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Full List of Winners Groove Awards with Safaricom 2017 - Roundup

This year’s annual gospel award ceremony - Groove Awards with Safaricom took place on the 1st of June 2017 at the Kenyatta International Convention Centre at a star-studded event that saw winners unveiled in various categories, among them public choice awards, five special merit categories, and the Skiza Ringback tune award.

The winners who were unveiled at the event include Eko Dydda who won the Male Artist of the year and Hip-Hop song of the year, Mercy Masika Female Artist of the year and praise & worship band Adawnage who won the group of the year and video of the year respectively.

The package includes a winners’ concert and live music concert recording, courtesy of Mo Sound and Film Studios, one hundred thousand worth of fuel courtesy of Shell, fifty thousand worth of taxi rides within Nairobi and Mombasa courtesy of Little and two nights fully paid holidays at the Maasai Mara courtesy of Azure Mara hotel.

Report by Gloria Adhiambo

The full list of winners below

MALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR

  Eko Dydda

 FEMALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR

  Mercy Masika

 GROUP OF THE YEAR

Adawnage

NEW ARTIST/NEW GROUP OF THE YEAR

Weezdom

 SONG OF THE YEAR

Thitima Anthem – Kymo & Stigah

 WORSHIP SONG OF THE YEAR

Patakatifu Pako – Erick Smith

RAGGA/REGGAE SONG OF THE YEAR

General – Hopekid

HIP-HOP SONG OF THE YEAR

 Vidole – Eko Dydda 

ALBUM OF THE YEAR

  Optimo Worship – Pastor Anthony Musembi

AFRO-POP SONG OF THE YEAR

Thitima Anthem – Kymo & Stigah

COLLABO OF THE YEAR

Bazokizo – Collo & Bruz Newton

VIDEO OF THE YEAR

I Live For You – Adawnage

GOSPEL RADIO SHOW OF THE YEAR

Gospel Sunday – Milele FM

GOSPEL RADIO PRESENTER OF THE YEAR

  Eva Mwalili – Milele FM

DJ OF THE YEAR

15d. DJ Ruff

 TALENT TO WATCH

MC Neb

 TV SHOW OF THE YEAR

Angaza – KBC

RIFT VALLEY COUNTIES SONG OF THE YEAR

Atiriren – Maggy Cheruiyot

COASTAL COUNTIES SONG OF THE YEAR

Yuko Nawe – Mercy D Lai

EASTERN COUNTIES SONG OF THE YEAR

Yesu Nde Compe – Stephen Kasolo

 WESTERN COUNTIES SONG OF THE YEAR

Khubira Byosi – Timothy Kitui Ft. Ole Willy

CENTRAL COUNTIES  SONG OF THE YEAR

Geria Ringi – Jane Muthoni

 NYANZA COUNTIES SONG OF THE YEAR

Jakayuda Iberna – Joan Amayo

 SOUTHERN AFRICA ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Pompi (Zambia)

WESTERN AFRICA ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Ada (Nigeria)

EASTERN & CENTRAL AFRICA ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Gisubizo Ministries (Rwanda)

SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR

Pitson

AUDIO PRODUCER OF THE YEAR

Majic Mike

VIDEO PRODUCER

Sammy Dee

OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTOR TO THE INDUSTRY

Ollovar Dance Crew

DANCE GROUP OF THE YEAR

Mavericks Dancers

 SKIZA RINGBACK TUNE

Winner – Nifunze by Mercy Masika

Runner-Up – Pale Pale by Size 8

2nd Runner Up – Aina Noma by Kelele Takatifu

 

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