Saturday, 30 April 2011


The just concluded Groove Awards saw various new faces awarded for their efforts in the gospel arena. The highlight was when Daddy Owen gave his award for Male Artiste of the Year to Juliani saying, "he is an artiste who deserves it and is yet to be recognised for his efforts". This was Daddy Owen's fourth award for the evening after scooping three other award for his collaborative single Saluti that features other acts like Esther Wahome, Emmy Kosgei and Kambua. The awards include Collabo of the Year, Song of the Year and Video of the Year.

Other winners for the award included

Female Artiste of the Year went to Alice Kamande

Song Writer of the Year - Eunice Njeri.

DJ of the Year category - DJ Sadiq

Eastern song of the Year - John Mbaka for Mivango Ya Amaaitha

New Artiste of the Year - Marvelous

Central Song of the Year - Tigana na Andu

Album of the Year - Paul Mwai for Racing Up

Group of the Year - BMF

Artiste of the Year Uganda - Exodus

Gospel TV show of the Year - Crossover 101

Dance Group of the Year - Saints

Audio Producer of the Year - Dr Eddie

Skiza Ring Back Tone of the Year - Rose Muhando

Pwani Song Of Year - Marion Shako, Adonai

Burundi Artiste of the Year - Joy Nkundimana

Outstanding Contributor Award - Mary Atieno Ominde

Hip Hop song of the Year – Juliani

Artiste of the Year Southern Sudan - General Mannaseh Mathiang

Radio Presenter of the Year - Syombua Wa Mwele of Musyi FM

Tanzanian Artiste of the Year to Christina Shusho (Rose Muhando collects the award on behalf of the Christina)

Western Song of the Year - Linet Webukhulu for her song Vuyanzi

Rift Valley Song of the Year - Emily Chebet for her song Chesireret

Video Producer Of The Year Award - J Blessing

The Nyanza Song Of The Year Award - Carol Nyakwaka for the song Owinjore Gi Pako

Artiste of the year Rwandan - Blessed Sisters

Gospel Radio Show of the Year - Gospel Sunday on Milele FM

Worship Song of the Year - Paul Mwai for the track I'm On The Race

Reggae/Ragga category of the Year - Praise Him by Alemba and Sadiq

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