Pay Television company StarTimes Media and The Music Copyright Society of Kenya (MCSK) celebrated Kenya’s talented musicians Saturday in an exclusive glitzy gala awards ceremony.
Organized for the second year in a row, throughout the evening, MCSK recognized outstanding talent in the entertainment industry; and performances took invited guests, viewers tuning in on StarTimes and YouTube, on a musical journey around Kenya.
“Congratulations to tonight’s winners and major contributors who have continued to appreciate the great works by our very own, clearly we have come a long way as an industry,” Maurice Okoth, CEO MCSK said.
Hip Hop artist Nonini took home the greatest honour of the evening, Top Earning Artist, and Jaguar bagged the most awards.
Perhaps the biggest news came at the end of the evening with the Youth Enterprise Development Fund Chairman, Mr. Evans Gor Semelang’o promising to set aside Ksh 300, 000, 000 for the Kenyan music industry, “This country got talent, tonight we have proved that this country got talent. The government takes your talent very seriously.”
The event also saw the unveiling of a dedicated 24 hour local content channel named Triple P that will be available on StarTimes Pay Television platform (channel 2) and will feature music and a host of other Kenyan productions aimed at appreciating well-known as well as emerging local talent.