Kenya Music Awards: Musicians have won top honours locally, regionally and internationally. During the first ever MTV Africa Music Awards (MAMA) in 2008, Kenya’s songbird Wahu won in the Best Female category. Other Kenyans were nominated -Jua Cali for Best Male Artiste and P-Unit for the Listeners Choice category.
In 2009, during the MAMA Awards, Nameless, Wahu’s husband, scooped the Best African Male and Africa’s Listeners Choice Awards. lt was held in Nairobi. Amani won the Best Female Award during the awards.
Kisima Music Awards recognises music talent in East Africa.The categories that are recognised include Afro fusion, benga, Asian music, hip-hop, boomha and traditional.
The Anual Groove Award is the top gospel music ceremony in Kenya. lt started in 2004. It has honoured artistes such as Daddy Owen and Kanjii Mbugua, who revolutionised the gospel music scene.