mbogi genje wins at the kisima music & film awards!

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Mbogi Genje Music Group

by Muthoni Kimani December 17, 2020

The Mbogi Genje music group is currently one of Kenya’s fastest rising stars, having made their official debut earlier this year.

Mbogi Genje recently took everyone by surprise after winning one of Africa’s most coveted music awards. They got nominated for the male artist of the year for 2020 pan African Kisima Awards, alongside Sauti Sol, Diamond Platnumz, Burna boy, Wizkid, Nasty C, Stonebwoy, Meddy alongside others.

This was their first time to be nominated for the Kisima Awards, but the ‘ngumi mbwekse’ hitmakers managed to outshine the other Artists.

The award ceremony was held at the Sarit centre after making a comeback from a seven-year-long break. One group member said they would be aiming for international awards like BET soon.

“When we were notified about the nominations against these big artists, we became very excited since this is a part of our dream we have been waiting for. This proves that we are making history with our music. We are even looking forward to a nomination for the BET awards in the near future.”

The female artist of the year award was taken by Nigerian singer Simi together with the song of the year award for her international hit record ‘duduke.’

Kenya’s Boy band Sauti Sol was awarded the best album of the year for their latest music album, ‘Midnight train.’ The event was also graced by a few politicians like the KFCB boss Ezekiel Mutua and cabinet secretary Eugene Wamalwa.

Kenya Film Classification Board CEO Ezekiel Mutua awarded Sh1 million to Zamaradi Media, who are creators, producers and multi-platform distributors of quality African entertainment content saying that it was KFCB part of their efforts to promote child-friendly content and also to encourage compliance with content regulation and procedures including adherence to film licensing and classification guidelines.

The Kfcb boss said his move was meant to empower the production of children-friendly content across all digital platforms.