Eko Dydda, Mercy Masika Emerge Top At Groove Awards 2017, Full List Of Winners


Yesterday, Thursday June 1st was the day that the best in the gospel industry were to be known; only those with outstanding works were awarded in a celebrity-studded 12th annual Groove Awards gala that went down at KICC in Nairobi.

Attended by both gospel and secular artists, the awards showed how unified our industry as everyone seemed to have a great time and you could not tell who was gospel and who was not, all I could see were Kenyan artist.

Surprises were many, just as the nomination started seeing key players of the industry miss out on this year’s nomination themed – Back to church, as artists like Size 8 also walked out empty handed in-spite being nominated in 3 categories.

Among the names that took home gold included “Vidole” hit maker, the stammering and staggering Eko Dydda who bagged the male artist of the year and Hiphop song of the year, while Mercy Masika of “Shule YAko” clinched the top female award.

Kenya’s most played anthem “Thitima” by Kymo and Stiga was voted as Song of the Year, while “Bazokizo” by Collo and Bruz Newton was voted as Collabo of the Year.

Here is the full list of the winners at the 2017 Groove Awards

Female Artiste of the Year – Mercy Masika

Male Artiste of the Year – Eko Dydda

Song of the Year – Thitima by Kymo and Stiga

DJ of the Year – DJ Ruff

Group of the Year – Adawnage Band

Hip Hop Song of the Year – Eko Dydda

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New Artiste of the Year – Weezdom

Album of The Year – Optimo Worship by Pastor Anthony Musembi

Afro Pop Song of the Year – Thitima by Kymo & Stiga

TV Show of the Year – Angaza on KBC

Collabo of the Year – Collo and Bruz Newton in Bazokizo

Audio Producer of the Year – Magic Mike

Video Producer of the Year – Sammy Dee

2017 Talent to Watch – MC Neb

Songwriter of The Year – Pitson

Skiza Ringback Tone of the Year – Shule Yako by Mercy Masika

Radio Gospel Presenter of the Year – Eva Mwalili of Milele FM

Gospel Radio Show of the Year – Gospel Sunday on Milele FM

Worship song of the Year – Patakatifu Pako by Eric Smith

Reggae song of the Year – Hopekid

Dance Group of the Year – Mavericks

Video of the Year – I Live For You by Adawnage

Nyanza County Song of the Year – Jakayuda Iberna by Joan Amayo

Coastal County Song of the Year – Yuko Nawe by Mercy D Lai

Central County Song of the Year – Geria Ringi by Jane Muthoni

Eastern County Song of the Year – Yesu Nde Compe by Stephen Kasolo

Rift Valley County Song of the Year – Atiriren by Margaret Cheruiyot

Western County Song of the Year – Khubira Byosi by Timothy Kitui and Ole Willy

South African Artist of the year – Pompi from Zambia

Outstanding Contributor of the Year – All Over Dance Crew