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Kenya: Café Ngoma Awards announce 2020 nominees

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The nominees for this year’s Café Ngoma Awards have been announced ahead of the event’s ceremony at Rosslyn Riviera Mall in Nairobi, Kenya, on 5 December.

  • Kahush, Akoth Jumadi, Bensoul and Juma Tutu have been nominated ahead of the 2020 Café Ngoma Awards on 5 December.

The public has until 2 December to submit their votes via the Café Ngoma official website.

Below is the full list of nominees:

Best Jazz Act of the Year

  • Brian Mugenyi
  • Juma Tutu
  • Noel Grass
  • Ricky na Marafiki
  • Ruby Ninah

Best New Artist

  • Aces
  • Gathuru Gitema
  • Muringi
  • Nzau
  • Timothy Arinaitwe & Couple of Songs

African Fusion Artist of the Year

  • Ayrosh
  • Akoth Jumadi
  • Kwame Rigii
  • Manasseh Shalom

Classical Act of the Year

  • Jonathan Opinya
  • Kasmuel
  • Kevin Munyi
  • Lawrence Barasa

Cross Over Act of the Year

  • KMRU
  • New Wave Music
  • Redforth Chorus
  • Tina Ardor

Alternative DJ of the Year

  • DJ IV
  • DJ Malkia
  • DJ MGM
  • DJ Saint Evo
  • DJ Taio

Dance Artist of the Year

  • Art in Motion
  • Dave Koech
  • JO-1
  • Project Elimu

Poetry/Spoken Word Influencer of the Year

  • Cole Agneta
  • Emily Wairimu
  • Ivan Irakoze
  • Mumbi-Macharia

New Age Contemporary Artist of the Year

  • Beraccah Kisia
  • Njoki Karu
  • Nzau
  • Ondi

Hip hop Artist of the Year

  • Kahush
  • Kayvo Kforce
  • Mbithi
  • Silvertones Bars
  • Gituamba
  • Hendrick Sound
  • Joe Master Keyz
  • Mackinlay Mutsembi
  • Rigga

R&B Artist of the Year

  • Bensoul
  • Bridget Blue
  • Karun
  • Merly Paige

Songwriter of the Year

  • A Couple of Songs
  • Aryosh
  • Bensoul
  • Olivia Ambani

Soulful Artist of the Year

  • Billy Black
  • Crystal Asige
  • Emma Cheruto
  • Olivia Ambani

Best Alternative Sports Personality

  • David Kinja
  • Kenya Ice Lions
  • Sabrina Simander
  • Grace Mwari

Best Alternative Organisation of the Year

  • Ikiogai
  • Kenyan Originals
  • 254 Brewing Co
  • Lava Latte

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