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Nick Mutuma, Others Nominated For 2020 Kalasha Awards- Kenya



The Kenya Film Commission published the list of Nominees for the 10th Edition of Kalasha International Awards and top-noted acts in the Film and TV industry are set to battle out for the prestigious awards.

This year’s edition has 31 categories up for contest, with 17 under Film, 8 under Television, and 6 under Special Awards.

Some of the big names nominated this year for Kalasha Awards include; Sarah Hassan (40 sticks), Nick Mutuma (Sincerely Daisy), Brian Ogana (Maria), Reuben Odanga (Selina), Trisha Khalid (Kovu), Daudi Anguka (Pete), Enos Olik, Yassmin Said (Maria) among others.

TV Drama, Telenovela and other programs that air on Show max and Maisha Magic have got a total of 14 nominations. Commenting on the news, Maisha Magic Head of Channel, Margaret Mathore, said; “We are living up to the brand’s promise of being truly Kenyan, and also living up to our deliberate strategy to develop, improve and invest in the independent film industry in Kenya.”

Kalasha Awards is an annual event by the Kenya Film Commission that celebrates exceptional talent in the Film and TV industry.

Here is the full list of nominees

Best TV Drama

Pete (Maisha Magic East) – Daudi Anguka

Majuto (Web Series) – Elijah Girimani and Robert Ndwiga

Kovu (Maisha Magic Plus) – Rashid Abdalla

Selina (Maisha Magic East) – Reuben Odanga

Maria (Citizen TV) – Rashid Abdalla

Best Lead Actor in a TV Drama

Leon Ongaya (Mbura) – Pete

Maxwell Simba (Amo) – Majuto

Brian Ogana (Luwi) – Maria

Best Lead Actress in a TV Drama

Yassmin Said (Maria) – Maria

Trisha Khalid (Ruby) – Kovu

Alice Wangari (Bella) – Kina

Riziki Ambrose (Sarah) – Pieces of Us

Wakini Njoroge – Majuto

Best TV Documentary

Road to Trauma – Sam Munia

Widow Cleansing – John Allan Namu

Mkorogo – Makena Ngondi

Stalker in my Life – Peris Gachahi

Best Student Feature Film

The Case – Eastmond Mwenda

The Scientist – Edward Ndungu

Stocoma – Brian Bwire

Reverie – Moses Mwathi

Best Performance in a TV Comedy TV Comedy

Mukami Njiru (Mrs. Wang’ombe) – Varshita

Matayo Keya (Makokha) – Hullabaloo Estate

Eve D’ Souza (Varshita) – Varshita

Fahamu Kazungu (Nyanya Rukia) – Nyanya Rukia


Road to Trauma

Widow Cleansing


Stalker in My Life


Who Cares

Family Meeting

Midlife Crisis

Sincerely Daisy

Pillow Talk

40 Sticks

Nambwa FM


Nick Ndeda – The Great Kenyan Bake Off

Amina Abdi – The Turn Up

Ruth Mueni – Abled Differently

Remmy Majala and Nick Ndeda – What’s Good Africa

Pierra Makena – Tano Kali


Gitaru Kamau – Family meeting

Bilal Mwaura in Uradi

Sam Psenjen – Sincerely Daisy

Robert Agengo – 40 sticks

Emanuel Mugo – Pillow Talk


Ella Maina – Sincerely Daisy

Nduta Sailo – Family meeting

Ruth Maingi – Midlife Crisis

Lina Sande – Hatina

Aisha – Nambwa FMk


Cajetan Boy – 40 sticks

Manasseh Nyaga – Uradi

Raymond Ofula – Family Meeting

Juma Maurice – Who Cares

Arabon Nyyneque – 40 sticks


Alison Nyawira – Midlife Crisis

Foi Wambui – Sincerely Daisy

Mbeki Mwalimu – Sincerely Daisy

Rehema Juma – Nambwa Fm

Njoki Ndirangu – Retirement Package


