The Kilimanjaro Awards 2009: The highs and lows
Posted Saturday, April 11 2009 at 14:52
But it was singer Keisher who shocked many when she carried away the Best Female Artiste award.
Keisher could not believe it when she beat Lady Jay Dee and Mwasiti who had been tipped to carry the award. Kenya’s Nameless beat four other nominees to bag the Best East African song.
His runaway hit ‘Salari’, got the nod of the majority of voters. While accepting the award, Nameless joked about how happy he was as he wouldn’t take Wahu’s win comfortably.
“I thank all who have made Salari the best East African song. I respect all other nominees in this category. I don’t know what would happen if Wahu won. All in all, it’s still Wahu’s award,” he said as he left the stage.
List of Winners
Best Female artiste: Keisher
Best Male artiste: MB Dogg
Best taarab album: V.I.P by Jahazi Modern taarab
Best Taarab song: V.I.P by Jahazi Modern taarab
Song of the year: Anita by Matonya
Best Kiswahili band song: Heshima kwa Mwanamke by FM Academia
Best Kiswahili band album: Pekecha pekecha by Akudo impact
Best R”n’B song: Natamani by Q-jay,Makamua and Joslin
Best traditional Kiswahili song: Kazi ya dukani by Dogo Mfalme
Best hip hop song: Ngoma itambae by Chidi benz
Best traditional Kiswahili album: Dela Dela by Che Mundugwao and Mbega Arts
Best Reggae/ragga song: Ripoti by Tunda man
Best rap artiste: Mangwea
Best East African song: Salary by Nameless
Best producer: Hermy B
Best Video producer: John Kalage of Kallage production
Best composer: Karama Legesu
Best Songwriter: Professor Jay
Best Zouk song: Nalivua pendo by Mwasiti
Best collaboration: Anita by Matonya feat Lady Jay Dee
Hall of fame: The late Salum Abdalla