Tuesday, August 16

The East Africa Music Awards (EMAs) taking place in Nairobi this week!


East Africa Music Awards (EMAs) Launched this week!


Our very own Sauda Simba of Trinity Promotions Ltd., a well known artist working with producer Ambrose Akula Akwabi of Mandugu Digital, is landing in Nairobi tomorrow
 to represent Tanzania on the judges panel.

View the promo Here:


The EMAs will be a four hour event, televised live on August 20th, 2011 in a minimum of six television stations and repeated several times in all eight countries.
To promote fairness, all countries are represented in the judging panel and, most judges are experts in the industry.   To learn more about the awards, or to purchase tickets, follow the East African Music Awards on their Facebook page, or on Twitter.
All the best to all Nominees!
The full list of nominees is as follows:
Best Male

1. Dr. Claude – “Baramu Gyanye” – RWANDA
2. Nhaitty Man – “Nefs” – ETHIOPIA
3. Jaguar – “Kigeugeu” – KENYA
4. Bebe Cool – “Minzani” – UGANDA
Best Female

1. Liza Kamikazi – “More than a Dream” – RWANDA
2. Lady Jaydee – “Teza” – TANZANIA
3. Juliana – “Alive Again” – UGANDA
4. Wahu – “Sweet Love” – KENYA
Best Group

1. P-Unit – “Kare” – KENYA
2. Just Family – “Bareke” – RWANDA
3. Radio & Weasel – “Nakudata” – UGANDA
Best Collabo

1. AY ft. Mwana F.A. “Habari Ndio hiyo” – TANZANIA
2. Marya Ft. Avril – “Chokoza” – KENYA
3. Kidum ft. Juliana – “Haturudi Nyuma” – BURUNDI & UGANDA
4. Wyre Ft, Cecile – “She said dat” – KENYA
GOSPEL CATEGORY
Best male

1. Cedric Bangy – “Segneur” – BURUNDI
2. Dominique Ashimwe – “Nditabye” – RWANDA
3. Dawit Getachew – “Etebikihalehu” – ETHIOPIA
4. Wiseye Willie – “Buye Gigitare” – BURUNDI
Best Gospel Female

1. Christina Shusho – “Unikumbuke” – TANZANIA
2. Gaby – “Amahoro” – RWANDA
3. Alice Kamande – “Upendo Ule ule” – KENYA
4. Upendo Nkone – “Haleluyah Usifiwe” – TANZANIA
Best Gospel Group

1. Nef Thalem Assegid – ” Nebse” – ETHIOPIA
2. Mwanza Gospel Choir -Nivema” – TANZANIA
3. B.M.F – “I live for you” – KENYA
Best Gospel Collabo

1. Emmy Kosgei ft. Lynn. “Omegeu Rerein” – KENYA
2. Mbuvi Ft. Kambua – “Kivevelo” – KENYA
AFRO FUSION CATEGORY
Best Male

1. Winyo – “Odongo” – KENYA
2. Kidum – “Mapenzi” – BURUNDI
3. Mutinda ” Simama” – KENYA
4. Muhire Francis – “Nawe Ndangiye” – BURUNDI
5. Maurice Kirya – “Boda Boda” – UGANDA
Best Afro Fusion Female

1. Liza Kamikaze – “kigali” – RWANDA
2. Emarauce Niwizera – Yambogorera” – BURUNDI
3. Achieng Abura – “Omusala” – KENYA
4. Chumba – “Ame Milamila Met” – KENYA
Best Afro Fusion Group

1. The Brothers – “Sawa Sawa” – RWANDA
2. Gargar – “Aids Wadila” – KENYA
3. Sauti Sol “Somasoma” – KENYA
RHUMBA CATEGORY
Best Male

1. Fally Ipupa – Sexy Dance – DRC
2. Chritian Bela “Yako wapi mapenzi – TANZANIA.
3. Ken Wa Maria – “Kavaluku” – KENYA
4. Papa Wemba – Six Million” – DRC
Best Rhumba Female

1. Masha Mapenzi – “Kala Urere” – KENYA
2. Tshala Mwana – “Maloz” – DRC
3. Vumilia Abraham – “Tatizo” – TANZANIA.
Best Rhumba Group

1. Just Family – “Mama” – RWANDA
2. Msondo Ngoma – “Kalunde” – Tanzania
3. J.B. Mpiana w/ Wenge Maison Were – “Mpunda” DRC
4. Werason w/ Wenge B.C.B.G – “Mitterand Champagne” – DRC
FOLK/TRADITIONAL CATEGORY
Best Male

1. Alfred & Bernard – “Igukumi Karotirinda” – BURUNDI
2. Eyob Mackonen – “Ye Mi Dirshie” – ETHIOPIA
3. Ethio-colour – Shemonmuama – ETHIOPIA
4. Diwani Nzaro – “Ukaa” – KENYA
Best Female

1. Beatrice Mathew – “Mapenzi ya Kweli” – TANZANIA
2. Nirere Shanel – “Ameteka” – RWANDA
3. Lady Jaydee – “Mtarimbo” – TANZANIA
4. Tina Mdulule (Big Mama) – “Tupapule” – TANZANIA
MOST PROMISING ARTISTS
Most Promising Male Artist

1. Mabeste from – TANZANIA
2. Solomon Mukubwa from – DRC
3. Mr. Lengs from – SOUTH SUDAN
Most Promising Female Artist

1. Nirere Shanel from RWANDA
2. Keko from UGANDA
3. Friday John from South Sudan
BEST VIDEO CATEGORY

1. Lam – “Stay in Love” – SOUTH SUDAN
2. Amani – “Without You” – KENYA
3. Nonini – “Kataa Hiyo” – KENYA
4. Immanuel Jal – “We Want Peace” – S. SUDAN
5. M.O.G ft. Juliani “My Call” – KENYA


To learn a bit more about what's going on re: the EAMs, check out this video!



We'll keep you posted on the goings on in Nairobi..

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