Gospel awards initiative Groove Awards is back for 2019 and is now currently accepting nominations from gospel musicians. The submissions for nominations were unveiled on Friday 12th April and will close on 30th April 2019.
Groove Awards 2019 will allow fans and gospel artists 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 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 grooveawards.co.ke until 30th April. A full list of nominees will be made available in May during the Groove Nomination Night.
Last year, Guardian Angel of the Nadeka fame bagged the Artist of the Year Award. 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 award for Teen Choice Song of the Year went to Master Piece for his song Chini Ya Mwamba. This year awards will be handed out in the areas of artistry, song writing, dance, production, and media.
Groove Awards is now in its 14th Edition having been founded in 2004. It celebrates and awards the best in gospel music in Kenya and across Africa. Groove Awards has seen over 2,500 artists/groups nominated and 900 Groove statuettes presented to gospel musicians in Kenya and East Africa region. Among the sponsors for the Groove Awards include Safaricom, who is the title sponsor.