Gospel singer Eunice Njeri was named Gospel Artist of the Year in 14th Annual Groove Awards held on Saturday in Westlands, Nairobi. She also won in the Praise and Worship Song of the Year.
Jabidii, emerged as the biggest winner; bagging 5 awards:- 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 awards respectively.
He had 11 nominations and scooped five awards.
In line with the theme “Better Together,” the awards focused on the message of unity in building better relationships, synergies, and societies.
The announcement of the winners followed a rigorous process of reviewing over 900,000 online and SMS votes that the public cast. “We have received very positive feedback and seen such ownership and excitement by the public throughout the season. 14 years on and we are excited and grateful to be unveiling the list of winners for the 14th edition,” said Groove panel Chairman Charles Kairu.
“We are truly honored to be in a position to shape culture, recognize and celebrate today’s talented artists and their contribution to the growth of the gospel music industry,” Charles.
The 14th Annual Groove Awards was produced by MoSound Events and was proudly sponsored by NRG Radio, Coke Studio, Little Cab, M-Akiba, Bonfire Adventures, Coca Cola, Pace Africa, Vivo Energy, Intercontinental Hotel and Safaricom.
Artist of the Year – Eunice Njeri
Song of the Year: Vimbada – Jabidii, Moji Short Babaa
Music Video of the Year – Nifanane Nawe – Wahu Kagwe
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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 – Kabi and Milly for the WaJesus Family
Video Producer of the Year – Steve Mugo
The Audio Producer of The Year – Gideon Kimanzi
Breakthrough Female Artist of The Year – Emma Omonge
Breakthrough Male Artist 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 – Eunice Njeri Zaidi na Zaidi
Nyanza Counties Song of the Year – Conquerer – Fenny Kerubo
Rift Valley Song of the Year – Kapchi – Mum Cherop
Eastern Counties Song of the Year – 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