And the nominees for the 7th Groove Awards are…

Groove awards with Skiza continues to expose, promote and celebrate gospel talent in Kenya and beyond enters its 7th year this year. Nominees of the 29 categories were announced last night at a  simple yet well attended evening event that was held at the Nairobi Museum.

The black-tie evening gala event will take place on the 28th of April at a venue to be announced later.

Some of the nominees in the main category include:

Male artist of the year  
Daddy Owen
Holy Dave
Jimmy Gait
Man Ingwe

Female artist of the year
Emmy Kosgei
Gloria Muliro
Mercy Linah
Mercy Wairegi
Sarah Kiarie

Song of the year
Exponential Potential- Juliani
Furifuri- DK and Jimmy Gait
Ghetto- Ekodydda
Liseme- Sarah K
My Call- MOG
Ololo – Emmy Kosgei

Group of the year  
Kelele takatifu
Maximum Melodies

Album of the year
Ebenezer – Mercylinah
Kibali – Gloria Muliro
Liseme – Serah K
Ololo – Emmy Kosgei
Pulpit kwa street – Juliani
Utamu wa maisha – Daddy Owen

Hip Hop Song of the year
Exponential potential – Juliani
Ghetto – Ekodydda
Mara hio hio – Bantu and Holy Dave
Mmh baba – Kriss ehh baba
Ni msoo – Kelele takatifu and Holy Dave
Press on – Izo and Holy Dave

Video of the year  
Exponential potential – Juliani
Holy Ghost fire – BMF
My call – MOG
Safari – Adawnage
Umetenda – Kambua
Walking – Alemba and Exodus

Collabo of the year
Fresh and clean – Kevo Juice and Jimmy man
Furi furi – DK and Jimmy Gait
My call – MOG and Juliani
Ni msoo – Bantu and Holy Dave
Walking – Alemba and Exodus
Welwelo – Mr Seed and Danco

Other categories include :
*New artist/new group of the year,
*Video producer of the year,
*Audio producer of the year,
*Worship song of the year,
*Ragga/reggae song of the year,
*Dj of the year,
*Gospel tv how of the year,
*Radio presenter of the year,  
*Gospel radio show of the year,
*Nyanza song of the year,
*Rift Valley song of the year,
*Central song of the year,
*Easten song of the year,
*Pwani song of the year,
*Western song of the year
Other countries included in this years awards categories are Uganda, Tanzania, Burundi, Rwanda, and Southern Sudan

For the full list and the various ways to vote check out or

Voting closes on Friday, April 27, 2012 at midnight.

By the look of things, the competition will be tough so…vote vote vote! For your favorite artist.

This year’s road to groove ‘Groove tours with Skiza’ will travel through five major towns.

Events schedules are as follows:

Sunday 1st April – Kisumu
Sunday, 8th April – Mombasa
Saturday 14th April – Meru
Sunday 15th April – Thika
Sunday 22nd April – Eldoret

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