Groove Awards Rwanda 2016 nominees unveiled

After a long wait, Rwandans now know which of their favourite artistes made it to the 2016 Groove awards nomination list. The shortlisted nominees were officially announced on October 16, at colourful event at Kigali Serena Hotel.
Gospel artiste Patient Bizimana is among the nominees for the Groove Awards 2016. / File
Gospel artiste Patient Bizimana is among the nominees for the Groove Awards 2016. / File

After a long wait, Rwandans now know which of their favourite artistes made it to the 2016 Groove awards nomination list.

The shortlisted nominees were officially announced on October 16, at colourful event at Kigali Serena Hotel.

 

According to Eric Mashukano, the managing director of the Moriah Entertainment, the nominees were voted by local journalists.

 

The ceremony, organised by Groove Awards Rwanda and Moriah Entertainment Group, will honour gospel artistes from various genres.

 

This year, a new category, TV Show of the Year, was added, making it 13 categories and for each category, five artistes were shortlisted. The different categories feature several new artistes and it will be interesting to observe how Groove Awards 2016 play out.

The public has almost a month to vote for their favourite artistes ahead of Groove Awards event on November 13. Voting is done through SMS.

Founded in 2004, Groove Awards is a ceremony held annually in both Rwanda and Kenya to honour outstanding performers in the gospel music industry.

Below is the full list of the nominees in their respective categories.

Male artiste of the Year

Albert Niyonsaba
Bigizi Gentil Kipenzi
Janvier Kayitana
Serge Iyamuremye
Titus Thacien

Female artiste of the Year

Favor Uwikuzo G
Gloria Gogo
Grace Ntambara
Anastasie Bambuzimpamvu
Stella Christine Manishimwe

Choir of the Year

Ambassadors of Christ
Gibiyoni
Gisubizo Ministries
Healing worship team
Heman Worshipers International

New artiste/group of the Year

Arsene Tuyi
Cedric Sebba
Claver Papy
Olivier Manzi
Olivier Sano

Song of the Year

Amfitiye byinshi – Gisubizo Ministries
Icyo yavuze – Olivier Manzi
Itangazo – Gibiyoni choir
Ntacyo mfite – Bigizi Gentil Kipenzi
Nzamuhimbaza – Kingdom of God Ministries

Worship song of the Year

Amfitiye byinshi – Gisubizo Ministries
Bara iyo migisha – Healing Worship team
Nzamuhimbaza – Kingdom of God Ministries
Ubutumwa – Janvier Muhoza
Warakoze – Daniel Svesson Ft Aime, Simon Kabera and Patient Bizimana

Hip hop song of the Year

Igitangaza: Blaise Pascal
Inzira inyerera : P.Professor
Nyibutsa: The Chrap
Waratoranyijwe: Rev Kayumba
Yesu ni Umwami: Dieudonne Mugema

Video of the Year

Arankunda: Gaby Kamanzi
Change me: Regy Banks
Yehova: Janvier Kayitana
Ntacyo mfite: Bigizi Gentil Kipenzi
Urihariye: Gogo Gloria

Dance group of the Year

Bounegers Drama Team
Planet Shakers
Praise Again Drama Team
Shekinah Drama Team
Shining Stars

Gospel radio show of the Year

Gospel Impact: Contact FM
Himbaza show: City Radio
Magic Gospel mix: Magic FM
Nezerwa: Inkoramutima Radio
Top stories: Umucyo Radio

Radio Presenter of the Year

Ange Daniel Ntirenganya
Justin Belis
Felix Mbabazi
Nicodem N Peace
Vainqueur Munyakayanza

TV Show of the Year

Himbaza Show – Flash FM
Jambo Gospel – Family TV
Power of the praise – Royal TV
Shalom Gospel show – Clouds TV
The Grace show - TV1

Christian Website

Agakiza.org
Ibyiringiro.rw
Issabato.com
Iyobokamana.com
Ubugingo.com

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