Victor Gatonye – 40 sticks

Simiyu Barasa – Family Meeting

Nick Mutuma – Sincerely Daisy

Dr. Zippy Okoth – Midlife Crisis

Kang’ethe Mungai – Uradi

Best Original Score

Nambwa FM – Nelmo Needing

40 Sticks – Lucas Bikedo

Sincerely Daisy – Tim Rimbui

Uradi – Ngala Oreyo

Family Meeting – Karanja Kiarie

Midlife Crisis – Alison Nyawira & Dr Zippy Okoth

Best Feature Film

Nambwa FM – Alice Kidding

Who Cares – Wilson Osiolo

Family Meeting – Betty Kathungu

Uradi – Kangethe Mungai

Sincerely Daisy – Nick Mutuma

Pillow Talk – Alice Kombani

40 Sticks – Sarah Hassan

Best Production Designer

Siteiya Warui – 40 Sticks

Njoki Githinji – Sincerely Daisy

Wakarima Wangui – Midlife Crisis

Ciru Njoroge – Family Meeting

Scadded Orina – Pillow Talk

Best Editor

Edwin Nyongesa – 40 Sticks

Roy Mutonga Murichu – Sincerely Daisy

Simiyu Barasa – Family Meeting

Roselidah Taabu – Midlife Crisis

Nelly Maina – Uradi

Best Sound Designer

Lucas Bikedo – 40 Sticks

Mercy Adundo – Midlife Crisis

George Audi – Family Meeting

George Audi – Sincerely Daisy

Ngala Oreyo – Uradi

Best TV Advertisement

Dr. Pamoja – Darren Collins

Eden Tea – Mwendwa Mutua

Lishe Bora – Mugoya Mokua

KMPDU – Ali Mwacho

Best TV Comedy

Varshita (Maisha Magic East) – Lucy MwangiNyanya Rukia (Maisha Magic East) Daudi Anguka

Hullabaloo Estate (Maisha Magic East) Dennise Kibis

Best Children Production:

Ndemwa – Michael Mutahi

Boom Na Wabi – Kaburo Kobia

Earth’s Children – Michael Mutahi

Best Animation Production

Lady Moran – Albert Omwenga

The Legend of Lwanda Magere – Wanzilu Maingi

From Here To Timbuktu – Godfrey Mwampembwa and Ross Frank’s

The Wonderful Story of Aisha, Ali & Flipflopi – Wanzilu Maingi

Best Student Documentary

Mombasa – Riccardo Waruinge

Bleeding Love – Irungu Nduati

Best Special

Retirement Package – Peterson Kariuki

Midlife Crisis – Dr Zippy Okoth

40 Sticks – Grace Murema

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Biqo, DarkoVibes, Others Win Big At ‘Y Rated Awards’



YFM, one of Ghana’s urban youth entertainment channel, in marking their 12th anniversary held the second edition of Y-Rated awards. This award show seeks to acknowledge Ghanaian artists who have greatly contributed to Ghana’s music industry with their hit songs and jams.

Adina, J. Derobie, Sentini, Khalifina, Skillz 8Figure, Jay Nice, Gyakie, and Darko Vibes graced the stage with dope performances that lightened up the event. Last year’s awards show had 11 categories but this year’s had 12 to mark Y FMs 12th anniversary.

The event in collaboration with 4Syte TV  was held at the prestigious 4Syte mansion and was hosted by

During the event, Biqo, DarkoVibes and Kofi Karikari won awards for the best rated highlife song, best rated afropop song and best rated gospel song respectively. Other winners of the awards show are Stonebwoy, KingPromise, R2Bees, Bosom P-Yung, amongst others.

Eddy Blay, Programmes Manager of YFM urged listeners to stay tuned to YFM as the station will be giving more exciting and quality entertainment content to keep raising the yet unbeatable standard of the station and to keep the young and young at heart yearning for more.

