Kenya’s biggest Gospel Awards Show finally went down over the weekend. The winners of Groove Awards 2019 were unveiled at a glitzy event hosted by DJ Sadiq in Movenpick Hotel, Westlands.
The nominees list was flooded with Gospel superstars such as Jabidii, Moij Short Baba, Pitson, Kabi Wa Jesus, Dj Mo, Kambua, Rebekah Dawn, Alice Kimanzi, Eunice Njeri, Hype Gad, Benachi, Zangi, Wahu, Joyce Omondi, Kush Tracey, Havoc, Dafari, Jfam, Stonee Jiwe among many other artists.
Jabidii topped the awards’ list by becoming the first to bag 5 awards – so far the most by an individual artist. The Vimbada hitmaker won in Reggae/Ragga Song of the Year, Teens Choice Song of the Year, Collabo of the Year, Dance Style/Song of the Year and Song of the Year categories.
There were also first-time winners such as Wahu Kagwi who bagged the Music Video of the Year Award for her song Nifanane Nawe. Eunice Njeri also made a triumphant come back after she got the Artiste of the Year Award.
Below is the full list of winners
Artiste of the Year – Eunice Njeri
Song of the Year: Vimbada – Jabidii, Moji Short Babaa
Music Video of the Year – Nifanane Nawe – Wahu Kagwe
Young Groover of the Year – Amani Gracious
Reggae/ Ragga Song of the Year – China – Jabidii
Teens Choice Song of the Year – Vimbada – Jabidii, Moji Short Babaa
Collabo of the Year – Vimbada – Jabidii, Moji Short Babaa
Dance Style/ Song of the Year – Vimbada – Jabidii, Moji Short Babaa
Outstanding Contributor – RKay
Diaspora Artist of the Year – Benachi
Hypeman/ MC of the Year – Timeless Noel
Song Writer of the Year – Pitson
Online/ Digital Personality of the Year – WaJesus Family – Kabi and Milly
Video Producer of the Year – Steve Mugo
The Audio Producer of the Year – Gideon Kimanzi
Breakthrough Female Artiste of the Year – Emma Omonge
Breakthrough Male Artiste of the Year – Baraka Musiq
Breakthrough Dj of the Year – Ken the Dj
Media Personality of the Year- Syombua Mwele
Praise and Worship Song of the Year – Zaidi Na Zaidi – Eunice Njeri
Nyanza Counties Song of the Year – Conquerer – Fenny Kerubo
Rift Valley Song of the Year – Kapchi – Mum Cherop
Eastern Counties Song of the Year – Kyaa Kya Ngai –Stephen Kasolo
Coastal Song of the Year – Nakupenda – Eve Bahati
Central Song of the Year – Mutheani – Phyllis Mbuthia and Sammy Irungu
Western Song of the Year – Lwanda ni Yesu – Timothy Kitui and Ali Mukhwana