Verse5ve Awards Release Nominees, Date & Avenue for Inaugural Award Ceremony

This a night to honor excellence and outstanding creative accomplishments by Songwriters and performers in Christian Urban Music Scene.

Nairobi November 12, 2019/ -- On 24 November 2019, Verse5ve will host the inaugural Verse5ve Awards. Albert Zakayo Verse5ve Inc Founder/CEO commented on the coming start studded Gala Event saying "The event is also looking forwardto honor an individual who is considered by The Verse5ve Conservatoire as an Icon and a very important pillar of the Christian Urban Culture. This will be the first time in the history of Kenya, that the genres of Hip-Hop and urban affiliates like Afro Pop and RnB will receive worthy credit for the work put in as artists and creatives, and we are glad to be the pioneers.”


This a night to honor excellence and outstanding creative accomplishments by Songwriters and performers in Christian Urban Music Scene. The winners will be announced at a gala on the 24th November, 2019 at The Point Mall, BURUBURU.

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The Verse5ve Awards recipients will be awarded in 7 categories:

1. Artist of the Year.

2. Rap/Hip-Hop Song of The Year.

3. Best New Artist of The Year.

4. Deejay of The Year.

5. Afro Pop Song of The Year.

6. Best Collaboration of The Year.

7. Verse5ve Iconic Honorary Award.

MEET THE NOMINEES(Photos Attached)

The complete list of nominees per category for the 2019 Verse5ve Awards:

Artist Of The Year

1. Kamlesh Kagaba.

2. Muhanjii.

3. Stonee Jiwe.

4. Nasara.

5. Manolo.

Afro Pop Song Of The Year

1. Nduati - 24.

2. Banembe Jeremy X Collo G - This Year.

3. Silvah Mistari - Chini Kwa Chini.

4. Manolo - One By One.

5. Masterpiece X Moji Shortbaba - Fresh.

Best New Artist Of The Year

1. 2 Testifayaz.

2. Edu The Rapper.

3. Shani.

4. Lilywhite.

5. Prince Krew Empire.

Deejay Of The Year

1. Deejay Fusion.

2. Deejay Re.

3. Wes The Deejay.

4. Deejay Sean.

5. Deejay Ted Amaizing.

Best Collaboration Of The Year

1. JoshXtra x Muhanjii - Horera.

2. Nasara x Rigga - Vile Itacome.

3. Noel Nderitu - Aje Aje.

4. Muhanjii x Mike Muema - Chenda Chenda.

5. Edu The Rapper x Kavi Mlamba - Wachajaribu.

Rap/Hip - Hop Song Of The Year

1. Proud Refuge - Something I'm Not.

2. Stonee Jiwe - Okay.

3. Muhanjii - Issues.

4. Dj Lapoze - I Got The Keys.

5. Eko Dydda - Ooyah.

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About the Verse5ve Awards

Verse5ve Awards are awards presented by the "The Verse5ve Conservatoire" to honor excellence and outstanding creative accomplishments by Songwriters and performers in Christian urban music."The Verse5ve Conservatoire" is a collective of industry stakeholders including artists, producers, recording engineers, songwriters, radio personalities and key players in the entertainment fraternity. Eligible songs are songs and records released from May 1st 2018 - 31st July 2019. The award will feature songs and artists who have recorded masterpieces in the Hip Hop, RnB, Afro Pop and Deejays who have been publicly vocal and committed in the growth of the Christian urban culture.

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