Below is the full list of Pwani Celebrity Awards 2015 winners. Congratulations to them and all the best in their endeavors from now henceforth.
HIP HOP MALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Kaa La Moto Kiumbe
HIP HOP FEMALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR
GOSPEL MC OF THE YEAR
UPCOMING ARTIST OF THE YEAR
MUSIC GROUP OF THE YEAR
Juukua The Band
PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR
Dan G Photography
BLOGGER OF THE YEAR
MALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR
FEMALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR
SPOKEN WORD POET OF THE YEAR
Kaschana The Poet
MALE GOSPEL ARTIST OF THE YEAR
FEMALE GOSPEL ARTIST OF THE YEAR
COMEDIAN OF THE YEAR
MC OF THE YEAR
MC Dj Lenium
DEEJAY OF THE YEAR
DANCE GROUP OF THE YEAR
MENTOR OF THE YEAR
FEMALE MODEL ARTIST OF THE YEAR
MALE MODEL OF THE YEAR
FASHION DESIGNER OF THE YEAR
DANCE HALL ARTIST OF THE YEAR
PRODUCER OF THE YEAR
VIDEO PRODUCER OF THE YEAR
One Montage Films
MALE ACTOR OF THE YEAR
ACTRESS OF THE YEAR
GRAPHIC DESIGNER OF THE YEAR
FACEBOOK PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR
RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR
FEMALE RADIO PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR
MALE RADIO PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR
SWAHILI TV PROGRAM OF THE YEAR
ENTERTAINMENT MAGAZINE OF THE YEAR
ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR
Rozzay (Hustle Nation)
Hon. Mwakombo Kamto
Hon. Mohamed Abbas
Mzazi Willy Tuva
Susumila ft. Dazlah-Kide Kide
TRADITIONAL MUSIC GROUP
KING & QUEEN OF COAST MUSIC
Ali B & Nyota Ndogo.
Sunday, November 08, 2015
Saturday, October 31, 2015
|Pwani Celebrity Awards 2015 going down on 7th November 2015 at Hotel Sea Front Kengeleni.|
It has been a year of planning for a show that promises to be the biggest and grandest ever seen. Our dedicated members of staff working round the clock to ensure nothing but perfection on the day we have all been waiting for. With only 7 days left, we thought it wise to let you in on some of the things to expect on that day.
To start with, the entrance fee is set at Ksh. 500 for the regular ticket and Ksh. 1000 for the VIP. Most of you have complained, others are yet to complain about the charges. So maybe a breakdown of what is to happen at Hotel Sea Front on the night of 7th November 2015 will help convince you that the prices are fair enough.
For Ksh. 500, you get that once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience all the fuss as has been explained below and much more live and direct, free welcoming cocktails and stand a chance to win a lot of giveaways during the show. For those paying for the VIP, you get the special privilege to mingle with our organizers, nominees, various artists, key figures in the Entertainment Industry and all other invited dignitaries, dine with them for the mouth-watering delicacies, unlimited supply of soft drinks that will be available on the night (free of charge for the VIPs), and much more that we cannot disclose at the moment. Just to be clear, alcoholic drinks will also be available.
Red Carpet Photography by professionals will be free for all. Come get a chance to pose with your favorite celebs on the red carpet for an unlimited number of photos.
We will be having a live Media Coverage as we have invited various Media Houses in the country for the event, so expect more on that night.
As stated earlier, we shall be having a surprise artist in attendance to keep us on our feet on that night. Ever since this announcement, there have been speculations all over the place about the big artist people think will grace the show. But as stated, it is a surprise; therefore, it is not in our place to disclose any suggestive hint on the matter as we do not intend to change the Queen’s Language’s meaning of the word ‘surprise’.
As you may have noticed, Pwani Celebrity Awards embodies the spirit of nurturing talents, and that’s why on that day, we shall be having some artists who are yet to find the breakthrough or meet the right people to help debut their art performing. You should however stay advised that these artists are not just picked at random for we believe that it takes more than just holding a mike and spitting words on stage to be part of the show that night. We look for people with content and potential in the industry. That’s why our committed team has scheduled a day in the course of next week to audition the artists who have expressed interest on performing on the night. As we said earlier, we are perfectionists. We plan to make the show worth your money and time.
Present to entertain you will be some of the best dance groups we have around, contemporary dancers making an impression on stage, comedians to crack your ribs, various artists, bands and also poets to keep your imagination awake. On the decks will be a Deejay Line-Up of all your favorites plus one Guest Deejay to ensure that you are sorted musically.
We have a very experienced team of interior designers taking care of the decor, setting up everything to perfection in our bid to leave a lasting impression of the night.
