Sunday, 20 March 2011


Afro fusion musician George Mutinda has been nominated under the category of World Music for his single Simama in the International Songwriting Competition (ISC) Award. Mutinda will be competing with other artistes from around the world for the prestigious award of Songwriter of the Year 2011.
“I’m so excited and honoured to be among the shortlisted artistes,” Mutinda said, "This will definitely propel my music career and give me maximum exposure on the international front as l embark on my Europe tour mid this year,” he added.
The nominated single is off his debut album Matopeni that was launched last year. He is currently working on its video that will be released in three weeks time.
The ISC is an annual song contest whose mission is to provide the opportunity for both aspiring and established songwriters to have their songs heard in a professional, international arena.
A star-studded panel of judges including Peter Gabriel, Baaba Maal, Rihanna and Timbaland are currently going through the nominee list to choose the grand winner who will walk away with $25,000 (Sh2.1 million) in cash and up to $20,000 (Sh1.68 million) in prizes. The judging process will be over late April or early May and the winner will be announced then.