EUNICE NJERI, WAHU JABIDII & MOJI SHORT BABAA TOP WINNERS AT GROOVE AWARDS WINNERS 2019
The 14th Annual Groove Awards Gala went down on Saturday in a colorful celebration held at Mövenpick Hotel Westlands.
Glam, Fashion, Pomp and Color graced the red carpet with Government Officials, Celebrities, Gospel Artists, Media Personalities and Music Fans bringing the best of fashion.
In line with the theme “Better Together,” this year’s awards season was focused on the message of unity in building better relationships, synergies and societies.
Eunice Njeri was the biggest winner of the night bagging the Artist of the Year Award which was the most coveted award of the evening. A triumphant comeback, Eunice during her acceptance speech noted that it hasn’t been all roses and the wins came as pleasant surprises. “The last two years have not been easy, I have gone through the most difficult season- but God saw me through”, she noted
Jabidii, after smashing Groove Awards Nominations record with 11 nominations, topped the list of winners 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.
Other winners from the night were those from the newly introduced categories.
This year saw an introduction of new categories necessitated by continuous insights and changing industry dynamics. Online/Digital Personality of the Year went to the WaJesus Family, Young Groover of the Year award was bagged by Amani Gracious while Benachi bagged the Diaspora Artists of the Year award.
Among the highlights of the night were performances of some of Kenya’s biggest gospel hits by Pitson, Eunice Njeri, Makena, Timeless Noel, Moji Short Babaa, Jabidii amongst others.
Full list of the Groove Awards 2019 winners:
Artist 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 theYear – 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