Kenya’s only Hip-Hop Award show, Unkut is on a roll this year. Ahead of its highly anticipated award gala, Unkut Africa will be hosting the third edition of Unkut Day Party at Moov Café & Bistro, on 1st June. This is a festival that brings together Hip Hop music and culture enthusiasts.
On the agenda are several fun activities such as live performances, body art, DJ mixes, board games, and competitions. Additionally, Unkut Day’s impressive lineup also boasts several talented Hip-Hop acts like Kev The DJ, Snaida Don Dada, Assum Garvey, HR The Messenger, El Presidente LB, Bussa J, as well Kenya’s Hip Hop queen Dyana Cods among others. Gates open at midday, secure your advance tickets are available on Mookh.
Organized by showbiz entrepreneur Ruby V, Unkut Day is anchored on 5 five pillars; a strictly Kenyan music policy, visual arts, games, art and fashion vendors, and live performances. This festival is part of Unkut Africa’s efforts to keep the Hip -Hop culture in Kenya alive as well as create a platform for Hip Hop artists to connect with their fans.
Unkut Hip Hop Awards 2023
Apart from the Unkut Day Party Festival, Unkut Africa has also been doing other projects as part of the warm-up to the Unkut Hip-Hop Award 2023. Some of these include the Up Close and Candid Sessions. These include exclusive album listening parties for Hip-Hop acts such as Jua Cali, Assum Garvey, Alex Vice, and Guga Kilavuka.
Additionally, Unkut Africa also has a cypher in the works complete with a call for submission made earlier in the quarter. The award show also has exclusive playlists on Boomplay dubbed the UnkutFocus. These curations compile Kenya’s finest Hip-Hop songs as well as educate fans on East African Hip-Hop.
Since 2016, Unkut Africa has been at the forefront of promoting Hip Hop music in the entire East Africa region. With success such as hosting Kenya’s very first live Hip Hop cypher Unkut remains a force to reckon with.
The Unkut Hip Hop Awards 2023 15-member judge panel was unveiled early in the year. It featured a host of industry professionals such as A&R executives, music critics, producers, bloggers, and industry influencers. We can’t wait to see the 2023 winners at the 9th December 2023 gala ceremony.