individual who embodies the spirit of diligence, the journalistic principle of truth, fairness and justice.

5. Teeniez’ Choice Writer 2009 Award - Smitta
A writer/columnist whose articles/stories captivate the teen audience the most.

6. Celebrity Journalist of the Year – Charles Otieno
An individual who’s in with all the big names in the entertainment industry and well on the way to also becoming a celebrity.

7. Hot Source 2009 Award – Pulse
The publication/pull-out magazine that features the most sizzling news/entertainment stories.