Kenya shines at MAMA Awards fete

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amani_205134890.jpgNAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 11 – Kenyan musicians on Saturday night bagged three awards at the MTV Africa Music Awards (MAMA) held at the Moi International Sports Centre, Kasarani indoor arena.The high profile event that premiered in Abuja, Nigeria, last November saw Amani, whose real name is Cecilia Wairimu, bag the best female award while David Mathenge aka Nameless won in the best male artiste category.

Nameless also won in the Listeners Choice category.

Amani was nominated for her song ‘Tonight’ while Nameless was nominated for his song “Sunshine.’

Artiste of the year went to D’Banj of Nigeria at the event hosted by international hip hop legend Wyclef Jean.

Jean’s ‘legendary showmanship, outrageous sense of humour and infinite enthusiasm’ managed to create a vibrate atmosphere at the event that was attended by thousands of music lovers.

The MAMA was created last year to celebrate the best African contemporary music.

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ARTISTE OF THE YEAR – D’banj

BEST ALTERNATIVE AWARD – Zebra & Giraffe

BEST FEMALE AWARD – Amani

BEST GROUP AWARD – P Square

BEST HIP HOP AWARD – MI

BEST MALE AWARD – Nameless

BEST NEW ACT – MI

BEST PERFORMER AWARD – Samini

BEST R&B AWARD – 2 Face

BEST VIDEO AWARD – HHP

LISTENERS CHOICE AWARD – Nameless

MAMA LEGEND AWARD – Lucky Dube

MY VIDEO AWARD – Fally Ipupa

 

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