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Safaricom Groove Awards List For 2017

It’s about that time when we take an introspective look at our gospel industry courtesy of Groove Awards.

And this year, there were some surprises as names that we take for granted would be announced were notably absent. And from the look of things, the gospel fraternity want to take things on an entirely different trajectory, perhaps one that doesn’t have prayer partners and high profile secular artist collaborations?

Check out these nifty stories about three gospel artists and their prayer partners:

Either way, at the end of the day, the day ends. Check out the nominees of the 2017 Groove Awards:

MALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR RAGGA/REGGAE SONG OF THE YEAR GOSPEL RADIO SHOW OF THE YEAR COASTAL COUNTIES SONG OF THE YEAR WESTERN AFRICA ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Daddy Owen General – Hopekid Gospel Night Live – Ghetto Radio Kaza Roho – Princess Farida & Michael Yena Ada (Nigeria)
Eko Dydda Godly Love – Mannaseh Gospel Sunday – Milele FM M’barikiwa – Princess Farida Frank Edwards (Nigeria)
Guardian Angel Holy Ghost Party – Alemba, DJ Sadic & Guardian Angel Gospel Switch – Truth FM Nikone – Masha Mapenzi Joe Praize (Nigeria)
Kris Eeh Baba Light It Up – Garvey Royal Ft. Majic Mike Shangilia – Hope FM Umenifaa – Eve Bahati Ohemaa Mercy (Ghana)
Pastor Anthony Musembi Paza Sauti – TPK Sons Ft. Coopy Bly & Dj Sadic Shangwe – Radio Maisha Yuko Nawe – Mercy D Lai Preachers (Ghana)
Pitson Talk – Warda Turnt – Kubamba Radio Yule Yule – Yvonne Aphia Sinach (Nigeria)
FEMALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR HIP-HOP SONG OF THE YEAR GOSPEL RADIO PRESENTER OF THE YEAR EASTERN COUNTIES SONG OF THE YEAR EASTERN & CENTRAL AFRICA ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Alice Kimanzi Thitimaahh – Stonee Jiwe Amani Aila – Hope FM Inkatho – Sherry Pam Ahavah Gospel Singers (Ethiopia)
Evelyn Wanjiru Ushai Notice – Holy Dave DJ Ruff – Ghetto Radio Munyanya Waw’o – Justus Myelo Angel Benard (Tanzania)
Kambua Vidole – Eko Dydda Eva Mwalili – Milele FM Musili Wa Kati – Pastor Dan Mutemi Gisubizo Ministries (Rwanda)
Mercy Masika Worldwide – Recapp Jay Njoroge – Homeboyz Radio Nguma – Wilberforce Musyoka Goodluck Gozbert (Tanzania)
Princess Farida Yesu Ndio Kusema – Scooby The Lazy Rapper Ft. Eko Dydda Kerry Kagiri – Kubamba Radio Wi Munene – Sophie Nyoroka Levixone (Uganda)
Size 8 You – Churchill King & Recapp Tess Libanze – Truth FM Yesu Nde Compe – Stephen Kasolo Mireille Basirwa (DRC)
GROUP OF THE YEAR ALBUM OF THE YEAR DJ OF THE YEAR WESTERN COUNTIES SONG OF THE YEAR Special Categories
Adawnage Ambition – Recapp DJ GeeGee Amba Khu Yesu – Grace Sunday
Kelele Takatifu Matendo – Evelyn Wanjiru DJ Mo Khubira Byosi – Timothy Kitui Ft. Ole Willy
Kymo & Stigah Natamani Nikuone – Laura Karwirwa DJ Mzito Omwami – Violet Wanjala Ft. Rufftone
Mwanga Band Optimo Worship – Pastor Anthony Musembi DJ Ruff Reke Sieve – Humphrey Onzere
Recapp We Will Rule – Mwanga Band DJ Sadic Were Wakama Ya – Pastor Robert Lumbasi
TPK Sons Wimbo Mpya – Florence Mureithi DJ Sam Omol Wireve – Betty Amulele
NEW ARTIST/NEW GROUP OF THE YEAR AFRO-POP SONG OF THE YEAR TALENT TO WATCH CENTRAL COUNTIES  SONG OF THE YEAR  
Ben C Aina Noma – Kelele Takatifu Dan The DJ Geria Ringi – Jane Muthoni
Dar Mjomba Bamba Mbaya – Kelele Takatifu Frank The DJ Githima Kia Ma – Shiro Wa GP
Sharon Bazokizo – Collo & Bruz Newton MC Neb Makumbi – Njoroge James
Slejj Boom Aye – Majic Mike Ft. Kambua MC Price Mwana – Loise Kim
Stonee Jiwe He Did It – Kris Eeh Baba Nasara Ti Itheru – Alex Karani
Weezdom Thitima Anthem – Kymo & Stigah Noiz Wi Ngai – Paul Waiganjo
SONG OF THE YEAR COLLABO OF THE YEAR TV SHOW OF THE YEAR NYANZA COUNTIES SONG OF THE YEAR  
Bamba Mbaya – Kelele Takatifu Bazokizo – Collo & Bruz Newton Angaza – KBC Esiorori Yabanyarire – Judy Mamahh
Bazokizo – Collo & Bruz Newton Boom Aye – Majic Mike Ft. Kambua Crossover 101 – NTV Jakayuda Iberna – Joan Amayo
Huyu Yesu – Mercy Masika & Angel Benard Hautasumbuka Tena – Stephen Kasolo Ft. Rose Muhando Pambazuka – Citizen Laudikia – Fenny Kerubo
Kutembea Nawe – Rebekah Dawn Huyu Yesu – Mercy Masika & Angel Benard Rauka – Citizen Mano Nyasaye – Fenny Fain
Pale Pale – Size 8 Kuna Day (Remix) – Jimmy Gait & Friends The Switch – K24 Ruoth Ohera – John Okidi
Thitima Anthem – Kymo & Stigah Wewe Ni Mungu – Daddy Owen Ft. Rigan Sarkozi Tukuza – KTN Wir Mari – Elijah Jalogo
WORSHIP SONG OF THE YEAR VIDEO OF THE YEAR RIFT VALLEY COUNTIES SONG OF THE YEAR SOUTHERN AFRICA ARTIST OF THE YEAR  
Jehovah – Frank Anatimiza – Kambua Abaibai Ane – Moses Sirgoi Chileshe Bwalya (Zambia)
Kutembea Nawe – Rebekah Dawn I Live For You – Adawnage Achame Jeso – Cathy Komen Khaya Mtethwa (South Africa)
Let Praises Rise (Cover) – Alice Kimanzi Overflow – Alemba & DJ Sadic Ft. Sammy Dee Atiriren – Maggy Cheruiyot Lebo Sekgobela (South Africa)
Patakatifu Pako – Erick Smith Pale Pale – Size 8 Etadamua – Maryanne Naipasoi Tutuma Pompi (Zambia)
Tuma Mvua – David Adede Ft. Sarah K Worldwide – Recapp Shilishil – Stephen Leken Tembalami (Zimbabwe)
Umetukuka – Israel Ezekia You – Churchill King & Recapp Taai – Emmy Kosgei Zimpraise (Zimbabwe)

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