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Lifestyle blogger Joy Kendi bags 2 BAKE Awards noms, as final list is revealed

The BAKE (Bloggers Association of Kenya) Awards are here again and this year is panning out to be the year for the multifaceted Joy Kendi.

The popular awards ceremony known for celebrating local creatives is set to honor trendsetters in technology, fashion, lifestyle, education, and even agriculture. The annual awards which began in 2012 goes into its 7th year running and has taken a new approach with new names making the final nomination list. BAKE officials announced voting began on May 7th and is set to close on May 30th ahead of the gala slated for June 8th, 2019.

The most notable nominations see Fashion and Lifestyle blogger Joy Kendi in the top category of ‘Kenyan Blog of the Year‘ alongside Magunga.com, Brighter Monday as well as Tizi Talks. Former Capital FM Lifestyle editor and now television host Sharon Mundia is also nominated for ‘Best Lifestyle Blog’ alongside Joy Kendi and Potentash.

There are also some prominent names that did not make the cut this year including renowned creative writer and ‘Drunk’ author Biko Zulu, food blogger Soni Side Up as well as fashion vlogger Geek on Fashion.

Check out the full nominees list here:

Kenyan Blog of the Year

Magunga.com
Brightermonday.co.ke/blog
Kenyanwallstreet.com
Tizitalks.com
Justjoykendi.com

Best Technology Blog

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Techtrendske.co.ke
Tech-ish.com
Androidkenya.com
Technologysage.com
Smattgeeksmedia.com

Best Photography Blog

Antonytrivet.co.ke/blog/
Lyraoko.com
Maiafreia.com
Richallela.com/blog.html
Quaint.co

Best Business Blog

Kenyanwallstreet.com
Rookie-manager.com/
Sokodirectory.com/
Biznakenya.com
Herbusiness.co.ke

Best Food Blog

Afoodiescollective.com
Healthyafricanfoodie.com
Kaneskitchenaffair.com
Nairobikitchen.blogspot.com
Leotunapika.com

Best Creative Writing Blog

Magunga.com
Thuondungujnr.wordpress.com
Tatureginaldah.co.ke
Cjgicheru.com
Thispostisabout.com

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Best Lifestyle Blog

Thisisess.com
Potentash.com
Wachanikwambie.com
Justjoykendi.co.ke
Mwendengao.com

Best Environmental Blog

Nyikasilika.org
Anthonymugo.blogspot.com
Kelvinswildchronicles.wordpress.com
Chechewinnie.com
Africancityplanner.com

Best Fashion and Style Blog

Mbairewangui.com
Fashionablestepmum.com
Thefashionmobster.com
Vonetteorinda.com
Curveswithstyle.com

Best Agricultural Blog

Farmerstrend.co.ke
Farmbizafrica.com
Kenyanvet.wordpress.com
Grass2grace.co.ke
Greenfarmorganics.blogspot.com

Best New Blog

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Tizitalks.com
Thatgirlrelatable.co.ke
Lynnireri.com
Tatureginaldah.co.ke
Queenbantu.co.ke

Best Corporate Blog

Brightermonday.co.ke/blog
Zimele.co.ke/blog/
Katzphotographykenya.com/blog/
Nomadmagazine.co
Wazito-fc.com

Best Topical Blog

Owaahh.com
Mumenough.com
Kenyaemploymentlaw.com
Untoldlivesofwomen.blogspot.co.ke
Shanifakii.blogspot.com

Best Sports Blog

Osbke.com
Mpira.co.ke
Magongokenya.com
Leaguescroll.com
18yardjob.com

Best Entertainment Blog

Zumi.co.ke
Kenyanvibe.com
Mpasho.co.ke
Jazzsymphonic.com
Spreadzone.co.ke

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Best Education Blog

Magazinereel.com
Mmust.news
Teachersnoticeboard.co.ke
Mwashy.blogspot.com
Okachformusungu.wordpress.com

Best Travel Blog

Aluochbonnita.com/
Harpreetswanderlust.com
Justrioba.com
Wangechigitahitravels.com
Travelwitheliud.com

Best Public Health Blog

Couchhealthandfitness.com
Lindaafya.co.ke
Healthkenya.co.ke
Kalekyehealth.com
Kalundethescribe.wordpress.com

Best County Blog

Eldoretleo.com
Medianorth.co.ke
Amazingkisumu.co.ke
Pokomos.com
Raslimaliembu.blogspot.com

Best Religious or Spirituality Blog

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Ourmarriagechronicles.com
Mywalkoffaith.co.ke
Penstrokes.co.ke
Kambipaul.com
Therelationshipmirror.com/blog/

Best Beauty and Hair Blog

Oshinity.com
Justnimu.com
Cravingyellow.com
Mayasglow.com
Justmargie.com

Best Video Blog (Vlog)

Nancie Mwai
Sharon Mundia
Joanna Kinuthia
Wahura Kabutha
Yasmin AF- https

Best Social Issues and Active Citizenship Blog

Wandianjoya.com
Theelephant.info/
Brainstorm.co.ke
Kahawatungu.com/
Beyondthelines.org

Best Podcast

Omenerds.podbean.com
Otherwisepodcast.com
Jamesmurua.com/category/african-literary-podcast/
Anchor.fm/moringaschoolpodcast
Anchor.fm/amani-maranga/

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According to BAKE, the Awards were started in 2012 as a reward mechanism to recognize exceptional Kenyan bloggers. Each year in January, Kenyans get a chance to submit blogs to participate in the awards. Once submission phase is closed, selected judges go through the submitted blogs and choose the best 5 blogs from each category that will proceed to the voting phase.

To submit your votes for your favorite blogs, click here.

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