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FULL LIST OF WINNERS: Eunice Njeri, Jabidii top Groove Awards 2019 as Benachi bags Diaspora Artiste of the Year

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Eunice Njeri was the biggest winner during the 14th Annual Groove Awards Gala on Saturday bagging the Artist of the Year Award. A triumphant comeback, Eunice during her acceptance speech noted that it hasn’t been all roses and the wins came as pleasant surprises.

“The last two years have not been easy, I have gone through the most difficult season- but God saw me through”, she noted

Jabidii, after smashing Groove Awards Nominations record with 11 nominations, topped the list of winners bagging 5 awards;- 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 awards respectively.

Other winners from the night that went downat Mövenpick Hotel in Nairobi were those from the newly introduced categories. This year saw an introduction of new categories necessitated by continuous insights and changing industry dynamics.

Online/Digital Personality of the Year went to the WaJesus Family, Young Groover of the Year award was bagged by Amani Gracious while Benachi bagged the Diaspora Artists of the Year award.

“We are truly honored to be in a position to shape culture, recognize and celebrate today’s talented artistes and their contribution to the growth of the gospel music industry.”

Glam, Fashion, Pomp and Color graced the red carpet with Government Officials, Celebrities, Gospel Artists, Media Personalities and Music Fans bringing the best of fashion.

In line with the theme “Better Together,” this year’s awards season was focused on the message of unity in building better relationships, synergies and societies

The Awards, which were first launched in 2004, are held annually to celebrate gospel artists both in Kenya and in the region, and have over the last decade grown into a highly anticipated feature of the gospel industry calendar.

Among the highlights of the night were performances of some of Kenya’s biggest gospel hits by Pitson, Eunice Njeri, Makena, Timeless Noel, Moji Short Babaa, Jabidii amongst others. Other performances that carried the night included Mash ups of 2018 big songs, throwback hits and a cypher to amplify the theme of the season-Better Together.

Winners in each category were selected based on number of votes by the public, a two weeks long process that began soon after the Groove Nominations Night in May.

To protect the integrity of the voting process, all votes were assessed by leading audit firm EY.

READ ALSO:   VIDEO: Vote for our very own top Diaspora Gospel Artiste Naomi Karanja

The 14th Annual Groove Awards was produced by MoSound Events and was proudly sponsored by NRG Radio, Coke Studio, Little Cab, M-Akiba, Bonfire Adventures, Coca Cola, Pace Africa, Vivo Energy, Intercontinental Hotel and Safaricom.

Here’s the full list of the Groove Awards 2019 winners:

Artist of the Year: Eunice Njeri
Song of the Year: Vimbada – Jabidii, Moji Short Babaa
Music Video of the Year: Nifanane Nawe – Wahu Kagwe
Young Groover of the Year: Amani Gracious
Reggae/ Ragga Song of the Year: China – Jabidii
Teens Choice Song of the Year: Vimbada – Jabidii, Moji Short Babaa
Collabo of the Year – Vimbada: Jabidii, Moji Short Babaa
Dance Style/ Song of the Year: Vimbada – Jabidii, Moji Short Babaa
Outstanding Contributor: RKay
Diaspora Artist of the Year: Benachi
Hypeman/ MC of the Year: Timeless Noel
Song Writer of the Year: Pitson
Online/ Digital Personality of The Year: Kabi and Milly for the WaJesus Family
Video Producer of the Year: Steve Mugo
The Audio Producer of The Year: Gideon Kimanzi
Breakthrough Female Artist of The Year: Emma Omonge
Breakthrough Male Artist of The Year: Baraka Musiq
Breakthrough Dj of the Year: Ken the Dj
Media Personality of The Year: Syombua Mwele
Praise and Worship Song of the Year : Eunice Njeri Zaidi na Zaidi
Nyanza Counties Song of the Year: Conquerer – Fenny Kerubo
Rift Valley Song of the Year: Kapchi – Mum Cherop
Eastern Counties Song of the Year : Stephen Kasolo
Coastal Song of the Year: Nakupenda – Eve Bahati

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Central Song of the Year: Mutheani – Phyllis Mbuthia and Sammy Irungu
Western Song of the Year: Lwanda ni Yesu – Timothy Kitui and Ali Mukhwana.

SOURCE: Businesstoday.co.ke

 

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VIDEOS: Boston, Massachusetts residents are all smiles courtesy of Optiven

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Optiven Group just hosted its Boston customers for sumptuous dinner and a one-on-one meeting. What’s more? Courtesy of this event, several Bostonians are now owners of land that is 100% transformed, meaning they are now proud owners of land that has all facilities including children park, a jogging track, water, trees and secure gated communities.

