Groove Awards 2011: Full list of nominees

SIX Rwandan gospel artists will participate in the 2011 Groove Awards with Skiza which will be held at the Kenyatta International Conference Centre (KICC), on April 30. Six countries from the region will be represented in the 6th edition of the Groove Awards, which will be aired live on NTV.
L-R: The Blessed ; Aline Gahongayire; Dominic Nick; Gaby Irène Kamanzi; Patrick Nyamitari
L-R: The Blessed ; Aline Gahongayire; Dominic Nick; Gaby Irène Kamanzi; Patrick Nyamitari

SIX Rwandan gospel artists will participate in the 2011 Groove Awards with Skiza which will be held at the Kenyatta International Conference Centre (KICC), on April 30.

Six countries from the region will be represented in the 6th edition of the Groove Awards, which will be aired live on NTV.

Several gospel artists from across East Africa, submitted their entries and judges announced the final list of nominees on Tuesday March 29, during the Groove nomination night.

In Kenya, nominees will be recognised in the categories: Best Male Artist, Best Female Artist, Best Group, New artist/group, Best Song, Best Worship Song and Best Album. Also on the list include, Best Producer, Best Video and Best Collaboration.

The following are nominees from other countries in the region:

Artist/Group of the Year (Rwanda)

Aimé Uwimana
Aline Gahongayire
Blessed Sisters
Dominic Nic
Gaby Irène Kamanzi
Nyamitari Patrick

Uganda
Exodus
G-Way
Judith Babirye
Ken Mziki
Morgan Isaac
Wilson Bugembe

Tanzania
Bahati Bukuku
Bonnie Mwaitigi
Christina Shusho
Neema Mwaipopo
Rose Muhando
Upendo Nkone

Burundi
Ange Channel Ngabire
David Ndikumana
Joy Nkundimana
Fortrand Bigirimana
Nicole Irakoze
Willy Uwiteye

Southern Sudan
Gen. Manasseh Mathiang
Lasuba
Mary Botol
Star Eagles
Suraya
Victoria

The Groove Awards seeks to promote, expose and celebrate gospel talents across Africa.

Since its inception in 2004, over 600 artists/groups have been nominated and over 100 Groove statuettes presented to musicians in Kenya and those from other East African countries.

The Groove Awards aims at promoting and connecting gospel artists across Africa, opening doors for upcoming musicians/ songwriters, raising the standards in the music industry and uniting gospel musicians through celebrating excellence in music.

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