Fashion lovers, you've not been left out. We shall be having a runway set-up, where various designers get to showcase some of their works. In preparation for this, Ashantyz Promotions & Catering Services has signed 10 experienced Models who will help with the exhibition. They will take the runway, one at a time, showcasing various outfits from the very creative fashion designers we have, not just from Mombasa, but from the entire Coastal Region. We hope that after the night of 7th November 2015, you just don’t go home thinking of how Person A looked adorable when receiving their award; we want you to leave the place with a different mindset, that of supporting local designers in whatever way possible for the talent that they have.
On the night, we plan to have a very unique awarding ceremony for the winners, given the hard work and dedication they’ve all shown in shaping the Coastal Entertainment Industry for the year that has been. As we have stated in countless occasions, this year we are not just giving out trophies to the winners as has been our tradition ever since; there is more in store for them; more that we also choose not to disclose for now, for as you may have noticed, we are full of surprises this year, so it’s really up to you to come and find out.
A keen look at the Nomination Categories will indicate to you that we have some new ones this year, some like Mentor of The Year, Humanitarian Award and so on and so forth. We will be having some of these people let you in on what they are all about; their life experiences in the journey to becoming the great people that we see today.
The above stated and much more is what we plan to deliver on that night. So, mark your calendars and start getting ready for a night of its kind.
For tickets, contact 0706585788.
Monday, October 19, 2015
|Pwani Celebrity Awards Nominees donating at Green Olive Children's Home.|
Every day when the sun rises, Mama Esther as they know her, has to be up. She has to rise and rack her brain on how she will fend for the 50 kids she has under her care. She does not have any assured source of income; yet, it is her up to provide for everyone, including her eight members of staff, who also happen to have families who depend on them. Bills have to be paid, regardless of whether there are resources on not. The familiarity of this cycle is nothing but comforting to her, as she has been doing this for the past 10 years.
It all started when she worked with some tourists some years back. She would have them help out some one or two kids whom she felt were in need. It was a calling of some sorts, and as the number gradually grew, she had to sacrifice her youth for the kids and dedicate her everything to their well being. Friends challenged her to start a children’s home for them, something she did with no hesitation, and that saw the birth of Green Olive Children’s Home, more than a decade ago.
Green Olive Children’s Home isn’t like any other that you know. It is one that smiles in the face of its adversities. For a first-timer, Green Olive just poses like any other elementary school somewhere in a remote area. The faces that greet you upon entrance are those filled with hope and excitement. It however doesn’t take a genius to tell their unspoken.
Behind every kid at Green Olive Children’s Home is a story that made them end up there; one that they know only too well. Some are orphans, others, abandoned some, lost and found, though not by their parents as one would expect, but by Green Olive Children’s Home. They all live there as brothers and sisters under the loving care of their Mama Esther. Some struggle with diseases, others even test positive to HIV/AIDS, in fact, just recently, one of them lost the fight after 10years of nothing but struggle. Despite all these, they have never given up hope; hope that they will one day be like you and me. They never think of home, as this has been their home ever since, one which they have long lived to embrace. The members of staff have become members of their family. Together they are joined by bonds that are not likely to be broken that easily.
Over the years, it has been a great struggle for Mama Esther, with the main challenge being fending for the basic needs, like food for the little hungry mouths. She is also aware that some kids from the society join the orphans for a share of whatever there is on the table. She can’t send them away. They count on her for their daily bread, and it is not like her to let them down. She has made them her responsibility.
Green Olive Children’s Home runs at a cost of Ksh.120,000 per month. Currently, the Children’s Home operates in the dark as it owes K.P.L.C a substantial amount of money, Ksh. 38,000 to be precise. This, even as among the 48 kids were 10 K.C.P.E candidates who needed to study for their exams and light up their future. On many occasions, Mama Esther had risked stealing electricity for the sake of the kids. Something that could have easily gotten her arrested and charged. Her efforts to seek or get donors or even government support for her foundation have been futile as all she gets from such parties are promises and more promises.
18th October 2015 would however be a day that restored hope to this forgotten about Children’s Home, all thanks to the Pwani Celebrity Awards family. The organizers staged a visit for this year’s nominees to Green Olive Children’s Home, just to have them get to know that other that the flashy lifestyle of the fans they are used to meeting in fancy places, there exist a minority fan-base somewhere; one that enjoys their art as well and would wish to emulate them. Someday. Various organizations, including Coastal Films Productions, Banduka, Ashantyz Promotions & Catering Services, Green Bird Entertainment, Pad A Dada, Spinworld International and many others came on board to support this course. Donations were made for the kids, from food stuff, clothing and pledged support that seemed to restore hope for better tomorrows for the children. The guests got to spend time with the kids; sing with them, dance with them and simply just have fun with them.
|Sharon Wanjiku and Gathoni Mbugua of Utandu posing for a selfie with one of the kids.|
|Mr. John Chacha with two of the kids.|
|Aisha Frere having fun with her new-found friend.|
Wherever they are right now, the kids are happy. Even though they all know too well that this is state that will be short-lived. The little they got from us won’t last forever. It cannot. Yes, it will sustain them, but not for long. You and I can however make it a different story. Our nominees and members present discussed on ways that would ensure regular support for the kids. If you are willing to come on board, if you have some shreds of tenderness left in you, here is your chance. Get in touch with us through 0706585788. As we always say, it doesn’t have to be silver or gold, the little you can give, even a message of encouragement to them will go a long way in making the kids know that they are never alone in this.