See more: https://www.optiven.co.ke/diaspora/usa2019

These happy clients can now embark on a journey of building homes and for those who are already building, they will enjoy the new innovative project, where Optiven through its sister company PMC Estates (www.pmcestates.co.ke) will get all our clients a good tenant, maintain their houses and collect and deposit Money in their accounts or wire the rent to their USA accounts.

A number of customers in the USA & Europe are already benefiting courtesy of this new service with no risk of being shortchanged by a dishonest relative.

The Optiven team, which is led by George Muteti and Steve Mbugua, who are both Senior Managers, are available for online support as they celebrate those they presented the ownership documents at Boston. They were in Virginia, Maryland Missouri and now in Boston, Massachusetts as they head to Seattle in Washington State later this week.

READ ALSO:   VIDEO: Vote for our very own top Diaspora Gospel Artiste Naomi Karanja

We at Optiven celebrate all those customers whose titles were delivered to their doorstep and we commit to also deliver to those others who are still paying for their properties on installments. These installments have enabled many Kenyans in diaspora to own properties with Optiven Group. Most of who have purchase Victory Gardens and are very happy.
Youtube: https://youtu.be/gdu935WbGcI

Others customers have bought Garden of Joy, a very strategic property that is ready for settlement. Youtube: https://youtu.be/X97lzyZ3M8Y

Still, other customers have bought Nyeri project (Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZXqUvYSSZ9s)

While others have bought Shekinah Gardens: https://www.optiven.co.ke/properties/shekinahgardens

Thika Royal palms https://www.thikaroyalpalms.com/ and Amani Ridge-The place of Peace

https://www.optiven.co.ke/component/allvideoshare/video/amaniridgeplaceofpeacekiambu?Itemid=665

We congratulate the hundreds of diaspora clients who have bought and joined our 10, 000 plus customers, whom we have empowered over the last 20 years. You are now part of the great Optiven movement.

We now encourage you to join the movement as we push our vision to Economically and Socially empowering and transforming the world.

Call us now:
540 214 4376

443 734 2465

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Kenyan man deported from the US on arrival at the airport, seeks help to reunite with his Patients

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An online petition to help a Doctor of Kenyan descent who was deported from the United States two weeks ago has been launched.

According to the petition seen by ksnmedia.com,  Dr. Alexander Ondari  was returning to the US to complete his last year as a resident physician at the University of Texas Medical Branch on July 6th, when he was denied entry.

He is now seeking the intervention of the US Embassy in Nairobi. Below is the Petition as prepared by one Georgia Colleluori:

 

On July the 6th, Dr. Alexander Ondari was returning to USA to complete his last year as a resident physician at University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. However, he was barred from entering, as the immigration officer at the airport (Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport) did not honor the valid J1 Visa that he had. Unfortunately, he was deported back to Kenya where he is right now. Currently, all depends on the USA Embassy in Kenya to grant him a new J1 Visa. 

Dr Ondari’s constant efforts as a physician, together with his charitable character, is critical to the well-being of the communities he lives and serves in. Dr Ondari’s objective is to bring value to the US, an aim that has been already accomplished during the last 17 years as a non-immigrant visa holder. It’s is thus a honor to support his efforts to obtain a J1 visa so that he can serve his patients and continue to improve the health of America.

You can sign the Petition by clicking here – change.org/p/us-embassy-in-nairobi

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WATCH LIVE: Francis Muchene’s Memorial Service in Atlanta as burial set for Sat July 27

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Send off plans for Baba Chege (Francis Muchene Chege) are in full gear.
The memorial service is tomorrow Saturday July 20th at 4pm at KACC
771 Elberta Dr,
Marietta, GA. 30066.
The final sendoff is Saturday July 27 at Kennesaw Memorial Park (Atlanta’s Lang’ata) Mariettta , Georgia.

We covet all your prayers.
Asanteni for all the support shown during this difficult time. I am standing on the promises of God. “He shall neither leave us nor forsake us.”
It is well with our souls.

Mr Muchene, who passed away on Monday July 8th after a short illness, was the husband to Christine Muchene (Madam President), Father to Joseph Chege, Dr. Paul Kiarie, Evans Ngamau and Monica Okall.
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For those asking where to send their donations, please see below:
CashApp # – 678-255-7904
Bank Account – Wells Fargo
A/C # 8716838357
Bank Address – 4309 Claires Brook Lane
Acworth Ga. 30101
Account Name – Francis Muchene Chege Memorial Fund

For more information, please contact:
Elder Kanyari Muthoga – 404-353-6317
Njeri Mungai – 404-435-6534
Pastor Karumba Kiroko – 678-656-8446

 

 

 

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