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Jabidii, Eunice Njeri, Moji Short Babaa biggest winners of 2019 Groove Awards – PHOTOS

Kenyan gospel music sensations Jabidii, Eunice Njeri and Moji Short Babaa were the biggest winners of the 14th edition of the annual Groove Awards which were held on Saturday in Nairobi.

While Jabidii carted away five awards, the most by an individual nominee, Eunice Njeri made a surprise comeback by winning the Artist of the Year Award and Praise and Worship Song of the Year at the glamorous event held at Movenpick Hotel in Westlands.

Eunice Njeri on stage after she won two awards - Artist of the Year and Praise and Worship Song of the Year - for her hit single 'Zaidi na Zaidi' during the 14th Annual Groove Awards at the Movenpick Hotel on June 1, 2019. PHOTO | FRANCIS NDERITU
Eunice Njeri on stage after she won two awards – Artist of the Year and Praise and Worship Song of the Year – for her hit single ‘Zaidi na Zaidi’ during the 14th Annual Groove Awards at the Movenpick Hotel on June 1, 2019. PHOTO | FRANCIS NDERITU

Jabidii, who topped the nominee list for this year’s edition of the annual event with a record 11 nominations, bagged his awards in the Reggae/Ragga Song of the Year, Teens Choice Song of the Year, Collabo of the Year, Dance Style/Song of the Year and Song of the Year categories.

Moji Short Babaa jointly took home four awards for his Vimbada collabo with Jabidii.

Masterpiece (left) presents an award to Amani G after she won in the Young Groover of the Year award during the 14th Annual Groove Awards held at the Movenpick Hotel on June 1, 2019. PHOTO | FRANCIS NDERITU

Masterpiece (left) presents an award to Amani G after she won in the Young Groover of the Year award during the 14th Annual Groove Awards held at the Movenpick Hotel on June 1, 2019. PHOTO | FRANCIS NDERITU

Jabidii’s hit single China was voted the Reggae/Ragga Song of the Year while the up and coming gospel sensation Amani Gracious aka Amani G took home the Young Groover of the Year award.

Benachi won the Diaspora Artist of the Year while secular songbird-turned-gospel singer, Wahu Kagwe, took her first Groove Award in the Music Video of The Year Award.

Wahu (left) and her husband Nameless all smiles after she won the Video of the Year during the 14th Annual Groove Awards at the Movenpick Hotel on June 1, 2019. PHOTO | FRANCIS NDERITU
Wahu (left) and her husband Nameless all smiles after she won the Video of the Year during the 14th Annual Groove Awards at the Movenpick Hotel on June 1, 2019. PHOTO | FRANCIS NDERITU

Full list of the 2019 Groove Awards winners:

1. Artist of the Year – Eunice Njeri

2. Song of the Year: Vimbada – Jabidii, Moji Short Babaa

3. Music Video of the Year: Nifanane Nawe – Wahu Kagwe

4. Teens Choice Song of the Year: Vimbada– Jabidii, Moji Short Babaa

5. Collabo of the Year: Vimbada– Jabidii, Moji Short Babaa

6. Young Groover of the Year – Amani Gracious

7. Reggae/Ragga Song of the Year – China – Jabidii

8. Dance Style/ Song of the Year – Vimbada – Jabidii, Moji Short Babaa

9. Outstanding Contributor – RKay

10. Diaspora Artist of the Year – Benachi

11. Hypeman/MC of the Year – Timeless Noel

12. Song Writer of the Year – Pitson

13. Online/Digital Personality of the Year – Kabi and Milly for the WaJesus Family

14. Video Producer of the Year – Steve Mugo

15. The Audio Producer of the Year – Gideon Kimanzi

16. Breakthrough Female Artist of the Year – Emma Omonge

17. Breakthrough Male Artist of the Year – Baraka Musiq

18. Media Personality of the Year – Syombua Mwele

19. Praise and Worship Song of the Year:  Zaidi na Zaidi – Eunice Njeri

20. Coastal Song of the Year: Nakupenda – Eve Bahati

21. Central Song of the Year: Mutheani – Phyllis Mbuthia and Sammy Irungu

22. Nyanza Counties Song of the Year: Conqueror – Fenny Kerubo

23. Rift Valley Song of the Year: KapchiMum Cherop

24. Eastern Counties Song of the Year – Stephen Kasolo

25. Western Song of the Year: Lwanda ni YesuTimothy Kitui and Ali Mukhwana