Mercy Masika Outshines All At 2016 Groove Awards: See Full List Of Winners.

 

This writer is happy,one of Kenya’s greatest voices went silent after becoming a powerhouse in East Africa. It is true that that was a season in Mercy Masika’s life, she went on to get married and a lot of things happened. Together with other ardent Kenyan Gospel music listeners, we hoped and prayed for her return. In 2015, she missed narrowly to bag the coveted Female artiste of the year accolade at the Groove Awards. We were sad. Well, our God lives. Hallelujah. She won.

Finally, the chart-toping Mwema song won a Skiza song of the year at the 2016 edition, Nikupendeze scooped, song of the year and Mercy Masika was crowned Female Gospel musician of the year. I tell you, the excitement that was seen on Twitter, was special. She totally deserved it. If not for anything, Mwema’s popularity went from 2015 to 2016 and Nikupendeze did exactly the same. Mercy Masika definitely deserved these award and we are happy for her. Your votes were not wasted.

Mercy

LJ Masai bagged the Male artiste of the year, an award we thought would have gone to Gospel veteran Daddy Owen. One of our sad moments was, as much as Coopy Bly was at the awarding ceremony and presented a Talent To Watch award to DJ Covenant, he did not win. Other impressive wins were; that of Size 8 for Afadhali Yesu music video which sent waves of excitement online as well as conquered mainstream media. Her acting in the music video really deserved this award, the concept was on point. Pitson also walked away with an award for being songwriter of the year. DJ Ruff finally bagged a much-deserved award for DJ Of The Year. Hard work definitely paid off.

 

Find the full list of winners below.

 

  1. Male Artist Of The Year

LJay Maasai – Winner
Daddy Owen
Eko Dydda
Guardian Angel
JFAM
Piston

  1. Female Artist Of The Year

Mercy Masika – Winner
Eunice Njeri
Evelyn Wanjiru
Gloria Muliro
Janet Otieno
Size 8

  1. Group Of The Year

Kelele Takatifu – Winner
24 Elders
Christ Cycoz
Recapp
S.O.C (Saintz Of Christ)
TPK Sons

  1. New Artist Or Group Of The Year

Mash Mwana – Winner
Bon Mzalendo
Cliche
Eric Smith
Laura Karwirwa
P31

  1. Song Of The Year

Mercy Masika – Nikupendeze – Winner
Daddy Owen – Vanity
Gloria Mulino – Nido Yako
Kelley Takatifu – Ngori
Pitson- Niache niimbe
Size 8 – Afadhali Yesu

  1. Worship Song Of The Year

Evelyn Wanjiru – Nikufahamu – Winner
Abed Ngosso – Kimbilio
Eric Smith – Wewe Ni Zaidi
Eunice Neri – Uka
Frank – Jina La Yesu
Lady Bee – Hakuna Kama Wewe

  1. Reggae Or Ragga Song Of The Year

JFAM & Omari – Wave – Winner
Dafari – Control
Guardian Angel – Give Thanks
Jam – Mention Jesus
Mr. Googz & Christo Fabulous – Calling
TPK Sons – Ngong Ngong

  1. Hiphop Song Of The Year

Maluda (Feat. Juliani) – Easy – Winner
Eko Dydda – Nina One
MC LC – Serrre
P31 – Its Time
Recapp – 5 Stones
MC LC – Serrre

  1. Album Of The Year

Mercy D. Lai – Emmanuel – Winner
Beth & HPB – Outcry
Daddy Owen – Vanity
Dafari – Preacher Bwoy
Eunice Neri – Uka
Kelley Takatifu – Ndoto Za Kapaa

  1. Afro-Pop Song Of The Year

Magic Mike & Kris Erroh – Ayaya – Winner
Christ Cycoz – Some More
Daddy Owen – Vanity
Guardian Angel – Rejea
Kelele Takatifu – Ngori
SOC(Feat. Levixone) – Mukutu

  1. East & Central African Artist Of The Year

Christina Shusho – Tanzania – Winner
Alarm Ministries – Rwanda
Copy Bly – Uganda
John Lisu – Tanzania
Rebecca Soki – Congo
Wilson Bugembe – Uganda

  1. Collabo Of The Year

Everlyne Wanjiru & Vicky Kitonga – Tulia – Winner
24 Elders & Daddy Owen – Okokroko
JFAM & Omari – Wave
Magic Mike & Kris Erroh
Mr. Seed & Pitson – Happy Day
Recapp – 5 Stones