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Golden Movie Awards Africa Revokes Raquel Ammah’s Nominations



The Board and Grand Jury of the Golden Movie Awards Africa (GMAA) has, effective November 26, 2020, revoked the nomination of Madam Raquel Ammah in three categories in the 2020 edition of the awards. The decision to revoke her nomination was prompted by a number of reasons, which clearly violate the rules of the scheme.

She was guilty of using unprofessional language in her correspondence with the GMAA team, the use of defamatory language that seems to suggest that the GMAA is not a credible awards scheme, thus bringing the scheme’s image into disrepute, disrespecting the Grand Jury, which is made up of men and women of high repute and disrespecting the entire African film industry.

Based on this revocation, Madam Raquel Ammah is not eligible for any Golden Movie Awards Africa nomination for the next two years. Madam Raquel Ammah was nominated in the “Golden Actress in a Drama”, “Golden Most Promising Actor” and Golden Discovery Actor categories, after a film she starred in, “Gold Coast Lounge” was submitted to the scheme for possible nomination.

The Director/Executive Producer of the film, Mr. Pascal Aka has been duly informed about the revocation. However, all other nominations for “Gold Coast Lounge” remain valid. He therefore advised the general public to disregard any publication or promotional material that acknowledges Madam Raquel Ammah as a nominee of the 2020 edition of the Golden Movie Awards Africa.

The Golden Movie Awards Africa is a credible merit based scheme that has for the past five years awarded deserving actors and film makers across Africa solely based on the decision of the Grand Jury, without any external influence whatsoever, and will continue to do same.

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Thebe Magugu Up For 2021 International Woolmark Prize



South African multi award-winning fashion mogul, Thebe Magugu, will be contesting against five other fashionistas from around the world, including Nigerian designer, Kenneth Ize, after been announced as one of six finalists in the 2021 International Woolmark Prize reportedly worth over two million Rand (approximately USD 131 140).

Magugu reportedly currently produces his garments locally as part of his own socio-economic responsibility. The International Woolmark Prize might boost productions as finalists have the opportunity for their designs to be picked up by international brands.

The other four top finalists are Bethany Williams and Matty Bovan from the UK, Marie-Eve Lecavalier from Canada and Charaf Tajer from France. The six finalists were selected from 380 applications across 55 countries. Former supermodel, Naomi Campbell, was part of the selection committee. Winners will be announced early next year.

Magugu won the highly acclaimed 2019 LVMH (Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessy) award and made history as the first African to do so.

The Woolmark Prize judging panel includes educator, writer and activist Sinéad Burke, Garage magazine fashion director Gabriella Karefa-Johnson, talent scout the and BoF editor-at-large Tim Blanks. Each designer has to create a Merino wool collection under the theme “Less Is More,” which will be reviewed by the judges in February 2021.

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Akel Adjudged ‘Best Female DJ’ Of The Year At Ghana DJ Awards – 2020



The winners of the eighth annual Ghana DJ Awards were announced in Accra on 21 November. The event happened at the Silver Star Towers and had massive industry personalities in the entertainment sector representation.

DJ Akel was the winner for the Best Female DJ of the Year 2020 at the Ghana DJ Awards. In the category were DJ Nyce, Dj Prytty, DJ MJ, DJ Switch, The Mask DJ, DJ Jay Jay and in the end DJ Akel emerged the winner. She was a nominee for last year’s event as well but wasn’t able to win. Finally this year was her chance and she grabbed it.

DJ Akel is known as Emmanuella Akelentugna Afulani by birth. She is a graduate of University of Professional Studies. She has worked with A1 Radio in Bolgatanga, Onua Fm and 3Fm here in Accra. She also worked with Kwese Tv as a DJ for Home Run and Arena which were live tv shows.

Get familiar with her on her socials
Instagram @dj_akel, Facebook Dj Akel and Twitter @DJ_Akel

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