Sheng masters Mbogi Genje have been nominated for the 2020 Pan African Kisima Music and Film Awards.
The group has been nominated under the Male artists/ Group of the year alongside Sauti Sol, Diamond Platnumz, Meddy, StoneBuoy among others.
Speaking to Ghetto Radio, Mbogi Genje’s Militan said they received the news with a lot of excitement.
“We saw the post and got very excited because this is part of the dream we have been waiting for. The thought of even being nominated alongside Sauti Sol and Diamond Platnumz show that our music is making history. We aim to even get a nomination for the BET awards in the near future.” He said
This year, Africa’s regional representation from the East to the West, the North to the South and central Africa has been represented within the judging process.
Big names from the region have fused with upcoming artists to make up a fine blend of Pan-African talent in this year’s Awards “We are elated to see the big thread of names and quite inspired to see new upcoming artists from Across Africa taking up center-stage and claiming critical space. This is exactly the spirit of the awards which we needed to see”, Said Dr. Fred Simiyu, the Chairman of the Kisima Music & Film awards.
In this new Pan-Africa infusion, every part of the continent in their language diversity is represented.
The release of the list of Nominees paves way for the final stage of the Awards process that opens up to the public voting.
The public voting period has already kicked off and will be ending on the 12th of December when the votes are tallied and the final winners announced on the 13th.
The Awards Ceremony for the Kisima Music & Film awards will be held at the Sarit Center in Nairobi on the 13th of December.
This Gala awards will also be conveyed virtually across the globe.
CHECK OUT THE FULL NOMINATION LIST BELOW:
Male Artist/Group of the Year
1. Sauti Sol
3. Meddy – Burundi
4. Daddy Andre – UG
5. Mbogi Genje
Female Artist of the Year
1. Nadia Mukami
3. Sheebah Karungi – UG
4. Marina – Rwanda
5. Femi One
Song of the Year
1. Jeje – Diamond
2. Suzanna – Sauti Sol
3. Teamo – Rayvanny
4. Nakyuka – Sheebah Karungi
5. Utawezana – Femi One x Mejja
6. Jerusalema- Master KG ft Nomcebo
Album Of the Year
1. Midnight Train- Sauti Sol
2. Samali- Sheebah Karungi
3. Flowers- Rayvanny
4. Just in Love- Otile Brown
5. Twice as Tall- Burna Boy
Africa Best Feature Film
Granma Nineteen and the Soviet’s Secret
Mid Life Crisis
Africa Best Short Film
Africa Best Lead Actress
Love Zawadi – Tracy Amadi
Blurred – Brenda Wairimu
Reflections – Sarah Hassan
The First Date – Susan Moraa