Unity in building better relationships and societies was this year’s message dubbed ‘Better Together’ this was a 14th theme that sees to it that artist in Kenya work together for a just course.
Eunice Njeri a celebrated gospel artist made a comeback to win the artist of the year and the praise and worship song of the year Zaidi na Zaidi. Jabidii was at the top of the list by winning 5 awards out of 11 nomination, he won song of the year vimbada by Jabidii and Moji Short Baba, Reggae/Ragga song of the year China, Teens choice of the year (Vimbada Jabidii and Moji Short Baba), collaboration of the year Vimbada and Dance style song of the year Vimbada
Wahu kagwi with her song Nifanane won the best gospel music video of the year and this is her first groove award after her transition from secular music to gospel music.
However famous gospel music rivals Bahati and Willy Paul were unfortunate to miss out on the spotlight this year.They were not nominated in any category. The two last year showed disinterest when they received awards for song of the year ndogo ndogo featuring David Wonder and Gospel video of the year- jigi jigi . The two have nevertheless, showed promising work this year by producing hit songs with various collaborations.
The event was attended by Ezekiel Mutua KFCB Chairman and Nairobi women representative Esther Passaris.
Here is the full list of the Groove award 2019,14th edition winners.
Artist of the year- Eunice Njeri
Song of the year- Jabidii ft Moji short baba(Vimbada)
Music video of the year-Wahu kagwe(Nifanane)
Reggae/Ragga song of the year -Jabidii(China)
Collaboration of the year-Jabidii ft Moji short baba(Vimbada)
Younger Groover of the year-Amani G
Dance style of the year song-Vimbada(Jabidii ft Moji short baba)
Diaspora artist of the year-Benanchi
MC of the year-Timeless Noel
Outstanding contributor -Rkay
Song writer of the year-Pitson
Online personality of the year-Kabi and Milly
Video producer of the year-Steve mugo
Audio producer of the year-Gideon Kimanzi
Breakthrough male artist of the year-Baraka musiq
Breakthrough female artist of the year-Emma Omonge
Breakthrough DJ of the year- Ken the DJ
Praise and worship song of the year- Zaidi na Zaidi(Eunice Njeri)
Media personality of the year- Syombua mwelle
Nyanza counties song of the year- Fenny Kerubo(Conquerrer)
Eastarn counties song of the year- Stephen kasolo(kyaa ngai)
Rift valley counties song of the year- Mum cherono(Kapchi)
Central counties song of the year- Phyllis mbuthia and Sammy irungu(Mutheani)
Western counties song of the year- Timothy Kitu and Ali Mukhwana(Lwanda ni Yesu)
Coastal counties song of the year- Eve bahati(Nakupenda)
Groove awards has celebrated excellence in Gospel music in Kenya. They are the nation’s most prestigious and recognized Gospel music awards as they bring together gospel Artists across the nation.
By Adams kinanga