The Groove Awards season is back with submissions officially open.
East Africa’s biggest and most prestigious gospel awards ceremony is back for the 2019 edition. The submissions for nominations which were unveiled on Friday 12th April will see top Gospel artists battle it out for some of the most coveted categories in this year’s Award.
Last year, over 100,000 submissions were made and this year promises to be bigger.
The Groove process and award categories allow for greater ownership and participation of music fans across the country where fans and artists alike, get to submit their favourite songs and nominate artists of choice for consideration as nominees.
The final nominees list will be unveiled at a red carpet event later in May. The Awards categories take into consideration industry research and insights, better reflecting the changing landscape of the local Gospel industry as well as take cognisance of global music trends.
Groove Awards, now in its 14th Edition, has received accolades from across the world over the years as it has set precedence of excellence and transparency to ensure top-notch quality when it comes to an awards ceremony and this year promises to be an equally exciting season.
The biggest Gospel Award Show in East Africa and the region is driven by its main purpose of shaping culture through Positive Content and Entertainment. Groove has impacted the lives hundreds of gospel artists and thousands of young people over the years.
Last year, Guardian Angel of the “Nadeka” fame bagged the Artist of the Year Award which was the most coveted award of the evening while Odi Dance by Timeless Noel, Jabidii & Hype Ochi won big by bagging 4 awards in the Song of the Year, Collabo of the Year, Dance Style of the Year and Skiza Ringback Tune categories. The awards for Teen Choice Song of the Year went to Master Piece for his song Chini Ya Mwamba
The music submitted must be positive Gospel Music, of Good Sound and must have been released within eligibility period (April 1st 2018 to March 31st 2019) through recognized distribution channels. Furthermore, the artist must live a Christian life.
Fans will have the opportunity to directly nominate their favourite songs and artists by logging on to www.grooveawards.co.ke until 30th April. A full list of nominees will be made available in May during the Groove Nomination Night – a Red Carpet Event.
This year awards will be handed out in the areas of artistry, song writing, dance, production, and media.