Wednesday, October 07, 2015
|Mafioso Music Group. Pwani Celebrity Awards Nominees. Music Group of The Year Category.|
They are no doubt one of the groups to watch. Mafiso Music Group is one made up of three young, but super talented men, Ruksy, Mwasi and Puka Pisces, whose almost angelic voices blend so naturally to bring about a heavenly melody to our airwaves. They are by all means ready for the limelight and ready to prove to the world that areas considered to be as remote as Ukunda, South Coast, rests a musical gem yet to be discovered.
Their musical paths crossed by chance as they all grew up together, though all singing in different groups before they merged to be what we know today.
Since their merger, the Mafiosos have worked with legendary producers like TK2, Producer Totti, Kimshizzle, Bizi B, just to mention a few.. (you can head to YouTube and watch any of their videos and you'll understand that we are not just misusing words when describing them)
The Mafiosos were overwhelmingly nominated by their fans for this year's Pwani Celebrity Awards under the category of Music Group of The Year. They need you to vote for them and make their dreams come true. From this end, best of luck to them.
|Mama Lao. Pwani Celebrity Awards Nominee. Female Hip Hop Artist of The Year.|
Probably one of the pioneer female Hip Hop Artists in Mombasa, a genre that most female artists shy away from. Six years in the game and going by what we gathered about her, Mama Lao is about to take the industry by storm; one that's never been seen before.
Mama Lao has in the past been featured in collabos with some big names like Kidis, and is currently riding high with her single, Mdodo, which got a very positive reception from her fans all over, and getting quite some airplay in local radio stations. This doesn't come as a surprise to any of us as the singer speaks so passionately about her hardwork in her six-year journey to greatness.
Over her stay in the industry, Mama Lao has been able to establish a fanbase that saw her earn a nomination slot in this year's Pwani Celebrity Awards. She falls under the category of Female Hip Hop Artist of the year. Vote for her. Make her the next Queen of Rap.
|Ohms Law Montana. Pwani Celebrity Awards Nominee. Hip Hop Artist of The Year Category.|
Ohm's Law discovered his ability to make words come alive to the world through spoken word poetry when he was still in high school. He dedicated his time to his new found passion and by 2011, Ohm's Law was representing his now former school, Hamisi High School on National Level in matters poetry.
It is however in 2013 when Ohm's Law first hit the studio and started releasing his works of a genre he admiringly named 'alcapoetry.' Since then, Ohm's has been landing gig after gig and has at some point represented Mombasa on Capital Fm's Lyrical Wednesday. He made us all proud. Among his hit songs are Wamakataimara (be careful with your tongue when pronouncing that), Poleni; a song in which he chooses to pay tribute to those who have gone before us.
In five years time, Ohm's sees himself giving a new definition of what rap music should be like to the world. He aspires to be in the lanes of Kendrick Lamar and other known rapgods, and at a point in his life, make it to the BET. Well, we hope and pray for him. May his dreams be among the valid ones.
Ohm's Law was recently nominated as Male Hip Hop of The Year for Pwani Celebrity Awards. If you feel he deserves this title, vote for him. Make him win.
|Frankee Dee. Pwani Celebrity Awards Nominee. Dancehall Artist of The Year Category.|
You've been asking for him in our email, you've been calling and texting, asking for his profile. Today, we present him to you, Frankie Dee!
As mostl of you may know, Frankie is one of the few Dancehall Artists who've been consistent in the game ever since. He got to the limelight in the year 2007 under Big Sound Records. One year later, Frankie teamed up with fellow artist, Jovial for a collabo on a song known as Sema, one that would be a club anthem for a very long period of time. He has since worked with some great artists, the likes of Ally B on collabos. Just recently, Frankie released another hit song, Buss A Whine, which is enjoying quite some airplay in local radio stations.
Apart from music, has his side businesses; for one, we understand he has his own clothing line, Frankie Wear.
Over his stay in the game, Frankie Dee has managed to build a fan base, one that would see him nominated as Dancehall Artist of The Year for the Pwani Celebrity Awards 2015. For the far he has come, it would only be fair that we all wish him the best of everything.