  1. Video Of The Year

Size 8 – Afadhali Yesu – Winner
Daddy Owen – Vanity
Eko Dydda – Haina Budi
Janet Otieno – Roho Wako
Laura Karwirwa
Recapp – 5 Stones

  1. Gospel Radio Show Of The Year

Gospel Sunday – Milele FM – Winner
Gospel Night Live – Ghetto Radio
Gospel Switch – Truth FM
Pambazuka – Radio Citizen
Shangilia – Hope FM
Tambira – QFM

  1. Radio Presenter Of The Year

Eva Mwalili – Milele FM – Winner
Amani Aila – Hope FM
Dj Ruff – Ghetto Radio
Joyce Gituro – Radio Citizen
Lawrence Thuku – Truth FM
Selly Amutabi Kadot – Q FM

  1. DJ Of The Year

Dj Ruff – Winner
Dj GG
Dj Mo
Dj Krowbar
Dj Sadic
DJ Tabz

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  1. Talent To Watch

Dj Covenant – Winner
Dj Katta
Dj Mzito
Hype Ballo
Hype Guda
MC Timeless Noel

  1. Gospel TV Show Of The Year

The Switch – K24 – Winner
Angaza – KBC
Crossover 101 – NTV
Kubamba – CITIZEN TV
Rauka – CITIZEN TV
Tukuza – KTN

  1. Song Of The Year Rift Counties

Pst.Samuel Somorei – Ashe Mpapa – Winner
Carlos Kaptich – Mututan
Edna Lotole – Ebeneza
L Jay Maasai – Sigogo
Lillian Rotich – Chamyet
Moses Sirgoi – Assets

  1. Song Of The Year Coastal Counties

Faith Mwikali – Ushindi – Winner
Evelyne Ndege – Sauti Za Furaha
Mercy D Lai – Dhoruba
Michael Yena – Pamoja
Pst. Anthony Musembi – Jehova Yu Mwema
Yvonne Aphia – Yule Yule

  1. Song Of The Year Eastern Counties

Stephen Kasolo – Ngai Niwukilasya – Winner
Eunice Kyalo – Kuthina Yingi Ninaleo
James Mwongela
Justus Myello – Kathiiwa Tata
Michael Mutuku – Ivinda Ya Kukilwa
Pst. Dan Mutemi – Simu Mundu

  1. Song Of The Year Western Counties

Timothy Kitui – Njingula – Winner
Jackie Wanyama – Nyola Luyali
Karol Tunduli – Ulila
Naomi Nyongesa – Khwacha
Papa Kisembe & Melody – Namusima
Sarah N – Ambah Ambah

  1. Song Of The Year Central Counties

Phylis Mbuthia – Githe Tiwe – Winner
Charles Wachira – Matata Ma Maithori
Austin Muturi – Irathiro Ria Riua
Njuguna Gichecha – Ngai Ageka Kiundu
Sammy Irungu – Kirathimo
Shiru Wa GP – Ihinda Ria Kinya

  1. Song Of The Year Nyanza Counties

Fenny Kerubo – Abasani B’ Omusunte – Winner
Lydia Scarlet Nyairabu – Omosae Omonda
Eunice Ogoma – Nyasaye Marahuma
Ev. Douglas Otiso – Yeso Tara
Evaline Muthoka – Yesu Iber
Maureen Awuor – Jerusalem Oiki

  1. Western Africa Artist Of The Year

Sinach – Nigeria – Winner
Frank Edwards – Nigeria
Nathaniel Bassey – Nigeria
Onos Brisibi – Nigeria
The Preachers – Ghana
Tim Godfrey – Nigeria

  1. Southern Africa Artist Of The Year

Joyous Celebration – South Africa – Winner
Abel Chungu – Zambia
Benjamin Dube – South Africa
MAG44 – Zambia
Pompi – Zambi
Tembalami – Zimbabwe

  1. Skiza ringback tone of the Year

Mercy Masika – Mwema – Winner

  1. Songwriter of the Year

Pitson – Winner

  1. Audio producer of the Year

Saint P – Winner

  1. Dance Group of the Year

Jims and Dims – Winner

  1. Video producer of the Year

Sammy Dee – Winner

  1. Outstanding contributor of the Year

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