And the Groove Awards with Safaricom 2018 Nominees are… (Full List)

Nairobi Underground Groove Awards 2018

Nairobi, June 7th, 2018 – The nominees for the 13th annual Groove Awards with Safaricom have been unveiled at an exclusive red-carpet event held at the Mövenpick Hotel this evening, which saw artistes nominated in 19 categories with surprise new entries into some of the most tightly contested spots.

Scoring the highest number of nods is perhaps newcomer Jabidii, who led with an impressive 7 nominations including Song of the Year and Teens Choice Song of the Year (in which he received 2 nominations) Breakthrough Artist of the year, Collabo of the year and Dance style/song of the Year in which he also received 2 nominations. Gloria Muliro followed closely with 6 nominations in Artist of the Year, Song of the Year, twice under the Praise and Worship song of the Year, Collabo of the Year and Western Counties song of the Year categories.

This year’s winners will be announced on 24th June 2018 at the Gala Awards ceremony, to be held in Nairobi.

A winner’s concert is slated shortly after the awards ceremony on 8th July 2018 at the Embu Municipal Council Stadium and will see all winners meeting their fans to celebrate their wins whilst appreciating their support during the nomination and voting process.

Here is the full list of nominees and our early winner predictions in coloured for each category.

Male Artist Of The Year

Daddy Owen

Eko Dydda (Winner)

Guardian Angel

Kris Eeh Baba

Pastor Anthony Musembi

Pitson

Female Artist Of The Year

Alice Kimanzi

Evelyne Wanjiru

Kambua

Mercy Masika (Winner)

Princess Farida

Size8

Group Of The Year

Adawnage

Kelele Takatifu

Kymo & Stigah

Mwanga Band

Recapp (Winner)

TPK Sons

Song Of The Year

Kuzitoka -Moji Shortbabaa / Producer:  Saint P

Nadeka – Guardian Angel / Producer : Vicky Pondis

Narudisha – Gloria Muliro / Producer : Bwenieve

Ndogo Ndogo – David Wonder And Bahati / Producer : Paulo

Odi Dance – Timeless Noel, Jabidii & Hype Ochi/ Producer : David Saidi  (Winner)

Shule Yako – Mercy Masika/ Producer : Teddy B

Teens Choice Song Of The Year

Chini Ya Mwamba – Masterpiece

Gathigiriri – Kaymo & Stigah

Kula Neno – Timeless Noel, Jabidii & Hype Ochi (Winner)

Pull Up – Mr Seed

Shoot Satan – Jabidii

Tunaskuma – Majic Mike

Breakthrough Artist Of The Year Of The Year

Bire The Vocalist

David Wonder

Fmp

Havoc

Jabidii (Winner)

Masterpiece

Hiphop Song Of The Year

Cheki Vile – Eko Dydda (Winner)

Kamnda Full – Kamlesh Kagaba

Loving 254 – Rigga

Niko Kwa Mtaa – Maluda

Sishikiki – Stone Jiwe

Wacha – Recapp

Reggae/Ragga  Song Of The Year

Godly Love Remix – Mannaseh & Friends

Hide And Seek – Alemba & Hopekid

Nyam Nyam – Dafari

One Day – Warda

Shoot Satan – Jabidii (Winner)

What A Man – Havoc

Praise And Worship Song Of The Year

Egemeo -Godwill Babbete

Hossana – Frank

Huniachi – Reuben Kigame Feat. Gloria Muliro

Jehovah – Sarah K

Kaa Nami – Pst. Anthony Musembi (Winner)

Narudisha – Gloria Muliro

Namba Moja – Eric Smith

Wanishangaza – Eunice Njeri

Wewe Ni Mungu – Neema K

Yahweh – Alice Kimanzi And Bethu

Collabo Of The Year

Hajawai Niangusha – Guardian Angel, Moji Shortbabaa And Dk Kwenye Beat (Winner)

Huniachi – Reuben Kigame Feat. Gloria Muliro

Kwa Magoti – Noushka Feat. Daddy Owen

Ndogo Ndogo – David Wonder And Bahati

Odi Dance – Timeless Noel, Jabidii And Hype Ochi

Pigana Nao – Stephen Kasolo Feat. Martha Mwaipaji

Subiri – Mercy Masika, Evelyne Wanjiru And Emmy Kosgei

Ujulikane – Laura Karwirwa Feat. Alice Kimanzi

Music Video Of The Year

Amka Ucheze – Janet Otieno & Weezdom / Video Producer: Sammy D (Winner)

Count Your Blessings – Kambua / Video Producer: Sammy D

Jigi Jigi – Willy Paul / Video Producer: Sammy D

Kwa Magoti – Noushka Feat. Daddy Owen / Video Producer: X Antonio

Lihimidi Jina Lake – Joyce Omondi/ Video Producer: Trey Juelz

Shine – Hopekid / Video Producer: Sammy D

Dance Style/Song Of The Year

Ebisiyah – Gudah Man

Gathigiriri – Kaymo And Stigah

Kula Neno (Kdf) – Timeless Noel, Jabidii And Hype Ochi

Odi Dance – Timeless Noel, Jabidii And Hype Ochi (Winner)

Zigwembe – Bruz Newton

Media Personality Of The Year

Amani Aila

Anthony Ndiema

DJ Gee Gee

DJ Mo

DJ Ruff (Winner)

DJ Sadic

DJ Soxxy

Tina Nzuki

Hypeman/Mc Of The Year

Gudah Man

Mc Acts

Mc Ivy

Mc Neb

Mc Price

Timeless Noel (Winner)

Breakthrough Dj Of The Year

Dan Tha DJ (Winner)

DJ Bob

DJ Klifftah

DJ Nicks

DJ Nitrax

DJ Terrots

Western Counties Song Of The Year

Epapa Njichusya Iroho – Timothy Kitui

Ingabo – Gloria Muliro (Winner)

Khu Musalaba – Florence Andenyi

Omukuri Wanje – Grace Sunday

Omwami – Pst. Newton Inzai

Unzitsulilanga – Sally Siboyi

Eastern Counties Song Of The Year

Kiugo Kimwe – Sherry Pam

Kiwango Kingi – Wilberforce Musyoka

Mummy – Purity Kateiko

Musyai Nasuviwe – Eunice Kyalo (Winner)

Ndina Sponsor – Justus Myello

Ndoomba – Gmx The Baite

Rift Valley Counties Song Of The Year

Arusi – Cyrus Koech (Winner)

Atiriren – Maggy Cheruyot

Legetyo – Mwalimu Kendagor

Ogas Okwek – Eunice Langat

Olkerempe – Maryanne Tutuma

Ongechomyen – Mum Cherop

Coastal Counties Song Of The Year

Amelipa – Princess Farida (Winner)

Ataregesha – Mercy D Lai

Mungu Yu Mwema – Laban Mwang’ombe

Shukuru – Cate Njane

Sitasahau – Eve Bahati

Watangoja Sana – Annastacia Mukabwa

Central Counties Song Of The Year

Githima – John Praise Waweru

Gutanatuka – Phyllis Mbuthia

Irema – Shiru Wa Gp (Winner)

Kiugo Original – Racheal Ngigi

Ngai Murathimi – Ruth Wamuyu

Ngita Ya Daudi – Sammy Irungu

Public Voting Will Begin At 10am On Friday 8th June 2018 And Will Run Until midnight 23rd June 2018. Fans will be able to vote via sms by sending the word Groove followed by the nominee code to 811 or by dialing *811# and following the prompts, or via the website www.grooveawards.co.ke.

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